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El Genoves Hostal Reviews

Calle Cochera de Hobo 38-27, Cartagena, Colombia

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28 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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This place is wonderful! The staff is super friendly and helpful, always answering my questions thoroughly and with a smile. I felt very safe with the 24-hour guard on duty. The room and public areas were clean and attractive, and the neighborhood is peaceful and quiet, although close to bars and restaurants. I would definitely book here again.


Very good hostel. You got a nice small pool to refresh, the AC in the dorms were working very well, which is very vital, and there is a basic breakfast.


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)

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