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The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School 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 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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: 24 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 9.6

  • Security 9.9

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    30 Nov 2021
    This hostel is located in a nice area. Everything is clean and comfortable. A great place to stay in Poblado. Little fans at each bed and larger fans in the room to keep it cool. Locker located under bed. It is best to bring your own lock. They cook breakfast for you in the morning. Eggs, bread, fruits, juice, and coffee. Fun place
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4


    06 Dec 2021
    The purple monkey is a really nice laid back hostel. Cute little rooftop bar and we met some great people there! It’s in poblado which is a little outside of the city center but it’s a real quiet neighborhood.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Sep 2021
    Cool spot, friendly people, feels like a safe neighborhood, controlled access, short walk to cool stuff and transportation. Not much of a "community" vibe; I think it's kinda small, and was maybe pretty empty when I was there? Had DJ at the patio bar one night, but only a few people and the blasting music was way too much for the vibe. Organizing some games or outings might help people meet one another. Bed was...not comfy. Overall, though, very clean, well kept, and great value! Go for it.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    26 Aug 2021
    Nice and clean with great staff, security, and facilities, fans are loud at night so bring ear plugs. Breakfast every morning is nice. Quite a good atmosphere for meeting people and the rooftop terrace is cool, so pretty good for solos. Location is great, near to the strip for going out and easy access to the metro to explore the city. Can be a fair few drugs around particularly at the weekend if that’s not your thing but that’s probably the same with most hostels in Medellin.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    23 Nov 2021
    Great location and staff. Nice facilities and the free breakfast is good. Would stay here again.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    13 Sep 2021
    Very helpful staff. They keep the place extremely clean. The public spaces aren't always the best to hang out in, but in terms of value for a safe and clean place to stay at night, The Purple Monkey is a great choice.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Sep 2021
    A decent hostel with free breakfast. Not the most sociable place (it has the potential).
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    02 Nov 2021
    Location is great, the girl at reception, cleaning and kitchen great service. Females in general very kind and helpfull, Male staff, speciallly bartender not so good. Breakfast is good. Beds could have a courtain for a bit of privacy and blocking lights from other beds/windows
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    20 Aug 2021
    Amazing breakfast! Everything else was good, except there is no security into the room. Anyone can walk into the different dorm rooms, and the lockers are in need of repair. Oh, and there was a lot of weed smoking.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9


    04 Dec 2021
    The hostel was nice but a bit disappointing. We've went here because it should be a party hostel and a hostel to meet other people.. on Saterday night there was nothing at all. The staff was also not very friendly and helpful al the time.
    Netherlands, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • 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
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi