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The Dreamer Reviews

Playa Donaire, Palomino beach area, Palomino, Colombia

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91%

Rating
313 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 90%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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100%

The Dreamer on the beach is incredible. I´ve been in alot of different hostels and this one is by far the best. The food is amazing, the staff and atmosphere are super friendly and the location simply can´t be beat. If you´re traveling in Colombia I would deffinitely take the time to visit Palomino and spend a few days in paradise at the Dreamer on the Beach.

  • 18th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

Amazing place. Stayed in a private and even though it was a little over our budget it was really worth it. The facilities and proximity to the beach are excellent. The only thing letting it down is the food. Limited menu and just not really upto much. Great place regardless though.


94%

Lovely hostel, dorms nice and big so not too hot and the pool and volleyball court were great!

  • 10th Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

This is an amazing hostel! Great location just steps away from the beach with a beautiful garden and swimming pool. Very kind and helpful staff and a great place to meet other travelers. The food is really good with reasonable prices, especially breakfast and pizza. The bar is nice as well. My only recommendation would be to give each person a room key, because anyone can get into the hostel and easily enter your room. Definitively the best hostel in town!


77%

there was some ambiguity about cancellation policy; one staff answer was overriden by his supervisor

  • 30th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

the hostel had lovely big airy rooms, nice swimming pool bar and restaurant. Most of the staff were nice, but had one incident where a staff member had confused days and was a bit harsh in how he was demanding we check-out after we'd agreed the day before to stay another night. There was quite a young crowd when we stayed, which meant there was drinking games in the bar in the evening, which wouldn't be everyone's cup of tea! Overall quite lovely, and nice, next to the beach etc.


100%

definitely the best hostel where I have been!! the place is beautiful and the rooms are so big and comfortable with a good mattress. The italian restaurant is a plus and the staff is helpful and friendly. Palomino itself is a paradise, I will recommend the place to everyone!


74%

Poor internet connection


89%

Very nice hostel, staff on front desk are very nice and facilities are good.atmosphere was a bit flat and should arrange some social guests for guests. Also menu could do with some updating for diner although best breakfast I had in South America.


94%

The food is expensive, its a very chilled hostel, big lockers, nice pool, friendly staff

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

The grounds are very very beautiful and well kept. The people are friendly and the accommodations are hip. The food is a bit pricey but very delicious! It is a 20 min walk in from the main road there are young boys on motorcycles willing to drive you in. Overall a nice place to stay!


97%

We ended our trip in Colombia with 3 days in Palomino to relax. Very nice hostel and you have the idea you're in a all-inclusive resort. We loved the pool, breakfast buffet and daily Happy Hour. Great place to relax for a couple of days.


71%

Awful Wi-Fi system. Nice pool area. A little clique, maybe because it feel more like a resort than a hostel (so you may think that's a positive). Close to beach. Food OK, not great. Room smelt a little damp. Staff helpful and friendly.


80%

Beautiful garden and nice pool. Wifi can only connect 18 at a time but once you're connected it works really well. Toilet basket gets emptied three times a day so it doesn't fill up. Perfect place to chill for a few days. Restaurant food gets boring quick though. Where is the local food instead of the usual pizza an pasta. I want my empanadas!


97%

it is a great place to relax! right near the beach, staff (reception, bar and cleaning) are super friendly and its a good place to meet other people.


100%

Perfect location, friendly and helpful staff.

  • 5th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

a lot of potential but not much atmosphere when we were there.


69%

Nice big room but for a single person who had to pay for a double room, I found it quite expensive.


100%

One of the best hostels during my trip. Beautiful place, great staff.


91%

The Dreamer in Palomino was an absolute dream! The overall staff and volunteers who man the bar were great! Super friendly and accommodating! The location was great because it was very close the beach. Food and happy hour were good. The only con is they neglect to share info about other bus providers that would take you straight to Cartagena. There is a direct bus (Marsol - 311 6013467) a 5-7 min moto bike ride from hotel that will take you to Cartagena for 70,000 pesos. Well worth the money!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi, thanks for your nice review! we are so happy you enjoyed our facilities in particular the restaurant. Also all the staff was informed about your nice words on them. Regarding the bus ride you mention it looks overpriced for us as you can go to Cartagena for almost half price with the same trasportation system. Hope to see you again soon in Palomino

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