Our Choice of Best Party Hostels in Medellin

Los Patios Hostel

Los Patios Hostel is an outstanding party hostel that offers an authentic Colombian experience and has been recognized as the Best Large Hostel Worldwide in 2020. Run by Colombians, this hostel allows you to immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and connect with the local people. The hostel features two buildings with various atmospheres designed to cater to your every need and desire. Whether you want to create, relax, play, learn, or socialise, there's a perfect space for you.

The amenities are plentiful, including multiple chill-out areas, a rooftop pool, coworking rooms, a gym, top-of-the-line kitchens, a café, and two rooftop bars with breathtaking views. Additionally, you can enjoy an organic garden, a sun deck, a Spanish school, a salsa academy, and a tours office that offers unique off-the-beaten-path journeys. There are plenty of recreational activities available, such as ping pong, pool tables, a mini foosball table, and a PS4.

Situated in the El Poblado neighbourhood, particularly in Manila, Los Patios allows you to experience the area's rich cultural and gastronomic traditions. You'll have access to a variety of food options and the chance to connect with local artists and their expressions.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests absolutely love Los Patios Hostel for its incredible party atmosphere and the wide array of activities it offers. The location is also a highlight, allowing easy access to the vibrant clubs around Provenza. Guests rave about the unforgettable party bus experience, which was made even more amazing by the energetic vibe created by Stephanie and the crew. The hostel's great atmosphere, various activities, and social scene make it an ideal place to meet new people and have a fantastic time. Though some guests mention occasional noise around bedtime, the overall experience is highly recommended.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Authentic Colombian experience and cultural immersion
  • Wide range of amenities and facilities, including rooftop pool and bars
  • Multicultural hub with free activities and social engagement opportunities

Viajero Medellin Hostel

Viajero Medellin Hostel is a vibrant and exciting party hostel located in the heart of Manila, the coolest neighbourhood in Medellin's 'El Poblado' district. With its 360-degree view of the city, this hostel offers an immersive experience where you can soak in the energy and beauty of Medellin. The hostel boasts a lively atmosphere and plenty of party-related amenities to keep guests entertained.

The graffiti-themed walls add a unique touch to the hostel, showcasing the city's urban art culture. The rooftop provides breathtaking views, allowing you to admire the cityscape while enjoying the vibrant atmosphere. Indulge in delicious dishes and drinks at the on-site restaurant bar, Casa Once A, and don't miss out on the free games and activities organised by the hostel.

Viajero Medellin Hostel is ideally situated in Manila, providing easy access to the city's exciting nightlife and the opportunity to explore Medellin's transformation from its tragic history in the 1980s to becoming an iconic destination. Whether you're seeking a party-filled adventure or want to appreciate the city's vibrant culture, this hostel is the perfect base for an unforgettable experience in Medellin.

Guest Reviews Overview

Viajero Medellin Hostel is highly appreciated by guests for its vibrant party atmosphere and a wide range of activities in the heart of the Poblado district. This hostel offers a wonderful experience for those seeking a mix of relaxation and exciting party vibes. Guests rave about the convenience of having a toilet and shower in their rooms, as well as the cleanliness and comfort provided, including individual fans for each bed. The rooftop bar and organised events create a fantastic environment for socialising and meeting new people. The friendly and helpful staff receive special mention for their excellent service. Located in a lively area with plenty of dining and drinking options, Viajero Medellin Hostel allows guests to enjoy the bustling nightlife and experience the city's party scene.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Located in the coolest neighbourhood, Manila, in Medellin's 'El Poblado' district
  • Breathtaking rooftop with a 360-degree view of the city
  • On-site restaurant bar, Casa Once A, serving delicious dishes and drinks
  • Exciting free games and activities for guests to enjoy

The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel

The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel is the perfect destination for travellers seeking an authentic cultural experience and a vibrant party atmosphere in Medellin. Situated near the local party area of "LA 70", this hostel offers a prime location for immersing yourself in the local Paisa culture. With a range of activities and events, The Wandering Paisa ensures that guests have an unforgettable party experience.

The hostel's weekly activities include free salsa classes, language exchange sessions to connect with locals, karaoke nights, stand-up comedy shows, and open mic events. These activities provide ample opportunities to socialise, meet fellow travellers, and have a great time.

Inside the hostel, guests can relax and enjoy entertainment on a 42-inch plasma screen TV, play Nintendo Wii, or head to the castle-like terrace for breathtaking views of the mountains. The 'Paisa Bar' serves amazing cocktails, creating a lively social hub. The sundeck/stage often hosts live music performances, adding to the vibrant atmosphere.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love The Wandering Paisa Backpackers Hostel for its great social atmosphere, making it an ideal choice for those seeking a party experience. The hostel's location in the vibrant Laureles area, known for its restaurants and bars, allows guests to easily immerse themselves in the local party scene. The spacious common areas provide ample space to relax and chill out, while the dorms offer comfortable accommodations. Travellers appreciate the hostel's value for money and its ability to foster a friendly and easy-going atmosphere, making it effortless to meet new people. While some guests mention minor issues such as room temperature or bed comfort, overall, the positive experiences, attentive staff, and cleanliness of the hostel make it a great choice for a party-oriented stay.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Weekly activities including salsa classes, language exchange, karaoke, and more
  • Prime location near the local party area and the Metro
  • Stunning mountain views from the rooftop terrace
  • Socialising opportunities at the 'Paisa Bar' and sundeck/stage

Hostel Rango Boutique

Hostel Rango Boutique is a vibrant and exciting boutique hostel located in the heart of Medellín's popular Poblado neighbourhood. This newly established hostel offers a unique experience for travellers looking to embrace the city's energetic party scene. The on-site restaurant serves delicious meals and cocktails, perfect for gathering with friends.

