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Hostel Papaya Getsemani Reviews

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

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94 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 79%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 78%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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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)


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


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.


Really nice location

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


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.


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)


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


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!

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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


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


A cozy hostel with a nice outdoor courtyard, as well as a funky lounge area. Relatively small - and so it feels like home after just a few days. The location is excellent, in a lively neighborhood that is a good mix of tourists and locals. And plenty of good nightlife and restaurants in the vicinity. The only suggestion i'd offer this hostel, would be to change the ugly white lights for something more atmospheric - install some softer yellow or orange lighting or something...


I booked here because of the great ratings and it was close to a 2 week gig I had in Cartagena. the place was dirty, after reading reviews of the 6 bed dorm, I opted for a 4 bed one - the bed was about 6 feet off the ground. There was no room to move. The dirty fan in the room blew hot air around - the AC it was okay. I checked out after one day even though I lost my deposit and paid $50 USD/ 1 night. Go to El Viajero Hostel. It is clean and wonderful and the staff is friendly and helpful

  • 14th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)

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