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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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85%

Rating
2529 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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80%

Was a nice place. Cheaper hostels about but overall there is always a nice atmosphere


83%

The aircon is actually only on from 6-7pm until 10-11am. Friendly vibes and a clean place in a great location.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Is a good hostel with decent facilities (including air conditioning which is a lifesaver in the humidity). Breakfast is average and wifi slow. Staff aren't very helpful at all and make you feel like you're bothering them if you ask a question. This put a dampener on our stay.


94%

Great location. Felt safe and the staff was very helpful. Spoke English.

  • 16th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Excellent location, close to everything, easy to find. My major issue was the cleanliness of the bathrooms, they always looked dirty. Also the bed sheets that they give you looked really old and dirty too. The AC on everyroom is a huge plus! cartagena is very hot and humid.

  • 13th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

There's nothing to eat in the hostel. No food available to buy.

  • 10th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Ideal for a few nights in Cartagena, thanks to its location in the heart of town. Rooms are clean and beds are comfortable. Other facilities are also clean. Would definitely recommend El Viajero to others.

  • 7th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Great spot, with comfortable bed, good breakfast, and a wonderful location in the walled city of Cartagena. Will definitely stay here again on my next trip!


100%

I really loved this place. It started to feel like home. The staff was very friendly and helpful.


57%

The place is OK, but I am very frustrated and will never return. I needed to extend my reservation one night, which seemed to be very easy... I paid for the extra night and was told everything was good to go. However when I checked out, there was no record of my transaction and they insisted that I pay again, so I did. I tried as hard as I could for a week to get a refund, but it was not possible. The staff needs to learn how to use thier computer systems so this does not happen again.

  • 5th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Conveniently located in Old town with easy access to bus, taxi, restaurants and grocery stores. The Fort is accessible as well and is about a 20 minute walk from the hostel. Staff are knowledgeable about the city and able to provide great advice. They have two lovely courtyards to hangout in the hostel. Airport is about 10 mins away by bus. Take the bus to Crespo and tell the bus driver to drop you off at the bus stop closest to the airport and is only 5 mins by walk.


100%

I really loved this place. Felt like home after a couple days. Strong ac in the rooms. Good wifi. Good free breakfast. Fantastic staff. I will come back!


91%

Great hostel in a great part of town. A bit big, but you meet a lot of people. Bar is a big plus. Supernice staff. Going back tomorrow!


69%

Rooms are clean and it's a great location, but the walls are paper thin. You can hear every word spoken from the courtyard right outside the rooms.


54%

Awfull staff, they looked bored, they don't do their best for you, atmosfere falls or stands with the staff! Changed after one night to another hostel.


91%

Nice hostel, not crazy party so was nice and chill plenty areas for hanging around etc.. Kitchen could do with some more pots, pans etc... Would stay again!


80%

The hostel has a great location inside the walled city. This is a great spot to go wander but is not a good spot on a budget. It is very touristy and the prices and restaurants are very high end and so are the prices. The kitchen is poorly equipped and very small which is a shame considering is so expensive to eat out locally. However the atmosphere and the bar is great and real easy to meet and chat to people. All the good bars are within walking distance also.


80%

Awesome location ! The hotel is huge, the bar is nice, but it is pretty much a party hostel so we have been waken up every night at 4 of 5 o'clock by drunken australian who were shouting and turning the lights on. Apart of that, our stay was nice. The breakfast is also good.


94%

Everything you want in a hostel. Really cool lay out, rooms are spread out around a courtyard. You can sit outside your dorm and meet people. Helpful staff, fast wifi and great overall facilities. No hot water in the showers which in Cartagena's heat is brilliant, best shower I've had in a hostel! AC in every room is a lifesaver! Close to everything. Highly recommend!


66%

Nice hostel with a good party atmosphere. The private rooms are good because you can control your own air con temperature. You can't do that in the dorms, and they turn the air con off during the day which makes it hard to nap. It gets freaken hot in Cartagena!! One of the guys got some massive spider bits all over his back from a dorm room bed. Management were good though. They took full responsibility and paid for the cream to treat it and had him move room. No apology though..

  • 21st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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