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Candela & Chocolate Hostel Reviews

Calle 12 3 01, Santa Marta, Colombia

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82 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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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!


Daniel and the staff are great. The place is clean and the beds are comfy. It's stuffy at night, but that's Santa Marta in general. The breakfast is good and the welcome juice is a really fantastic perk for a tired traveller. The revamped kitchen is good and laundry is cheap. Good WiFi. Very helpful staff. Thanks for making my stay a good one.


Nice hostel, a bit quite, but breakfast included which is a big bonus!!

  • 22nd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This hostel was perfect and all I needed for the lost city trek with baggage storage when I was away, juice on check in, a decent breakfast and good staff. A hot shower would have been nice though!


Nice clean hostal. I stayed in the 8-bed dorm. Comfy bed, good fans, ensuite bathroom. Cheap lavandery service and cheap water to buy. Nice patio with hammock, i really enjoyed the music as well, nice touch. Good small breakfast included. You can leave your bag there up to 6days and go to Ciudad Perdida or Parque Tayrona. Staff was helpful. I'd go there again.


It's located quite close to the waterfront in the center. For breakfast you can chose between two menus and there are no free seconds (you can buy them though). So if you are the hungry type it might not be enough. Otherwise it's a nice little hostel.


Excellent hostel. Professionally operated, great customer service. Super clean. Good breakfast. The area is a bit dangerous at night.


Really nice hostel. You cannot find a better value for money. good breakfast included, dorms have private bathrooms. really nice kitchen, staff is friendly and colombian, so they have great information. everytime again.


It's a good hostel....Simple but good for passing by on your way to Parque Tayrona!

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