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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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701 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 81%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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Pretty ghetto hostel. No lockers in the rooms. AC dripping all over. Not very clean and too few bathrooms.


Good location everything in walking distance, easy to meet people. Not a party hostel. Helpful staff. Kitchen, large lounge area.


The staff are lovely, BUT - the kitchen was absolutely disgusting with bugs all over the worktop, not enough utensils, lots of bugs in the bedroom and the whole place felt dirty. A shame as its in a nice area & has potential! I left asap.


Nice and chilled out atmosphere, quiet rooms and a beautiful common area as well as a convenient location in town. Some of the staff is nice others are quite indifferent. The checkout times are later than in other hostels which is great, however you might need the time in the morning to as the amount of bathrooms is insufficient for the size of the hostel.


Fantastic stay here. Staff are friendly and welcoming. Especially pregnant lady I'm sorry I can't remember the name of. A great location in a beautiful place. Runs tours to playa Blanca, the Rosario islands, and elsewhere, which are great. Just a brilliant atmosphere. Good facilities, reliable wifi, fans in rooms and one room with air con... They even gave us free iced lemonade every day when we came in out of the heat! Lovely place.


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.

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