About the Homestay
The Pelaez Rodriguez family lives 10 minutes by bus from the city center and 10 minutes by cab acerca from the El Poblado district With its vibrant cafe culture, restaurants and night life.
Johanna works in Medellin while studying Business Administration and is bilingual in Inglés and Spanish. She is passionate about prep introducing visitors to the amazing places and experiences to be found in Medellin, from world class museums, festivals and scenery to restaurants, football matches and incredible all-night salsa bars. Also Johanna organises trips to nearby attractions Including coffee farms, traditional "Paisa" towns and locations further afield from Medellin. Johanna's mother is an excellent cook, Specialising in the traditional fare of Colombia Including the famous "Bandeja Paisa", a must-try for visitors to Medellin.
If you are seeking to immerse yourself in the Colombian culture with a loving and hospitable family This Could be the homestay experience for you.
- Internet Access
- Non Smoking
Bedrooms available for booking
About the Area
Our house is located in the eastern part of the city center. In a traditional neighborhood of Medellin. Near the house is the Milagrosa Park with soccer and volleyball, also a large supermarket, a petrol station, police station and local shopping centers and restaurants. We are 20 minutes from downtown and 10 walking bus. We are also close to the pink zone where most hotels, clubs and bars in the city are concentrated.
Local Area Facilities
- Shopping Centre
- Bus Stop
- Train station
Hosts can offer a complimentary light breakfast at their discretion. All other meals, including a full breakfast, might incur an additional cost, if offered. Meals and any additional payment should be arranged directly with your host.
Included in the stay
- Complimentary Light Breakfast
- Use of Kitchen
Available on request at an extra cost
- Full Breakfast
Acceso a las salas comunes. Como la cocina, lavado de ropa, comedor, sala, pero limpia cuando termines.
Reducir el ruido entre semana pasadas las 11:00 pm
No se permite fumar dentro de la casa.
Contribuir a la seguridad de la casa cerrando la puerta de entrada correctamente siempre al entrar y salir de ella.
No invitar extraños a la casa. Si quieres invitar un amigo acordarlo antes conmigo.
Seguir las normas de Bioseguridad al entrar a casa.
Smoking is not allowed.
Estas buscando una experiencia authentica con una familia columbiana, no solo una habitacion? Ya encontraste esta! No tu vas a vivir en la casa de Yamile, Juan Carlos y Johanna, tu vas a vivir con la familia! Puedes disfrutar la comida deliciosa de Yamile, visitar los lugares interesantes en y cerca de Medellín con Johanna y jugar futbol en un campo de futbol con Juan Pablo, que es un arquero fenomenal. Ademas, no nececitas dudar en pedir por ayuda cuando tienes problemas (y yo tuvé muchas, mil gracias Johanna!), la familia va a respaltar en estas. La casa es en un barrio tranquilo, pero el ruido de la bar en la esquina y de los gallos te pueden molestar a veces. Sin embargo no te preocupes, es parte de la vida en un barrio de Medellín. La habitacion se mismo es perfecto con una cama grande, un televisor y tu propia teraza y baño. A mi me gustan los momentos en la casa y con la familia mucho y recommiendo escoger este homestay quando quieres una familia colombiana a tu lado.
For all the English speakers here: If you are looking for an authentic place to stay in Medellin, do look no further than this. Johanna, Yamile and Juan Pablo invite you to live with them, not only to live in their house. You will enjoy the privacy you need in your own nice and comfy room (be prepared for some noise from a nearby bar or cocks though) that comes with TV, your own bathroom as well as a balcony facing the barrio and offering views of the city, but can join the family life just downstairs not just for the delicious meals prepared by Yamile for small money. Especially if you are looking for some Spanish practice, there is no better way than to just chat away as everyone is very patient and Johanna even speaks presentable English. Juan and Yamile will barely understand you when speaking English, but are happy to be taught some phrases, too. If you like, your experience does not end in the typical small house in the authentic and safe neighbourhood. Johanna may offer to show you the city, take you to places on her moto where you like to go in and close by Medellin. Also,Yamile might invite you to typical dancing meetings or reunions and Juan Pablo will play soccer with everyone who is up for it (he is a fantasic goalie by the way).
