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Mama Waldy Hostel Reviews

Getsemani Calle la Sierpe No 29-03, Cartagena, Colombia

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83%

Rating
151 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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51%

The staff was kind but the bathroom needs serious work (no cold water, no shower so you have to use a douche), the music was really loud until like 11:30 pm for no reason, kitchen and bathroom were dirty imo.


34%

Overpriced. Zero attention from staff members - we were left waiting for our unmade beds when the hostel's online policy says 'check in at any time.' No welcome information about the hostel (breakfast or checkout times) or city info or maps. Dirty sheets - found an old contact lens on the pillow. No public bathrooms - randoms coming into our dorm to use the WC, even early in the morning when most were still asleep. Decent breakfast but not enough sitting room to enjoy. Good wifi and location.


80%

I was in Cartagena in peak season and booked the cheapest place available. This place is OK considering everywhere else is so much more expensive. I didn't like that the plaster on the wall next to my bunk was falling off, and anything brushing against it was covered in white dust. However the bunk itself was sturdy and comfortable. The bathroom was inside the dorm and frequently people not staying in the dorm would come inside to use the bathroom. Breakfast was good


54%

The staff seemed careless for customer service, the room was not ready when we arrived at 4 pm. They don't have a computer where to check the reservation or how much you paid/owed through hostel world. The rooms are next to the social area so there is a lot of noise. Breakfast should be self service and.they should.be more.proactive in regards of the information that you need when you first arrive to their facilities. I'll select a different hostel for my next trip to Cartagena.


91%

I loved it! everything was amazing and in a fantastic location!


54%

No hot water. Dirty and smelly. In poor repair (a drainpipe into the shower from somewhere?). Lockers can be broken into by a 5 year old. Staff is friendly-ish but doesnt speak a word of english.


91%

Place is great. William was so helpful sorting us out when we had no accommodation on new years day. They had a BBQ on new years eve and the food was fantastic. Great WiFi, very close to plaza Trinidad which has a great atmosphere every night, make sure you try the burgers the make on the stall there.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


60%

Friendly staff, nicely located in a quiet area but close to the historic center. Hostel however not the best: it does not really have a atmosphere which makes you want to spend time at the hostel. Facilities are rather poor, beds are uncomfortable, rooms are stuffy and lockers are barely lockable.


74%

Did not stay there as when we arrived they did not have a place for us. Supposedly Hostelworld's fault as they allowed booking of unexisting beds... Will I see my deposit back Hostelworld????

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

Nice chill hostel only a block away from all the party hostels, bars, and city walls entrance. It was awesome to have such a quiet place so close to all the other night time action. Area felt totally safe and is close to markets, restaurants, and bike rental(1st hour free). AC worked really well too!


74%

Great breakfast (fresh fruit and bread and coffee/tea) and likeable staff. But no locks on room doors and stuffy rooms and mosquitoes.


60%

I don't think this hostel is very good value for money at $14 per night for a 4 bed dorm with no AC and a tiny bathroom. The cleanliness was average and the room had a mould smell. It's on a quite street, but 1 night music was being played loud until late so the same as all the other party hostels. I think they should spend money on the rooms not large TVs, xbox and Netflix which most people won't use. I also had to work out the bill on check out. The staff are nice and friendly however.


43%

Friendly staff. They don't speak English. Had lots of bed bug bites.


80%

Lo mejor de este Hostal son Los trabajadores te hacen sentir en casa. Recomiendo a Los viajeros que agarren un cuarto con a/c ya que la humedad de Cartagena Es insoportable.


97%

The stay in this hostel was really nice. The breakfast is really good for the price, lots of fruit. I felt really confy and I had no complains. Its close to the historic part of the city which is the most beautiful place in Cartagena. In general its good located.

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Set a common bathroom

  • 30th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Stay here, the jam of jams.


66%

I initially booked 3 nights at this place. I then wanted to stay longer in Cartgena and booked 7 extra nights directly with the hostel. On my last day, it turned out that twit staff have not updated their online account and took too many bookings. They kicked some people out including myself to take those with online reservation. After using their laundry service, 2 of my tshirts came back with some yellow strings all over them and had to throw them away.

  • 20th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

This is a great hostel! Friendly and clean. The location couldn't be better to be honest. Close to the walled part of town and right by a plaza where people hang at night. Me and my friend stayed in the mixed dorm with ac and we were both very comfortable. :)


94%

Very friendly and helpful, if you need, they make an early breakfast for you!


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