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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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83%

Rating
3462 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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83%

A very centrally located hostel in the old centre! It is he best place to stay and at this place it is very easy to meet other travelers. The staff is friendly and lot's of facilities (including wifi), however I have been to hostels were you get more value for your money. The reason is that the hostel is very big and therefore not personal. Nonetheless, in terms of location and security this hostel is really good!


89%

Generally it was very good and people were very nice and helpful. A bit expensive for what it had but I think we were paying for the location.

  • 23rd May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

The Hostel had a good atmosphere, and the staff could help you out with any queries or events

  • 21st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • jose_moses4864
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

There are worse places yes. But just don't expect the place to be clean. Dirty place, with cockroaches too. There's also always something broken. Some of the staff is nice, others are just there. They don't really all seem like they care much. The atmosphere is good. Nice and chill, and always a party somewhere outside. So it's perfect. The fact that they have AC (that's only on after dark) is a big plus. Really the biggest issues are the cleanliness and the maintenance of the facilities.


60%

The bathroom in my room frequently did not function. I was unable to shower or use the toilet the entire time I stayed there. The staff were kind but the bathroom was a significant problem.


74%

Great location but that was it. The staff weren't that friendly. The breakfast was a JOKE. They put it out at 7am and the cold milk soon turns to warm as no one changed it. There was no knife to spend our toast. The internet didn't work and to top it off on the first day there was no running water for 1-2hrs


91%

Wifi did not work in my dorm, excellent hostel.


91%

Nicely located in the old town of Cartagena, the hostel present all the features that a globetrotter needs for its stay, including nightlife activities in the hostel. nice people, nice atmosphere.


66%

We booked a private two person room but were instead given a double bed with two bunk beds... aka not the room we reserved that also happened to be directly next to the bar. The windows had slits so it felt like everyone was in the room with us. Music never turned off at midnight as expected. Water was cold, limited, and turned off without warning. People were nice, good activities, but AC was only allowed to be on past 6pm and the heat/humidity was overwhelming.

  • 11th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

This was the best hostel I have ever stayed at. The setting is so nice and social, as well as comfortable. I had a private room and it was perfect. Each person at the hostel has a security box to use. The bar area is very social each night. Located near many restaurants, and in the old city. Staff is really friendly and responsive.


91%

Great staff, rooms are very nice, and great location. Would recommend.


89%

Its very far from the cartagena beach and the actual city, its like 30 min walking to "boca grande" beach, but its also in the middle of "old town" and there is a supermarket 2 blocks away, buses, boats 5 minutes away, that how you go to other places o BARU, san andres etc. and 10 minutes away from the airport.


69%

Nice common area, bar and activities, but the rooms are not worth the money and the dorm rooms are very cold, sine the aircon is regulated by the staff

  • 7th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

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.


89%

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


86%

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!!


71%

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.


100%

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


94%

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)


94%

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.


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