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Candela & Chocolate Hostel Reviews

Calle 12 3 01, Santa Marta, Colombia

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98 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Great hostel. Good value for money. Good breaky. Very secure. Manager/ owner is extremely helpful and answers all questions. Dog, cat and tortoise add to the fun character of the place.


Pleasant place with good breakfast and luggage storage facilities. Very cute (and playful!) dog and cat. Clean sheets and towel were provided every day. Dorm room have a fan, however despite this it gets very hot at night which can be uncomfortable.


The staff are very friendly and helpful, and the free breakfast is a plus. This is a small non-party hotel, great for recharging the batteries. There's a strange quirk about having to have a ticket for breakfast rather than ticking a name off of a list, even though the hostel is so small.


One of the better hostel in South America! Its not a party hostel so its perfect if you want a nice and relaxed place to stay in. And you can store your bags up to six days for free! Very nice with the welcome drink :)


Really nice hostel, perfect location and free breakfast (white bread and corn flakes). I would come back!


I didn't actually sleep here. If you pay for one night, you can store your bags for 6 days at no charge. So we payed, and left our big packs there, and took small packs into Tayrona park for 2 nights. They lock the luggagenin a storage closet. They also offer storage in a safety deposit box and do a very thorough job logging exactly what you are storing, make you show everything before and after storing. Wish I had more time to actually stay, it looked cute and was close to the beach.


I loved this hostel as it was friendly and cosy, with a nice independent feel to it. The staff are very helpful and will do their utmost to give you any info/help you need. The area it's in is very central for the main sites of Santa Marta (i.e. the cathedral and beach), although the street feels a bit dodgy as it is just off the main tourist block. They lock up at 10pm.


Lovely hostel! Great location, stone's throw from the beach and the centre (markets, nightlife, buses). Excellent breakfast - much more than you'd expect from a hostel. The staff are really accommodating and there are lovely kittens and puppies to play with! The kitchen is brilliant for self-catering. Definitely recommend!

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