Situated just a minute away from Parque Lleras, Hostel Rango Boutique is ideally positioned for nightlife enthusiasts and those seeking vibrant dining options. The hostel's prime location makes it an excellent base for exploring Colombia, with nearby attractions including Guatape, the Cocora Valley, and the captivating coffee regions.

Guests can enjoy fast and reliable Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, from the lively downstairs bar to the scenic rooftop area. Private rooms are thoughtfully designed with modern amenities, including TVs, mini fridges, and comfortable beds. Hostel Rango Boutique embraces Colombia's natural beauty and local materials, creating a harmonious and inviting atmosphere.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests rave about Hostel Rango Boutique for several reasons. Firstly, they appreciate the hostel's impeccable cleanliness and attention to detail, making it one of the cleanest properties they have ever stayed in. The rooftop bar is a particular highlight, offering a vibrant and lively setting where guests can mingle and enjoy the energetic vibe. While some nights exude a full-on party ambiance, others offer a more relaxed atmosphere, striking the perfect balance for different preferences. Although a kitchen is absent, the hostel compensates with a well-regarded restaurant and bakery, ensuring guests have access to delicious food throughout the day. Overall, guests are thrilled with their experience at Hostel Rango Boutique and express their desire to return.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Convenient location near Parque Lleras, renowned for its nightlife and restaurants
  • Vibrant on-site restaurant and bar, serving delicious food and cocktails
  • Emphasis on natural principles and local materials in the hostel's design

Selina Medellin

Selina Medellin is an exceptional party hostel that embodies the vibrant art, culture, and design scene of Colombia's beloved city. As soon as you step into Selina Medellin, you'll be greeted by a warm and welcoming community of fellow travellers, all eager to embark on exciting adventures and immerse themselves in the diverse experiences this city has to offer.

One of the standout features of Selina Medellin is its cool on-site bar, where you can immerse yourself in the party atmosphere and enjoy great drinks and lively conversations. Selina Medellin provides fantastic common areas where you can plan your day's activities and make lifelong friends. Engage in friendly games of pool or unwind with a captivating book. The shared kitchen offers a haven of culinary inspiration, while the Wi-Fi-equipped co-working room allows you to stay productive when needed. The hostel caters to all budgets and preferences with both private and shared air-conditioned dorms.

Nature lovers can embark on a thrilling funicular ride up the mountains, exploring picturesque communities along the way and indulging in breathtaking panoramic views and exhilarating zip line rides.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests love Selina Medellin for its perfect party hostel experience. They appreciate the cleanliness, private spaces in large dorms, and the ideal location. The hostel stands out as one of the best they've ever stayed in, offering a complimentary welcome drink, free salsa classes, and a great bar, pizzeria, and café. The well-organised 20-bed dorms with curtains, clean showers with free toiletries, and a variety of tours and activities, including yoga, add to the excitement. Selina Medellin matches the vibrant Selina vibe, with spacious common areas, a good restaurant, and a fun atmosphere.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Cool on-site bar with a vibrant party atmosphere
  • Welcoming community of fellow travellers eager to explore Medellin
  • Inviting common areas for socialising and making new friends

Tiger Hostel

Tiger Hostel is the ultimate destination for social and party-loving travellers seeking an unforgettable experience in Medellin. Situated in the heart of El Poblado, this hostel offers unrivalled convenience for those who want to immerse themselves in the city's vibrant atmosphere. Just a short stroll away from Parque Lleras, guests have easy access to top-notch dining options and an exhilarating nightlife scene that caters to all budgets.

The hostel boasts a fully licensed bar, serving a variety of cocktails during happy hour. The bilingual staff is readily available to assist guests, providing helpful advice and resources to maximise their trip, both inside and outside the hostel. Tiger Hostel is also renowned for hosting the highly acclaimed Medallo Pub Crawl, an exciting event every Thursday night that takes guests to the best bars in the area. With free shots and the opportunity to mingle with locals, it's an experience not to be missed. Additionally, the hostel has partnerships with select bars and nightclubs, granting Tiger Hostel guests free entry on weekends.

Guest Reviews Overview

Guests absolutely love Tiger Hostel for its incredible party atmosphere and the warm, friendly environment created by the staff. Guests appreciate the amenities provided, such as warm water in the showers and towels. The staff goes above and beyond to make guests feel like family, sharing their music and culture. The hostel features a fantastic patio where guests can enjoy karaoke and a small bar for added fun. While some rooms may require maintenance, Tiger Hostel remains a top choice for its unbeatable party experience at an affordable price.

Party hostel highlights:

  • Convenient location in the heart of El Poblado, close to Parque Lleras
  • Fully licensed bar with a variety of cocktails during happy hour
  • Famous Medallo Pub Crawl every Thursday night
  • Free entry to partner bars and nightclubs on weekends

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

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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.