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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Purple Monkey Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Don’t you realise you’re wasting valuable drinking time?!!

This is the bit where we try and persuade you that our hostel is the best, with generic expressions like being “perfectly located” and “the comfiest beds in the city”. We can make all these claims, but the only thing you need to know is that we will never:

-Give you up
-Let you down
And most importantly,
-Run around and desert you

OK, so you’re waiting for the hard sell. Well we have it all here. The biggest roof terrace bar in Medellin with the best graffiti you’ve probably ever seen in your life (check out the photos).

Our British owner has lived here for 5 years and backpacked all through South and Central America and is like the Yoda of all things Colombia. Ask him anything (apart from where babies come from – he’s still not too sure about that one. He has a theory about a stork but we digress).

Every bed has 4 (yes 4) plug sockets including two in your huge locker. Our dorm rooms are spacious and ample to swing a cat in (we suspect that you could swing a tiger in there but have never tried).

For those who hate the idea of human interaction, our 2 WIFI networks give access to important information like what kind of potato you are, and you will never be left in the dark about what your friends have had for dinner.

Want to book a tour? Easy. Want to be 5 minutes from the Metro and nightlife? Done. Want to put on a dress and call yourself Susan? Hey it’s all good.

Still reading? It’s time to make that reservation and get back to more important things. We have a lot of preparing to do before the zombie apocalypse.

Purple Monkey Hostel's Policies & Conditions:
Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00 midday.

Payment upon arrival by cash or credit card.
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Free Breakfast included.
Drugs prohibited

No curfew.
Over 18's only
Reception available 24 hours View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Apr 2019
    Really nice party hostel with good vibes. Loved it!
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    30 Mar 2019
    The Purple Monkey was home to me for about two weeks and probably one of my favourites in Colombia. The bar and patio is the PERFECT place to meet fellow backpackers. This hostel managed to strike the perfect balance when it comes to social spaces and alone time spaces which is key! Also the staff, especially David, is so wonderful, I know you will love it here!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    02 May 2019
    Great hostel to stay! The bar upstairs is great for meeting people if you are travelling alone (or a group). It's right by Chapinero which is the best area to be. It takes a while to get to the centre (Candelaria) but it's definitely worth staying in Chapinero over Candelaria. Good atmosphere and staff were great. It does get hot at night but that could just be me being sweaty
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    23 Apr 2019
    Great vibes and met tons of people to explore the city with during the day and go out with at night. Always people to talk to during breakfast and at the bar at night. I had the best hostel experience I've ever had here and would definitely come back.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    17 Apr 2019
    Fun hostel in a good area in Poblado, 10 min walk to the Metro and 10 min walk to the Parque Lleras (going out) area. Bar wasn’t super crowded when I stayed but still was able to meet fun people to hang with.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Apr 2019
    Overall this is great place to stay if you’re looking to be sociable! Don’t worry, if you do want to remove yourself from the group you can find peace easily. They make sure if people are going out that they leave before a certain time. Downfall was the showers - the first day they were good but then they became really temperamental. Bathrooms were ALWAYS clean. Kitchen is really big with 3 cookers. Con - Breakfast is DIY and sometimes they close earlier then stated. Fans sometimes aren’t enough
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    06 Apr 2019
    I shared room with idiots and they didn’t understand how to behave when people are sleeping in the room, so they never closed the door, turned the lights off or stopped talking at 23 in the evening. You will love this place if you like to party every night!! But as soon as you need rest you should stay somewhere else. Nice breakfast, clean, good staff, good location.! Close to the subway
    Sweden, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Pros: Small hostel with free breakfast and good wifi, great location close to a lot of good restaurants and a short walk to the clubs and bars. The hostel bar is a good place to meet people and the prices are very reasonable. Cons: only negative was the bed was as hard as a rock and not that comfortable to sleep in, the rooms can also get a bit warm as their is no air con.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    05 Apr 2019
    Great hostel for solo travellers. Wouldn't call it a party hostel but definitely social and so easy to meet people. In a quieter spot in Manila but easy walk to the nightlife of El Poblado. Rooms and bathrooms are clean, kitchen is also really clean and spacious. Quite expensive but most hostels in this area are. Wifi can be a bit spotty at times but otherwise no complaints!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Apr 2019
    Purple monkey is a great hostel for meeting other travellers, however it is definitely not a party hostel. The bar shuts at 11 every night and then you are asked to leave if you want to keep drinking. The reception staff are also all very rude, and not very welcoming/accommodating. However the cleaning staff are lovely! The facilities are very good however, and are always clean. I recommend for solo travellers, plus you can buy the best burrito of your life from the lady across the road!
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities