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Yellow House Hostel
Ranked #10 of 253 Speciality Lodging in Medellin
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Reviewed 20 June 2014 via mobile

Breakfast is great (though an absence of milk for coffee over 3 days was surprising) and the space is comfortable. Location right next to La Floresta station is great. Don't stay here if the sight of shirtless Frenchmen lounging around all day and the smell of dog on old furniture bothers you!

  • Stayed: June 2014
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Reviewed 31 May 2014

If you are looking to party all day/night with young backpackers this place is NOT for you! Located in the quiet, safe, upscale neighborhood of La Floresta, this hostel is a sanctuary in Medellin. It is run by an affable Frenchman who prepares a wonderful breakfast - included with the nightly rate (omelette, fresh fruit saldad, juice, bread, coffee). This is a small house with several private rooms and one dorm room (8 beds). The rooms/bathrooms/common areas are kept very clean. There are several common areas both inside and outside - a pleasant rear garden. There is a conveniently located metro station just +/- 3 minutes walk from the hostel. Two supermarkets, banks, restaurants, bars/cafes (+/- 5 minutes walk). The 'quiet time' is enforced and by 10/10:30pm the house/hostel is virtually silent.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 17 May 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed in this hostel in May for two nights. There were no privates left as it was busy so we slept in the 6 bedroom dorm (which was no problem as its not a party hostel so it was an extremely good nights sleep). From the minute we walked in we were greeted by the owner Vincent who let us know immediately everything we needed about our stay in Medellin. He always made sure we were happy and put himself out of his way to help his guests, which this type of service is rare. The dogs Badias and Tomas were extremely friendly (as I love dogs I was really sad to say goodbye to them- as the nickname for one of the dogs was "never enough" as he never got enough pets and always wanted more. The hostel is immaculately clean, and the breakfast is amazing - and better than normal hostel standards consisting of eggs, toast, fruit and coffee. If you want great value for money and great hospitality then definitely stay here. Thanks - Vincent

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 28 April 2014

This is a great hostel with the best free breakfast and in a good location. Heads-up it will cost you $15.000 pesos to take a taxi from the south bus terminal and $9.000 from the north bus terminal. The north bus terminal you have the option of taking the Metro, Vince will give you details. Enjoy your stay, I did.

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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 28 December 2013

I really enjoyed my time at the Yellow House Hostel. Vincent was very welcoming and so were his two big dogs Badias and Tomas. Tomas thought he was a big bad dog barking at passersby but he was the sweetest dog once you were in the house. And Badias was always lounging around. Vincent made breakfast every morning consisting of eggs, fresh fruit, toast with butter and jam, juice, and coffee. He also took care of the clean-up which goes above and beyond in my experience with hostels. He lent me a great map to use of Medellin while I was there, the wifi was great in the common room but not so good in the dorm. The hostel is a 3 minute walk from the Floresta metro stop and in a very quiet neighborhood. I would stay there again gladly.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

Very nice hostel. I recommend it for travelers with a tight budget
The 6 bed dorm is affordable( 20 000 per night) , very clean. Beds are comfortable. Nights are quiet.
The place is really nice, quiet and enables travelers to rest far from the party nights.

The included breakfast is really good, and tasty ( eggs, coffee, juce, fresh fruits, toasts with butter and jam) . The owner is french and helpful.
The neighboorhood is nice, lots of cheap restaurants and the metro is close
A last thing is that the wifi is really good, that was really helpful for me.
I recommend it for people who want to stay few days in medellin.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 5 November 2013

This is a quiet little hostel in a good neighborhood close to shopping, restaurants, bars and 2 blocks from a metro station that can take you most everywhere you want to go in the city. There is a 6 bed dorm and 5 privet rooms. A good kitchen with all the necessities and a microwave, very nice bed sheets, laundry, hot water showers, a large TV but the cable seems to have had issues during my stay. The free Wi Fi was great. They served the best free breakfast I have ever had at a hostel with eggs, toast, fresh fruit, juice and coffee. I stayed for 4 nights it was a very nice change from the regular noisy hostels I have been in before. They speak French, Spanish and English.

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled with friends
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Address: Cra 81a N 47a-48, Medellin, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Antioquia Department > Medellin
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Ranked #10 of 253 Speciality Lodging in Medellin
Price Range: £11 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
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