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Drop Bear Hostel Reviews

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

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157 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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This was a really fun hostel! It's very large with its own pool, resteraunt, bar and entertainment room. They always try and plan something fun for the guests to do each day, and there is a fun vibe here.


Strongly recommend. Great pool, awesome common room, friendly staff, comfortable beds and a lively bar. Only downside is the location - quite far out of town.


Best hostel i have ever stayed in.


love the girl behind the reception desk, Love 'an australian'


Great stay at Drop Bear.So gald we chose to stay there. Wonderful place...all the way around for a hostel stay.


Used this hostel as a point to get to Tayrona Park, awesome hostel, really helpful and cheerful staff, pool was awesome in the suffocating heat! Food they serve was hit and miss, wouldn't recommend eating there but supermarket is close. Not close to city center but that didn't concern us at all


We stayed at Drop Bear before heading out on the 5 Day Trek to "The Lost City". There are 4 tour leaders who provide this Trek. Drop Bear used Expotour and I think we had the best. Our guide (Andris) was the only one who seemed to speak English to his group, and he explained many interesting things along the way. When we got back from the Trek, we stayed there again. Highly recommend Drop Bear: clean, kitchen, game room, activities, tiki bar, pool, and a cook.


nice and clean hostel with a big pool. unfortunately, it is a little bit far away from the beach and the center. the girl at the reception should focus more on her work because when I wanted to pick up my laundry after more than 24 hours we found it still dirty in a corner of the reception

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place, big pool, had a great stay. Loved the large open dorms which weren't crammed with bunk beds.


So many open and relaxing spaces here. The pool, lounge, bar, and rooms felt like I was a guest in a family home. Not too much of a party crowd which is perfect for testing before or after PNN Tayrona!


We only stayed one night. Our private room was huge. The pool was great, staff was informative, no breakfast though :/ Location was kind of out of the way in Santa Marta also.


Pool was great and restaurant was delicious


awesome hostel. wifi goes in and out of connection, but otherwise awesome


Amazing everything you could need, I will be coming back !!


Great hostel in a somewhat out of the way location. It takes at least 20 minutes to get into the centre of Santa Marta but staff are friendly and on hand to advise where to catch relevant buses (nearby) to all local attractions, including Tayrona National Park. The pool is a great feature of the hostel and all rooms appear clean, spacious and well maintained.


For such a big hostel, staff needs to be on top of keeping it clean. The kitchen, and bathrooms are pretty disgusting, mostly because of the people who use them, but staff needs to do their rounds and clean overflowing wastebins full of shitwipe, or plugged sinks. Loud music, kinda sucks when trying to sleep due to a flight or activity early the next morning. Pool was nice, tv room nice.


Soooo much love for this hostel. Booked for 1 night...stayed for 7. Super helpful and friendly staff, chilled AND fun atmosphere, they have all the facilities you could possibly need (this makes it hard to leave!) It's clean, it's safe and I know it sounds cheesy but it felt just like home! 😊


A very nice hostel! We really enjoyed our stay here. It has a nice vibe and good facilities!


Had a great stay at Drop Bear! I needed a place to stay for before and after my trip to Ciudad Perdida and it was perfect. I was able to store all of my luggage safely and the tour company provided transport to and from the hostel. Also a really nice place to chill out and have a beer. I live pretty close by so I will be back!


Best hostel we stayed in during our time in Colombia. Great atmosphere if you want to meet people and party but also lots of space if you are just there to chill out. Very accommodating in terms of letting you leave your bags whilst you go do the Lost City trek or spend a couple of days at Tayrona . Gabe the owner is a really good guy and I would (and have already) recommend this place to anyone. Top Marks!

  • 3rd Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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