Must visit for graffiti enthusiasts. Beautiful decoration everywhere. Very well located near the JFK Park. Super central. Rooms are simple but clean. Same for showers. And finally, a real hot shower after a month traveling around. Don't go there on Thur, Fri or Sat if you want an early sleep. The bars and crowd downstairs as well as the traffic can be pretty noisy. Staff was nice, showed us to our room, booked a cheap taxi to the airport for us, etc.
For the price we paid, I expected a perfect hotel. Instead, the WiFi wasn't working in our room and the TV was making a crazy noise. I was ill and had to stay in the room for 24hrs. Fortunately the evening staff helped me and change my room for the night. The swimming pool was nice but not super clean. The roof equipment was sparse to say the least. The day staff didn't speak English. We expected way more for the price. We stayed in cheaper hotels with better value for money in Cartagena.
This new family-run place is perfect value for money if you want a bit of calm whilst staying in the centre of Cartagena historic quarter. The staff was super friendly. Giving us advices for addresses around. The roof terrace had a panoramic view of the city. The tiny (but so good!) pool was there to cool down at the end of the day. Good kitchen and breakfast. We stayed in 2 other hotels during our stay and this is the one we would definitely go back to.
Nothing particularly worth complaining about. Except may be the loud music when you expect to have an early night. But we didn't. Also, the price of the double rooms is a bit expensive considering you're sharing a bathroom withering rest of the dorms. May be you can get better value for money. But it's Cartagena prices anyway. On the plus side: very friendly and helpful front desk staff, AC (a must have in Cartagena), safe in the room, nice kitchen and fridges.
Overall a nice hostel for a night break in Santa Marta before moving on. Cheap, good location, AC, etc. I just wish some of the restaurant/bar staff would be more customer focused. Also, having tried a new hostel very close by, I believe the Brisa Loca will have to up their game, recruit service oriented staff and renovate to compete with the value for money. But not a bad.place.otherwise
The hotel does what it says on the tin. But what really made it for us was #1 the staff amazing friendliness. They did everything to help us, woke up at night and just were always lovely. We felt part of a lovely family. #2 They gave us a proper flat, 30 seconds away from the hostel instead of the private room we booked. 4 nights there and it was hard to leave as we were really feeling at home. I'd definitely go back to the exact same place to visit Bogota.
The staff were very friendly and helpful. The place is between the central area and the port. Very convenient to visit the islands, take a combi or find a restaurant. The kitchen is simple but sufficient. Except for the lack of fridge. The worst part (and not the end of the world) is the shower. Rightly they're using solar power. But there is no cold water to compensate so the shower was burning hot at the end of the day and cold in the morning. Time it well :) Overall I´ll stay there again.
We had a perfect stay. A few blocks from the main place. A stone throw from the night life, market, touristic attractions. The kitchen is very well equipped, allowing us to eat our own food. The room was gigantic. The roof terrace perfect for the morning tea with view on the volcano. Oh, and the building is just beautiful. And all of it for an incredibly affordable price. I already recommended it to other travellers
FYI: we received an email from the Little central hotel before our travel to Cascais saying we had been relocated to the Atlantida Hostel for an obscur reason of credit crunch. So this is a review for the Atlantida. BTW: we had a very very pleasant stay...
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