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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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3299 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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this is kinda big hostel, where look 100 people can stay. Each room has security locker just for your passport/ cash, so it is relatively safe. Dont expect breakfast. it is just fruit and bread.


This place is a humdinger. Met some people with bed bug bites though, which is not a ripper.


Definitely a party hostel. If this is what you are looking for then it is great. If you are trying to have a more quiet night this is not the place. Lots of fun people to meet and a good bar. The best thing they offer is salsa and bachata classes!!


Very over priced hostel. The staff and location are the positives. rooms are not very clean, and the mattress protector wasn't changed or cleaned between guests. toilet doors were broken and didn't lock. breakfast was very poor. showers were cold. kitchen was okay.


This hostel was more than great , i was great wifi speed,, exelent staff was really helpfull,, i really enjoy my stay in this place, the best thing it was the guys from the recepction also the food they cook at the grill by two argentinians was amazing they let us to cook some meat ,,higly recomend this place , great atmosphere in general ..i think is the best hostel in cartagena


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)


Great staff, and great atmosphere to meet other travelers. Safe and convenient location. AC works great, which is 100% necessary to sleep at night. Me gusta.


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.


Mediocre atmosphere, mediocre staff, good location.


It's a huge hostel, a good chill out area, there is no charger plug available for the top bunk, it was clean, the breakfast worth the price, it's in a good location, the service at the reception wasn't good because they are always busy due to amount of people hosted. When I was doing the check out, I returned the sheets and a label that was stuck in my bed for an employee at the front desk and he told me to take the sheets to another room of an impolite way, as if I already knew that.


Great location, and good guides on what to do. It would be nice though to have some places with aircondition during the days, as Cartagena is very hot. They have though air-con during the nights. Also could be good with locks to the dorm-rooms.


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.


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)


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.


The Hostel was very great! The staff is very kind and helpful, the rooms are quite big and the beds are confortable, the kitchen also has a lot of utensils to use. The bar in the evening is great fun because the whole hostel meets there, after 12pm you have to be quite and go somewhere else to party, but we appreciated that becuase you can sleep in silence during the night.

  • 20th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Quiet. Clean. Helpful staff!!


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.


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.


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.


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

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