The Hostel

Located in a large traditional Colombian mansion, “The Wandering Paisa” offers the most authentic backpacker experience in Medellin. Decorated with a bohemian theme that pays tribute to South American and Colombian culture, our hostel boasts some of the best services in town. With 4 dorms (no larger than 8 beds each) and 3 privates, each room in our hostel has its own unique country theme, each hand painted by local art students. In our rooms, we have the best bunks in Medellin, each designed with privacy dividers, comfortable mattresses, and a locker for storage under the bed. Most importantly, these beds are not the kind that squeak or move when you climb up, allowing a more relaxing and quiet dormitory experience. We also have six fully remodeled bathrooms, with 24-hour hot water and brand new tiles.

Inside the hostel, travelers can relax and play Nintendo Wii on our 52-inch plasma screen T.V. equipped with cable television. For stunning views of the surrounding mountains, travelers can climb to the top of our castle-like terrace located on the roof of the building. If you are feeling social, you can kick it in our “Paisa Bar” which serves nonalcoholic and alcoholic beverages. Occasionally, local musicians have been known to play live music on our sundeck/stage, while travelers chill out on hammocks and listen to the grooves on the nearby balcony. We also have a fully equipped kitchen, speedy laundry service, high-speed Internet access and free wifi for travelers with laptops.

The Wandering Paisa” is located in the Laureles neighborhood, one of the safest and well-known areas within Medellin. Just a stones throw away from the hostel is the bustling culture street life of La Setenta, which boasts one of the most popular local night scenes within the city. (See tourism info section) Also close are the City Sports Stadium, The Bull Ring and La 33 club district. Best of all, the hostel is conveniently located only a 5 min, direct walk from the “El Estadio” metro system, which can quickly and efficiently connect travelers to downtown Medellin and other important sights within the city.