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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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83%

Rating
729 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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89%

PROS: - Very friendly staff - Very clean, the crew was constantly cleaning the floors, bathrooms, etc - Good location CONS: - The website says the hostel has AC, but some rooms had only fans, and it's VERY hot there. - Staff speaks minimal english, and not a lot of info is offered for things to do - The "hangout" area doesn't seem to bring people together very well since seating is separate. It's definitely not a party hostel- more of a chillout/quiet hostel as the name suggests

  • 13th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


71%

Great location, chill vibe, helpful staff.


94%

Great hostel always clean, great staff specially Vicenta, Alex and Liliana, i definitely recomend it!! It actually improved since my last stay.


94%

Great friendly staff and great location, would recommend


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%

Everything was perfect!!!!!

  • 1st Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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.


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.


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