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Amber Hostel Cartagena Reviews

Calle de la Magdalena N° 10-103 Getsemani, Cartagena de las Indias, Cartagena, Colombia

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56 Total Reviews
  • 56%Value For Money
  • 56%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 47%Cleanliness
  • 49%Facilities

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To say filthy would be kind. This hostel broke my soul, it's where dreams come to die. It had me waking up every morning asking myself why oh why do bad things happen to good people. I've left with hep c and irreparable trauma. Don't stay here, for the love of god don't do it to yourself


great location .feels like a ghetto area but is quite safe.the place needs a touch up .the private rooms are good .staff friendly.a kind of mix from hippy and the only place left ...but i had an enjoyable stay.


Everything was dirty and wet. The luggage storage room along with the bedrooms smelled like mold. The staff was accommodating, but they never responded to any emails about changing the reservation or phone calls. I booked a 6 bedroom and ended up with a 8 bedroom for the same price with no notice. Also the 2 bathrooms offered were both broken. They charged the same price as Mamallena hostel which was loads better. Overpriced, but the family running it was nice. Just shouldn't be running a hostel


Bathroom was disgusting with mud almost always on the floor. Shower drain clogged so that water does not go away. Floor was completely wet. No soap provided. There were more people staying in the hostel than there were lockers so I didn't have any where to lock up my valuables when all the lockers were taken. Even if the lockers were free they were so rusted that it looked like you could rip off the door with your hands. The staff was disorganized; I almost didn't have a bed for last night

  • 31st Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great location.private rooms r good.dorms scary.main entrance security good.but lockers r limited and the place is a bit scary at first coz the neighbourhood is dodgy and the place definitly needs a bit of work.but the stay was pleasant enough.even though its trashed.its cheap😉


Loved the hostal, only downpoint was the messy kitchen.

  • 29th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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