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General Group Booking Terms

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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

Cancellations made 2 weeks prior to the arrival date will be charged the first night in full.

Cancellations made after 2 weeks prior to the arrival date will be charge 50% of the total reservation.

No shows will be charged 100% of the total reservation.

Additional Info:

El Rodadero has set times on when large vehicles may enter and leave.
Please E-mail ahead and we will be happy to assist you in this matter.

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta Rodadero

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome Home! Come stay in our magnificent converted Colombian Villa in El Rodadero the safest barrio of Santa Marta and only minutes walk to 3 of Santa Marta's best beaches. Named in Hostelworld's best Hostels of Colombia 2018!

Relax by the pool, meet other travellers and have a fun night out with Santa Marta's best bars and restaurants nearby . The story goes that the Villa was once owned by a cartel before being abandoned and later turned into the stunning Hostel it is today. Come and experience our truly unique hostel.

Beside being super clean and organised, our priority is our friendly service. Looking to do Ciudad Perdida, Minca, or Parque Tayrona? We got you covered and can book it all. Need info to get to the next destination, let us give you all best info to do it on your own with transport or a tour. Free luggage storage means you can have piece of mind when you want to head off for a couple of days. When you come back why not unwind and have massage with a glass of wine by our stunning pool in the afternoon. Or take advatage of our nightly social calender set up by our cute pool side bar where you can watch movies above the pool whilst sipping on our 2 for 1 happy hour cocktails. Once the party gets going, we have connections to Santa Marta's best bars and clubs and get you to the dance floor quicker :) When you comeback you know you will sleep well with air conditioning in all our dorms along with curtains, power sockets and mini lights.
The hostel is only a 3 minutes walk from the beach, 2-3 minutes walk to all the major supermarkets and only 10 minutes bus ride from Santa Marta historical centre. The airport is only 20 minutes away ($cop 20.000 fix price with taxi). The beach in El Rodadero is much nicer than the one in the center (where there is an industrial port). Within walking distance you will find supermarkets, banks, atm, restaurants, cinema, bars and souvenirs.

You will sleep well: all our dormitory beds have air conditioning, privacy curtains, an individual light, plug socket, shelf and lockers. As for the private rooms, they are all different so you can choose from a small single room to a large master bedroom with your own balcony over the garden.

Most our guests use the hostel as their home-base to explore nearby attractions such as Tayrona Park, the Lost City, Minca, Palomino or la Guajira. You can travel light and return to rest after exploring around: not only we store your bags for free but we have all the answers to your questions and can book tours and transports for you.


Taxes NOT included.
19% IVA will be charged to Colombian upon check-in.
Foreigners do not pay IVA taxes, as per colombian law.

Check-in 3pm
Check-out 11am
Guests are welcome to store their luggage and use common spaces before and after their stay.

48 hour cancellation policy.
The first night will be charged if cancelled after this time.

No drugs allowed.
No minors allowed.
No prostitutes allowed.
Late check-in without reservation not allowed past midnight.
Day guest must register with ID and are authorized in common spaces until 9pm and for $ 10 000.

Breakfast is not included.


Room description :

Single private shared bathroom:
Small economy room, shared bathroom, single bed, a/c.

Double private shared bathroom:
Small economy room, shared bathroom, double bunk bed, a/c.

6 bed mixed dorm: ac , ensuite bathroom, privacy curtains, light, power outlet, locker.

8 bed mixed dorm: ac, en-suite bathroom, privacy curtains, light, power outlet, locker.

10 bed mixed dorm: ac, 2 ensuite bathrooms, privacy curtains, light, power outlet, locker.

Double bed private :
Fans, ensuite bathroom, double bed, safe box.

Superior double bed private :
A/c, ensuite bathroom, double bed, safe box.

Deluxe double bed private :
A/c, ensuite bathroom, private balcony, double bed, single bed, safe box. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 8.6

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.1

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels I’ve been to! Simon the manager gather everyone together, he makes sure everyone’s allright and he also makes sure everybody is having a great time. All the volunteers are as well so nice and caring. Very friendly vibe, we had a great time here.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    Best hostel ever. Had so much fun at this hostel, the staff are amazing and include everyone in the fun activities. Use it as your base to visit the surrounding area.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    10 Jun 2019
    I had an excellent stay here and met some great people. This hostel is very fun and the manager really makes an effort everyday to bring everyone together! I mainly cooked for myself here and it is a nice vibe cooking with other people from the hostel. I’d deffo be coming back here! I do have to mention that on my final day one person did find bed bugs in their bed. The manager handled it very well and cleared the whole room out immediately. They also have everyone a free night! Deffo go here
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2019
    Really beautiful place, awesome staff. Lots of fun activities. If you’re looking for a quiet place this may not be for you but if you want to be around nice people and party this is the place to be.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    31 May 2019
    Great spot to relax and make some friends by the pool. Stayed for 2 days after completing the Lost City trek. Staff were great and care about how your stay is. Located in the Rodadero area, highly recommend if you want a place that’s close to the beach and resources, but away from the main crazy part of Santa Marta. Room had individual lockers, bathroom, and shower that were kept quite clean.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 May 2019
    Great staff and nice ambiance. WiFi didn’t reach our room which was mildly annoying but we only stayed one night so it was fine. Free breakfast was good. Hotel offers very reasonably priced spa packages that we wished we had time to take advantage of.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    07 Jun 2019
    My partner and I loved this hostel! We stayed in the 12-person dorm, and the only negative thing I have to say about it was that people were pretty inconsiderate and just left their belongings piled up on the floor. But the staff was amazing, so welcoming and inclusive and always trying to ensure that everyone was having a great time. Nice, new bathrooms, awesome pool, great drinks at the bar and the nachos were INCREDIBLE!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    11 May 2019
    Love this hostel! Only got to stay for one night, but definitely could have stayed there for quite a long time. Only takes about 25 people I think so it's a great place to make connections with other travellers. Really nice pool area/communal area.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    25 May 2019
    The staff were great especially Alejandro! Very knowledgeable about the area and helped us out with planning our stay. The bathroom wasn't kept that clean, I think because the style of shower meant the bathroom floor always always wet but the rooms and beds were nice. The air con could have been cooler but otherwise a nice place with great staff.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 3.1


    03 Jun 2019
    THIS HOSTEL HAS BEDBUGS! I showed them to the staff and they suggested to change the sheets?!!! Then offered to moved me to a different location at 1:45am. I would not recommend this place.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Common Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Pool Table