The Trojan Horse – Dorm

Price and Facilities

The going price per person per night for a bed is COP35,000 (around $12) but we do offer better deals depending on how long you stay. Remember, few people actually leave Medellin on the same day they’d planned!!

It’s an 6-bed room, offering plenty of comfort with its own brand new bathroom (hot water WITH pressure folks!). Each bed has a useful small side table, electricity sockets to charge your cell phone or laptop, private lamp to read your book before you go sleep even a wooden stick as you see in the photos so you can hung your towel or cloth to dry and even be more private!The price includes linen and towels, coffee and pancakes, WiFi and computer usage and so much more. Have a look on our Facilities page for a more detailed list.


The Mythology

Many will be aware of the saying “beware of Greeks baring gifts”, (though one should never refuse it, especially if the gift is food!!). It originates from accounts of the fall of Troy.

After a fruitless 10-year siege, the Greeks constructed a huge wooden horse (Δούρειος Ἵππος) as a supposed gift of defeat to the Trojans and to the goddess Athena after destroying her temple in the war, asking her to protect them as they sailed back home. However they hid a select force of 30 men inside. The Greeks pretended to sail away, and the Trojans pulled the horse into their city as a victory trophy. That night the Greek force crept out of the horse and opened the gates for the rest of the Greek army, which had sailed back under cover of night. The Greek army entered and destroyed the city of Troy, decisively ending the war.

OK, we’re not saying we’re going to cram 30 men inside a dorm!!!

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