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Makako Chill Out Hostel Reviews

Calle Quero # 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia

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727 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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This hostel is poorly ran, and makes no sense in terms of how it is ran which doesn't make it as chilled out as other hostels including party ones. Everything is difficult- difficult if you have an issue with your room, no tabs so money on you at all times, if you want to extend this is also a scatty process which again makes no sense. The kitchen and cleanliness was very bad and the air con broke in the ten bed dorm-so no sleep. The location was perfect and the day staff were lovely.

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


Great hostel in the old town


It's a Very good place to relax after wandering to the little streets of cartagena. There are many hammocks to lay down or little tables on the balcony. The AC in our room was great. And the staff is super friendly. We arrived after a 14h busride and there was now water in Cartagena. But the staff gave us some of their saved water in a bucket, so we could get our shower. They are very friendly and will help you with all your questions.

  • 3rd Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The place itself is ok. Nothing worse or better than u expect. However the staff is just the worst ever. Being friendly and welcoming is one thing however being totally dull when managing bookings properly is so common here that if u dont want problems, dont stay here! Bookings are followed on paper!! online bookings have priority vs on spot booking! i was kicked out even though i asked to stay 2 days before! Reason: its my boss's duty, not my responsibity! Book everything online to be secure!!


The staff here are really friendly and helpful and they have plenty of options for tours etc. There was at least 4 fans in my dorm which meant the heat wasn't a problem at all. I'd definitely stay here again.


From the moment I stepped in I felt

  • 24th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Great hostel and great staff. Vivi on reception properly looked after us for 3 nights and made it a great start to the trip.

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