January 5 - March 28, 2020



The City

Local Colombian coffee, anyone?

We can’t stay away from Medellín, its friendly people, perfect weather, or delicious food so we’re coming back!

Take a cable car through mountains enshrouded in mist. Stroll the tree-lined streets. Explore artistic hillside neighborhoods.

Everybody raves about Medellín. When are you going to experience it for yourself?

Cable car adventures HP 2018
City views HP 2018
Food tour HP 2019
Street art tour HP 2019
HP Medellín housing kitchen
HP Medellín housing bedroom
HP Medelín housing dining room
HP Medellin housing balcony


Open spaces. Modern finishes. Natural light. Fast wifi. Sweeping balcony views. This is probably nicer than your place back home.

We are located in El Poblado, the safest and most happening neighborhood in Medellín. We’ve done all the research for you so you can show up, settle in, and start living your best life.


Time to talk about some perks of where we will work:

  1. The wifi is fast and reliable. No worries here.
  2. It’s within a 15-minute walk to our housing. Buh-bye, wasted commute time.
  3. You don’t have to hear Sharon talk about her cats!

We’ve got everything you need to be productive: places for calls, nice chairs and desks, a well lit space, and more.

Increase your creativity, focus, and energy by working in a fresh environment with new people in Medellín.

HP Medellín collaboration area
HP Medellín open space
HP Medellin coworking

Trip Highlights


get your insta ready

Discover Guatapé, the place that you've seen in every must-see travel guide. Soak in the hike views before going down to jet ski in the lakes below. You can even paintball at Pablo Escobar's old mansion to fulfill all your Narco's fantasies.


oh, we're going to eat

Forget tacos and tapas. Arepas stuffed with anything you want, pastries stuffed with cheese and tropical fruits, the best lentil burrito you've ever had in your life at our favorite vegetarian spot, and sooooo many ways to eat plantains.


salsa that food off after

Whether you prefer learning through classes or at our favorite salsa club, the Colombians are ready to teach you how to dance. Start warming up those hips!. Want to the gym instead? Okay, fine. We will help you get that set up too.


admire massive street art

Visit Comuna 13, a barrio on the cutting edge of social change. See how artists from all over the world have spread their message through enormous street murals. We won't let you miss the giant outdoor escalators that reinvented the area either.


meet LOCAL ngos

Feel like you can't make a difference at home? Meet our colleagues who run a hip hop school to keep kids focused on producing music and other innovative NGOs. Medellín is on the cutting edge of social change. Come be part of it.


party on your own bus

There's no other place to spend the night dancing on your own bus while exploring parts of the city you'd never see on your own. Rent an entire open-air bus, fill it with your HP friends, and get excited for a night you won't forget.

Private room w/ cleaning

Coworking Space

Local Sim filled with data

2 Kickass onsite facilitators

professional development

weekly lunches and potlucks

Networking events with locals

Worldwide network of 700+ alumni

hands-on workshops

goal setting & reciprocity rings

Trip Pricing

2 Weeks


per 2 weeks

Get Your Toes Wet

Full Trip


per 4 weeks

Live Like A Local

3-12 Months from


per 4 weeks

Travel More | Pay Less

Want shorter? Want longer?

We’re super flexible. You can travel with us for the amount of time that fits your schedule. Apply now and let us help you customize your travel plans!

The Dream Team

Our troubleshooting, rose-drinking, karaoke-singing, and all-round kick-ass superhero facilitators are destined to become your new BFFs.

Sara Magnabosco

Head of Admissions | Trip Facilitator

Sara, from Italy, joined Hacker Paradise as Trip Facilitator after spending four years in rainy Belgium running one of the most active coworking spaces in Europe. With a background in Sociology, she loves being surrounded by people and help them to connect and create meaningful relationships.

Tea drinker by day, she never refuses a beer at night.

Vanessa Famighetti

Trip Facilitator

Vanessa has lived on three continents, visited over 35 countries, and worked creating custom travel excursions and personally running rough-and-tumble overland trips (driving an actual bus, ya’ll).

She’s a daily do-er of yoga (the sweatier the better), bonafide pickle fan, and lover of all things beachy. If you want to catch some epic sunsets, Vanessa is the one to follow!

kitti Borissza

Trip Facilitator

Kitti is an idealist keen to help make the world a better place. She cofounded a freelancer collective and two social enterprises, executed go-to-market strategies for startups, and traveled as a digital marketing consultant before joining Hacker Paradise.

Her best days are spent barefoot next to a bonfire.

Will Newhart

Trip facilitator

Will joined HP after working in a myriad of fields, including healthcare, romance fiction, journalism, hospitality, and film. His safe space is Google Sheets, but he’s always ready to make you smile.

He lives to dance and eat the local breads. If you ever need a sober buddy or want to bust out a spontaneous trek, Will is your guy!

Live in the
places you've
only dreamed of

Why HP?

Because it’s no fun to be in a cable car alone.

Joking aside, the biggest reason people choose us is our community. It’s why 75% of our participants come back after their first trip.

With our on trip program and experiences, you’ll learn more, see more, and do more with us than you ever could imagine doing on your own.

HP Jeju 2016
HP Florianópolis 2019

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