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Mochileros Culturart Reviews

Calle 1 B, 4-25, La Guajira, Palomino, Colombia

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9 Total Reviews
  • 40%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 40%Location
  • 40%Staff
  • 60%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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Unfriendly owner, Very poor maintained. The place is falling apart. But the paintings are very nice.

  • 8th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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No power for 90% of our stay, which also means no water. Although this was not really their fault, they did little to help the situation. Many other places have generators or at least make water available. They provide towels and toilet paper. Our room smelt bad and was not particularly clean, but had a good mosquito net. The kitchen is good enough to use but dirty and poorly equipped. It was loud at night with the communal area right oitside rooms. Better hostels on road to beach


The hostal accommodation would benefit a few simple improvements. Provide a towel, toilet paper, clean the room occasionally,put a handle on the bathroom door so it closes. There area lot of people wandering in and out and on occasion one is not too sure who is keeping an eye on this as on many occasions there is no one on reception. Security for room is flimsy old padlock. Mainly for the hippy clientele and dreadlock crowd. Friendly enough.

  • 23rd Dec 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Very basic facility, the staff are Bob Marley type, better stay at one of the beach hostels if you can.


We are thankful and delighted that we found Mochileros Culturart amongst all of the other places in Palomino. Although is a very simple place on the road, is very clean and comfortable and the staff is supernice. The spaces are wide, the kitchen is well equiped (or at least better than other places that we've been to). We were able to get in touch with Palomino's cultural environment. We were happy to party with live typical colombian cumbia, and all of the afro caribbean rhythms around the fire

  • 25th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I really hoped that other reviews for this were wrong but unfortunately this is hands-down the worst hostel I have ever stayed in and I'm surprised it's listed on HostelWorld. Although the host did his best to be helpful and was very sweet, the facilities are really beyond-poor; Really, really dirty, full of cockroaches, no running water in the morning, sheets were not clean, showers worse, the yard has no draining so flooded in the rain.


We checked in and the dude took us to a private room with people "being intimate." The place was dirty, mildew smell everywhere. The kitchen had no stove or microwave. We promptly went to tge beach and found some hammocks that were cleaner and cheaper. Hostal world should even deal with this place. Dirtiest I have ever seen.

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