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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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81%

Rating
714 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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83%

Had a good stay, it's not to big, not to small good athmosphere with the people there


83%

I had a very good time at makako and actually extended my stay. Good Location and very helpfull Staffel. Could Be a little cleaner, but i guess at the Price you cant have everything. Would recomend it!


91%

A really nice hostel, the enviroment is relaxing, there is a sort of things that you could buy directly with the hostel without go out to buy , the staff is so cool specially vicenta and belque :-) is in downtown ,near of places to eat, have fun,markets , makkako chill out is a excellent hostel. i recommend. Luis Henrique

  • 5th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


86%

The girls are making a great job, very friendly amd allways helpful! The hostal is in walking distance to all spots!


100%

Great place with great staff!


100%

I had a great time in makako , nice and happy people for staff and very comfortable place


89%

The best thing about Makako is the staff. Super friendly and helpful, always going out of their way to help you. It also has a good sized kitchen which made cooking your own meals easy and a lovely balcony to eat on.

  • 19th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

It has been a nice experience given that we just needed a place to sleep and shower. The hostel is really chill very suitable for a relaxing stay. The staff was really helpful and friendly and the place is clean and comfy.


74%

Good hostel to stay some days. The location is good, and the staff is very friendly and helpful. It could be cleaner and with better facilities.


100%

Great place , clean and confy. The staff is very helpful and kind . peaceful place very well located.


74%

Very nice staff and good location, close to the centre and restaurants but it was never too loud. It can get quite hot in their TV/communal room but they have a small but pretty balcony where you can sit in the evening. We slept in the 6 bed dorm with AC (which was a good choice). The hostel has three bathrooms, maybe not enough..? We slept here for one night, then went to Santa Marta and came back for another night for which they gave us a discount.


91%

Real good place, GREAT staff! Keep it that way!


63%

Stayed 2 nights in a private airconditioned room. Air conditioning is essential in Cartegena as it is super hot and humid. Aside from the private room there were 2-3 other dorms - 1 had airconditioning (6 bed), 1 just fans (room of 5). There are only 2 shared showers and toilets which is not ideal, particularly when 1 night an extra 8 people stayed on the living room floor. 1 staff member during the day was lovely although the night guy was not friendly at all & hogged the internet terminal.


80%

I like this hostel as it is not a big party hostel, yet there are always people to meet. The airconditioned rooms are fine and comfy, although it is not the cleanest and there are a few bugs around. Also not enough bathrooms when full. But its a great location, a good price, friendly staff and just a great atmosphere to hang out and meet people .


77%

Makako Chill Out Hostel was in an excellent location within the old city of Cartagena. However don't expect cleanliness, we saw quite a few cockroaches around and the bed sheets were not particularly clean. If possible, try to reserve a room with air conditioning - the 5 person room at the end just has fans. The staff was very friendly though and the other people staying at the hostel were great. The common area is spacious and a good place to hang out.


63%

This hostel is poorly ran, and makes no sense in terms of how it is ran which doesn't make it as chilled out as other hostels including party ones. Everything is difficult- difficult if you have an issue with your room, no tabs so money on you at all times, if you want to extend this is also a scatty process which again makes no sense. The kitchen and cleanliness was very bad and the air con broke in the ten bed dorm-so no sleep. The location was perfect and the day staff were lovely.

  • 5th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel in the old town


91%

It's a Very good place to relax after wandering to the little streets of cartagena. There are many hammocks to lay down or little tables on the balcony. The AC in our room was great. And the staff is super friendly. We arrived after a 14h busride and there was now water in Cartagena. But the staff gave us some of their saved water in a bucket, so we could get our shower. They are very friendly and will help you with all your questions.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


46%

The place itself is ok. Nothing worse or better than u expect. However the staff is just the worst ever. Being friendly and welcoming is one thing however being totally dull when managing bookings properly is so common here that if u dont want problems, dont stay here! Bookings are followed on paper!! online bookings have priority vs on spot booking! i was kicked out even though i asked to stay 2 days before! Reason: its my boss's duty, not my responsibity! Book everything online to be secure!!


91%

The staff here are really friendly and helpful and they have plenty of options for tours etc. There was at least 4 fans in my dorm which meant the heat wasn't a problem at all. I'd definitely stay here again.


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