This hostel is committed to following WHO and local government guidelines for Covid-19 sanitation. This includes increased cleaning routines, better hygiene measures and social distancing when required.
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Ivy Hostel

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8.5
Fabulous
865 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent Cleanliness

Property Description

Ivy is an Australian and American-owned hostel, one of few still open for business in Medellin throughout COVID-19. As experienced backpackers ourselves, we strive to incorporate the characteristics that we find so important in hostels while avoiding all of those obvious don'ts. Here you will find a chill yet sociable environment in a converted mansion with all of the creature comforts of home. Looking for a TV room with Netflix? Yep. Bar? Yep. While plenty of space to socially distance if you desire? Yep. We’re not a party hostel, but you can find good times, forge new friendships in the bar or in one of our common areas, and then bank some solid sleep once the party is over. If you are like many of our guests, you will find yourself becoming part of the Ivy family and extending your stay with us! The hostel is located in a clean and comfortable 9-bedroom, 7-bathroom mansion, including 3 private rooms and 6 dorms varying in size from 3 to 8 beds. Hostel features include:

- HOT showers
- Solid 30mb wifi connection throughout the house to keep tinder swiping
- Well-stocked kitchen with everything you need to whip up that award-winning souffle
- TV room with cable AND Netflix, with what is likely the most comfortable couch in Medellin (affectionately named “Harvey”). Just try to pry yourself up once you get settled in!
- Open back terrace with HAMMOCK and retractable awning for those rainy dayzzz
- Fully stocked bar and home of our house drink, the Poison Ivy ;)
- Free use of our 2 guest computers
- Laundry services
- Lockers for securing your valuables
- Free on-site parking (including secured parking for motorcycles behind a locked gate)
- Gas grill to BBQ up a storm over a few cold ones
- Friendly and helpful staff to assist you with tours and transportation (and info on whatever else you may be looking for in Medellin or on your travels through Central & South America)
- Free mediocre quality banta / laughs at reception, and nominal charge for high quality version of the same

What “don'ts” will you not find at Ivy (that we've experienced elsewhere)? Blaring music/sleep deprivation until 3 am, annoying “nickle and dime” charges to print boarding passes, rude staff, list of 200 strict rules to follow (you are adults, afterall), having to make up your own bed in the dark when you arrive at midnight (we do that for you before you arrive), cramped bathroom stalls requiring pretzel-twisting yoga maneuvers to pull up your drawers, etc.

Ivy Hostel is located in a safe, leafy suburb outside of the hectic party district, but with convenient access to everything the city has to offer. This is why we can offer you a great nights sleep, while the party district is only a 5-minute cab ride and the price of a late night slice of pizza away. Ivy offers excellent access to Medellin's metro system; only a 5-10 minute (and relatively flat) walk to the nearby Aguacatala station will propel you throughout the city to many of the tourist hot spots and local neighborhoods. We’re a 5-minute walk to 2 major grocery stores (one of which is open 24-hours) and 2 major shopping malls, and a 10-minute walk to the EAFIT University language center - the largest in the city (offering 2- and 4-week programs). Additionally, we have convenient access to the growing yet still authentically Colombian sector of Envigado either by foot, taxi, or bus. And if you happen to stay with us over the weekend, don't forget to take advantage of a “ciclovía,” in which the south-bound lanes of the beautiful Avenida Poblado (located almost next to the hostel) are blocked off to traffic and filled with walkers, joggers, bikers, and the occasional rollerblader. This occurs on most Sundays and “puentes” (one of the numerous Colombian holidays that fall on a Monday).

Ivy Hostel Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.
Payment methods: cash, credit cards and debit cards. (Please add 5% for payment by card). Property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Check in from 13:00 PM.
Check out 11:00 AM.

General:
Reception: Normally 24 Hours. Given COVID-19, no longer 24 hours so PLEASE CONTACT US ABOUT YOUR ESTIMATED CHECK-IN TIME.
Early checkout can be organized
No pets
No under 18 years old
Taxes not included - 19% IVA para los Colombianos
Normally no curfew. Given COVID-19 Government-mandated restrictions, these need to be adhered to.

Reviews & Ratings

8.5
Fabulous
865 Total Reviews
  • Security
    9.2
  • Location
    8.3
  • Staff
    8.9
  • Atmosphere
    8.1
  • Cleanliness
    7.9
  • Value for Money
    8.8
  • Facilities
    8.2

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Latest Reviews

10
Superb
Nov 25, 2022
Absolutely loved the place !! It’s deff a place I will go back to every time I visit Medellin.
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Female, 31-40
8.0
Fabulous
Nov 23, 2022
In general is a such nice place to stay, cool people we met here, helpful staff and great environment, about noise in some rooms is true but isn't so bad, is just because restaurant next to hostel, however after 11 pm everything is quiet Items to improve, the cleaness in some rooms and one particular issue that we have was we booked from this app one 4 beds room and when we arrive to the place this rooms wasn't available and we had to take 8 beds room, besides the cost was higher than app shows.
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Male, 25-30
9.4
Superb
Nov 13, 2022
It was a great location, with nice comfortable, and clean rooms. Not a party hostel which we liked. The staff was super helpful during our stay. It's located on a great side of town, a short walk to the metro and near many shopping centers.
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Female, 25-30

Facilities

  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free Parking
    • Towels Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Common Room
    • Bicycle Parking
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Hot Showers
    • Self-Catering Facilities
    • Cooker
    • Fridge/Freezer
    • Dryer
    • Cable TV
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Washing Machine
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Airport Transfers
    • Towels for hire
    • 24 Hour Reception
    • 24 Hour Security
    • Housekeeping
  • Food & Drink

    • Bar
    • Cafe
    • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Entertainment

    • Board Games
    • Wi-Fi