While its history may be a bit sordid (it was once considered the most dangerous city in the world), Medellín’s present and future is much brighter as Colombia’s epicenter of culture, art and design.Calling all hipsters, foodies and fashionistas! Its cozy location in the Aburrá Valley, with grand mountain ranges rising all around, makes it a major metropolitan city with a small-town feel, thanks to its diverse communities and neighborhoods. A place where you can see world-famous sculptures, take Spanish lessons, catch an indie film, try Colombia’s famous artisan coffee, and ride on a zip line, all in the same day.
Selina Medellín is in the Parque Lleras district, the ideal central ‘hood to kick off your adventures. We make it easy to instantly plug in to the local culture—in no time, you’ll eat, breathe, walk, and sleep Medallo, as it’s called by the locals. And who better to celebrate with than your fellow guests? Share travel stories over a game of pool or a chill-out chat in our common area, or take it to the next level and swap recipes in our shared kitchen. If there’s work to be done, you’ll find our Wi-Fi-equipped co-working space provides all you need to stay productive.
It may feel like a small town, but the reality is Medellín is big. Thankfully, the city’s metro system—the only one in Colombia—makes exploring its diverse neighborhoods quick and easy. Culture vultures will love the huge array of museums, including the Museo de Antioquia, while foodies will gravitate to the trendy restaurants, wine bars, and street stalls to sample the local avant-garde cuisine. Nature buffs can head to the hills—literally—for a hiking extravaganza in the surrounding hills, zip line rides through the forest canopy, or a leisurely funicular ride on the Metrocable.
When it’s time to turn in, we’ve got an array of options in all shapes and sizes, and for every budget, as well as a few private and shared suites. All rooms feature air conditioning, high-quality mattresses, and all dorms come with personal lockers and en-suite bathrooms.