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Hostel Papaya Getsemani Reviews

Calle del Pozo 28-36, Barrio Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia

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82%

Rating
108 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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63%

We booked two nights here, and ran into trouble with our connecting flight. We immediately notified them we'd miss our first night. This isn't the first travel snafu in our almost five months of travel in SA, but it was the first time we were charged for the complete value of the no show, (and no, it was not booked solid) and we weren't offered a credit. It was cute, albeit cramped, the 6 bedroom dorm was set up a little awkwardly but the ac was a lifesaver at night!


86%

Nice small quiet hostel in a great location in the middle of Getsemani. Rooms are very small but clean and with a locker for your bag. Very friendly staff. Don't expect any entertainment in the hostel itself, but you will find plenty of that in the surrounding area. The square in front of the church is great for eating, drinking and people watching.


83%

Really enjoyed our stay and the staff were really helpful.


94%

Awesome location, right near the Plaza de la Trinidad which regularly has a street party every night (super fun and budget friendly!) the staff were super lovely, although they spoke mostly Spanish only they were still really helpful even though we had a hard time communicating. Breakfast is something different everyday and includes some fruit and coffee. The rooms are well kept and air con at night was amazing. Good value for money, all in all!


86%

I would stay in this amazing place again. Great staff, the guests are mostly end 20 / beginning 30 and if you want to party the main places are very close.


89%

Superb location and very friendly and welcoming staff! 6 dorm room has 3 beds above eachother with the middle bed at a 90 degree angle. Nice open courtyard and another relaxed lounge area. Breakfast is included and when I was there this was papaya, sausage with onion-tomato sauce, arepa and coffee/thee.

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

It is a nice place to rest. In a bohemian district and close of the walls. Good kitchen and nice courtyard. Down points: the dorms has a sort of a 'tetris' bunk bed, a weird nonsense tri-beds. Ask to see the bed before booking, or ask for an average bunk bed before...


94%

I had a really good experience with this hostal. It is right in the heart of getsemani and a 5 min walk to the old city. The staff were very friendly and helpful. One night I got very sick and the gentleman who works security at night went above and beyond to assist me in the middle of the night. He made me a beverage with electrolytes and got me fresh linens etc. This kindness in the middle of the night being sick in a foreign country was beyond comforting. Very clean and great vibe!

  • 10th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


57%

When arriving in the evening, they told us that the hostel was full even we had a confirmation from hostelworld.

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


86%

Stayed one night flew in at 3am, staff were friendly, rooms are small. Overall a fine experience


37%

They double booked me and didn´t let me know until I arrived. They put me in another hostle wich was basically a shed. The staff couldn´t even be bothered to say sorry.


80%

Really nice location

  • 18th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

It is a very clean hostel with a good location. Staff is very frindly. Negative is the size of the rooms, which are really small. There are 6 beds in a very very small room.


46%

Hostel Papaya was in an OK location close to a lot of bars and clubs but a bit of a walk from the historic center. I wasn't a huge fan of the vibe that the place had. It was quiet yet somehow clique and other than a small patio there was very little shared space. Here were my main concerns: - Three showers but only one was usable and it had no hot water - Floors were dirty and never cleaned in the three days I was there - The lockers under the beds didn't have bottoms = dirty

  • 14th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great staff, very helpfull, nice area and close to all. very recommended


54%

I've had to swore this place average to poor because they showed availability on hostel world and then cancelled my booking the sane day which isn't very professional or efficient. They said I'd received a refund which I didn't- not good!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Please reveive our apologies about this inconveniece. We are very very sorry about this issue, also cause we set everything to return you your deposit. We would appreciatte if you please give us your bank account number in order to send it back. Best regards, Laura Herrera

86%

a nice place with a very nice staff. Very good relation in quality/price in a well located neighborhood very close to the downtown.




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