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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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87%

Rating
2025 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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49%

The hostel is quite large, so service is pretty impersonal. At night, it is incredibly loud. The main socializing area is in the center courtyard which is where all the rooms are, so at night you hear everything that is going on outside. The hostel also has so many guests that the water runs out frequently. It is not uncommon to lose water in the middle of your shower and then you just have to wait 10-15 minutes covered in soap for more water to be pumped into the tanks.


83%

Dorms are clean, bathrooms too. The breakfast is good. There is a nice area to hang out. Only a bit expensive compared to other hostels (especially the private rooms).

  • 7th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


69%

It's very noisy during the nights. Good bathroom and shower facilities, staff ok nothing more.


83%

At the backyard rooms is impossible sleep!!!! The sound extremely loud of salsa lessons and the guests (drunk, most of them) at the kitchen nearby and sitting at the backyard talking all night!!!! You will be at hell!


94%

It was a really nice place to stay, great breakfast, good wifi connection, nice staff.


91%

Very nice and helpfull staff. I remember Carolina at reception... very friendly!

  • 28th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Safety box and locker in every room. Air conditioner at night was a must. Great place to meet new friends, amazing staff, ok breakfast.convenient location. Need i say more. Ive been to 30 countries..by far one of the best hostels in the world!!


74%

The staff was great, only one guy was a little unfriendly. Other than that it was quite a chilled crowd. The Argentinians that are travelling are quite noisy and most of the time even a little annoying. Good thing was, that the travellers at the Viajero are mixed, people of all ages stay there. It is quite easy to get to know everyone around.


71%

We got put in the dorm right beside the bar, and techno music was blasting for hours. This place has a great vibe and a cool courtyard, but it is definitely not the place to stay if you are looking to relax and get some rest. Everything is very close to the hostel, and it's just a few minutes to all the main sites. Safe deposit boxes in rooms are great.


100%

I loved!!

  • 18th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

This is a wonderful hostel near oldtown Cartagena. It can be a little tricky to find after dark so might want to keep one of their cards handy and give to a cab driver for the ride home at night.


89%

Very Nice hostel with Big rooms, a/c and very helpful staff.. If i have to give some kind of idea how to improve, it Would be that the cleaning ladies dont turn of the a/c during the Day time (but if you ask In the reception they Will turn it back on, straight away).

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Steffan Thank you so much for your comment. We turning off the AC becouse we want to keep the natural resources as much as we can. Thank you so much again for you suggestions and to visited us. We want to see you back soon. Best regards Margarita Hostel Manager

77%

A party hostel so expect noise by night. Its more a factory (with tens of dorms and tons of people) than a hostel. But it's a good bet in cartagena anyway.


100%

What a great hostel! the staff go above and beyond to over advice. perfectly located in the old town and easy to access other parts of the city - I highly recommend this hostel to give yoga true Colombian experience

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


74%

Staff are nice, but hit and miss. The events on the board didn't take place, there was just salsa most nights. Showers were dirty, rooms had air con, big lockers (good if not broken), but only had 2 plugs in an 8 person dorm! Wifi kept going down for entire days. Its in old town and about 4 mins walk from a giant supermarket, 15 mins from the bar street and 7 mins from the buses to the beaches and the terminal.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Deni Thank you so much for your comment. We are working on take all of your suggestions to improve our services and make better our activities with variety and puntual timeline. We hope to you see back soon . Best regards Margarita Hostel Manager

66%

Nice bedroom and breakfast, excellent location, but poor security. No keys on the dorms. Showers often dirty.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Heloisa. Thank you for your feedback. Dorms has no door´s keys due to each guest has a locker and a security box by free to use to keep things of value. Your opinion is really important to us and we hope to see you back soon. Best Regards Margarita Giraldo Hostel Manager

74%

PRO: location in the city center, close to the trendy Ghetsemani neighborhood; have AC; CON: little overpriced; the free Salsa lessons take place only once a week

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Wolfgang Thanks you for your opinion. We are working on bringing you the best classes and variety of activities daily to you guys. We hope to see you back soon. best regards Margarita Hostel Manager

100%

Huge place, but somehow the hostel spirit remains. They have private rooms accross the street, absolutely perfect for a couple or travelers who are not in the party mood. Excellent


91%

Good location, inside the fortified city with excellent facilities and inexpensive fares. Even when the hostel was full and we could not make a reservation, the staff went beyond and helped us find another place to sleep that night. Great Hostel! Highlighly recommended!

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


97%

Fantastic location, great atmosphere. The staff is fantastic, Alex and all the crew were great help and genuinely cared. Best service i have had in a hostel.

  • 5th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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