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International House Medellin
Ranked #10 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Reviewed April 8, 2013

I had a good experience at the International House, we lived in a group of aproximatelly 20 people from a lot of countries around the world, and I could learn a lot with them. People from the house staff are really nice and always helpful. The house rules are simple to follow, and we didn't had any problems.

I specially liked the view from the rooftop, its possible to see the mountains surrounding the city and also the buildings, is such a pleasant landscape!

The rooms are good, all are new and clean, much better than a common hostel. The equipments at the kitchen are brand new too, and you can use everything to make your meal. You can use the cleaning area to wash and dry your clothes as well.

The house is located in front of the "Unidad Deportiva de Belén" (Belen Sports Center) where you can swim, run and use the gym. Close to the house is the Calle 33 (33 Street), where most of the best bars of Medellín are located. There are supermarkets, shopping centers and universities near the house too.

The International House is certainly a good choice, because of all the people staff, rules, overall quality of services and location.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We had a fantastic time at International House Medellin. As soon as we arrived, Joel made us feel at home and gave us tips about the local area. Our room was spacious, the shower was incredible (especially as in South America it's hard to find a hot shower) and the flat we were staying in was spotless.

Every morning we would have our breakfast on the balcony, looking at beautiful views of the mountains and colourful birds in the trees. The terrace is a huge social area with benches, big tables, loads of cushions, a kitchen, washing machines and a dryer. Every time I skyped with anyone I made sure I did it there as the views of the mountains are breathtaking. If you stay there you definitely have to be on the terrace at sunset, the skies are pink and and lights of the city are gold. I took lots of photos!

Joel made us a welcome dinner on the terrace on our second day with some of the other housemates. That made us feel very welcome. He is a very relaxed, cool guy and loves meeting different types of people. He is genuinely interested in the people who live there and will go out of his way to help you out. There is a very friendly vibe to the house and I really enjoyed meeting the people there, there were lots of different nationalities. We felt like we had a lot of space to socialise or just to chill out.

The Internet connection is excellent and there is also a big TV on the terrace where people can watch films or TV lounging on the cushions. We also had a TV in our room with loads of channels in Spanish and English.

Inma and Adriana, who help around International House, were charming and gave us tips on places to go in Medellin. And how could I forget Basco, the adorable labradoodle who lives in International House! He is very cute and reminded me a bit of Will Ferrell (maybe it's the hair).

We were sad to leave Medellin, it's a fantastic city and we had such a good time in International House. As a place to stay, I can't imagine how we'll top it. I wish I was there right now! It makes such a big difference to stay with friendly people who make you feel at home.

We hope to go to International House San Francisco, which Joel also runs, one day.

Simplemente magnífico! Volveríamos a quedarnis en la International House sin lugar a dudas!

Gracias Joel!

Vashti & Javier

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled with friends
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Stayed: November 2017, traveled on business
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  • Stayed: November 2017, traveled solo
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Address: Street 32B # 66C - 06 | Belen Rosales, Medellin 050022, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Airport Transportation
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Ranked #10 of 244 Specialty Lodging in Medellin
Price Range: $11 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — International House Medellin 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are consistently the #1 Medellín hostel on tripadvisor! We are the only hostel in Colombia with a dedicated fiberoptic internet line. 30 megas! We are perfectly located n the geographical center of Medellin. All city attractions within 10-15 minutes! We are equidistant to all of it's major attractions - the antiguo centro historico, the new downtown and one of three party areas (el poblado), comuna 13 (electric stairs, aerial cable cars, and graffiti tour), Laureles (restaurants and bars), Calle 33 and Calle 70 (two authentic Colombia bar and restaurant districts), are all within 5-10 minutes by taxi, or 20 minutes in bus or metro. We provide a great atmosphere and proximity to an amazing sports complex with two huge swimming pools, tennis courts, pickup basketball and soccer, free yoga and aerobics classes and much more. And then there are our famous rooftop dinners where you can easily meet many people and socialize even if you are traveling solo. ... more   less 
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