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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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86%

Rating
3159 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

Very open and friendly atmosphere, AC in the rooms is nice and the wifi is great plus the location is hard to beat. Even though breakfast is only cereal fruit and bread it's nice that there is one. Staff was very nice and answered all of our questions politely. They weren't super knowledgeable about open/closing hours for certain museums so do a little of your own research (for example the castle opens at 8 AM). Overall very satisfied with the stay

  • 2nd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel and excellent location. Meet some great people here. It's right in the middle of everything. Just too loud to sleep in but that depends on if you enjoy late night partying or not.


80%

The staff were great, and the location was excellent. The wifi didn't work very well (if at all) in the rooms and the dorms are never locked, so take a lock to use the lockers under the beds. The showers are all external to the rooms and there are not many, but they are clean. The breakfast was very basic and simple with stale bread for toast, sugary cereal and some fruit. Ok for a few nights.


86%

The internet connection better, for many times I couldn't connect my gadgets, to be honest the connection was the worst I've connected. Another thing I thought you can be better is the work times of Air conditioner, We were in a really hot city and the Air conditioner don't work during day. that is crazy. Except it the hostel is really nice, I loved stayed there and if I go to Cartagena again I'll really consider the idea to stay again in El Viajero hostel.

  • 24th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This hostel is fantastic. The hostel has a great location and you can walk to nearly everything. The a ride to the airport will only run you 10,000 COPA. The staff is more than accommodating and every recommendation they make is a good one. You can plan just about everything through the hostel in terms of site-seeing and things to do. The atmosphere cannot be beat. There is always something going on, and you can always find someone who is up for grabbing a drink at the back-bar.


86%

Quiet. Clean. Helpful staff!!


91%

AMAZING hostel! One of the greatest in South America. Super nice staff, great location. Offers tours, classes, has a exciting bar, it's clean. You'll meet great friends there! Could be better: The lockers could be safer, more plugs in the dorms.


80%

Great location, helpful staff and good value for money. I highly recommend this hostel. If you're lucky like me you will get to meet interesting and fun travelers. Cheers.


91%

The place is well located, the staff is nice and the atmosphere is good. My room smelled a bit weird and the sheets weren't exactly clean. But the staff took care of it as soon as I brought it to their attention. With such a big hostel these things can happen, and their reaction says a lot.


94%

I had a great stay and I will continue to recommend and go back. :)


74%

Breakfast is OK. Showers felt like camp but big & pretty clean. bathrooms kinda far for the middle of the night. AC only on during certain hours. Beds are good. Good mix of people - young / old, various countries, etc. Atmosphere was mixed - lots of events organized but there wasn't a social vibe there. Many different common areas, which I thought was nice but maybe spread everyone out too much. Staff could have been more helpful, clear & excited with tour information & help. Awesome location.


89%

Great hostel. Free classes such as salsa, Pilates etc. good happy hour. Nice comfy beds, clean and sociable. 2 kitchens. They offer transfers and activities near by too. We had a great stay here


77%

Good (safe) location. Fun atmosphere. Clean (except pillows and mattress). Overpriced.

  • 16th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


63%

Great location, can walk to everywhere in Cartagena. Not very exciting place if you are looking to party. We found the bar area pretty boring! Staff are nice, especially Carlos. Expensive for what you get!


100%

Really great and helpful staff! The set out if the hostel is really good for meeting new people. They also have free salsa lessons and lots of activities to choose from. I really enjoyed staying here! Cheers!


86%

We had a great time at El Viajero. The nightly activities and courtyard bar make it very easy to get to know other travelers. The staff were also very helpful in telling us about sites around the hostel and giving us insider tips for the city. They also seemed to be proactive with cleaning and maintenance of the whole hostel area, just could use some more utensils in the kitchen. Would definitely stay here again!

  • 12th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

This hostel is fine. Clean enough and inside the walled city. However if u want to go out at night better to stay in a hostel on media Luna street as the streets in the walled city are very quiet at night.


83%

Staff can be unfriendly and rude. I tried to book the mud volcano tour, and one of them told me it was full even though I found out seconds later that it wasn't. She seemed like she just didn't want to call the office and check since it was a last minute booking. But I only found trouble with two out of the many staff there. Others were pretty kind.


97%

Very nice atmosphere! The hostel is also very close to many very nice restaurants and bars!


100%

My 2nd stay at Viajero was awesome and I plan on visiting their sister hostels in the future. I checked out after accidentally leaving an expensive speaker out in a high traffic common area. The courteous, helpful and honest staff found and secured it for me until a friend could come pick it up several days later. The place was alway clean and quiets down at midnight so you can get a good night's rest for your next day's adventure. Viajero understands what the traveler wants & provides!


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