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Great place to stay. Most of the staff very friendly. The hostel is nicely fitted in an mansion. Nice vibe. I would just mention about the toilets. I guess the shower rooms could have a bit more of attention from maintenance. The rest is all very goo!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Excellent outdoor area with pool and large rooms!
This place lives upto its reputation as a party place. The Wednesday party was really cool, but you don't need to stay here to go. No locks on the door was a bit of a problem. You have to ask reception to turn on ur a/c. There's a guy who comes round and turns off the a/c at 6am. You need it to sleep! Also people stayed up every night by the pool (all the rooms are around the pool) making noise which kept everyone up. The staff didn't mind. Stay at a better hostel and just go to their party!
Great Atmosphere! even though the manager was a bit incompetent, in terms of organizing the place after a night out, and cleaning up.... it was made an awesome place by the people that stayed there!
Everyone bangs on about this hostel but really there are a lot better places to stay. If you are a party person on a four day bender during your time in Cartagena then this is a good place for you. Music in the common area is aloud to be played loud until the earlier hours of the morning which echo's through all the rooms. Its a very hot hostel and could do with a lot more fans through out each of the dorms. I would choose another hostel. This place is over priced for what you actually get.
One of the bigger hostels. It's in the heart of the city, you can reach a lot of sights and options to eat by feet, but the hot spots require a bus or taxi. Friendly english speaking staff that tries to handle all your requests. The atmosphere is for relaxing and partying everyday. They offer a lot of tours so you can easy stay a week. Really cool is the option to sail to Panama. Of course it takes more days and money! I tried out flyboarding (80€) and its a new religion to me ;)
If you want to have a proper rest after a long trip, just know that it's not the right place. The hostal is quite big and loudy, people are partying all night and don't care much about their co-host that want to rest. Apart to that, place is nice, good ambient, pool dirty :)
I met some great friends at Media Luna, we all traipsed off to do the mud bath in the volcano and spent our time floating and drinking beer in the pool. The rooftop parties were amazing, the pool a life savior in the heat of Cartagena, and the security great on nights they opened the roof to the public . I'm a freak for heat, but Cartagena is HOT! Splurge for aircon here, cos there aren't enough fans in the rooms - or take a top bunk to be closer! Everything's clean and the staff are helpful x
- Novice Nomad
- New Zealand
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Great vibe and location. The Wednesday night party in the hostel was a highlight. The only issue was the heat...make sure you book a room with air conditioning! In Cartagena air conditioning is a necessity not a luxury.
This is an excellent party hostel, so it probably makes sense to only stay there if you're looking to party pretty hard. There were a number of people coming in and out, so I'm not sure it's the safest place. The staff were nice but they seemed a bit overwhelmed.
We booked an aircon room but your only allowed to have it on from 9 till 9 to save power but they kept on coming in and turning it off at 6 in the morning. otherwise everything else was good. Good atmosphere. Met heaps of awesome people had 4 crazy nights:)
Cool place, make sure you get a room with aircon. I assumed they all had it.
Nice hostel with excellent kitchen but no aircon.
I found the rooms to be unbearably hot and the toilets were very dirty. It's very noisy at night but given it's a party hostel I won't mark them down for that. I also booked a city tour at the front desk and it was in Spanish. The staff were very apologetic and provided a refund but it ruined any chance I had of learning about the city before I had to leave. There's far better hostels out there.
Great party hostel with great atmosphere, we arrived on wednesday and the rooftop party was very good !
Sweet hostel, super clean! Perfect location
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
No party hostel at all, the nice terrace is always empty. had the wirdest situation with their staff in one year of travelling. the mexican girl should defenetly be fired!
A party hostel so is good if you want to have some drinks and meet some people but often can come across as a big lacking in other areas, kitchen is nice and nice air conditioned computer room, also has tours that can be booked although a bit more pricey than they should be.
Good hostel to stay in, good atmosphere and great roof top bar. Downsides- some of the staff are fairly useless and don't know answers to your questions and no air con in the rooms which in this heat is fairly hard to sleep in.
Great hostel with swimming pool, good WiFi and party!