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Candela & Chocolate Reviews

Calle 12 3 01, Santa Marta, Colombia

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135 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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NOT RECCOMENDED! Friendly ladies staff, they guy is a doush. Arrived 6.45am, they guy let us stay outside behind the fence. Two guy's outside were looking for trouble, ended up in pooshing arround. After claiming to wait behind the fence, he let us wait untill 7.30am before we could go inside the hostel. We brought our own breakfest, but were NOT ALLOWED to grab a spoon and a boll before 2pm (Check-in) DON'T GO HERE!

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cordial saludo, lastimosamente al igual que todos los establecimientos tenemos un horario de check in y check out que esta especificado en la descripción, al igual que un horario de recepción esto por respeto a nuestros clientes que se encuentran descansando y de acuerdo a lo que nuestra capacidad nos permite. vale la pena aclarar que usted llego a las 6am sin previo aviso esto significa querer por el valor de una noche de alojamiento mas de 24 horas de estadia sin cargo extra.


We arrived very late and left in the morning. But the staff was very friendly and we got our welcome drink even in the middle of the night. The breakfast was basic but with fresh fruits. They also took care of our backpacks while we were in Tayrona. Would definitely recommend this hostel, especially for this price.


This place is so hot it's unbearable- it's built around a central courtyard so no breeze & the fans don't touch the sides! One of the worst night sleeps of my life! Other than that it's a basic hostel which does the job.


Basic hostel that ticks the boxes but not more . Good breakfast and wifi


Nice hostel, the guy on reception put up with my limited Spanish and tried his best to help. The gate is kept locked at all times so felt very safe as it is only a small hostel. Free drink and snack on arrival which was a nice treat. Only down side is the rooms can get pretty hot at night, but for the price you can't complain.


Very friendly staff, a cat and a dog, good breakfast (coffee, cereals with fruit, toasts), clean bathroom, and greeting juice with waffles.


Nice bug dorms, good lockers, good kitchen, just a bit hot at night with no air con or windows, there is a fan though


The hostel is nice. I would not say the best hostel ever but they are doing a good job. They really care to ensure the place itself is safe, although downtown Santa Marta is sketchy after 10PM. Take care especially if you're on your own.

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