Arriving from one of the airports:
The Jose Maria Cordova international airport is located about 29 kilometers from Medellin in Rio Negro.
Jose Maria Cordova International Airport (45 minutes drive to Tiger Hostel Medellin)
If you are arriving at this airport, there are two options to get you to the hostel in Medellin.
1) Taxis – You will see white taxis located outside the doors when you exit the airport. Although all taxis in Medellin use taxi-meters, the ride to/from the airport to Tiger Hostel (in El Poblado) is fixed at 60,000COP ($30USD).
However, just to be on the safe side, make sure to ask the taxi driver the price before leaving the airport.
2) Collectivos – These are shared taxis or mini-buses also located just outside when you exit. Collectivos cost 15,000 COP ($7.50USD) per person from the airport to El Poblado.
Google Map of rout from the international airport in Rio Negro to Tiger Hostel Medellin:
Enrique Olaya Herrera Airport (7-10 minutes drive from Tiger Paw)
You will only arrive at this airport if you are taking a regional or domestic flight within Colombia. If you are fortunate enough to arrive at this smaller airport, you will be just a few minutes from the hostel.
1) Taxi – The fastest and most convenient way is to take a taxi that will cost about 7000COP ($3.50) which will drop you right in front of Tiger Paw in under 10 minutes. These taxis are yellow and legally must charge you based on the reading on the taxi meter, so there is no need to negotiate your fare.
Google Maps rout from Enrique Olaya Herrera airport to Tiger Hostel Medellin:
Terminal del Norte (15-20 minutes drive from Tiger Paw)
Taxi – The fastest and least complicated way to get to the hostel. A taxi from the north bus station to Tiger Paw will be about $10,000 COL ($5.00 US). We recommend doing this.
Metro – The cheaper way to get here would be to take the metro/train from the terminal to the Poblado Station. From the Poblado Station you can either take a taxi for $5,000 COL or a bus for $1,800 COL. The local bus will drive up calle 10 and will have to get off at Carrera 36. The hostel is just a few steps from the intersection of calle 10 & carrera 36!
Google Map of rout from the North Terminal to Tiger Hostel Medellin:
Terminal del Sur (5-10 mins drive to Tiger Hostel Medellin)
Once again, taking a taxi is the fastest and most convenient way to get from this Terminal to Tiger Paw. The taxi will cost about 7,000 COL ($3.50 US) . This will avoid you having to walk with your bags to the hostel or to the bus stop.
If you are really on a budget or you just love walking, head out of the terminal and go towards Calle 10. Ask anyone and they will point you in the right direction. Once on calle 10, continue walking to Carrera 36. The walk should take you about a half hour depending on the size of your luggage.
Google Map of the rout from the South Terminal to Tiger Hostel Medellin:
Here is a link to the Terminals of Medellin website.