Los Patios Hostel is a popular and upscale hostel with two buildings in Medellín located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado and it has many weekly activities.
This hostel is located on a quiet street and is less than a 10-minute walk from the Poblado metro station and is also located within easy walking distance from Medellín’s largest nightlife area, Parque Lleras. Also, its conveniently located a few blocks from a large grocery store and there are many restaurants nearby.
History of Los Patios Hostel
This hostel was the dream of four Colombian friends and investors. The partners saw the need in Medellín for a boutique and upscale hostel. Also, they saw the possibility to redefine the hostel experience by creating spaces and events that invite community building and sharing.
Several years ago, the partners acquired land in the Manila barrio of El Poblado. To build the hostel they demolished two existing homes to build a five-story building which required nearly two years to complete. Los Patios Hostal Boutique opened in January 2017 with initially 65 beds in total as well as a rooftop bar, recreation room, herb garden, classroom and open kitchen.
Not long after the hostel opened, it opened a small gastronomic market – Manila Food Market – which was located in the hostel. This gastronomic market had only had seven small restaurants. So, this food market never became very popular except for the hostel guests and it closed in in August 2017 after less than a year.
This hostel become quite popular and started to experience full occupancy. So, across the street, it expanded with a second building, which opened in September 2018. This second building is known as Los Patios Suites and adds more dorm rooms, 19 private suites, another open kitchen, another rooftop bar and a gym.
With two buildings, this hostel also has two rooftop patios with great views of the city. The rooftop patios both have bars. And the one of the rooftop patios also has a small gym.
The hostel with its two building now has 195 beds. And guests staying in either of the buildings have access to the facilities, services and activities of both buildings.
The Events and Services at Los Patios Hostel
A differentiator of this hostel compared to a number of the other hostels in Medellín is that this hostel is large enough that it has many weekly events, which are popular.
Here is a list of the current weekly events at this hostel:
- Gastronomy night every Monday
- Bike night tour every Tuesday
- Mojito lessons every Tuesday
- Yoga lessens every Wednesday
- Salsa lessons and Latino pub crawl every Wednesday
- Bike sight tour every Thursday
- Pub crawl every Friday
- Los Patios barbecue every Saturday
- Salsa master class every Sunday
Many of these events are free for guests staying at the hostel. In addition, these events are open to non-guests who pay a small fee (normally 10,000 pesos). Also, there are Spanish classes available.
Furthermore, Los Patios Hostel has a small gift shop and a travel agency that can book tours for guests.
The Rooms at This Hostel
Los Patios Hostel has a total of 195 beds in its two buildings. The beds are located in dorm rooms and private rooms.
The dorm beds have rates that start at 54,000 pesos per night. And the dorm rooms have no more than 8 beds. Also the beds all have privacy curtains, reading lights and docking stations. In addition, most dorm rooms have a private bath and some have a balcony. Also, lockers are available and both mixed-gender and female-only dorm rooms are available.
There are also 30 private rooms with rates that start at 160,000 pesos per night. The private rooms are separated from the dorm rooms and feature 20 Mbps high-speed Internet for the business or digital nomad traveler.
Furthermore, this hostel includes a number of design features that aren’t typically found in a hostel. For example, each level has a theme and focuses on different regions of Colombia and uses color and graphics. The design is modern with concrete and pipes but also includes a number of plants and murals.
The rates at Los Patios Hostel include free high-speed Wi-Fi, 24-hour free coffee, use of a modern and fully equipped kitchen, co-working space, a gym and access to free Spanish and Salsa classes and other weekly events at the hostel.
Note that rates can vary and are higher during popular times like during Feria de las Flores (Medellín’s flower festival).
How to Get to Los Patios Hostel
Los Patios Hostel is located in the Manila barrio of El Poblado. The nearest Medellín Metro station is the Poblado station on the A Line. And this hostel is located less than a 10-minute walk from the Poblado metro station.
In addition, this hostel is within easy walking distance from Parque Lleras. and Parque Poblado in El Poblado.
Taxis are another option to get to this hostel, just provide the address below.
Address: Carrera 43E # 11-40, El Poblado, Medellín
Telephone: +57 305 323 9897
The Bottom Line: Los Patios Hostel – A Popular and Upscale Hostel in Medellín
Los Patios Hostel is a popular hostel and it’s one of the largest hostels in Medellín. Also, this hostel is currently the highest rated hostel in Medellín on Hostelworld out of the hostels in Medellín with over 400 reviews.
If you are looking for a popular hostel in Medellín with many weekly activities for guests, Los Patios Hostel is recommended.
Los Patios is the first hostel in Medellín we have covered on the Medellin Guru website. We also looked at Hostel Rango Boutique. We plan to cover several more of the best hostels in Medellín.
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This is an awesome hostel with many activities and tours going on so makes it very easy to meet people. And both rooftop patios are cool with a great vibe.
Private room rates seem high to me when there are many hotels with rates under $50 and I do realize you are paying for the social aspect. Also nice review
The private room rate starts at 160,000 pesos ($50.80 at current exchange rate). And there aren’t many nice hotels in Medellín with room rates under $50 in my experience. Also, the private rooms are pretty nice in Los Patios. Plus you get lots of social activities that you won’t find in a hotel.
We also plan to cover hotels – the best higher-end hotels, mid-range and budget hotels.
Before the Marriott opened I stayed at the IBIS many times Although small rooms it was clean with a nice staff. ALWAYS under $50
Nice review. This is an amazing hostel and the 2 rooftops have amazing views of the city and they have events scheduled every day.
Hi Jeff, just curious – which hostel do you prefer – Los Patios or Hostel Rango?? Just booked my flight from Bogota to Medellin and CANNOT decide between these two places and would appreciate your honest opinion between the two 🙂
Los Patios is more popular and has more activities.