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Hostel Mamallena Reviews

10-47 Calle Media Luna, Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia

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119 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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The hostel animals are a hoot, especially the parrot, who wanders around the hostel greeting everyone with "hello!" and "hola!" It even yelled out "burrito!" once. Real smart one. The one thing I will say is if you want your sleep, you won't get much here because it's next to a bar playing music until 3 am (once, 3:30 am). Also, the toilet in the dorm is next to people's beds.


Friendly hostel, well located just outside the beautiful old town. It may not advertise itself as a party hostel, but if you want to sleep before 1-2pm definitely bring earplugs. Also you need to ask for your room to be cleaned and for the air con to be turned on. That said it was friendly, staff were helpful and breakfast good (pancakes and fresh coffee)


Great hostel, pancake breakfast was mint. Rooms comfortable with air con and comfortable beds. Owner is a bit odd but still a nice guy... stair case up to the dorms is a wee death trap... should get some attention as a bit unsafe with those walking up and down with large packs. Good place would most def stay here again

Owner Comment (Hide)
A bit odd? You must have caught me on a good day! Glad you enjoyed the place, but based on the score i wouldn't like to see the place you hated.........


A great hostel but travellers should know that it is smack bang in the centre of the party district, and loud dance music does not stop until very late, usually during my 3 day stay around 5 or 6am. So not recommended to those who wish to catch up on sleep.


Nice spot. Helpful staff and handy location. Air con was awesome since Cartagena is as hot as the sun. The rooms do get some street noise as well as the bar out the front doesn't help but the air com drowns it all out. If you can't get this place, book the place across the road as it looked good.


Our room was upgrated to a room with air conditioner, so we slept very well, thank you! :D The rooms are clean and the shower is very good but with not many water. When you leave your room you stand directly near to the tables where the people sit and drink in the night. The staff is very helpful and you can easily book trips to playa blanca or others directly in the hostel.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks guys, for the nice comments. I wish we could move the tables but unfortunately its not going to happen! We're stuck with the layout we have, at least it makes it very friendly!

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