Looking for room to rent in Medellín? Here are tips to find the perfect housing and the ideal environment to live a unique experience.
You can follow several basic steps that will save you time and work if it’s your first time in Medellín.
1st feature: Filter by address, university or point of interest
The platform VICO is really unique because it allows you to filter your search by point of interest. If you want to live near your office, university or even next to your friends or family, you can! You just need to select the address or point of interest in the search bar. Then, VICO will immediately show you the closest shared housings in the area.
2nd Feature: Filter by neighbourhood
You might also have one or several specific neighbourhoods in mind to find your new home in Medellin. This is why VICO can also filter its rooms according to your target neighbourhood. If you’re not sure which “barrio” of Medellín you should live in, you can check our article about the different characteristics of the main barrios of the Medellín.
Indeed, it is important to choose well the sector that will better suit your needs. It can depend on the cuisine, transports, markets, parks, cafes, bars, clubs or shopping centers. Don’t hesitate to contact us if you need advice on the neighbourhood to choose according to your specific needs.
3rd feature: Filter by price
Perhaps the most influential factor when choosing a room is the price. You must consider your maximum monthly budget before anything else. The price filter on the VICO webpage allows you to select rooms within a price range between 300,000 COP (82USD) and 2,000,000 COP (550USD). However, most rooms in Medellín cost between 500,000 and 1,000,000 COP (138 to 276 USD). You will find this price filter at the top of the page.
If you have a more precise idea of the type of housing you are looking for in Medellín, you can use the additional filters.
Now let’s suppose that you found a VICO (a housing) that looks like what you’re looking for. The next step is to look at the house details and its available rooms.
The image gallery will show you more photos the social spaces and rooms. You can also look at the exact availability date, which is a very important factor. Finally, you’ll find the monthly price of the room and other extra information such as the features inside the space like, for example, if the room has a private or shared bathroom.
It’s not just a room in Medellín, it’s an environment
Now that you checked the general information of the house, it is time to think about its environment. In truth, the roomies are the main reason for an experience to be spectacular.
Usually, the first people you connect with are your roommates. It’s with them that you will create a link from the beginning, during and until the end of the semester.
Many times foreigners arrive at their new city without having a prior idea of those who will be part of the shared housing. That is why VICO also shows the current inhabitants of the VICO, their nationality and their name.
By the way, we must not forget about the house amenities. In other words, these are the things put at your disposition in the VICO. With all this information you can already have an idea of the living environment.
Later you can find the description of the rules. They are like mutual agreements between the people who live in the shared housing and the administrator.
Map and location in the city
Finally, we have a great option for those who use and enjoy applications such as Google Maps. On the bottom of the page you can find the exact location of the VICO on the map of Medellín through Google Maps.
This will give you a broader perspective of the VICO in relation to the city. Finally, there is nothing left but to wish you good luck searching for your shared home. Medellín is waiting for you and so are we!