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El Genoves Hostal Reviews

Calle Cochera de Hobo 38-27, Cartagena, Colombia

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23 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Greaat little hostel, a lot quieter and chilled that the bigger Viajeros close by. They have aircon in the 4 person room I stayed in and a small swimming pool to chill out in.


Nice, somewhat more quiet hostel, conveniently located. Friendly staff. Could use more power outlets.


The hostel is clean, comfortable and the staff are very helpful. It's a chilled out hostel where you can get a good night's sleep. There's also aircon and a fan so the dorm was cool at night with the air on and relatively cool during the day with the fan. I'd definitely stay here again.


Great location! Comfy beds and good air con in the 4 bed dorm.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We don't share the same opinion as previous reviewers. The reception guy was a fruit loop didn't know anything about Cartagena, not even where the closest supermarket was or about the famous fort OR where they were located on the map. 12-bed was too cramped, aircon was hardly noticeable (in 4-bed it worked), kitchen had no microwave, BBQ


Very nice place to explore Cartagena. Good breakfast, clean room, clean bathrooms and nice roof terrace. The pool is nice for a quick cool off. Staff is friendly and helpful - good advice about transport and local information (from the girl at the reception - forgot her name, sorry!) The only minus was that the television in the common area was often used by staff, their friends and neighbours with high volume. Besides that, a very nice place to recommend.


It was a really great time in El Genove. The place is wonderfull, in the best location. The hostel is a warm and not to big, with nice people and very clean. I like the small pool and the roof terace. Only recommended. I will come again :)

  • 18th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Awesome location in the old town of Cartagena, in the walled city. However, if you're looking for a party hostel, this is not the one. It's small and away from the nightlife. It's rather quiet and simple, which is good if you're just looking to relax, but be in a great location, close to everything. Not a whole lot of atmosphere here, just a place to crash/relax. Staff was helpful and easygoing. I stayed in dorm with 12 beds and the AC was nice. Having lockers was handy as well.


Good - location is amazing. staff is generally friendly. saw a few other hostels nearby and Genoves is a much cleaner option. The Bad - no maps available. my first day there there was no toilet paper from check-in until the next morning. breakfast had 0 options for people with gluten allergies (like myself). have to pay for towels.


I stayed in 12 bed dorm which has way too many beds (10would be ideal) but overall was a good hostel, basic breakfast with cereals and toast, kitchen facilities were good, fast WiFi, its slightly more expensive than other hostels in the area ex green house but definitely worthy as you get air con in the evenings. highly recommended

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