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Mama Waldy Hostel Reviews

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

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214 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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We had a great time in Cartagena. The staff at Mama waldy was very polite and helpful at all times.


Rachel and Lorenza that worked there are amazing. Friendliest chicas and really made me feel at home! (along with everyone else that worked there as well)

  • 3rd Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Thank you for all the help! Staff (specially the blond girl and the guys who speak like Cubans) are super nice. They helped me to arrange one more night and also to get one day tourits vists. The place is located super close to the heart of Cartagena. The environment is nice, with music and people having fun.


Absolutely tremendous staff, but the dorms were a litle too small for the amout of people & the bathroom was always wet and quite dirty. Also, breakfast was average at best.


This hostel was friendly and clean and there was a WONDERFUL girl working there who was extremely helpful called Rachael!

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Hostel staff were really friendly & helpful upon arrival, communal area was nice with a roof terrace & tv room, also really cute puppy! Main negative was the cleanliness and also the smell- we were in an air con dorm but on the mezzanine so no ventilation so the room was pretty stinky from previous travellers although hostel had tried to help with this with incense etc! It wasn't very clean and bathroom was literally in the bedroom (without proper walls!). It's very cheap so value is ok!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola buenas como estas, deberías ser un poco mas justo y respetuoso con sus comentarios debido a que el personal del hostel no puede estar ordenando las cosas de los demás huéspedes y estar pendiente de su aseo personal, a la próxima vez deberías buscar un hotel 5 estrellas y no un hostel te recuerdo que en un hostel se encuentran personas que buscan una estadía mas económica.


Nice dog. Need a window


Nice Hostel, Great location, located on a quiet road but right in the middle. Great wall paintings, nice helpful staff , nice breakfast. Unlimited coffee all day and cute little black pups oh and good wifi.


Staff was very warm and accommodating. The hostel is provides a very basic level of service for a very affordable rate. It has a laid back atmosphere that serves well for meeting others and relaxing. Its location is ideal for the backpacker who wants to be close to everything without having to pay more or surround themselves with many other tourists.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por tu comentario amigo exitos y buen viaje!


Friendly staff. Good location. Air conditioner dripped water onto bed all night. Hole in the shower room large enough to fit a basketball. Breakfast was fine for the price, fruit and toast. I would probably stay at another location next time but mama waldy was t too bad.


A good place to stay a few nights in Cartagena, very close to Torre del Reloj. Staff are very friendly and happy to help with tips about trips around. We stayed in a private ensuite, which as a little small but ok for a few days. The room has aircon, which is mandatory in Cartagena. There is no hotwater but it is not a problem due to the local weather. Breakfast with fresh fruits is really tropical, just missing some juice.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Muchas gracias por su comentario mis amigos PICARETAS JAJAJAJJA! les deseo un buen viaje, bendiciones y exitos!

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