Casa Loma Minca Reviews
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Love Casa Loma. Great atmosphere, great view. Rooms are basic and bathrooms could use some love but still an incredible time to be had. Worth the stairs for sure. Resturant offers beautiful family style meals.
A loooong way up is rewarded with a beautiful view. Don't bring your big backpacks, but come from Santa Marta with your a daypack. If you don't want to walk down to the village for dinner, they offer amazing food on most nights as well.
I had a great time at this hostel and stayed another 2 nights than I had originally planned. The highlights were definitely the amazing view and the food. I normally don't like to eat vegetarian food everyday but it was delicious. The only negative was the 4 bed dorm above the kitchen/living area being very loud at night when people are still up drinking and early in the morning when breakfast is being prepared.
I booked my room on Hostelworld three days prior to my arrival. When I got to the hostel they said they didn't have my reservation. This has never happened to me before. They also said they would reimburse the 10% deposit I left on Hostelworld. It's been more than two weeks and though I have emailed them I have yet to see that money. Very disappointing experience.
Casa Loma is in such an incredible location, the staff are friendly and helpful, and there is this wonderful vibe from the people within the hostel. There are also so many great outdoor areas to pass the time. They also offer really delicious vegetarian breakfast, lunch and dinner at a reasonable price. My main criticism is that it seemed a bit understaffed when I was there - one morning I waited an hour for breakfast and everyone seemed really rushed. Also, the kitchen is for staff only.
Well, it would of been quite nice to be able to have a coffee a little bit earlier than 0:800, the time breakfast starts. The food prepared by the staff was really good, especially how everything is carried up the big hill. I mean, fresh grapes with the fruit salad and granola - amazing. Staff, especially the French speaking girls 😉 were very kind, helpful, & happy, with awesome smiles! If you stay here, make sure you read the folder - lots of helpful hints. A very chilled place.
Very chilled out, relaxed atmosphere. Nice food. Amazing sunset views :)
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- All Female Group, 18-24
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Very friendly workers and owner. Breakfast was good and the family style dinner looked good (if a tad overpriced) although didn't eat there myself. Booked through hostel world - more expensive way of staying there! Instead book directly through their website for belter value hammocks, dorm, doubles. Nice nighttime bonfire, happy hour cocktails etc. would recommend, just be prepared for a 5 minute hike up!
The views are stunning and this hostel is super laid back and relaxing. My friend and I did the bike tour to Santa Marta that they suggested and absolutely loved it!! The thing about this place is the food!! It is amazing!! I wish I could have had ten meals there. Yum yum
Utterly disappointed. Left for 2 hours until the 3rd time I asked if beds were ready. Was told to "calm down" by rude reception staff, maybe she should of listened and not interrupted. Beds were okay, new muzzy mets are great but you can't reach lamp or plug. Cocktails and view over sunset makes it. Not likely to recommend.
Amazing hostel. We went to Minca just to stay at ths hostel as we had heard such good things and it did not disappoint. Sunset cocktails on the terrace made the stay worth it. Its a hard hike up the stairs to get to the hostel but worth it when you arrive. If you can just take a light backpack with you. I have a big case on wheels and there is no way we could have got it up the hill....and the only way to get there is to walk...no cars.
Such a beautiful spot - the ultimate place to escape to for a few days.
Hostel was OK. Food was not awsome. Staff was not great. Location is good, not in the chaotic center, a bit far from the noise.