Travelling to Colombia, but a bit lost on where to stay? Don’t worry, with Airbnb, there are hundreds of accommodations to suit your needs just a mouse click away. Here is a guide to the best of the bunch based on your budget, in the top 3 cities in Colombia: Cartagena de Indias, Bogotá and Medellín.
Situated on the Caribbean Coast, Cartagena is the perfect place for a beach holiday to soak up the tropical sun. It’s historical centre and enchanted architecture also make it great for avid sightseers. Let’s take a look at what Airbnb has to offer:
Enjoy the height of luxury in this sensational house located right in the centre of the Old Town, next to the San Pedro Cathedral. You and up to 7 friends can enjoy private bathrooms in each bedroom, a pool, top floor jacuzzi, and even your own butler service. All for an eye watering $680 USD a night.
Check it out: Old Town Luxury
The Perfect Balance
For those who have some stretch in their budget but can’t afford to go all out, this place is for you: located right on the beach front, this is the top pick for you and a couple of friends to put your feet up and relax in the tropics. A peaceful, light and airy space with a beachfront feel. Snap it up for just over $60 USD per night.
Check it out: Beach Hide Out
If you’ve made it to Colombia and you’re not sure what to do first, check out this excellent selection of activities taking place all over the country here.
If you’re a backpacker and tight on the pennies, this hostel is just for you. It has private and shared rooms available and and a communal bar and patio area where you can hang out with your friends or make new ones! Breakfast is even included at no extra cost, and starting at just $10 dollars a night, what’s not to love?
Check it out: Hostal Hangout
The capital of Colombia – a must visit. In Bogotá you’ll have no end of things to do, from exploring traditional markets, to clubbing the night away on the city’s electric night scene, to exploring the Candelaria – the magical cobblestone centre bursting with culture. Read up on the best places to stay:
This exquisite apartment is fit for royalty. Every attention to detail has been payed in order to ensure the highest class finish possible, with lavish furnishings and ornate decor throughout.
You can sprawl out over the 4 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms, relax in the sauna, and look out over the city from your private balcony. If you can afford the $986 USD a night price-tag, it’s worth the splurge.
Check it out: Bogota’s Finest
The Perfect Balance
This incredible apartment is an absolute steal for those with a more modest price-range. Complete with a jacuzzi, terrace, 2 bedrooms, 2 parking spaces, and an extra heated terrace over looking the skyline, this place has everything you need, want, and then some. Not to mention the beautifly simplistic yet stylish décor which will make you feel like you’re at the height of city living. It’s all yours at just under $100 USD per night.
Check it out: Top City Pick
This whole studio apartment can be yours at just $10 USD per night, perfect for someone who wants to explore the city on a tight budget.
Basic yet comfortable, this apartment has everything you need: a private bathroom, storage space, a TV, and a kitchenette, and you’re just a stones throw away from the cultural and tourist district.
Check it out: Stylish Studio
Last but not least, let’s look at Medellín. Otherwise known as “The City of Eternal Spring” due to its temperate weather, Medellín is a hillside metropolis with a skyline that reaches toward the heavens. A bustling city which is definitely worth a visit. Take a look at what Airbnb has to offer here:
The most extravagant of the properties we’ve looked at yet, this luxury mansion will give you the holiday of a lifetime. You’ll barely want to leave to see the city with everything is has to offer.
You’ll enjoy a huge pool with jacuzzi, barbecue equipment, games room, and 9 bedrooms equipped with queen size beds, with the option of a house maid and chef to be there throughout your stay. If you want to feel like a celeb on vacation, this is the place to book! It will set you back just over $900 USD a night.
Check it out: Mansion for the Stars
The Perfect Balance
Perfect for the average budget, yet far from average – this spectacular penthouse suite is a available for just $80 USD a night. Laid out over not 1, not 2, but 3 storeys, with a huge open plan living area, this will feel more like a spacious house than an apartment. The amazing view over Medellín can be enjoyed from the balcony and you can relax in the plush living area or entertain friends with a complete surround sound system and a home cinema. You’ll even have access to gym equipment on the private roof terrace. The kitchen is complete with every type of appliance and utensil you could wish for, and you’ll sleep like a baby as you tower above the city in the double bedroom, located on the top floor. This is true luxury on a budget.
Check it out: The Perfect Penthouse
Last but not least, this cozy apartment is a great value for money for those with less to spend. Set out over 2 floors, there’s an open plan living/dining/kitchen area for you to use at your leisure below and a spacious double bedroom and bathroom where you can relax above.
There’s also a TV and wifi for you to use, and the location really couldn’t be better – stay here and you’ll be in Barrio Bostón, right on the edge of the famous Candelaria and surrounded by the best museums, theaters, and parks in town. The place is at your fingertips for just $18 USD a night.
Check it out: The Best Base in Medellín
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