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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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80%

Rating
983 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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100%

Me and my sister had a great experience here. we felt so safe and spoiled by the staff that we didn´t wanted to leave. Confy house and beds and a chill athmosphere , you feel like home actually. try the dorms with ac. Thanks for everything kisses to lili.


100%

What i loved the most was the clenliness and how friendly the staff is. how beautiful are the balconies and the fact that the hostel is located in the middle of the walled city ( real old town ) . Everything is near and the area is so safe , plus the atmsphere ( the days i´ve been here ) is perfect. I´m still here and don´t want to go!


86%

For the price I paid, it was not the best place to stay. The music that they played in the common area didn't help with the atmosphere of the hostel. Not sure if it was necessary to blast club music in the common area until close to midnight when most people were trying to sleep or just relax in the lounge. Although it wasn't the hostel's fault, there was a club a few buildings away that was blasting music well after midnight. If you're looking for somewhere quiet, this is not the place to be.


49%

Sheets were horrible and the schedule for the AC is awful!


71%

Makako Chill Out hostel was overall pretty good. The dorm rooms are a bit crowded, but I still felt i had enough room... The bathrooms not clean :( the staff are very friendly! Locker outside rooms, OK kitchen. Great common area! And AMAZING location close in the middle of the walled city.

  • 20th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

most of the time This hostel didn't have soap in the bathrooms and there were no plugs in the room to charge phones etc, except in the common room. The balcony was Nice and the location was good. Nice vegetarian restaurant just one block away.


94%

Great hostel with lovely staff and good armosphere at perfect location. Would totally recommend!


74%

Get your wifi situation figured out.


89%

Thanks, very nice team! If i pass by cartagena aigan i will try to get a bed there again.

  • 8th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I was in makako hostel for three nights and I liked so much. The staff is very kind and helpful with the requests of all the guests, they're amazing! It is located inside the walled city so it's close to the most iconic places of Cartagena. It's great to sit and chat with the other guests in the lobby or just lay down and chill with some music. It's very safe, I didn't use the safety boxes and the baths were always clean. In brief, makako is a great hostel and I'll be back.

  • 2nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great time at makako chill house! Staff was great and they helped us in every way! Un abrazo para las chicas del personal! Son lo maximo y gracias por todo! (Peru)

  • 30th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Peru
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


71%

The hostel is definitely inexpensive. We stayed in a bunk in the 10-bedroom dorm. The A/C was on at night and I didn't mind the temperature, but my boyfriend thought it was too warm at night. They provide clean sheets, but they do look very worn. The bathrooms worked fine, but there are only 3 in the entire place (and one was missing a toilet seat), so you may have to wait. The room was fairly bright from the lights outside-- not great for me, but you get what you pay for.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


20%

Hot as hell! No ventilation! And poor bathrooms!

Owner Comment (Hide)
We have air con. in all our dorms, We have only one with fan for those people that doesn´t like air con. our bathrooms have the faciliies you´ll need and are clean , but there are lots of people this days. Our cleaning lady couldn´t be Super girl. Next time a Hotel will fit better. Thanks to all the people that support us with their good vibe. Tumbs up for them!

40%

It is poorly constructed with only 3 bathrooms fo reverybody that were always filthy. The staff was less than helpful. The sheets were scratchy. But it was in a good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Sorry for the problem , could happen in high seasson. Anyway we recommend hotels instead hostels ; for tourist. Thanks for coming.

46%

The worst hostel i ever been, it lacks of facilities and care. Run away!

Owner Comment (Hide)
we are in super high seasson, read the not high seasson reviews and you will read the oposite, this kind of things could happen, anyway next time a hotel will work better than a hostel. good vibes for you.

60%

It's a good hostel for "value for money". But everything in the hostel is quite old, the furniture specially. The bed sheets and the mattresses are not the best. It seems that the hostel is horrible, it is not, but the 80% rate that it has now is not exact.


86%

Makako is in the perfect location as it is within walking distance of Cartagena's old town sights & also to the area of Getsemani where most of the partying takes place! The staff a Makako are warm, friendly & so welcoming & can help with booking tours & how & where to catch buses etc. The atmosphere is great with a big communal area, a nice kitchen area & good tunes playing throughout the day! I had a fantastic stay here & would highly recommend!


83%

Very nice staff..jenis and jennifer are very attention for the guest...the hostel it is in city centre ..5 min walking to plaza del reloj.15 min castillo de san felipe.10 min to gestmani.recomend!

  • 19th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


63%

Very well located and good staff, although facilities were very old. Air conditioned in the room badly worked and did so much noise it seamed that there were a truck in the room. Bathroom had the toilet seat broke. Entrance smelled bad but maybe that's from street. Although nothing happened there were almost no security at all. Rooms had no keys and no control on people entrance


100%

Nice place with nice people!


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