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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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907 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 72%Facilities

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I had a great time at Makako. As a female traveller i feel very safe and spoiled in here. Lenis and the crew of girls were the nicest staff ever, the location is exelent and they do their best to give you the right information about the city and surrounding areas to visit. Handsome owner by the way. Hahaha!


We had a great experience here . Very good athmosphere . the location the cleanliness and the staff were excelent. The hostel is nearby the most important and historic places and surrounded by bars , restaurants and supermarkets. Nice place highly recomended.


Really one of the best places i´ve been in south america. i´ve been here for 10 days now . The cleanliness . how kind te staff is , the location , the sourrounding areas, the price and how warm and safe this place is makes it a confy home away from home. So it is UNFAIR that because an energy problem some houses in the area had ONE NIGHT (which was not their fault, out of their hands . A situation that could happen anywhere) People can complain about this hostel. and this. beautiful staff


We (along with many other guests) had terrible experience here. There was no electricity for 2 days and the rooms were designed with no ventilation. Nobody could sleep in that extreme heat and everybody was upset in the morning. The staff did their best to help us but they can't do anything a since the owner has all the control but she was not responsive to trouble shoot the problems. We couldn't cancel, they couldn't refund our money, and it's impossible to stay in that heat. Not recommended!


very friendly staff (but communication in english is difficult), only 3 toilets for the whole hostel, very warm and humid because the air condition wasn't working very well. I


Nice Quiet and relaxing hostel. Ideal location, felt very safe there. Owner is nicest person ever.


A great spot within the walled city. Not much English is spoken by the staff if that's a necessity for you!


The staff here are very warm and welcoming and are always up for a chat, as long as your Spanish is up to par. Rooms were quite basic as you would expect for a low cost hostel. Lockers were available and in sight of the reception desk. Location was perfect within the walled city! Plus free coffee in the morning.


Nice relaxing place, the best staff and really clean. Location is the best in the middle of the old town surrounded by colonial houses and beautiful balconies next to supermarrkets , restaurants bars etc. Home away from home


Great staff


Very relaxed place with friendly staff who are always happy to help and offer suggestions of what to do in Cartagena.


Brilliant hostel. Staff were incredibly friendly and made sure you had the best stay. Location is perfect and although you don't get breakfast the lovely lady makes you a cracking cup of coffee in the morning :)


I has a double private room. The door lock seemed to break at any moment. The bathroom, to be shared is quite old and I missed some staff were to put your clothes when you go to have a shower. For a dorm price maybe is ok but the privete ones are expensive for that.


The staff was amazing, superfriendly and very welcomming, really can recommend the hostel. superclose to the centre and great atmosphere...the only little thing: matress in the room needs to be changed it was extremly soft


Staff don't speak English so that can be tough but otherwise the location is good. Close to most things. Gets really hot in the hostel but air con in the rooms at night make it bearable


Colorful beautiful hostel with very clean common areas, cute colonial balcony making you feel really in a colonial city. Kitchen facilities and confy bed. Staff always making you feel as you are not a guest but part of the family ( To all the guests ) everything is near and the location couldn´t be better beautiful and safest. Enjoy La mulata Restaurant right below hostel. I´m still here. Home away from home.


If you want a place where to sleep and just discover the city around the whole day, Makako is good enough for what you pay. Its has a good value for money concerning the other over-priced hostels in Cartagena. The hostel is located in a really beautiful street and its close to both the center part and Getsemani. The staff could not speak english but it was not a problem to communicate, they were as friendly as they could showing us the best side of Colombian people.


I had a great time in this hostel it has everything you need to spend a confy time while you are visiting a town. Clean, and great staff always interested in meking you feel good always with a smile in their faces. to me as a traveller is the most important: To feel wellcoming and in a home away from home. The location is besides the safest, very cute. Thanks jackelin, rafa and staff.


Good place in a great location


Really enjoyed our stay. Friendly staff, nice communal areas, reasonably well equipped kitchen and a great location :)

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