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The Dreamer Reviews

Playa Donaire, Palomino beach area, Palomino, Colombia

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91%

Rating
181 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 92%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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100%

There is a reason why they are voted best hostel in Colombia. Amazing place! The staff are the BEST and the facilities are outstanding. It is the ONLY place I will stay in Santa Marta and Palomino. The Palomino hostel looks more like a resort than a hostel and the beach is just a few feet away!

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Perfect hostel - amazing staff who remember your name (no matter how long your backpack has been hiding in their store room). Clean decent sized pool. Great location to go into tayrona, palomino, costeno or taganga. Awesome Italian food as the owners are from there! Good party without being bresa-loca wild


91%

Dreamer Hostel in Palomino is a very nice hostel and close to the beach. The staff is very helpful and friendly. If you just want to relax on the beach it is perfect there. There are also nice rivers nearby so you have the choice to swim in the sea or in the river. The hostel also have a swimming-pool and therefore you can chill out there as well! If I return to Palomino I will definately stay at the Dreamer Hostel again because I had a good time there! I recommend it to other travellers!!!


83%

The hostel is good, although the price is too high indeed. The location is so-so. It seems like Palomino is the only place in Colombia with no party at all. Fridays and Saturdays are dead. Nothing is going on at the beach, nor at the village. Nights are boring. We also didn't like cocktails at the hostel bar - it seems that they don't add alcohol there at all. We drank 4 cocktails that seemed alcohol-free (though they weren't) and payed 20 thousand (Happy Hour price. Normal hour would cost 40).


94%

Great experience at The Dreamer, totally recommended.

  • 10th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

My only complaint is that they won't share the wifi password with you. You have to hand them your device, they enter the password and use lasts for only an hour at a time. But...perhaps that's actually a good thing.


97%

beautiful hostel, great breakfast, kinda like a resort, could use a couple more fans for when its busy


94%

A great place to stay in Palamino, the rooms are big and airy, there's a nice pool, the restaurant/bar does an awesome feed and its literally 50m from the beach


63%

Pay more get the same. This hostel is nice aesthetically (nice pool and gardens) but everything else is the same or worse than other hostels in the area for a more expensive price. You pay extra for wifi and in other hostels is free. Also they occasiOnally don't have running water when other hostels do. The resturant is a nice setting but the food is poor- I got served a burger with sandwich bread. Overall looks great in pictures but doesn't really deliver.

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Dear Traveller, Firstly we want to thank you for your feedback about the Dreamer hostel on the beach. we apreciate your nice comment about our room, swimming pool and gardens as well as our kitchen setting. Internet wifi is free for guests sleeping in the hostel not for visitors, I'll be talking with our chef about the bread used that day. I'll be hoping to see you again soon in Palomino and enjoy again our beautiful village Fulvio Manager, The Dreamer hostel on the beach

91%

Resort alike. Nice green hostel with a good swimming pool and within 1 minute from the beach (where you can't swim due to its strong currents). It is really about relaxing at the hostel here and to some stuff in its surroundings (like tubing or watching flamengos). Town itself is not that special and it ain't a party hostel either. But for a good chill out, the place to be.


71%

There are cheaper options nearby, especially if you want air con - which is really worth it as it is very hot there. The others are a little further from the beach. Still, Dreamer was well done and nicely laid out. We stayed in a dorm which was spacious but beds were NOT comfortable and it was hot, even with fans on. 30000 seemed like a lot, not including any breakfast and with no kitchen available.


91%

Palomino is a hard place to leave! Nice place to relax! Good vibes by the pool in the day and by the bar at night. 1 minute walk to a peaceful beach. Staff are super helpful. Rooms are a little stuffy at night but beds are comfy. Great breakfast. Internet can be patchy.


94%

Great staff!!! Great swimming pool!!!


80%

Nice but expensive!


89%

Nice place, calm, relax

  • 16th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


100%

A great place for R&R, a mini holiday in a holiday. No complaints and already recommended to people. Loved having the pool, good buffet breakfast, short walk to long sandy beach. Oh and go tubing!


97%

Beautiful place.


94%

This was an excellent hostel with a great staff. I do hope to be able to come back and possibly work to live their for a few months.

  • 13th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Feels like a small resort.


97%

Amazing place to stay..perfect location, great food, an all round excellent spot to get away from santa Marta for a while. It can be a bit expensive in a private room, but you do get good value


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