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Casa Nativa Hostel Reviews

Calle Tumbamuertos 38 - 65 Barrio San Diego, Cartagena, Colombia

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135 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Amazing stay at Casa Nativa! The staff opened there arms to is like family and for the ten days we were in Cartagena Casa Nativa felt like home. The environment is very relaxed and the hostel is in the perfect neighborhood- quiet but very close to everything! I will definitely be back and recommend Casa Nativa to all!

  • 6th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were helpful and breakfast was excellent. 8 bed dorm is pretty cramped but lockers for bags are quite good. Not sure if we hit it at a bad time but there was nothing going on, no one around the common area, at reception etc. Great WiFi


Great hostel in the old town of Cartagena. walking distance to the supermarket, restaurants and all the old city attractions. The hostel owner is really enthusiastic and helpful. The hostel is pretty quiet so don't expect any parties or lively atmosphere.


Nice aircon for the hot weather, although it gets a bit too cold at night... They have curtain on every bed which is good for privacy. The owner Juan is very nice, very funny and helpful. But there were a couple who were also the staff, sharing the same room with us, sleeping in the same bed and made some disturbing noise. Other than that is fine.


It is a really nice hostel and we liked to stay there. There is a small kitchen, never cooked there. 8-bed dorm was really nice with curtains and a light. Some of them didn't work but they were fixing the hostel ... maybe there's one in my bed ;-) What was really annoying was the staff (not the owner). They hanged around all day long, occupied TV, didn't greet and that pissed me off. By the way the room (8-bed dorm) had AC and it got really cold one night, so better bring a pullover or so.


Great service, good location and comfortable sleep. The only concern I had was the shower, which isn't very private (there are decorative holes in the wall, through which others in the hostel may watch you if they chose) and isn't very organized (there is no place to put your clean clothes or bath products save for one broken hook). Otherwise, it's a great place to stay.


Nice hostel, was quiet during my 3 day stay. Good sturdy beds with large lockers at the head of the bed which I personally liked. Beds also had a curtain which gave your own space. Air conditioning was a welcome luxury in the heat of Cartagena. Overall good stay!


A few things happened that we're out of their control, the city turned off the water and electricity on 2 separate occasions. The staff felt bad but there was nothing they could do. There was enough water trickling out to fill buckets....that worked just fine considering its hot &humid. Staff were always visible and we felt safe and taken care of if we had questions. Great location, near everything but not too loud from bars. We appreciated the lockers inside each bed area with its own outlet.:)

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