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La Tortuga Hostel Reviews

Calle 9 # 3 -116, Taganga, Colombia

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185 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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Tortuga was good as a place to relax but the problem was it was very empty. Even though there were other people staying there the atmosphere wasn't great for meeting new people and the bar (although fantastic) was always empty. Nice and chilled tho, helpful staff at the front desk. AC would've been nice


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)

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