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Hostel Villa Mary Reviews

Carrera 3 15-09, Taganga, Colombia

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32 Total Reviews
  • 97%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 97%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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David was a very good host and helped us with a lot of things! It was a pleasure staying in the villa mary.

  • 23rd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


David is fantastic. We decided to base ourselves in Taganga rather than santa Marta and David Helped us to plan our day trips to Tyrona and Minca, and also our onward journey to Costeno. The hostel is a five minute walk from the beach. Great breakfast (eggs and fresh juice). A simple hostel with great service and small enough to meet and socialise with other travellers.


The helpfulness of the staff is what stood out the most to me. Even though we were only staying one night, the owner took a lot of time to point us in the right direction, and he let us leave some bags while we went into Parque Tayrona. Also a comfy place in general.


David and his family are very welcoming and friendly people who make you directly feel at home. The rooms are spacious and David serves a great breakfast every morning. The hostel is also just a short walk away from the beach where you find lots of restaurants, bars and shops. We really liked our stay at villa mary and would return any time!

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


Was happy staying here 4 nights. Two eggs, fruit, juice and coffee for breakfast. Excellent AC in the dorm from 8pm. Location is good (Taganga is tiny) and David the owner really goes out of his way to help his guests plan there excursions and onward travel, without calling himself a 'travel agent' and trying to take a cut as many hostels try to do. Internet was generally fine, kitchen has enough equipment. Parrot in the garden was a bonus! Would definitely stay again!


Friendly hostel with great staff, comfy hammocks and an excellent breakfast.


A very nice and cozy hostel, only a few steps away from Taganga Beach. The hostel has clean dorms with Aircon, a very nice social area with hammocks, rocking chairs, a large table and a parrot. The owner of the hostel is very helpfull and can give a lot of info on things to do around Taganga, incl trips to Tayrona. Definately recommend this Place!


It's a great place to just unwind and relax.David who runs it makes sure to make you feel like home and helps you with any inquiry the best way possible.The rooms are basic but very clean and with enough personal space in the dorms and comfortable beds. I loved the communal areas, very inviting with hammocks and lots of space to hang out, a speaking parrot and a screen to watch movies.Brekky is delicious as David serves Eggs with Bread, Fruits, Juice and Coffee. Would definitely stay here again!


Owner is a great help! Super relaxed atmosphere, good breakfast. Two minutes walk to the water.


Stayed a week in Villa Mary on impulse because this hostel is such a good find! The beds are comfy and the dorms have excellent air con, cosy chill areas and the best included breakfast I've had in any hostel. Davide works incredibly hard and the work certainly pays off- any trip you need help planning he's happy to help and knows all there is to know about travel and the areas to travel to around Taganga


Davide was very kind to us, he was very thoughtful and ready to help us. He gave us very useful tips and recommendations for the rest of our trip. His breakfast was lovely and the place was very charming! Fair price.

  • 1st Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with familiar flair. David takes care of every single guest, booking transport or dives. Really good breakfast with eggs, fruits and juice and towels are or free. The location is perfect if you don't want to stay in a party place but being close to the center and the parties. And of course: the AC was amazing (during the night)

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