Our Stay at the best hostel in Medellin – Ivy Hostel.
We were looking for a nice and quiet hostel in Medellin, we came to a mutual decision to check out Ivy Hostel after some searching on Hostelworld.com. Previous travellers had left great reviews and descriptions. From Salento we arrived by bus in Medellin and Ivy Hostel was easily accessible. We were warmly received at the door by Daniella, the first impression was good. She showed us all the facilities of the hostel and led us to our room. When we on reflection wanted another room, this was no problem. If you book a tour at Ivy hostel, they tell you everything in detail. Where to go, how much it costs, what you should pay attention to. They know everything and will do anything to help you. We did the free guided walk through the city and Pablo Escobar tour. Daniella booked these for us which was awesome!
The subway is reachable on foot after walking five minutes from the hostel, which is very good to do. You need about € 1.50 (4700 COP) per person to pay for a ride. It is the easiest and cheapest means of transport of Medellin, unless you can share a taxi with other guests of the hostel and it is not too far away. For example, when we did the free City walking tour, we shared a taxi with a couple from New Zealand for 2000 COP per person.
You can meet other travellers easily in the hostel. In the mornings at breakfast you get quickly in touch with people from all over the world. This way you get easy “free” tips to undertake activities and what may be your next destination. The breakfast is free and is good! Each morning, a fresh juice, freshly brewed coffee and milk ready. There are also eggs you can bake and / or cook sandwiches for you to roast and invest with butter and jam. There was fresh fruit in the form of pieces of pineapple and mango. It’s all simple and simply delicious!
Ivy Hostel, Medellin
The room where we stayed was a dorm room for six people, with no bathroom and / or toilet. The room is located beside the kitchen and next to an internal courtyard, where during our stay no one took advantage of it. We were not bothered at all by the noise encountered in the kitchen but if you are a light sleeper, then this room is probably not advisable. In the evenings anyway it is very quiet in the hostel and in the mornings we were all awake early and were not once woken up by noise from the kitchen. The three bunks are in excellent condition and met with a nice pillow and a soft blanket. Also, a nice crispy white towel is included, which is always a nice touch for backpackers who have been on the road for a long time.
In the kitchen you have everything that you will possible need to cook up a storm. Pans, plates and cutlery are all provided and everything is very clean and at your disposal. Also there is a microwave for the that you eat allows for multiple days, you can easily warm up. There is also an oven. A five minute walk away there is a big supermarket die is open 24 hours a day. In Other Building 5 Minutes Walk you have a very large shopping mall where you buy everything you Can But wither, food to electronics.
If you are looking for a quiet hostel, close to great amenities-including shops / supermarkets and subway within walking distance, where you meet people easy and decent rooms are the order of the day, then I recommend Ivy Hostel Highly!
Erik and Kyra from the Netherlands