Medellin Shared Apartments
If you’re not a hostel person, but still budget conscious, then a shared apartment could be your ideal option. Usually, you will be sharing with like minded international travelers. The most popular site for this is Airbnb.com which has a multitude of options. Within Airbnb, verified photos and reviews from other guests make it a safe and secure option. Because the prices are listed in USD, you’ll probably end up paying more than if you found an option advertised locally, however, sometimes its better to paying a little more for peace of mind.
Medellin Room Rentals affiliated with Toucan Spanish School rent rooms on a monthly basis to international guests studying Spanish or working in Medellin. They have several options ranging from budget to high end.
Another good option worth searching is the Facebook Group Medellin Rooms, Apartments and Expat Info.
You will see many adverts also on Craigslist Colombia. Be aware, however, that there is a high number of “dodgy” people advertising low quality accommodation options at high end pricing. Use at your own risk.
Many people who come to Medellin want to share an apartment or house with Colombians to improve their Spanish. This, however, may prove slightly difficult. This is because most Colombians live at home with their parents until they get married. Even then some continue living at home. Don’t underestimate the family bond and catholic values which are extremely strong in South America. However, if you want to try your luck finding accommodation with Colombians, the best website to use is Compartoapto – although you might find that it has many out-of-date listings and many don’t want to rent their rooms for short term. If you don’t speak basic Spanish, you may find it difficult and exasperating to find accommodation this way.