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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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86%

Rating
2777 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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54%

Awfull staff, they looked bored, they don't do their best for you, atmosfere falls or stands with the staff! Changed after one night to another hostel.


63%

Nothing special about this place, poor enough kitchen facilities. A/C was only on at certain times. Netflix was a saviour though :)


91%

Nice hostel, not crazy party so was nice and chill plenty areas for hanging around etc.. Kitchen could do with some more pots, pans etc... Would stay again!


80%

The hostel has a great location inside the walled city. This is a great spot to go wander but is not a good spot on a budget. It is very touristy and the prices and restaurants are very high end and so are the prices. The kitchen is poorly equipped and very small which is a shame considering is so expensive to eat out locally. However the atmosphere and the bar is great and real easy to meet and chat to people. All the good bars are within walking distance also.


80%

Awesome location ! The hotel is huge, the bar is nice, but it is pretty much a party hostel so we have been waken up every night at 4 of 5 o'clock by drunken australian who were shouting and turning the lights on. Apart of that, our stay was nice. The breakfast is also good.


94%

Everything you want in a hostel. Really cool lay out, rooms are spread out around a courtyard. You can sit outside your dorm and meet people. Helpful staff, fast wifi and great overall facilities. No hot water in the showers which in Cartagena's heat is brilliant, best shower I've had in a hostel! AC in every room is a lifesaver! Close to everything. Highly recommend!


89%

Very large hostel, right in the center of Cartagena Old Town. Huge hostel so lots of other travelers you can meet. Lots of South Americans at this hostel also and they tend to congregate with each other so I noticed there was a big gap between the English speaking travelers and Spanish speaking ones. But, all in all, a pretty good hostel that I'd recommend.


66%

Nice hostel with a good party atmosphere. The private rooms are good because you can control your own air con temperature. You can't do that in the dorms, and they turn the air con off during the day which makes it hard to nap. It gets freaken hot in Cartagena!! One of the guys got some massive spider bits all over his back from a dorm room bed. Management were good though. They took full responsibility and paid for the cream to treat it and had him move room. No apology though..

  • 21st Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

It's in a nice area but the hostel is quite large so the atmosphere isn't as friendly as others I've visited. The air con is a massive bonus though and there are special safes for valuables.

  • 20th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


83%

Rooms are ok and so is bathroom and toilets. Quite big place, though no exactly a party hostel. Usually the bar is a bit noisy until midnight , but quiet thereafter. Would stay again.


89%

Will definitely recommend this hostel. Excellent location, super clean and nice atmosphere.


100%

I love everything and everyone !! And I will come back soon as possible !! ;)

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Hostel was very social! People you met at the Hostel were super friendly as well! Had a college/adult vibe to it so it was great! The rooms with the AC are a necessity and glad that they had it! Staff was very helpful and super friendly! I would definitely come back if ever I am back in Cartagena!

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86%

I stayed with my partner and they had a great private room facility a couple of doors down from the main hostel with fantastic rooms, nice breakfast just outside room and in room air con. located perfectly within walking distance from a square with bars and restaurants. reception was always helpfull and was happy to tell us of hotspots of Cartagena. would definitely stay again!

  • 9th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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69%

Ok hostel. Under-bed lockers are annoying with large backpacks. Staff set the air-con to freezing; ask for the remote from reception to set it to something more sensible. Good wifi, patchy in some areas. Nice vibe in the bar area.


83%

We were in the annex which is a bit more quiet than the main hostel. Good starting point for our Colombia trip. Helpful staff. Cartagena is quite expensive in general but this did feel a bit pricey for a hostel.

  • 8th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

This hostel is a good choice when you stay in Cartagena! With their bar and the other shared facilities it is easy to get in touch withother travellers and talk about further travels, life and chitchat! I stayed in a 6 bed dorm with airconditioning (you will neeeed an airconditioning) and it was very pleasant. The breakfast includes fresh fruit, toast and cereals and thats all you need. The neighborhood seemed safe and it was close to all the important sights in Cartagena!


89%

It was quite good, friendly atmosphere, many tourists stay here. Good place to trip to walled city also.

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83%

Good location within the walled city. Staff were helpful in organizing trips. Air-con was a must in rooms, we stayed in separate part of hostel across the road and it was quiet.


69%

Overall I think this place is a little over hyped. My boyfriend and I stayed in the annex building which is just separate from the main hostel in a double private and felt like we were in the middle of a construction site as they were remodeling the room next door. Waking up to hammering at 6am is not ideal on vacation. You can also get much more for your money at other hotels in the area (we found a place cheaper and nicer with an ensuite bathroom which we didn't get at El Viajero).

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