Medellin Guru has partnered with VICO to offer furnished rentals including studio apartments and shared housing in Medellín to readers of Medellin Guru. VICO offers over 800 furnished rooms in shared housing units and studio apartments available for rent at reasonable prices in neighborhoods popular with foreigners.

Many Medellin Guru readers have asked about where to find inexpensive furnished apartment rooms and studio apartments for rent. So, we partnered with VICO to offer furnished rooms and furnished studio apartments or rent to readers.

Inside a VICO property in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Inside a VICO property in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Why VICO?

Medellin Guru reviewed all the furnished rental options for furnished rooms and furnished studio apartments to find a partner that meets the high requirements of Medellin Guru readers:

  • VICO has over 800 furnished rooms in shared housing and furnished studio apartments for rent.
  • VICO has many photos of each property so you can see exactly what you are renting
  • With VICO shared housing you can see who your roommates will be with a name and nationality.
  • VICO has inexpensive pricing – you can find room rentals with prices as low as 500,000 pesos ($140 USD) per month and average about 800,000 pesos ($224 USD) per month.
  • VICO was founded by foreigners, two Germans founded the company in 2018. So, the company knows the demanding requirements of foreigners.
  • Each home is visited and verified personally by the VICO team.
  • VICO has furnished properties available in both Medellín and Bogotá.
Part of the VICO team, photo courtesy of VICO

Part of the VICO team, photo courtesy of VICO

History of VICO

VICO was founded in 2018 by entrepreneurs Manuel Franz and Tilman Burfeind who are both German exchange students that fell in love with the city of Medellin.

Manuel and Tilman arrived at Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana (UPB) for an exchange program through the German Latin American Administration Career – CALA, a program taught between UPB and the University of Applied Sciences in Münster, Germany.

When they arrived in Colombia, Manuel and Tilman found it difficult to find housing. Said Tilman Burfeind, co-founder of VICO:

The idea found us, as we originally did not intend to undertake.

In early 2019, VICO was selected as one of 11 startups into 500 Startups during the 10th batch of one of the world’s most recognized accelerator programs and venture funds.

The VICO website

The VICO website

How to Use the VICO Furnished Rentals Service

VICO’s website is very easy to use:

  • Find the studio apartment or furnished room in shared housing that best meets your need.
  • Make a contact request – you can make your reservation completely online or make an appointment to visit the property to see it before you rent.
  • Finish the reservation – once you have agreed with the owner, you pay for the reservation and credit cards are accepted.
  • Start living – come to your new home!

Just click on the following button to get started.

Find Furnished Rooms and Studio Apartments with VICO

Note that furnished rentals with VICO are for a minimum term of one month. So, this is not an option for short-term daily or weekly rentals.

Inside a VICO furnished property in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Inside a VICO furnished property in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Why Partner with VICO to Offer Furnished Rentals Services?

  1. Provide a recommended company to readers to rent furnished rooms and furnished studio apartments – we receive several questions each month from readers looking for inexpensive furnished rooms and studio apartments. So, we partnered with VICO.
  2. Answer furnished rental questions from readers – Medellin Guru receives many questions about furnished rentals each month. By partnering with a furnished rental company, we can get help to answer all these questions
  3. Supports Medellin Guru – the Medellin Guru website is costly to run. And with this furnished rental service Medellin Guru receives a small commission from VICO. This is at no additional cost to you. 

This partnership with VICO for furnished rentals is similar to existing partnerships Medellin Guru has with:

Medellin Guru now offers visa servicesinsurance servicesreal estate services, and furnished rental services to better serve the needs of readers.

In addition, we provide a popular expat consultation service via phone or in-person to make your relocation to Medellín successful.

Inside a VICO furnished rental in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Inside a VICO furnished rental in Medellín, photo courtesy of VICO

Medellin Guru’s Guide to Choosing a Neighborhood

On the Medellin Guru website, we have several articles about choosing a neighborhood in Medellín, including:

VICO offers over 800 furnished room and studio apartments available for rent at reasonable prices in neighborhoods popular with foreigners.

VICO Shared Housing in El Poblado

VICO Shared Housing in Laureles

VICO Shared Housing in Envigado

VICO Shared Housing in Belén

The Bottom Line: Furnished Rentals – Medellin Guru Partners with VICO for Furnished Rentals

There is a wide range of furnished rooms and furnished studio apartments available for rent in Medellín from budget to luxury rooms and studio apartments.

With VICO, it is possible to find furnished rooms priced as low as 500,000 pesos per month and an average about about 800,000 pesos per month. So, you can find decent furnished rooms for rent in Medellín that are cheaper than hotels and hostels.

Find Furnished Rooms and Studio Apartments with VICO

The bottom line is that VICO has many inexpensive options. So, it’s a very good option for finding furnished rooms and studio apartments for rent in Medellín.

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