Comuna 13: Visit one of the once most dangerous neighborhoods of the city, Comuna 13, on a graffiti tour with Medellín Graffiti Tour or Comuna 13 Tours.
A great advice to visit Medellin is to take part in the free sightseeing tour with local guides. Register in time with Real City Tours to get a place.
Where to stay
The common place to stay for backpackers in Medellin are the barrios (neighborhood) El Poblado, Laueres or Centro (downtown). For nightlife and affordable accommodation most travelers choose El Poblado.
Boutique Hotel: If you wanna live centrally in El Poblado and are looking for accommodation with all amenities, then the Sites Hotel with its rooftop pool will appeal to you. Double room 73 € / night
Accommodation at the countryside: If you prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of the city at night and want to relax in a garden, then I would recommend you to stay in the south of Medellín in the quiet and green Barrios Envigado or San Luca. Eco Casa Raines (double rooms from 21 € / night) and Ecohotel San Lucar boutique hotel are located in a safe area with huge gardens to relax in. They are well connected by bus and metro. In about 20 minutes you will reach the lively center and the sights. To get from Envigado to the center of Medellin, you can choose between a yellow taxi for 20,000 COP (about 6 €) or the bus and subway (200 COP, about 0,60 €).