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Dreamer Santa Marta

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to a unique and friendly hostel, built by travelers for travelers. VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN COLOMBIA, the Dreamer is the CLOSEST hostel to TAYRONA PARK and Minca making us an excellent base for discovering the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevadas while also providing easy access to the city sights and fun nightlife of downtown Santa Marta.

Different than the closed and claustrophobic hostels typical of downtown, our large garden swimming pool and hammocks creates an ideal resting spot for backpackers and travelers to unwind before or after their adventures.

The tour desk can offer tips on getting around the area and arrange tours to the mountains, the main beaches, and to the Lost City, as well as diving activities and horseback riding.

Named after different countries, we offer a wide range of accommodation from comfortable and spacious dorms to twin and double rooms in suite (air con available) warmly, decorated with hand-painted murals, with both private bathrooms and shared facility options.

Come grab a tropical drink a The Coelhos Bar while you shoot pool or play ping pong with friends. Wake up to a buffet breakfast and join us for lunch or dinner at our onsite Italian restaurant offering home-made pizzas, pastas and international cuisine.

For those who like to make their own food, we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day, and are located just 3 blocks from Buenavista shopping center - the largest in town featuring cinemas, supermarkets and shops.

Amenities include two dining areas, BBQ and an awesome TV lounge with Cable TV and XBox; Check in is open 24 hours with complimentary bag lockers. We also offer complimentary Spanish lesson...and Internet is free!!

If you are looking for a unique Santa Marta experience, we welcome you to come join our Dreamer family!

Cancellation policy: 48 hrs on the arrival date
Check in from 2 pm
By law minors cannot share multiple dorms. View House Rules

Overview

Swimming, sunshine and snoozing: that's what we're about at The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta. That's right – we have our own outdoor pool! Take a seat on our garden terrace or sway in a hammock. Want to chat to locals? Take it further than ‘hola’ with a free Spanish lesson and then head to The Coelhos Bar to practise over a tropical drink. For authentic pizza, head to our Italian restaurant. Burger fans can cook up a sizzling dinner on the barbecue.

Location

It's an easy trip from Simón Bolívar International Airport: just a 20 minute taxi ride. From Terminal de Transportes de Santa Marta bus station, we’re a five-minute drive. Fancy a day at the beach? Take a cab to Rodadero – you'll be on the sand within 15 minutes. To get off the trodden path, spend a day in the fishing village of Taganga, an 18-minute drive from us. If you love the great outdoors, head to the nearby coves and lagoons of Tayrona National Park, soak up the natural beauty of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains or take in the city sights of downtown Santa Marta.

Rooms and Dorms

We’re a hostel run by travellers and we’ve taken inspiration from our passport stamps to name each of our mixed dorms after our fave countries. In Santa Marta as a twosome? Stay in a private room. We know extra perks make a big difference, so linen and towels are free. Plus, we have free lockers and there's air con for those hot Colombian nights.

Extras and activities

Already seen Simón Bolívar Park? Ask our tour desk about trips to the mountains, beaches or the Lost City (an ancient archaeological site) as well as horseback riding and diving. Upload your expedition pics via our free Wi-Fi then head to the TV lounge for Xbox fun. You can save some pesos by making dinner in our communal kitchen – we have a mini supermarket for essentials.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.6

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 8.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.8

  • Cleanliness 9.8

  • Facilities 9.7


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Mar 2021
    Great place to stay. Owner and staff did a great job at making sure everyone had an enjoyable experience. My favorite hostel in colombia by far.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Feb 2021
    This was one of our absolute best stays. My husband and i stayed at The Dreamers for 3 nights and loved it! The staff, both Jessica and Erik was amazing and explained everything and gave us tips and advice for our future travels. The kitchen served amazing food (loved their chicken thai dish). The room was spacious and clean. The outside area was great, had a shared kitchen, a bar, a pool and pooltable. Overall chilled, social vibe. The bartender Luis was great as well - kind, fun and attentive!
    Denmark, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    08 Jan 2021
    A great place with an amazing atmosphere, this is one of the best hostels I’ve been!
    Colombia, Couple, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Jan 2021
    First off, I love this hostel from the staff to the food and everything about it. There’s a pool, pool table, ping pong, giant jenga, bar, and possibly anything that you need without ever leaving the place. It’s super close to a mall so if ever need to get groceries or pull out cash from an atm you can. A BIG SHOUT OUT to Jessica for being the best receptionist/server/infoGuide/securityguard/multi tasker. Anything you need from taxi to finding out what to do in Santa Marta she’s the girl!!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Feb 2021
    Love this place and can’t wait to return. The staff were all amazing and so friendly, helpful and informative. Eric, Luis, Jessica, Kevin and Juan - amazing. The place was spotless, facilities were great, can not fault it. Location is a little bit far from town but it’s a short, cheap taxi ride away so wasn’t too much of a problem.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Apr 2021
    Very nice hostel. I would stay here again. I had a private room with a fan. If I did it again I would stay in a private room with an AC. It was hot. Other than that this place is really nice had a kitchen you could cook your own meals and they had an on-site chef for breakfast and dinner. The meals were very good. The hostel is a little out of the way but very good vibe.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 9.4

    Superb

    22 Mar 2021
    Un hostal muy tranquilo y con muy buena instalaciones. Por esta época no había mucha gente así que es muy tranquilo, pero se puede armar buen ambiente si vas con un grupo. Dependiendo el tipo de actividad a la que vas la locación es buena, en mi caso que iba para el Tayrona me quedaba cerca al punto de encuentro, pero no es tan cerca del centro (igual se puede llegar súper facil). Desayuno rico, piscina muy chévere y zonas de descanso perfectas para relajarse. Staff muy querido!
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    11 Jan 2021
    This hostel has everything, beautiful pool and facilities, good food, nice rooms. How ever Jessica the recepcionist could be the best of the place, she is super helpful and helped me to make my mind with all the great places I have to meet. She knows taxi drivers, hostel staff in Taganga and who ever you may need to get out of troubles. I definitely go to Dreamer again if I go back.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    30 Jan 2021
    We enjoy staying at Dreamer, was very quite but we having relaxing time not noise, just sometimes whit the boring music but Luis, the bartender and his mojitos, moods change; also whit the food of Silena nice cooking and very helpful lady and of course the nice hospitality of Erick. The location is very good to save money transportation, because just 2 blocks out and so easy to get bus to Taganga, to Palomino, to Rodadero to Minca. Only issue here was in 4 days no body clean the room :(
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Jan 2021
    Staff was amazing eager to help with everything. Best staff I’ve ever had at a hostel. Pool and food was very good. Entertaining atmosphere. It’s a 15 min taxi to the central place of interest, but very convenient location if you plan to travel to Tayrona area.
    USA, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2020

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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