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How to find a 1-month apartment for rent in Medellin, Colombia?


in Medellรญn, Colombia by @levelsio | 5yr  | 12 comments

Iโ€™m visiting Medellin this October for a month and was wondering whatโ€™s the best way to find a place there.

Iโ€™m looking at El Pabelado, but on Airbnb itโ€™s all like $1500, when I know the real rent price there for a 1br should be $600.

Anyone can recommend some locals so I wonโ€™t get scammed/overpay?

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@livefencefree | 4yr

Yes, Whatโ€™s you whatโ€™s app? i will forward there. she only works in poblado though. is that where you want to stay? the facebook groups are pretty helpful too for medellin.

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@fussen | 4yr

@danayobst Thanks & sorry for not seeing your reply. We are in Medellin now & used www.theapartmentmedellin.com for our Poblado stay near Santa Fe mall. No bargain & the keys were not awaiting us as promised after 19 hours in transit on a Sunday morning, but theyโ€™ve been responsive with everything since. Hope your first Christmas in Medellin has gone well!

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@livefencefree | 4yr

we used a local agent and got a 2 bedroom in poblado for 1000/month (weโ€™re a family). you must speak spanish though to use a local agent. there are also facebook groups with rooms and real estate.

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@fussen | 4yr

@danayobst Weโ€™re looking now. Could you provide a name / contact info for the agent you used (email/website)? Thanks!

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@planetjeffy | 5yr

Found a nice 2BR apartment in Envigado on VRBO. It is $1300 for 5 weeks. For groceries and other expenses, it is pretty cheap here. WiFi is everywhere.

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@eduardoborges | 5yr

Iโ€™m also planing to spend a month there and another month in Cartagena on oct/nov. Let me know in case you are interested in sharing it with this awesome Brazilian here! Saludos!

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@fulltimenomad | 5yr

We ended up sharing in Medellin and lived in a pretty sweet apartment in Envigado - which I actually preferred to Poblado. If you want to share, let me know and Iโ€™ll send you the link of the place we stayed :smile: You can also check out CompartoApto - which the locals use to rent out apartments (again - probably more useful if youโ€™re interested in sharing) Enjoy Medellin!

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

you can get a place for $600 but not in Poblado if you want a place to yourself. Youโ€™ll be maybe in laureles, but most likely even further out. when people talk about how cheap medellin is theyโ€™re usually, in my experience, living with multiple people.

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@yanokwa | 5yr

Agreed with @wanderingdev. $1300 is about what we paid when @lognaturel and I were there last month. How do you know the real rent price should be $600?

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@levelsio | 5yr

Ah thatโ€™s what some googling said :smile: but I guess itโ€™s wrong!

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@tomborvan | 5yr

It is indeed a bit expensive in Poblado, and if you are just staying here for around a month - I think that is about what you should expect. As always, we had some luck negotiating rates on AirBnB - and the COP is weak.

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@wanderingdev | 5yr

do you want it all to yourself or is shared ok? not shared, thatโ€™s about right for a 1 BR in poblado. if youโ€™re willing to share, I can send you a link to a nice place in a great location and heโ€™ll give you local pricing.

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How to find Bangkok apartment rentals <$1,000/mo?


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by @madelineb | 3yr 3 years ago | 24 comments

Hi,
Do nomads like to travel together? I mean, not in each otherโ€™s pockets, but look for accomodation together, meet with each other daily or regularly, help out in new cities, motivate/inspire each other in the business? :slight_smile: Iโ€™ve done nomad lifestyle in the past in 2009/2014 and this time I want to collaborate and support with other people, each on their own mission. I love this nomad endeavour but to be honest I admit it can be quite time-consuming and lonely. :wink:
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