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Calle 5A (avenida piñango) # 10-86, Castillo Grande, Cartagena, Colombia

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99 Total Reviews
  • 63%Value For Money
  • 67%Security
  • 63%Location
  • 57%Staff
  • 57%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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This hostel no longer exists so when we arrived in cartagena we had no place to stay.

  • 26th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Dont go there, it is not even a hostel, it is more a shared-flat in the owners house.


Location is superb, right next to the beach! Supermarket and restaurants very close. Area is the most secure that love experienced in Colombia. Juan is that guy. Helps you out with anything and everything. Booked for a night, stayed for a week.


This hostel was pretty strange. The son of the owner who appears to be in charge is quite very unhelpful, and takes quite a long time to do anything you ask him. The location isn't great, while it is close to the beach it takes a long time to get to the center of town and to the walled city, which is where you want to be in Cartagena. Some others who stayed here told me the manager bribed them with a free night to give a good hostelworld review...


Booked for one night but ended up staying for a week cos we liked it so much! Very friendly staff and owners. Informative and can book tours from here to Playa Blanco etc. Very relaxed atmosphere. Good location - one block from the beach, short walk to supermarkets and restaurants. Good air conditioned rooms. Kitchen facilities are good. Lockers for valuables too. Really enjoying our stay here and would definitely come back if we pass through Cartagena again! Great value for money!


We´ve reserved and paid for the private room which was absulotely not worth the money. Aircon didnt work properly, there was a large gap between the door and the floor which meant different things could walk or fly inside(the private room was situated in the ´garden´),the room had absolutley nothing inside besides the beds. The lady at the reception tried to help and offered us another room which was a little better.

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