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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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86%

Rating
2443 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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94%

The hostel is definitely for young travellers who wish to meet lots of people and party, so if thats what you are looking for I can truly recommend it. They have a nice bar (though drinks are tiny), many spacious shower stalls, rooms have air-conditioning (which is definitely highly appreciated in the heat). When we were there they had a water shortage and no running water for most of the time (but that was a city issue), my friends however had a hard time getting their laundry back when we left


71%

Had a good stay in the hostel and it had a nice courtyard where it was easy to socialize with other travellers . It's got a good location and the complimentary breakfast was a nice bonus. Our stay was marred when our laptop was stolen from under the pillows of the bed, granted it was our own fault since there are lockers provided. We still found it odd how our bed was the only one not touched in an 8 bed dorm by housekeeping that morning.


69%

Lacking in a bit of atmosphere & very moody staff. Facilities & location great plus good wifi. The fact they don't have proper lockers & instead have small (very loud & beepy) safes in the room is annoying as they need to be used at all hours.


94%

Nice hostel, really good location inside the walls of the old town. Rooms are clean and come with air con. Showers and bathrooms are also clean. Not a massive party hostel but there's a nice bar area for socialising and people seem to all go out together at night.


89%

Don't even think about staying in a hostel without air conditioning. In this hostel all the rooms, even the cheapest, have it. There are few bathrooms for the amount of rooms and staff ask your wishes always with a tedious face like: ok........I can do this favor to you....


77%

When we got to the hostel they told us we could not check in till 2 and we were completely fine with that. We came back around 2:20ish and the receptionist told us that housekeeping was still cleaning rooms and that our bed was not ready, 1.5 hours later it still wasn't ready. When I asked a different guy, he said that the laundry delivery was not in. Long story short the delivery truck came and dropped off clean sheets and towels around 10 pm.

  • 28th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

the breakfast could be improved.

  • 27th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

We stayed in a double room, but the double room is to expensive with this price compared to hotels with better standard. The showers were VERY dirty both mornings and evenings and the cleanliness on the small kitchen bad - milk from an open container of flies and visible debris floating around the surface.


71%

My suggestions would be: the hostel should be cleaner, the staff should do the breakfast dishes (not the guests) so that they get cleaned better, the computers should be upgraded because they're painfully slow almost to the point of being useless. But if you're used to slightly grungy hostels and you're ok with that, then this place would be fine. Great location and the staff was helpful booking day trips and buses to other cities.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

Great hostel, it's like a travelers commune, huge but very nicely designed with a nice bar which closes at midnight so it is not too loud. Staff was friendly and fun and my friend and I had a great time there and met some cool people. I would stay there again for sure.


91%

Very clean. Good location.


91%

Staff friendly, lockers under the beds, pod air con (night time only), perhaps a little over priced


97%

Pretty much perfect.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


43%

The hostel was full of young drunk tourists being loud until 4:30 in the morning. They left a huge mess for the women who clean in the morning. I asked one of the women if it is always like this and she said the majority of the the time. So if you like drunk obnoxious peolple who don't respect the f act that other people are sleeping then by all means stay here. If you want sleep at night and wake up to a clean common area then find another place to stay.

  • 21st Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Great location, great people, nice place, but the worst sheets and pillows i have ever seen in a hostel. You could boost the place a 100% just not giving towels with holes, and sheets in a bad condition. Lourdes is amazing, she is the cleaner and she was very kind, and warm with us. Its not that she doesnt fullfill her obligations (e place is quite clean) but the pillows, sheets and towels, are in a very bad condition. We had a private room in the anexo, very quiet place.


49%

Useless staff and poor conditions for the heat.

  • 20th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Had a great night. Decent breakfast, great atmosphere and hang out areas. Met lots of great folks and we all went out together after the free salsa lesson.


57%

This place is good for one night to party. Otherwise, if you're unlucky enough to get the rooms near the bar you will not have good sleep. The place could be cleaner.


91%

I liked this hostel, I met a lot of nice people there. Intimacy is really good in private rooms, the dorms are also quiet and confortable. I liked the general atmosphere, but it's not a place for intense partying.


74%

Shower pressure not very good. Private rooms not worth the extra money.


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