Finding somewhere to stay in a new city can be daunting. Ensuring the location and accommodation type is right can be time-consuming, while finding a rental that matches your budget and taste can sometimes mean compromising on other important criteria. Not to mention, frantically trying to research neighborhoods and available properties in another language makes the process even more overwhelming. Luckily, Casacol is a unique rental and real estate agent, with bilingual staff offering a wide selection of apartments and homes specifically for travelers, plus expert advice about accommodation in Medellín.
Often referred to as the City of Eternal Spring, Medellín has seen a significant increase in tourism over recent years, with many people visiting to enjoy the warm weather and cosmopolitan lifestyle, blended with the beautiful nature and friendly locals. The city’s transformation has undoubtedly had a huge impact on the rental market, and Medellín now caters to all types of travelers looking to experience it in their own idea of comfort. For people planning to explore Medellín on a short-term basis, we’ve broken down the best areas and places to stay – from furnished apartments to penthouses – so you can relax knowing that your time here will be spent in the perfect home away from home.
Energy Living, El Poblado
Energy Living is one of the most exclusive buildings in Medellín. The spectacular penthouses, stunning amenities, chic design and 24-hour security make Energy Living highly sought-after among mature business professionals, usually visiting from America or Europe. The building has 71 luxury apartments available, as well as one or two-bedroom apartments starting from 55 square meters, and reaching up to 150 square meters. The apartments and penthouses come with open-concept kitchens, sleek décor, smart technology and several special finishing touches like plants, artwork or a projector.
Premium travelers with high standards
Mall Interplaza – 100 meters
Bancolombia – 100 meters
Carulla Supermarket – 300 meters
Bodytech – 400 meters
Vizcaya Mall – 400 meters
Hotel Intercontinental – 200 meters
San Carbón Restaurant – 150 meters
Infinity pool on the 22nd floor
Panoramic views over the city
Soul, El Poblado
Soul has 80 Medellín rentals available and every apartment unit comes with air conditioning, a private balcony, a kitchen with all appliances, a king-sized bed, queen-sized sofa bed and fast, reliable internet.
Business travelers planning a relaxing stay
Provenza district (800 meters)
Zona 2 shopping, food, and groceries (250 meters)
We Work Medellín (5-minute walk)
Groups of Friends & Couples
Ayamonte, El Poblado
Ayamonte is great for those who prefer to be close to all the action in the Zona Rosa area of Medellín. This particular area is home to lots of restaurants and bars, and normally has a steady buzz of people walking through it. Ayamonte is therefore a good option for people who prefer to get out and explore, rather than stay in the apartment. That said, the building has 15 furnished apartments (some of which have been recently renovated), all of which are tastefully decorated and come with reliable internet service. Apartment sizes range from two people, up to five people, so Ayamonte is a top pick for groups of friends, who often take advantage of the very affordable rental costs here.
Bars, clubs, restaurants
Poblado on a budget (Vegas Building)
Situated in Poblado, the Vegas building caters to travelers looking for a great location without a huge pricetag. These Medellín apartments can fit up to four people, and prices start from as low as $50 USD per night or $700 USD per month – a true bargain for high-quality accommodation in Poblado. All the apartments are impeccably clean, have a kitchen space, private bathroom(s), double/queen-sized beds and a trendy design.
Travelers with a smaller budget
Colombians or foreigners who prefer a quiet stay
Santa Fe and Oviedo mall (5-minute taxi)
Aguacatala metro station
Epic, El Poblado
Epic is in the heart of Parque Lleras and appeals to those who want to soak up Medellín’s nightlife. Close to several bars, clubs and restaurants, Epic is ideal to make the most of the city’s food, music and drinking culture. Guests can choose from either an Epic room – equipped with air conditioning, a smart TV, free WiFi and a safe – or an Epic XL room – with an in-room hot tub, king-sized bed and sweeping views of outside. All the rooms are custom designed and pay big attention to small details. There is also a meeting room for guests in the hotel and an in-house Tostao café in the lobby.
Young travelers, couples, groups of friends
People looking to party
Celestino Boutique Hotel, El Poblado
A brand new hotel with a distinctive aesthetic and atmosphere, Celestino is a modern and stylish choice when traveling Colombia. The rooms in the hotel are effortlessly cool, decorated with splashes of plants and sleek furnishings, and all complete with a desk and flat screen TV. Some rooms additionally have a private balcony and bathroom.
Young travelers, solo or couples
Groups of friends
Pueblito Paisa (a reconstructed colonial town on a hilltop)
Cafes, bars, restaurants
Azul Selva (brunch café located on the ground floor)
Blux Building, El Poblado
The Blux building is both stylish and comfortable. Boasting over 68 studio apartments and two-bedroom units, the building is clean and modern, and the rooms are very spacious, complete with new facilities – including a king-sized bed and a kitchen with all appliances – as well as incredible views of the city. Blux is one of the few buildings that has apartments in Medellín available for short-term rental under 30 days, and so is often in high demand.
Solo travelers or couples
Mall Interplaza and Vizcaya mall
Parque Lleras (800 meters)
10th floor swimming pool
Fully equipped gym
A popular alternative to Poblado, Laureles is the second largest neighborhood in Medellín and is a favorite spot for travelers hoping to stay somewhere less touristic but still with plenty to do and see. One of the most recent additions to the Casacol Medellín portfolio, all rooms in the apartment complex have double/queen-sized beds, fully equipped kitchens and large windows filling the space with natural sunlight. Alike to the Blux Building in Poblado, Modertatto is one of a small selection of buildings in the city to allow rentals for less than 30 days.
Travelers who prefer a quieter neighborhood
Unicentro shopping center
Exposiciones metro station
Estadio metro station
Carrera 70 (bars, clubs, and restaurants)
13th floor gym
Loma Verde, El Poblado
Loma Verde is a luxury aparthotel in Poblado. The swanky building has many state-of-the-art features like key card access, solar-powered hot water, while the rooms feature a full kitchen, king-sized beds, queen-sized sofa, fast fibre optic internet and a private balcony. There’s 24-hour security too and on-site property management. The safety and amenities of these furnished apartments contribute to Loma Verde’s high-praise reviews and often see guests choosing to stay here long-term.
Provenza district (400 meters)
Shops, supermarkets, restaurants (250 meters)
Solar-powered hot water
Rooftop heated pool
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