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Really nice hostel with pool to cool off in the day and hammocks to relax and read a book in. Near a large supermarket and mall but apart from that location is poor and away from any beaches which means a full day trip just to get to a beach. Food was good as we're drinks but can soon add up on a tab so be aware! Been in better hostels since in Colombia but still a good option for a few days lounging by a pool
Nice place outside of the city to stay. The pool is awesome. Stuff was sometimes a little rude.
Nice place, we used it as a convenient one-day stophover on the way to Tayrona
Amazing hostel! We we're meant to stay for one night before heading to parque tyrona but ended up returning for a week.
- Novice Nomad
- All Female Group, 18-24
- (1 review)
An excellent excursion hostel to do stuff around Santa Marta and to meet other backpacker for exchanging experiences. They offer a place for a backpack and a safebox for the valuables for free. The Staff is awesome, really friendly and helpfully. The facilities are great and well maintained. The Kitchen is good in the medium price range. The Breakfast is one of the best hostel breakfast what I’ve ever had. You realise that this hostel is well managed. I really enjoyed my stay in “The Dreamer”.
A good hostel with outstanding staff. We stayed a night and used the place as a launching pad to go into Tayrona. The staff made it so much easier for us to do this with excellent advice and insight. It's a very social hostel which is partly bought on by the staff - some people even seem to just hang around the hostel all day and not go anywhere. Now, if only the backpacking accommodations in Tayrona had staff half this good....
If you're staying in Santa Marta and/or looking for a great jumping off point for other trips in the region, I would absolutely recommend The Dreamer. It's an excellent hostel with a great environment.
Great hostel, great pool, great staff, great atmosphere. Only down side is its not in the centre of town but its only a short cab into town. Staff are reall friendly and the pool is a massive bonus.
Location is a bit pants but otherwise the hostel is amazing. Really friendly staff and it is only 5,000 to the town centre so not all doom and gloom!
There's no denying that there is nothing better than a night in a hammock and a morning swim in the pool with a cold beer :) Thanx The Dreamer
More of a resort than a hostel. There is a shopping centre close by, but don't expect to be within walking distance of anywhere else. There are buses nearby though and it's quite likely you won't feel the need to leave the hostel anyway. The pool is spectacular! Whilst the staff at The Dreamer spoke perfect English, the driver on the trip to Minca arranged through them spoke only Spanish, which may be an issue for some.
I had a great time. Frontdesk guy was really helpful
We really enjoyed our stay at this hostel. Rooms are comfortable and are cleaned everyday. Shared bathroom is very basic though, with nowhere to even hang your things while you have a shower. Staff were friendly and really helpful, giving us a great introduction when we first arrived. Restaurant is good but maybe a little pricey.
The design of the hostel with a big pool surrounded by a bar makes this a very sociable hostel- it's impossible not to meet people. Everybody I met was awesome and that includes the staff. At the front desk Diego and Tony are helpful, friendly and hilarious. On the bar Anna and a man known only as Nicholas Cage mix up some of the best maracuya cocktails this side of Cartagena. All in all the BEST hostel I've ever stayed in! Hated having to leave! Gracias amigos it was legen-wait for it-dary!
Perfect hostel if you need to relax for a couple of days (or five)! Nice swimmingpool, nice bar, good food at the restaurant, hammocks and a pool table. The guys in the reception is awesome! Only thing is the location - there is nothing to do. But its close to the supermarket and only two hours from tyrona park. I would go back!
This hostel's main competition is The Drop Bear. Compared to that hostel it wins hands-down on atmosphere, staff, and cleanliness. The layout of The Dreamer is much better, but the rooms are not as luxurious as The Drop Bear but they are still clean and very spacious. In terms of location, this hostel is very close to a huge department store, but The Drop Bear is in a slightly better neighbourhood for local eats and bars. We would recommend this over The Drop Bear - mostly because of atmosphere.
Reception staff are truly excellent, almost to the point of awkwardness. They remember your name your entire stay. Hostel is located near to a huge shopping center with department stores and a massive Exito. Not much else nearby, though. You can't BYO alcohol which is annoying but beers are COP3000 which is not too bad. Restaurant is pretty good. Guest kitchen area sometimes messy and busy but hostel is otherwise really great and seems spacious for so many guests. Recommend.
Definitely a nice hostel if you're interested in hanging out and having a relaxed time. I moved out after two days, because it was too far out of town (bus ~40 min,taxi 10 min) and it got expensive going back and forth. Breakfast is nice and they offer great organized tours! We couldn't charge our phones, etc in our dorms, there are only sockets outside in the hall.
Great staff who were happy to help with pretty much everything, lovely hostel with a brilliant pool area and other facilities. We had a room with a fan and it was hard to sleep - definitely opt for one with AC. In a strange location, but a good stop if visiting other places!