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Drop Bear Hostel Reviews

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

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190 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 70%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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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.

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