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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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689 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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My friend and I stayed here for 4 nights. Even though the hostel hasn't got the best facilities, it is a great place where to stay. Staff is really friendly and helpful and speaks a very good English too!! Great location in old town near supermarket which is always helpful. Very pleased. Thank you.

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


We really loved this hostel. The aircon in the rooms was great, most of the staff were incredibly friendly and there was a really nice atmosphere. We asked to reserve a night for when we got back, and they wouldn't confirm it. They told us to wait until the morning, and when we asked in the morning they told us we definitely had a bed but they weren't sure in what room. When we came back we didn't have a room, and they tried to put us in the Chill House which has terrible reviews.


Friendly staff, nice area, no parking (even if indicated here), bathrooms so-so (one of two lacking toilet seat), but overall much better than the hostels I've seen in Getsemani


Day staff, Vivi makes this hostel. Not a great atmosphere overall though. Lemonade or coffee on arrival is much appreciated!


The nicest staff i have had the good fortune to stay with. Great location.


Really nice and friendly owner, nice room with air conditioning (essential), but other rooms didn't have. Kitchen a bit messy, one bathroom great but others a bit cramped. Bathroom door broke but was fixed the next day. Very central location. Only spent one night as on our way to santa marta.


Great hostel, very friendly staff with good recommendations, and comfortable common areas. Thanks!


It's a very well located hostel in the old city. The staff is great and they help you with everything. Is a litlle messy some times, buts its ok. choose the 5 or 6 bedrooms, because the 10 bedroom is more noisy.


Great hostel with a friendly sociable atmosphere. Bibi (lovely colombian lady who worked there) was amazingly welcoming and always smiling. Cheers for a great time

  • 10th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Very nice ppl in the staff, giving you good advice and very very friendly with this mexican brother


Loved the fact they have air con. in the living room which is a plus when gets hot in Cartagena . Perfect located in cartagena´s safest area into old town . Balconies are amazing and also hammocks. I had a confy bed . friendly staff, some Aesthetics boys at reception! hahaha!. Thanks guys for making me feel like home.


Great place to stay in Bogota with supportive staff to book and recommend places to go. Great value for stay. Bathrooms spaced out so can hear a lot of foot traffic at night.


Very cool space, low key and friendly. I came for those hammocks, and I used them well. :) There is no secure place to leave your luggage if you want to explore after checking out, but employees (very friendly) sit in the front area almost constantly and will watch it for you there. And one of those employees is pretty nice to look at, lol.


hostel is well located in the walled city, however only 2 showers for the whole hostel which only 1 worked so queues for showers. kitchen was messy and never looked clean enough to cook in so i didnot. no air con but plenty of fans. some staff more friendly than others.

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Aparently you didn´t walk around the hostel enough to notice that there are 3 bathrooms and showers (not only one ) all of them work very well. Sorry about the kitchen but normally it is very clean , many thanks for coming.


the place was dirty and the staff could not provide necessary advice

  • 18th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Lithuania
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


well located hostel, situated near Torre del Rejoj. Cartagena is quite small anyways... Easy to meet people...people relax and hang out in the sala. Room quite small for 10 beds, jamed with lots of bags. There are small lockers for free if you bring your own locker to guard your passport and money. only one computer for guests, but it goes pretty well.


We were welcomed by the very friendly staff. This hostel is in a great location in the old town. I really enjoyed sitting on the balcony looking out onto the cobbled streets. Rooms were basic but had plenty of fans making it very cool, a must in hot Cartagena. In all a friendly small hostel, and great place to chill out in Cartagena.


Great location hostel. Nice guy Alex there was very helpful. Great common area and balcony. Nice kebab shop on the corner. Would recommend

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