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La Villana Hostel Reviews

calle17 No 3-70, Santa Marta, Colombia

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116 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 85%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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The hostel is fine. Nothing great about it but nothing terrible either. Has outlets at every bed. That's a plus. Staff was a little salty.


Great hostel, centrally located. Has a small pool and kept very clean. Staff aee very helpful and has great facilities.


was expecting great things from this hostel but not to be. This paints itsself as a chill hostel???? - music til 5am both nights Thurs and Friday, blaring right beside dorms. nobody even listening to it apart from Barman and 2 others while 40+ people try to sleep. So selfish. And the music was rubbish, switching between Afroman and Scooter. There is nowhere to escape this either. chill area is right beside speakers and covered in fleas. WiFi is terrible and down 80% time Pool is filthy.


The hostel had a lot going for it, nice air conditioned rooms with comfy beds. As good a bar as you will find in a hostel but, at least when I was there, the atmosphere was very subdued and not many seemed to mix. Wifi was painfully slow at times. Perfect if you want to just chill out but not much happening. Maybe I was just unlucky.


Depending on the day, you will either find very friendly and helpful staff or the opposite... Bar music until midnight is annoying if you plan on getting up early


Hostel is really nice and would recommend to stay here. Beds are great and there are even stairs to every top bunk! Wi-Fi was quite erratic - it was very slow, and then worked normally at other times. Santa Marta is very hot, and air conditioning was great, but the only thing to note is that it is only turned on after 8pm and turned off every morning at 7am on the dot.


The best quality in shared rooms i ever tried


Excellent stay, very clean and comfy, great air con. Rooms super clean. very helpful staff. Plenty of amenities available, more than the vast majority of hostels. Only downside is the poor wifi, needs to be updates and made stronger. Overall awesome stay


La Villana is a raet hostel to stay at! Really deserves all the good reviews it has gotten. Comfy home made beds with own outlet and lamp (which is so convenient), really nice staff, comfy hangout area with Netflix, really nice staff (mostly English speaking), really clean, and has a great location. Would really encourage you to stay here!


Very helpful and nice staff.


nice, helpfull staff


Perfect location, great staff, and excellent stay!


Is a good hostel, clean, well located!


We chose this hostel because it was in the citycentre and close by the office of one of the "Lost city" tour operators. We stayed one night and I was pleased since everything was fine. The only comment would be that it was too cold in the room at night and too windy because of the fan. But overall a good hostel!


Great location, and friendly staff who knew lots about how to get around the area surrounding Santa Marta etc. Air Con doesn't come on til late and obviously the rooms take a while to cool down - please turn it on earlier (and then could turn off earlier, as rooms stay cool for a few hours after it's been turned off). Diego is the man!! Also awesome pool and chill-out area with beanbags


Excellent hostel! Great staff and very helpful! Nice rooms with air con and fans, personal lights/plugs. Large kitchen you can use and supermarket nearby. We used this as a base to get around locally and leave our big bags (Palomino/Minca/Tayrona). Breakfast is great. Only negatives: messed up our check in but sorted it instantly and the atmoshpere is very relaxed and chilled, not much to do at night, but lots to do locally and close to the beach! One of the top 5 we have stayed at in SA!


Excellent hostel. I tried different places in Santa Marta before finding La Villana. The dorm was perfect with actual stairs going to the upper bunks. I dont normally like upper bunks as I have an issue with the ladders, but in this case it was perfect. I could even leave my backpack on the last step of the staircase. Each bed had its own light and electrical plug. There was enough lockers for everyone. I didnt use the kitchen or the pool but they looked clean and nice.


Perfect hostel! Location is great, close to everything but on a quiet street. Best bunk beds in South America, built in & with stairs. Rooms and bathrooms are big and always clean. Common area is great and the kitchen is very well equipped. The bar is great and the staff are SO helpful. Bikes for hire, computers to use, good wifi and free towels. This place is more like a hotel than hostel. Would highly recommend!


The hostel is well located in the lively area of Santa Marta and close to the beach. It has a nice and playful design with the outdoor patio and palmtrees and open air showers. Two minusses: the pool was extremely dirty, the water was literally brown and looked like it hadnt been cleaned lately. And the bar, which is actually nice and part of the hostel, plays loud music untill very late. Our last night (sunday) even till 5 in the morning.. Aircon's in the room work very good!


Great place. Perfect location. Very friendly and helpful staff. Very quiet rooms at night but only one block from everything. Breakfast was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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