The Best Hotels in Medellín for Every Traveller

Start your trip in style from the rooftop bar of your hotel
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15 January 2021

Found in the verdant Aburrá Valley in the Andes, Medellín caters for budget backpackers and five-star-luxury seekers. Known as the City of Eternal Spring thanks to the equatorial climate, while here make sure you feast on bandeja paisa (Antioquia’s iconic dish) and ride the metrocable up to Parque Arví. From the Festival of the Flowers in August to El Alumbrado (the lighting festival) in December, there’s plenty to see in this Colombian city.

The Click Clack

Chain Hotel, Boutique Hotel
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The Click Clack
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Following the runaway success of their game-changing debut in Bogotá, the Click Clack boys, Juan Felipe Cruz and Tomas Beltran, doubled down on their devilish details for this Medellín follow up – set between Poblado’s principal artery, Calle 10, and the city’s most desirable restaurant district. An adult playground, it dutifully hits all the hipster hallmarks, with plywood bedsteads, indoor plants a go-go and ink-black industrial accents. There’s a huge rooftop space with two bars to drink in and shops, cafes and restaurants in the lobby that call out to a co-working crowd.

EcoHub Hotel

Eco Hotel
4.4/5 (28 Reviews)
EcoHub Hotel
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Clean, green and not far from Poblado’s popular retail scene, EcoHub hotel is for hard-working travelers who want to get away from the noisy neighbours in Parque Lleras. This 38-room hotel means business, catering to execs and digital nomads that prefer dizzying download speeds and blackout blinds to attacks of alcohol-induced amnesia.

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Soy Local

Apartment
3.9/5 (23 Reviews)
Soy Local
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For travelers looking to outstay their welcome in the lively part of Poblado, Soy Local’s 12 loft-style apartments offer long-stayers the familiarity living like a paisa (Medellín local). Exposed brick, industrial interiors extend the invitation to stay a while, as do the stocked minibars and smart jacuzzi tubs in some. Make the most of the built-in kitchens, trendy beer garden and close proximity to some of the busiest bars and restaurants in town.

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Binn Hotel

Hotel, Luxury
4.5/5 (619 Reviews)
Binn Hotel
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Found in the upper echelons of Medellín’s Poblado district, Binn is unabashedly big in almost every way. You can get lost in the oversized beds and piles of pillows if you want to, or soar up to the tower-topping plunge pool for views of the city – one of the most privileged places to appreciate the panoramic spectacle of this mountain metropolis.

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The Charlee Hotel

Hotel
4.3/5 (627 Reviews)
The Charlee Hotel
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For a luxury yet trendy option chose The Charlee Hotel, located across from Lleras Park. The hotel boasts a rooftop swimming pool, its own gym and funky retro-style decor. An impressive full buffet breakfast is served every morning with tropical fruits and regional products, while the in-house restaurant offers an exclusive variety of Italian and Japanese dishes.
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The Art Hotel

Boutique Hotel, Hotel, Apartment
3.7/5 (612 Reviews)
The Art Hotel
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For an accommodation option that feels like your own apartment, in the form of a swanky modern building with all the latest mod-cons, opt for the Art Hotel in Medellín’s neighbourhood of El Poblado. This boutique hotel features exposed brick walls decorated with modern art. The rooms and suites are stylish, with designer lighting and chaise lounges.
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The In House Hotel

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The In House Hotel
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For great value in a high-end and generally expensive area, the In House is a great option. This excellent value hotel is stylish and offers big, bright rooms, all with bundles of natural light and kept meticulously clean. Friendly and professional staff are an asset to the hotel, and the continental breakfast that’s included is perfectly adequate for the cost.

Hotel Habana Vieja

Bed and Breakfast, Hotel
3.9/5 (52 Reviews)
Hotel Habana Vieja
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A popular Colombian-style bed and breakfast located just off the Avenida Poblado, Hotel Habana Vieja is a sweet little hotel that is popular with business travelers and backpackers alike. The wonderful owners and the well-kept old building give this place unbeatable character and will have you returning here time and time again.
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Las Rosas Hotel Boutique

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Las Rosas Hotel Boutique
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Themed rooms are based on Medellín’s nature and climate: warm, beautiful and pleasant to be in all year round. Located in a quiet area of the busy and upmarket barrio El Poblado, you’ll find a wealth of places to eat and drink on your doorstep. With 17 rooms in total, this small hotel is perfect for people looking for something a bit more personal.

Inntu

Hotel
4.3/5 (435 Reviews)
Inntu
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Inntu is a four-star hotel in Laureles, a lovely neighborhood with a local feel, less filled with tourists than the popular barrio El Poblado. This is not just a great hotel, Inntu boasts a brilliant and extremely popular parrilla style (or grill-style) restaurant as well as a luxury spa where you can chill out after a long day of sight seeing, or a night of drinking and dancing.
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  • Hotel Nutibara

    Hotel
    3.4/5 (282 Reviews)
    Hotel Nutibara
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    Built in the 1940s, the striking building of Hotel Nutibara echoes the glory of its art-deco past. However, far from a faded gem, this hotel still has many great amenities to offer. From large airy rooms to its own pool and gym, this is a nice option if you’re not looking to stay in one of the larger, grander chain hotels. There’s also a generous buffet breakfast included in the room rates.
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    Sites Hotel

    Hotel
    4.5/5 (602 Reviews)
    Sites Hotel
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    A luxury option, it The Sites Hotelisn’t cheap but you certainly get a five-star service. For those looking for a little more independence during their stay, self-catering facilities are found in some of the rooms, including microwaves and refrigerators. Guests can make use of the fitness centre and also relax in the hot tub.
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    Los Patios Hostel Boutique

    Hostel, Boutique Hotel, Budget Hotel
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    Los Patios Hostel Boutique
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    Los Patios announced the arrival of Manila as Medellín’s up-and-coming neighborhood for a wave of new-breed poshtels. Split over two buildings, Los Patios is far from a boutique, built more for insatiable travelers intent on mixing with the Medellín massive. With a rooftop gym and rooftop bar, you can start your night in style before moving on to a legendary bar crawl.

    Patio del Mundo

    Bed and Breakfast, Apartment
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    Patio del Mundo
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    Patio del Mundo is made up of two lush villas on the upper edge of Poblado, perched perfectly in a quiet street that goes nowhere. Lovingly restored by a French family, the two houses hold 13 suites, set within an oasis of verdant serenity; a creek and nature trails trace their way through tropical gardens, revealing secluded jacuzzis and massage hideaways that can make leaving Patio del Mundo a drag.

    Celestino Boutique Hotel

    Boutique Hotel, Independent Hotel
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    Celestino Boutique Hotel
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    This skinny tower popped up on the most fashionable street in Poblado to tick the convenience box for lazy couples that want it all on their doorstep. Quaint boutiques and Medellín’s top restaurants are nearby, which certainly amplifies Celestino’s allure for indolent travelers. Rooms are on the small side, but aim to bring the tropical outside in, with palm-print motifs and plants, plus city-spying balconies in some of the larger options. Bag a spot at the rooftop jacuzzi to really take in the view.

    This is an updated version of an article originally written by Eve Bidmead.

    These recommendations were updated on January 15, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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