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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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3362 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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Great hostel that ticks all the boxes however I feel it lacks the atmosphere that Mamallanas or Media Luna offer as both more intimate hostels so to speak. That said, can't fault Viajero.


Pros: The hostel is very central. We had a private room which was in another building. It was pretty quiet there. If you want party, you should stay at the main building. Cons: Our room was pretty basic and lacked atmosphere. The TV didn't work properly. Some of the staff were not really friendly and seemed not exactly well informed.


The hostel location is fantastic, it's kept clean and the facilities are good. However I found the staff to be very unhelpful and really seemed like they couldn't care less. They were more interested in playing on their phones than helping with my questions and interacting. After speaking with several backpackers staying there eveyone agreed location and facilities great but the staff very unfriendly and helpful.


Pretty average hostel but met quite a few interesting people


great hostel will recommend


Frontstaff was lazy and unfriendly. Everything else was really good.


Not the friendliest staff, but they are helpful with bookings, and the hostel offers a lot of cool tours. The bar area is nice, but it closes at 12am because of its proximity to the rooms, which is kind of annoying especially if you are having fun making new friends.


Very good atmosphere for solo travelers! Easy to make friends!! Very good location! Rooms are comfortable and the AC really saves you!


great hostel and the air cons are an absolute lifesaver.


Good location. So many people and busy toilettes all the time.


Great location, very comfortable and secure.

  • 5th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel is good but a little shopworn. Some nice staff though😀


Very friendly staff, great location and fun activities. I have already recommended the spot to friends visiting Cartagena.

  • 30th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I miss a pool because cartagena has a very hot weather.


This is a good social / party hostel for young backpackers. It's clean. It's fun. It's worth the money


The hostel is way to expensive for what you get. It's only a gallery with a lot of rooms and a small bar. Nothing wrong with the facilities btw, but I enjoyed my stay at another hostel in Cartagena much more..!


Plenty of activities at the bar, very friendy Staff. special Miriam at reception and Ena at The bar, The place is very clean, breakfast is pretty good and The tours are good to enjoy The time at cartagena. I Will be back soon and recomended this place 100%

  • 25th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


It's an amazing Hostel


the security locks are out dated and hard to figure out on your own, I didn't worry too much about others though. there are lockers underneath the beds but the latches are small as well. party hostel with some less than stellar guests, the staff seemed a bit overwhelmed but loosened up and had fun at night, dance classes were a great place to meet others. it was great being able to walk in and out without problems 24/7


I found it annoying having make my own bed before sleeping in it.

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