Great hostel to meet travellers and in a perfect location to experience Medellin nightlife. With a fully licensed bar offering great cocktails for happy hour, a large outdoor terrace, and a rooftop terrace with Jacuzzi! They organise numerous events like Pub Crawls, weekend themed parties (open to non-guests also), drinking games and much more. They also have special deals with some bars and nightclubs with free entry offers.
Dorm prices from: 13.04 €
🥇 Best party hostel
🤪 Crazy parties
🗺️ Great location to party
The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel
With the most authentic cultural experience in Medellin, The Wandering Paisa has the mission to immerse travelers in the local Paisa culture, but don't worry, you will have a safe and comfortable place to stay, and you'll have access to local activities and events.
Dorm prices from: 7.9 €
Hostel Rango Boutique
Hostel Rango Boutique is a new hostel in Medellin, with a powerful wifi for everybody, specially those who won't be able to leave the place, you can spend time in their open workspace, or have cocktailes or dinner in their restaurant. An experience better lived than told.
Dorm prices from: 17.19 €
🏊♂️ Swimming pool
🍹 Nice bar inside
🗺️ Great location to party
Selina Medellin is a very social hostel. Many interesting events are always held here. You can relax at the on-site bar or in a movie room, participate in yoga classes or record a song in the rooftop music studio. Pet friendly.
Dorm prices from: 13.41 €
🍹 Nice bar inside
Like party hostels in most other cities, the party hostels here are about more than just the nightlife, they offer breakfasts, games like table tennis, cultural tours and any have their own bars! All helping you get to know other travellers before you party the night away with them. The atmosphere created by the hostels is fantastic. Most hostels in Medellin - and certainly the ones you would want to stay if looking to party - are in the trendy district of El Poblado, in the south of the city.
As the sun sets you start to feel the energy of El Poblado rise, people fill the patios of restaurants up and down the streets and enjoy a casual evening meal and a few beers. The party hostels that have bars begin to fill with guests, and some have public bars so you can mingle with the locals (and maybe find out about some really cool parties!). Cheap beer, like minded travellers and drinking games organised by the hostels makes for a wonderful start to a party filled evening!
Then you can expect a bar crawl to start. After a few hours of playing drinking games at your hostel it is likely that you will start making your way to another hostel or a bar. And since many hostels have similar pub crawl routes you meet hundreds of fantastic people on these crawls. It's also a great opportunity to grab some food! As the night goes on you can expect the vibe to go from being about drinking and getting to know your new friends, to being about dancing! The pub crawls often end in a club where you can dance the night away until the early, or maybe even late, hours of the morning.
As mentioned previously, the best place to stay for nightlife, and probably in general is El Poblado. Although much of the city has wonderful things to offer, the traveller and expat community is based in and around El Poblado, and as such there are not so many hostels in other parts of the city. But don't worry, getting around the city is super easy. And getting around El Poblado does not need any transport, no taxis on your bar crawls or navigating trains back to the hostel drunk. You can simply walk from place to place. And if you really don't want to have to do anything more than stumble a few paces back to your hostel bed, try and find one as close to Parque Lleras as possible as this is the area where most of the clubs and bars are.
📍Best Party hostel in El Poblado: Selina Medellin
Medellin is a beautiful and varied city, with a vibrant centre filled with museums, galleries and beautiful coffee shops where both local and expats spend their days working online and drinking fantastic coffee. In recent years, Medellin is becoming one of the most famous destinations for Digital Nomads, giving the city a new life, with many trendy and upbeat bars. Medellin is known as La Ciudad de la Eterna Primavera, or the city of the eternal spring. Enjoying warm, but not too hot weather all year round and making it the perfect travel destination. Add to the mix cheap drinks and super friendly locals, and you can easily understand why Medellin has one of the best nightlifes in Colombia, or even all South America.
The bars and restaurants are playing mostly Latino sounds. Nightclubs play mostly reggaeton music and don't normally get busy until well after midnight, but when they do, they really do.
Colombians are huge fans of music; they like to dance and have fun. With more than 2.5 million people, Medellin has several party districts with lots of bars and clubs. The biggest party zone, still within El Poblado, is called Zona Rosa and has three subdistricts (Provenza, Manila, Lleras Park) where you can move your hips.
The most vibrant area in the city, crowded with people 24/7. Bars are literally on every corner, playing the best Latino and international beats.
The best dance clubs in Medellin are located in buzzing Barrio Colombia district. The prices can be a bit higher compared to the other districts, but they are also more exclusive.
If you want to party as the locals do, La 70 is the place to go. The area is crowded with numerous Salsa bars and clubs, open until early morning hours.
There is no specific dress code for bars and clubs in Medellin, except to avoid the flip flops and shorts. Feel free to wear your favourite jeans and T-shirts.
You have to be at least 18 years old to get into a bar or a club. Security guys at the door are usually checking the IDs, but not in every single place.