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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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86%

Rating
2448 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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89%

Can't really complain too much - I just wish they let guests control the A/C. Our room was too cold at night but then A/C was off from late morning till early evening when it's sweltering outside. But definitely happy that there was A/C to begin with. Otherwise, loved the hammocks outside, bathroom facilities were nice and clean, location was perfect, breakfast was good. Staff was not that friendly, but one of the cleaning ladies was really helpful when I misplaced a pair of pants.


94%

Alex was super friendly, had lots of great advice on what to do in the area and made all our bookings for us. Lockers under the beds and safes available for your valuables which was good too. Location was perfect, right in the old town where everything is. There´s also a bar with good prices and a really nice vibe for meeting people. Good working air-con, just make sure you ask them to turn it on.


91%

Typical Viajero Hostel. Highly organized and clean. Breakfast is basic with bread, cereal, fruit, coffee. Only drawback is the property can get uncomfortably hot. Only place with fans is the front room. AC on in the evening in the rooms.


94%

Really nice place in a good spot in Cartagena, inside the Cidade Amuralhada, 5min walk to the Clock Tower, restaurants and a market(grocery) close by. Great atmosphere to meet people, great staff, they will help you with anything. A lot of activities in the hostel (soccer, dancing classes, nightclub crawl), fair priced bar in it. Ar conditioner, that's a must if you're staying in this painfully hot city :D


77%

The hostel is in a good part of town and is clearly very busy. The beds were comfy but the rooms were a bit cold and clean enough, but in comparison to other places I'd stayed weren't the cleanest. There are plenty of bathrooms and showers, which is a really good point. Staff are good and helpful with tours, etc.


97%

Super hostel, have stayed before and would stay again!


100%

Loved el Viajero hostel! Great location, great staff. Especially Alex and Jason were very helpfull and friendly. Would definitely recommend the hostel to anyone travelling Cartagena!


100%

First and foremost the staff were extremely friendly and accommodating, which made for a delightful first experience at El Viajero. The rooms were quite comfortable (even the shared dorms), and the back bar area was super chilled. No matter the time, the hostel staff were happy to answer any and all questions regarding local food, day trips, and directions. They also helped in booking busses and travel plans. All in all, I definitely recommend El Viajero as the hostel of choice in Cartagena.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is a great base, they have big underbed lockers for your bag and smaller lockers for your valuables. There Patio area is also nice in the evening where everyone is socialising however the drinks and food they have on offer are expensive and you can get much cheaper elsewhere. They are also really lacking on a pool... It's so hot in the day you don't really have anywhere you can chill out unless you sit in the heat, or go inside. The showers and kitchen area are also dirty.


77%

The staff is not always friendly... And not talkative when you ask for informations.


100%

stayed in an 6 bed dorm, this hostel has excelent location (in the old town, next to restaurantes, market, clubs) good general atmosphere and nice staff. loved the common space like the bar and the patio.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Brilliant! Great party atmosphere. Not for the ones who want a chilled one


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 !!


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