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Playa del Ritmo Reviews

Pozos Colorados, in front of Sierra Laguna, Santa Marta, Colombia

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92%

Rating
48 Total Reviews
  • 93%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 98%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 96%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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74%

The positives are the location and the beach bar. The negatives are that the kitchen is extremely dirty and limited. Tons of bugs and dirty dishes. If you want to buy food at the restaurant it is mediocre, but expensive. They don't clean the bathrooms every day. This hostel could be so much better if they invested in the small things. Overall though, this is the best hostel in the Santa Marta area in regards to beach access.


89%

playa del ritmo is an excellent beach hostel. definitely the best place to be on the beach in santa marta / rodadero to have some peace and quiet

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Was an awesome stay very hard to leave because of the great location and atmosphere. I felt at home, thanks a lot

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing hostel right on the beach! Staff is extremely nice and the bar is fun to to go at night. The "private" rooms are huge and the fan was enough for us instead of the AC. The staff also gets a game of either volleyball or futbol every day right before the sun sets on the water. We met great people and definitely plan on coming back!


80%

Nice and helpful staff, chillout location by a quiet beach, and a beach bar! The bathrooms were not very clean and smelly. the separations were kind of blurry glass/plastic, you would see the silhouette of the person peeing next to you, disturbing :p at least they were not gender mixed - the dorms were big and with lockers. the bad things were that the beds were very shacky, the mattresses sunk down and because of the metallic roof, it was very hot! despite the two fans


80%

Place had a great location right next to the beach and a good bar with food. Pretty quiet and chilled, good for relaxing.


100%

It's basically a beach paradise where you only need to walk 20 or so metres between your bed, the bar/restaurant and the beach - what's not to love?! We went for a couple of chilled nights but ended up staying 3 more and partying with the staff who were all awesome. That said, the bar is far enough from the hostel so that you can avoid it if it's not your thing. If it hadn't been the start of my trip I probably would have stayed here for weeks - can't recommend it enough!


100%

great stay, great place!


94%

The location of the hostel is one of the best I've seen, directly on the beach. The beach is great for swimming, very clean with no rocks and with no vendors to bother you like most other beaches in the area. The staff was very accommodating, letting us stay later than check out time when our ride was delayed. The private room was plain but clean and very big in size (pillows were rock hard). The dorms were also very nice. The drinks at the restaurant were fantastic but the food was terrible.

  • 31st May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

You can not miss out on this place if you are in and around Santa Marta it is a perfect hostel! Set on its own private beach with a bar and really chilled, cool vibe. Everyone staying there warned me I would ended up staying longer...I did and booked more nights! It is only 7 mins from a big supermarket and 20 from santa marta on the bus. It has a big kitchen, big dorms, lockers, fans. It's all you need for a relaxing time chilling with a book, watching the sunset and taking a little time out.


83%

Great location next to the beach, far away from everything if your plan is to stay at the hostal all day and just relax and drink beer


97%

I just loved it. Such a beautiful and peaceful place, it feels like a little paradise. Beach right in front of the hostel, great atmosphere and lovely, warming staff with such a personal attention that I felt as they were close friends, I don't think there's a better place to stay in Santa Marta. Some imporvments in the privates would make this hostel just perfect


100%

Having traveled a fair bit, i dare to say this is definitely one of the most amazing hostels encountered. It goes right up the list with "Casa Roja" (Santiago de Chile) & the Loki's (Peru & Ecuador). They will welcome you with open arms, tell you all about the Colombia, they love. Show you where, how and when to go visit; the National parc of Tyron, Taganga, Santa Marta, Minca,... All this ON a Caribbean beach, what to ask more? Food, well the restaurant is amazing!! Enjoy, you will...

  • 20th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The nicest hostel I ever stayed at! The whole staff creates a very warm and welcoming atmosphere, you feel like in a big family there.




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