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Nirvana Hostel Taganga Reviews

Carrera 4, Calle 17-21, Taganga, Colombia

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47 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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When I stayed here there were large groups staying here and as a solo traveller I found it very hard to meet people. Also the way the social areas are set up makes it difficult to make contact with people. Additionally, I thought the place was pretty dirty, and not very well organised (they told me I had a certain bed, but when I went there it was taken. I went back, got assigned another bed, but that was taken as well. This happened multiple times).


Awesome atmosphere, nice stuff, great pool and tasty -not that expensive- food. Good location(taganga is a very small village). The shower in room 9is bad and there's no hot water..overall I stayed longer then expected, reccomend to stay there..

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It is a party hostel and you should know it before booking it, and It's good to have some music on the night while having some drinks getting ready for the night out, it sucked to have your hangover acoompanied by loud music straight into our room at 8 am. And it was very very veeeeery bad music.


Nice hostel, but not the best place to meet fellow travellers. A lot of groups spending there holiday at this place. The food is good, but pricy.


Not recommended. We arrived at 4pm and couldn't check in because someone was still in our room. The staff made no effort to hurry them up. Eventually they gave us another room, but then all of a sudden extra mattresses were thrown on the floor and they overcrowded the room. So they moved us to another room, and on our second night, they overbooked that room, and our beds were taken by someone else and they tried to move us again! No lockers in rooms. Dirty, rundown bathrooms.

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really sorry for that, we always try that everyone is happy, and that day was a bit tricky for Argentinian girls all wanted to be together in that room. try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and therefore changing to a more comfortable room for the same price. but I have good news for you today, I try to reach you by other means but did not find you the email, now if we find your glasses in the luggage room, if you still are in Colombia like those we send, and if these returned in aus


Really nice hostel but kinda dodgy zone


In our three weeks traveling around Colombia this was by far the worst hostel we stayed at, even in my whole life! The place was dirty and overcrowded. They were trying to fit a 45 y.o. couple in the upper single bed of a bunk-bed, in a 4 people's dorm which was already occupied by 3 people!!!!!! Food was not great although it was as expensive as any restaurant around. They didn't respect our reservation and gave our room to another couple, which forced us to sleep in a dorm.

  • 15th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very dirty rooms and facilities, overall rude and lazy staff, dirty pool - overall the whole location has the look and feel of a low security prison, although I suspect the latters of cleanliness to be far higher. We booked the deluxe 4 bed dorm, the luxury being a filthy aircon pumping in air of the same quality into the windowless and dirty cell. For some reason they had run out of pillows at first, but after insisting on it the not so helpful staff conjured one up after a long wait. Avoid!

  • 23rd Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This hostal is as far from 'nirvana' as you are going to get. The place generally looks poor and neglected, the pool was small, filthy and so over full of chlorine I could smell it in my room. I booked a 4 bed and they shoved another matress on the floor making it a 5 bed. The food was discusting, and they blared loud drum and bass from 2pm onwards. when I made an inquiery at the desk the pouty girl behind the counter ignored me. we had a res for 3 nights but only stayed for one. Dont stay here.


Cool hostel with a nice pool and helpful staff. The drinks could be cheaper, and we found that a couple of blocks towards the beach were more than worth the effort to get double for your money. If the beers were $2500 we would have trebled the amount ordered at the bar. The hostel is super clean, but does NOT include a guest kitchen as shown on the hostelworld discription. The air conditioning is a nice addition to the rooms but the one in our room was very noisy at night.


I love the hostel, everyone were really nice, i had a great time, they have conexions with all the tours agencies so they get cheaper prices.

  • 8th Nov 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


theres better options available for a better price... closer to the beach and cleaner. someone left a floater in the bathroom... thanks.

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