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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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756 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Great place with great staff!


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


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.


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.


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.


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


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.


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


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.


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 .

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