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Playa del Ritmo Reviews

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

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66 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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if u want to rest and drink relax come here... however, the bar is expensive if u compare prices in Santa Marta City and the quality of the beach


It was a nice stay here! Right on the beach. We were there on a Friday night and it wasn't so much of a party. Only complaint would be the music the guy at the bar was playing was a bit rubbish as the night progressed. We would request different genres of songs and he would cut them off halfway and put back on the 50s and 60s music. It was hard to socialize when everyone was falling asleep. My travel partner said the girls bathroom smelled bad. But the males was fine. Overall I recommend!!


The staff is incredible!! Very knowledgeable, helpful, and super friendly. Tons of animals around and you literally roll out of bed onto a mostly empty beach. The downsides are that the dorm rooms absolutely need more fans (I had a lot of trouble sleeping) and the bathrooms reek.


Hostel is very close to a beach that is not very popularly used (becuase it is hard to get to) so you have a fantastic beach almost sparsely used. The romos dont have AC. its gets hot and there are mosquitoes that are hungry. If you really love a beach then this is a great hostel else there are other hostels that are better value for money. If they added a room with AC this hostel would be great!!!!


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.


Fantastic hostel with great help full staff. Perfect location. The women's shower and toilet facilities let them down but if that was sorted it would be the best hostel in the area.


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)

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