As Colombia’s second biggest city, Medellin has gone through a major transformation from being a drug trafficking hub lead by Pablo Escobar cartel to the world’s most innovative city. Nowadays, it is a top destination for those living and working on a laptop​. Medellin is known as ‘The City of Eternal Spring’ ​for a reason: the weather is dreamy​ all year round. Colombia is pretty affordable​, warm, welcoming, and a place to have lot of fun.The metro is the most reliable mode of transportation within the city. ​​The most popular places to live are south and west of the city centre: El Poblado, Envigado, Ciudad del Rio, Laureles, Floresta, Estadio.​ Locals are known as ‘paisas’ and they are renowned for being incredibly friendly and helpful. Finally, with the massive influx of entrepreneurs, there are lots of meet-ups and social events. 

Medellin is one of the best cities to live and work in Colombia for remote workers and digital nomads. Check out our selection of great hotels and hostels. If this is your first time looking for accommodation in the city, we recommend you book a room for a short term rental while exploring the area and finding the perfect apartment. Prices shown may be different based on room type, availability, season and discounts. Click on “Book a Room” to get the best rate with our partner Agoda.

⭐⭐⭐⭐ Featured Hostel
Chillin District Hostel
🇨🇴 Chillin District Hostel provides a tour desk, non-smoking rooms, a shared lounge, free WiFi throughout the property and a garden. The property is around a 17-minute walk from El Poblado Park, 3.9 miles from Pueblito Paisa and 5 miles from 70 Avenue. 

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