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La Tortuga Hostel Reviews

Calle 9 # 3 -116, Taganga, Colombia

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184 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 83%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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The best place to stay in Taganga, great staff and owner... they go out of their way to be your friend. Great environment for making new friends. I wish I could've stayed longer.


So disappointed with our stay at Tortuga that we moved hostels after the first night. Even though it was a Wednesday the music in the bar upstairs was blairing till 2am and the next morning I questioned the staff as to why it was on so late they said 'it's a weekend (apparently they see the weekend starts on weds) and was only on till 2am'.The shower/toilet room was disgusting and dirty. The dorm was dark and cramped and the fan was broken so only blew to the bottom bunks. Do not stay here!!

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff, great view. Not so great wifi but a good location away from the busy Main Street. Also the scuba company they recommend is awesome. They also have a pet turtle and friendly cat

  • 19th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel was really expensive. more than it deserved.

  • 4th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great stay at Tortuga. Alfredo is a great manager. Very nice/chill vibes. Not high end facilities, but that's the whole town of Taganga. It was a great place to relax, hammocks on the rooftop bar have an amazing view. Lots of roosters and dogs around which make quite a ruckus. Pool was a nice way to beat the heat. Make sure to find the turtle in the backyard

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