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The Dreamer Reviews

Playa Donaire, Palomino beach area, Palomino, Colombia

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90%

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404 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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97%

Great hostel, nice spacious rooms with hammocks, always clean, as cleaning ladies visiting regularly which was great. There's a nice pool outside,Could have been a few more deck chairs, as once 5 were taken,that was it & there's only hot concrete to sit on.Staff so friendly & helpful, nice bar men too! There were power outages regularly in the evenings which was absolutely fine, however we were confused so to why other hostels in the surrounding areas had back up generators & Dreamers didn't


97%

Such amazing friendly staff, really sociable communal areas and entertainer in the evenings. Loved this hostel !

  • 18th Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Great hostel, fantastic staff and a fun atmosphere. Would definitely stay again!


94%

Right next to the beach! Amazing italian food onsite. Like a resort for backpackers almost


100%

great hostel, right on the beach. Easy to organise everything in palomino straight from the desk - just ask them.


94%

We (fiancee and I) had a great time at The Dreamer. Everyone who enters the premises just goes "woooooow" and for good reason. This is simply gorgeous! Great swimming pool, flowers, everything well maintained cheap food and cocktails and the staff is incredibly helpful, nice and chill! Loved it and recommend it greatly!


100%

An amazing hostel, with a resort-like feel , best pool ever, great to chill out in the lovely palomino for a few days😄 the atmosphere and the staff are extremely Nice and helpfull- would definately recommend people to stay here! Pizza's are delicious!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller, Thjanks for your nice words about our hostel, so happy you enjoyed the chill vibe of Palomino, our staff and pool. Your reccomendations to others travellers will make the difference!!! Thanks again and hope to see you here soon Fulvio

100%

everything was amazing, Palomino is the paradise

  • 1st Aug 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller, Thank you very very much for your nice words!!! Come back to the paradise any time!!! Fulvio

77%

It's a big place, which means the staff, though nice and helpful, are spread pretty thin. It also lends to a somewhat impersonal vybe. The hostel is close to the beach, but you can't actually see the beach from anywhere in the hostel which is disappointing. Also, the internet wasn't working while i was there in late July 2015. Would have been nice to have given their incoming guests a warning. Food portions at the hostel are sizable. The spaghetti marinara is very tasty.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller, Thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed the staff and restaurant,pasta with fish are our speciality. Our rooms were designed on purpose around the pool and surrounded by gardens, this is what make "the dreamer" unique. Beach lovers can use our exit to the sea and enjoy it deeply. Also we are happy to inform that Internet has been reestablished so guest can now enjoy the satellite service again, if phone line will arrive here someday will be able to offer a more solid sistem.

60%

A nice place, close to the beach, close to the village, not at all expensive and the swimming pool is alright. Though there was no wifi during our whole stay. But the atmosphere as quite a disappointment. The whole place is like an european bubble in the middle of a colombian village. No colombian music or no spanish, not the single effort to make the guest feel like he's in the Colombian Caribbean.

  • 25th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Dear Traveller, Thanks for your comment! we are happy you enjoyed our facilities and that you felt confortable with the price, we are happy to inform that internet service has been restablished and perfectly working. About the atmosphire, people can feel the caribbean at every corner in our hostel, from the structure and decoration to the staff 100% from the region. Possibly the music was not your preferite thought we try to change and vary the music as much as we can also under request.

100%

This hostel was spectacular. The property and buildings are beautiful and the surroundings are gorgeous...lots of pretty trees, flowers, plants and it is a short walk to the beach. The food in the restaurant at the hostel was delicious and the service was excellent. The rooms were very clean and well maintained. I definitely recommend this hostel to anyone looking to stay in Palomino.


100%

The place is awesome! Great staff, perfect location. Book in advace cause is full most of the time. Stayed in a private and the room was beautiful! Only thing I did not like was the matress - way too stiff! We kept waking up in the middle of the night just cause it was so uncomfortable! Other than that all great!


89%

The Best hostel in Palomino

  • 15th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Nice one!! I h@d an excellent and chilled time in this hostel. It felt more like a resort than a hostel. The staff was really friendly and rodrigo , the head of the nice team is really motivated to help you in all special whishes.. Best stay in colombia.. Regards Moritz

  • 14th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

No where in Palomino tops Dreamers for atmosphere, friendly staff, value or proximity to the most beautiful beach. Don't miss out!


94%

Of the two Dreamers in Colombia, I think the Palomino location is just slightly edged out by Santa Marta, but that's a very high bar to jump over. The location in Palomino can't really be beat. 100 meters from the ocean. The quiet, excellent beaches of Palomino are as good as advertised, and the Dreamer is right on top of them. The layout of the hostel itself is cool, and the property footprint is sprawling. Given more time here, I probably would've grown even more fond of it. Recommended.


100%

We loved The Dreamer and had an amazing stay! We only planned to stay 3 nights but ended up extending for 2 more nights. We stayed in a dorm the first 4 nights and then switched to a private the last night. The hostel is clean and the dorm is nice but the privates are absolutely incredible!! Beautiful location and great atmosphere. Also, such a friendly and wonderful staff! They all knew us and other guests by name and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable and at home.


100%

The most amazing place! Beautiful, well maintained grounds and rooms, great pool cleaned daily. Delicious and reasonably priced food, the friendliest staff you will ever get in the hostel! Special thanks to bar staff ( Lauren you especially) and manager Rod. You guys are the best!


91%

One of the best hostels I have stayed at in South America. We had a superior room with AC which was more like a hotel room. The hostel has a really nice atmosphere. Only drawback is that there is a high guest turnover in a relatively small area so usually the common area (pool and garden) is busy with people checking in and out. Pros: Internet connection Very friendly staff Garden/Pool Private room Restaurant Cons: Kitchen could be better equipped Water pressure i shower

  • 29th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

I just wanted to spend two days in Santa Marta, but in the end it were even 5 days because I liked it so much staying with you! I had such a wonderful time and I totally appreciated it as you made it possible for my friends to stay in hammocks etc. although the hostel was overbooked! I just loved the family atmosphere! Thank you so much for making those days to the best experience of my whole trip!


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