What are the Party Hostels in Medellin like?
- Best Party Hostels in Medellin: Paisa City Hostel Medellin; Happy Buddha Boutique Hostel; Los Patios Hostel Boutique
- Party hostel style: Party hostels near party areas
- Craziness level: wild party hostels
- Parties on-site: On-site bar and pool
- Pub Crawls: Yes
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.
Best Area To Stay in Medellin for Nightlife
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 Party Guide
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.
Basic information about nightlife in Medellin:
- Pubs and clubs closing times:
- Bars and pubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 02 am – Weekends until 04 am
- Clubs: Monday to Thursday until Monday to Thursday until 02am – Friday and Saturday at 04am
- Average cover charge for clubs: free – 10 €
- Average price of pint of beer: 1 - 2 €
- Famous neighbourhoods for partying: El Poblado, Barrio Colombia, La Setenta (La 70), Las Palmas, Manila, Lleras Park
- Famous events or parties: Carnival of Barranquila - first week in February
Medellin Nightlife Areas
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.
Nightlife in Zona Rosa
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.
- Envy Rooftop bar: Don’t miss to visit at least one rooftop in Medellin, like famous Envy Rooftop bar. The place has astonishing city views and live salsa events. Berlin Bar is the place to go if you are a beer lover.
Nightlife in Barrio Colombia
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.
- MIA VIP club: Check out the MIA VIP club or go to the famous Prizma dance club. They both have spacious dancefloors with stunning lighting and sound system.
Nightlife in La Setenta (La 70)
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.
- El Tibri: El Tibri is almost a historical place, a bar with a huge experience in throwing the best parties in the area.
- Son Havana Salsa: Another fantastic place you should put on your list is a vibrant Son Havana Salsa bar.
Dress code & age restriction for bars and clubs in Medellin
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.