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Calamari Hostel Boutique Reviews

Carrera 3 Calle Ricaute No. 31 - 38 Centro Histori, Cartagena, Colombia

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43 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 97%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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I loved this place very much. The staff was all very friendly and very helpful. The location is perfect good walking distance to everything. The rooms are pretty clean not too bad. Just overall had a good stay.


Very friendly staff and helpful. We stayed in a private bedroom (2 beds) - the room quite dark and woth a humid-lile smell but I guess this is the case for most houses in the old city area. However,good enough for a few nights stay. The location is excellent,very close to the major touristic attractions and restaurants and a few minutes-walk from the harbour where you can take a boat to the neighbouring islands


We had a great stay at Calamari. The rooms are amazing, very clean, good air conditioning and the location is perfect.

  • 10th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Amazing location in the "Central" of Cartagena. The rooms were massive with balconies and clean bathrooms. Staff was very helpful. Every person in Cartagena (out by the beaches and the old part of the city) come to that square at night for dinner and drinks. Great restaurants across the street up on the wall to have dinner while watching the sun set. No one really speaks English but everyone is still nice and helpful. the showers (everywhere in cartagena) are room temperature

  • 26th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We decided to spend a little extra on a hostel for our last day in Cartagena and enjoyed staying at Calamari Hostal Boutique. It's quite different from any hostel I've stayed in before and a welcomed upgrade. The place was pretty quiet, the rooms are beautiful and there is even a small, scenic rooftop area which was lovely at night. There were a few insects that made an appearance and we couldn't figure out how to get the tv to work, but overall we had a positive experience.


GREAT place to stay. Amazing location, friendly and helpful staff, room with lots of space. It's a hostal more than a hostel, as there's not really a social vibe to it. Even though it as a great terrace with amazin view there aren't many travellers going there, and there's not that hostel-atmosphere. It's more like quiet and relaxed, great place to rest. I would go again, no doubts.

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