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Media Luna Hostel Reviews

Centro, cll Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia

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77%

Rating
412 Total Reviews
  • 72%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 74%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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100%

Great hostel! Friendly, helpful staff, clean rooms in great location. Make sure to join the futbol game and take a salsa class on the terrace!

  • 27th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Great location, nice small pool, awesome party on a Wednesday. For what you pay however, no breakfast is included and the rooms without air conditioning really are quite boiling hot, I was never able to sleep in past 7am due to the heat. You can organise trips and buses from the hostel which is handy, the majority of the staff are really friendly. However on arrival both myself and groups of friends weren't given a 'welcome' or any information whatsoever about the city, what to do etc.


89%

Showers could be better


74%

Staff often seemed like they couldn't be bothered and many events advertised (e.g. Salsa class, bbq, pool party) never actually happened. Rooms are a good size and cleanliness is pretty good. Found it hard as a solo traveller to start chatting to other groups as there are no big communal areas


74%

Loved the courtyard ! and location


74%

the pool was nice to cool off


54%

Location is great but the staff there is awful! This hotel has such a great potential (location and architecture) but unfortunately the peoples who are handling it, ruin it.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hello Sr how are you? thanks for your review and sorry but the inconvinience. Could you explain what happend exactly, please. What happend wiuth the cleanliness? Thanks Manager

83%

The swimming pool and the activities help to meet people. Most of the staff is really helpfull Lake of bathroom compare to the number of people and strange time to clean it. The common area are nice.


40%

The worst service in all Cartagena, I'm Colombian and I can't believe they where so rude, this never happens in Cartagena or Colombia. Hated that place.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Reciba un saludo. Quisiera saber que fue lo que pasó exactamente. Sentimos la mala situación. Quedo pendiente de su respuesta. Gerencia

77%

Really fun party hostel in a lovely building with pool and roof terrace. The club 18-30 vibe might not be to everyone's taste and the staff weren't amazing, some unhelpful and rude, most trying relentlessly to bang guests. Great trips, door to door transfer to your next hostel. Only one plug socket for six people though, and no aircon in the upstairs dorms which might be why everyone gets so battered every night.


74%

Really cool party hostel, nice pool. Good party on a Wednesday. Staff are useless as they could be possibly be. Some of them more interested in cracking on with the guests rather than helping others. Nice room, but very hot. Power supply is very dodgy (ruins your phone battery). Not great location. Really really good day trips and bus service. Would recommend, it's where everyone is at! And far better than El viajero.


69%

So it´s a party hostel, other benefits include, air conditioned tv room, ping pong, and strange tub/pool, but if you are not coming to party or use these facilities it is a very overpriced hostel where everyone is boiling hot. The rooms don´t even have trash cans and the bathrooms are dirty, or dusty or sandy. It is more of a hotel, as there are so many people staying there. I had a good stay, it is a nice hostel, but don´t expect excellence. Thank you Alvaro, for playing ping pong with me!


100%

Great stay back there...amazing atmosphere, great people, definitely cant wait to go again

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great pool and great vibe for backpackers especially

  • 6th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I have stay a few times at Media Luna and I think is the best Hostel in Colombia. The rooms are clean, the beds are comfortable, the staff are very kind and the atmosphere in there is really friendly and enjoyable. Also, the hostel has many activities for the guests like yoga classes, a pool party on mondays, movies night at thursdays and the wednesday's party is the most famous in Cartagena and everybody in the city goes there because is a really good party.


94%

Great hostel if you want to party. We just wanted to sleep the night we arrived, which we couldn't because of the noise from the bar (bring earplugs!) besides that we really enjoyed our stay, specially the pool area and the rooftop are very nice - and there are great oppertunities to meet new people. The hostel is placed in a very nice area close to everything! Good kitchen facilities if you want to cook. Though make sure you get a room with AC, when it's terribly hot at night..


60%

The most expensive hostel that we stayed in Colombia and easily the worst value for money. Air Con is a must in Cartagena and cheaper alternatives to Media Luna have A/C in dorms where Media Luna does not. It does have a grotty little plunge pool you could sit in i supoose. Staff are quite unfriendly and unhelpful. Directly opposite Media Luna is Mamallena's which we stayed in for one night. A/C, free breakfast and benefits from the same great location Media Luna has. And Mamallena is cheaper

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


20%

The place was so dirty . They try to accommodate us in room that we even book. The place was so insecure. The pictures doesn't looks like in Internet. We were over charge. The service was completely a disaster. And to complete the were so rude.

  • 31st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Escribo en español, creo que es mejor. Nosotros les brindamos una habitación de 6 camas con baño privado, es decir un upgrade. No veo el problema en esto? ustedes habían reservado en otro tipo de habitación, inferior. Quisiera saber porque el lugar es inseguro? todas las camas tienen su locker. Tambien quiero contarle que las fotos son tomadas acá, sin fltros ni cambios. Sobre al sobrecosto, es el IVA, impuesto que se cobra a los colombianos, algo normal. Gracias

71%

Average hostel - I stayed from Thursday to Sunday after the party and the atmosphere was pretty flat. No AC in rooms which is a MUST for me in Cartagena. Overall an okay experience but better options are easily found.


77%

Stayed here on Wednesday night which is when they hold their infamous rooftop party (which was fantastic, really exceeding my expectations). Staying means that you get free entry to the party which would otherwise cost 10,000 making the high price for the dorm more reasonable. On other nights though I think it's a bit over priced as a) breakfast isn't included and b) although right next door it's not actually in the old town c) there's no air conditioning. Apart from that loved my stay.


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