El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews
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The breakfast has a very tight schedule, (08:00 at 10:00) and always late. In addition it is very poor in variety and quality and always lack something, from napkins to chocolate powder. The pans and other equipment are in bad shape and the kitchen just has a sink, causing queues to wash the dishes. The hostel makes party almost every night until midnight or even 01:00 am well at the entrance of the
Water pressure was low and there was no hot water option.
Breakfast not the best one, WiFi in rooms didn't work, staff friendliness average Good for partying
Brilliant hostel. Would recommend staying here.
the rooms were generally clean, and the bunk beds were sturdy and comfortable. The breakfast was actually gross - white bread for toast and stale cereal. The location was pretty good, free computers and internet. Really geared toward a party atmosphere. Seemed to have a lot of events planned, though we ended up going somewhere else because we wanted a quieter, cleaner setting - though lots of people seemed to be enjoying it there, just was not what we were looking for.
Fantastic place, awesome people, peace, love, happiness. EVERYTHING.
El Viajero is a party hostel, but not so much that you feel like you can't sleep. The air con is only on from 8pm-11am, so if you expect to hang out in a cool area....there really isn't one. Cartagena is HOT. But there are fans on all the time, so they do what they can. The location of the hostel is great. There is a nice selection of room types, too.
They made it very easy to travel to places because they have a compilation of places to check out and methods of getting there. We went to thr mud volcano, islas de rosario and we got a ride to santa marta because of viajero's resources!
The Hostel has really competent staff, helpful and nice.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
We were a group of five and booked the hole dorm for six (and paid for six). But there was another guy in the room. We did not get a key for the room.. in the night a lot of people walked in. They stole always the pillows. The stuff was not very helpful at all. No toilet paper and dirty showers. During two nights a lot of party and sound until late in the night...
Very good place to meet people. Party every Night!
The hostel was great. They have an annex for private rooms which keeps you away from the noise but is still close enough to go back and party. Kudos to Jesus for being such an awesome pub crawl guide!
Well-organized and clean hostel with big common areas and a well-equipped kitchen. Staff were not very friendly or helpful. The building is big and functional but not very pretty or a very enjoyable place to spend time. People seemed to keep to themselves and the general vibe was not particularly warm or communal. Wifi was also terrible - inexcusable for a hostel in a big city.
We didn't have a great time here- the communal areas arent very good and not very welcoming to join people sitting around. Also it was really noisy until 4am the time we stayed. Staff were good though and helpful in organizing tours.
Good location, clean, some of the staff are helpful, small kitchen, air con. Over priced compared to others
Nice hostel with big courtyard for meeting people.
I loved the receptionists, all very good. The location is very good too. The only thing (besides the breakfast, there were no fruits - someone alleged me that was very expensive and they were waiting the hostel owner to come back to decide if was going to provide or not) the cleanliness is poor - i stayed for one week and just once someone went in to the room to clean it. The bathrooms were always smelling bad e the baskets full (and falling out) of toilette papers. We have to wash our own dish
Nice hostel, good vibe. Only negative is that the wifi was terrible. It was down for almost 2 days. Otherwise everything else was great.
We loved this hostel. Came back three times and it felt like home. The staff were great and so much fun. They really make the atmosphere conducive to socializing. Love how they have nightly events! This is the hostel for you if you want to meet people and have fun, not so much if you're not there to party.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)