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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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86%

Rating
2366 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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66%

Biggest Downside: Air conditioning. Cartagena is hot and humid. Our air-conditioner was broken for three days and the staff did little-to-nothing to fix it. After asking multiple times, an employee was finally sent over -- who didn't fix anything, just pressed buttons. They did this twice, and assured us each time it would work. It did not. After a 45-minute debate at checkout, we were finally given a modest 10% discount for our sweat and troubles. Biggest Upside: The location is great.


100%

Had a great time at El Viajero. One of the best hostels I have ever been to. Great staff, great organisation and the location is unbeatable. Try the mojitos from the internal bar.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

Great place to stay, staff very helpful and will go outside the box to make sure you feel at home.

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

A little far from the action where the main bars and restaurants are.


100%

I was a here for 8 days and had the best of the best here bed good frige good staff good ... people who visit colombia oraswel the citys as cartagena should book tis hostel.. i had so good time here whith everyone here .. the only thing if there is something missing or what so ever .. is a big pool!! .. thats all!!! but whithout it was a awesome time!!! regards rico mesa the rennisance homi!!!

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


94%

Arigatou gozaimasu!!!!

  • 4th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

The hostel is pretty good, staff is very nice, Alexandre (Alex) went out of his way to help me, but it is a busy place and sometimes the staff gets confused. The rooms are good and the air conditioning is great. The locations is really great, close to everything: good food, supermarkets, sightseeing, shopping,


63%

Many better hostel in cartagena than the Viajero trust me. It's more a tourist factory! Dissapointed !!


63%

Thought this place wasn't worth the price we paid. Free breakfast was a plus though


80%

Good hostel without being great. Nice spaces to meet people and the rooms have air con which is simply a must in this city given how hot it gets. Would recommend


94%

Good location, great helpful staff, and a fun hostel. They have activities planned every night, a bar, and enough facilities to accommodate the large amount of people staying there. They have a big staff who are always keeping the hostel clean and stacked with amenities. I met a lot of great people easily in their patio areas and some even joined us on the rest of our trip through South America. Overall, a really fun place and great staff.


97%

Great place, I would always stay again here! The rooms are located around patios equipped with chairs, tables and hammocks. The room itself was big, very clean and comfy. The kitchen was alright, with everthing you could need. Wifi is fast. Location great. So very recommendable!


97%

Great hostel with a very friendly people. Good location, highly recommended!


83%

This hostel is massive - 90+ guest capacity. With those numbers, it's easy to just be another guest to the staff, but all were professional. A/C in the rooms in Cartagena is a must, and every room at this hostel has A/C; however, they only run it at night, so the rooms are a sauna during the day time. Bar area is chill, and nightly events mix it up; however, I was there on a Friday night and they took us to an overcrowded bar that charged COP 10,000 cover - got in and left after 20 minutes.


94%

Really enjoyed my stay here. Hostel was really clean and comfy. Lockable storage under the beds for everyone. Lots of showers and bathroms. Kitchen with breakfast every morning. Great communal areas for meeting and chatting to other travellers. Watch out for dust mites and bed bugs. My brother switched from top bunk to bottom bunk on our last night and was eaten alive and now is COVERED in litte bites. Other than that i would go back and stay there again. I really liked it.


74%

Clean, big hostel, very nice atmosphere! Great to have good air con in the rooms. The down side was the staff for us: we expected a lot more from them out of the reviews, but they seemed to be very busy helping different people at the same time, not really convenient because we had to wait for a long time to get an answer on questions. This happened multiple times with different people. Maybe they need more staff? For us this was kind of a turn off. Good breakfast and bar though!


86%

Was a good hostel in a nice location. Would stay again


63%

The hostel was in a good location, but the atmosphere here wasn't great. It wasn't easy to meet people and the vibe was a bit stiff.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Amazing, location is good, clean good bedrooms, ar coinditioner... i love this hostel.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

What a great introduction to Colombia by staying at El Viajero! Great amenities, good wifi (I was working while here, so this was important), and an excellent staff. Would recommend to everyone!


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