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Drop Bear Hostel

Carrera 21 Numero 20 36, Barrio Jardin, Santa Marta, Colombia


  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

Property Information:

Want to stay in an ex Cartel house?

The Australian run Drop Bear Hostel is located in the most infamous cartel house of Santa Marta and in the most exclusive suburb, El Jardin. Come see the secrets of the house, hidden rooms, secret coded tiles, caletas (hiding spaces) and underground tunnels!

The Drop Bear Hostel is perfectly placed for travellers, close to the city centre, museums and transport to Tayrona, Taganga and Minca. We can also organise Lost City Treks and Scuba Licences.

Located over 2000m2 there is plenty of room to chill out and relax. Sip a cocktail in the giant pool or in the authentic 80's cartel bar where Pablo Escobar once drunk with his buddies. Kick back in the stadium cinema room or cook up a storm in the huge kitchen.

Join us for our Sunday BBQ's and Movie nights in our Pool Cinema. It's easy to stay at the Drop Bear and never leave. The Hostel is spacious, clean and kept cool by the Santa Marta breeze (La Brisa Loca) that rolls of the Sierra Nevada.

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  • Latest Review

    I really try not to leave negative comments or impressions on places, but I feel this one is necessary. Drop Bear has a cool story so I gave it a try. After staying two nights, I was disappointed. Mainly it was the staff. They had mislead me twice in helping me pay for my travel reservations, which ended up costing me a lot of my own pocket. Additionally, the two girls working the front desk service and attitude was surly at best, hence why I left early. Try La Brisa Loca or The Dreamer.
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  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Board games
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair Accessible


  • Taxes Included

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 day cancellation policy.
Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Things to Note

Please Note: Check in Time:14pm Check out Time:11am Credit Cards Accepted as payment upon arrival Cancellation Policy: 24hours. Breakfast Not Included. Taxes Included.

Drop Bear Hostel Located at Carrera 21 Numero 20 36, Barrio Jardin, Santa Marta.
Drop Bear Hostel
Santa Marta Magdalena 022310 Carrera 21 Numero 20 36, Barrio Jardin
89% 78
11.2371059 -74.1907382
Drop Bear Hostel
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