In any case, there is no way that you will not enjoy the time with this super friendly family, that fancies soccer just as much as I did (make sure you support the best club in all Colombia, Atleticó Nacional, though ;D). Most of all, I felt well in good hands with all my troubles mostly regarding a blocked credit card and sim card (in case you do buy one in Colombia, make sure you register online, trust me, it is better that way ;D). In general, I felt verry comfortable with having a local family who I could trust and that supported me from day one.
Thanks for all Johanna, Yamile and Juan Pablo!
The past month spent with Johanna and Yamile has been nothing short of amazing. They both welcomed me into their home with open arms. I didn’t speak a word of Spanish but they were both extremely patient with me and always willing to help. I was always invited along to family events, which allowed me the chance to practice my spanish.
The room itself is great, comfortable bed, own bathroom and balcony. Allowed me to have my own privacy.
La Milagrosa is a nice local town, a real Colombian experience. Also really easy access to the metro.
Johanna is incredible. She is kind, fun and so generous. An experience I am so glad I had and I will never forget them, my Colombian family! I am going to miss them so much and I can’t wait to return to Medellin so I can stay with them again. Much love x
I cannot recommend Johanna and Yamile and their home enough! Johanna is an incredibly generous host who showed me around the city and invited me on outings with friends and to family gatherings. And who also helped me with all the details of my stay such as getting a SIM card, figuring out the Metro, and making travel plans. And she is so much fun and a very patient Spanish teacher:) Yamile is an incredible cook and also generously gave of her time to introduce me to different aspects of Paisa culture and to help me with errands. Both of them made me feel at home and like part of the family right away.
Their home is beautiful and the room is enormous with its own balcony, bathroom, and kitchenette with a sink and a refridgerator. I loved the neighborhood and it was very easy to get around the city. I took classes at EAFIT and was able to get there easily using a bus and the metro.
I loved getting to know the rest of the family, including Johanna's adorable niece and nephews who live nearby and her brother in law has a taxi service which made my airport pick up super easy.
I had an incredible time in Medellín staying with Johanna and Yamile and I can't wait to visit again!
Era mi segunda vez que me quedaba con esta familia. Me quedé un mes y fue una gran experiencia! El barrio local y la familia es muy amable. Recomiendo esta homedtay a todos si tu quieres experience Medellín!
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A very nice place where to stay , Johanna and his Mother are very kind person , they make my vacations there very agreable . Thanks very much again to them +++
Johanna and her Mom are amazing hosts. If you want to stay with a Colombian family, know more about their culture, enjoy traditional home-cooked dishes and sometimes play with two naughty kids, you should look no further! Johanna is a really warm and fun-loving person, and all I wish after coming back is that I had spent more days in this lovely little home!
What a fantastic stay! Johanna and family were incredible and generous hosts. I could not have hoped for a better time. As soon as i arrived i was made to feel welcome! I was invited to a family reunion which was wonderful.
Johanna even found time to show me around the city and to a great viewpoint. Everyone was vey patient with my sloooow spanish, and the room was awesome too.
Best wishes and good luck from England!
You absolutely need to stay with Johanna if you are visiting Medellin! It’s the most authentic Colombian experience you can get and it’s nothing short of incredible! Johanna is extremely hardworking yet still finds time to show you the city and bring you to hang out with her family and friends who are so cool and nice! Her mom makes you traditional Colombian dishes which are delicious too! There’s supermarkets and restaurants and transportation close by. The room is super spacious with its own balcony and bathroom. It also has an amazing view of Medellin (especially at night). Johanna was super patient and great at helping me practice my Spanish! Don’t think twice about staying here. Your next adventure awaits!!
I'm so happy I chose to stay with Johanna and her family! You will get the real experience in Medellin. Gorgeous local area and they are so friendly and nice and patient with learning Spanish. They always offered me coffee, fresh juice and food and I want to visit again very soon!! They will help you with anything and they also show you around. Cannot recommend enough. Thank you again!!!!!
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