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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Reviews

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

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84%

Rating
3372 Total Reviews
  • 79%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 81%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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80%

Was pretty good but lacked atmosphere when I was there. Room also way over air conditioned. Otherwise friendly staff and good facilities.


69%

I stayed during the Holy Week (Semana Santa) so the prices were high. However, I met tons of people, enjoyed the location and free breakfast (though they weren't always completely prepared on time), and would stay there again. I was not happy when they sold me the boat trip to Playa Blanca and said that it was "the same as the van option except it would include lunch and would get us to playa blanca in about an hour". We only had two hours to actually enjoy the beach!! Go with the van!


80%

It was good overall. There were just two sockets per each room of eight people which is no reasonable taking in count that travellers recharge their phones and cameras. The breakfast is good, has got fruits on it.


100%

This place was great. Right near a ton of cool bars and restaurants and places to go out but the hostel itself was very quiet and relaxing. Definitely not a party hostel but that's what's so nice about this place. You can book tours and transportation with the front desk and they are incredibly helpful and patient with foreigners' Spanish.


91%

Great Place, wonderful located

  • 28th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Costa Rica
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

Pretty good hostel. The dorms have a large locker under the bed for your luggage and a safe deposit box for your valuables. It's really nice to have those things in a hostel. They have activities and it's an open and fun atmosphere. The only thing that sucks is they turn off the air conditioning in the dorm during the day, so forget about sleeping during the day. It's way hot in Cartagena. Seems like a really young crowd but it was also spring break when I was there so who knows.


80%

Good hostel, great if you are traveling alone and want to meet people, as there are many possibilities to get to know each other (bar, hammocks, kitchen, breakfast in the mornings,..).

  • 27th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Really good hostel in a great location. Staff was really friendly. They cleaned our room every day. The only bad thing that I could say is that they turn off the air conditioner during the day and that the free breakfast is in fact only some bread and cereal. The wifi collapses a certain times of day when everybody is at the hostel. Apart from that I really enjoyed my stayed and I definitively recomend it.


69%

Cartagena was our first stop in Colombia and saw good reviews of this hostel. We has a good time, great location in Centro, easy to navigate around the city. Booked the mud volcano and our bus to Santa Marta with no issues. Only complaint is that it is on the more expensive side. If you are on a more strict budget there might be better options that are just as good!


100%

I loved this hostel, the outdoor bar was really cool, cheap prices, friendly staff and dancing lessons most night which was so much fun, rooms were huge and spacious and kept cool with air con. The people were really friendly and the hostel is in a good location in the old town with a huge supermarket just 3 min walk away. Highly recommended!


80%

The security is very good as you have your own safe and locker under the beds, and the location is great - within the "walled city". Comfy beds.The staff is helpful. There was a bed bug problem while I was there, but it was taken very serious by the hostel. This is also a really expensive hostel, and it is not worth your money. Go to Getsemani (Another area) which is just as central and beautiful, and A LOT cheaper.


94%

Go visit the bar, nice

  • 20th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice hostel right in the old town. It has everything a backpacker needs. Free breakfast, free danse lessons were great. I liked the tv room to chill and watch sport or movies. Air conditioning in the room was great. Bar was nice and a good place to meet other travellers. Would recommend to a friend.


91%

A little loud, please regulate the noise in the courtyard between the rooms. Staff talking about there after 12am isn't good.


97%

Good vibe. Great location - not in thick of the super touristy area but still close enough to the sites. Would definitely recommend!


91%

Huge hostel located within the walls of the old city. The location is excellent for restaurants and walking around and the hostel always has something going on. The dorm itself was fairly spartan, but it got the job done.


91%

Enough showers, enough bathrooms. TVE breakfast is well enough. Common places are confortable


77%

Overall I enjoyed my stay here. I liked the location in San Diego and helpfulness of the staff here. Pros - breakfast is included, outdoor hammock and deck chair area, a safe is provided, staff are helpful, the hostel cat Cons - the price, the wifi, and bed system (a magnet is stuck on to indicate the bed is occupied and 'do it yourself' sheets are provided but magnets are often removed or fall off meaning bedsheets must be redone)


80%

The hostel shold notice the travellers that the shower doesn't have hot water.

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

This small chain of hostels knows how to get the hostel formula right. Everything is cleaned daily. Rooms have nice A/C. Location is awesome. Staff are knowledgable. Hostel offers lots of tours but does not push them on guests. They offer daily/nightly activities. A pool would be nice, but they do have outdoor sprinkler showers to cool off with for sunbathing. In Cartagena it is best to leave the hostel during the day anyway to enjoy the cooling breezes.


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