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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Dreamer Santa Marta

Book more than 7 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    01 Nov 2019
    Dreamer Santa Marta is amazing!! The staff are unreal- so kind and personable, and make a point to remember your name. There is a kitchen to use, pool is awesome, there’s a really chill upstairs with a Netflix area and reading nook with book exchange. Rooms were spacious and air conditioned. I would recommend this to anyone who is doing the Santa Marta area! I went back and forth between Tayrona, Minca, and Palomino. Special shout out to Carolina- she was lovely and so helpful!!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    17 Oct 2019
    Amazing hostel, super friendly staff members. Felt like our home away from home! A special thanks to the lovely staff that offered to make me soup when I got sick after the lost city trek - they are all genuinely thoughtful people and I was super grateful :) Big spacious private rooms with good air con (a must) and nice en suites/fan rooms. Awesome food and gorgeous pool. Would highly highly recommend and would love to stay again (even after 8+ nights!) Thank you :) Rhiannon + Chris
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    I ended up staying 3 different times at this hostel on my journey around the coast so that's just how much I liked it ! The property is super nice, they thought about everything a traveller could need to feel like home, and they organize events every night to make people socialize ! The staff is AMAZING !!! They somehow always remember your name and are so welcoming ! Special thanks to Hanny, Astrid and Carolina :D I wish I could have stayed longer ! By far the best hostel !!! Jean-Philippe
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    13 Oct 2019
    Very nice hostel with a big pool in the center and a restaurant & bar that you can hang out in all day. Staff was great and gave us a lot of information on the tours available and places we could go. They offered a tour to Bahia Concha, and we ended up doing it ourselves but spent the same amount of money, so probably would have been better to just book through the hostel. Only downside is that it's a little bit far from the center of town. The area is fine, but not near the center.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Oct 2019
    This place has an amazing atmosphere! Such a social hostel. Incredible for all your trips around Santa Marta. Staff were knowledgeable (some friendlier than others) and they gave you all the info you needed. Great food / drinks and plenty of activities to keep you occupied. Great pool too!
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Oct 2019
    Good spot for going between tyrona national park and minca! You can leave your luggage with them when going to both and just take a smaller back pack if you like (this is best for tyrona). Nice pool, very clean, good kitchen, supermarket just down the road. Air conditioned room are nice and cold during the night too! Staff could be more helpful is the only downside
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    17 Oct 2019
    Pros: Luggage storage as you move around the north is such a nice convenience, nice pool, great breakfast buffet for 12,000, a/c, restaurant and bar, nice vibe, met a lot of cool people here, they also have various shuttles going to help get you to your next destination without any extra hassle which is one of the best reasons to stay here. free spanish lessons on tuesdays and thursdays which was handy Cons: Toilets and showers had bad pressure, maybe some issues with the plumbing.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    08 Oct 2019
    I had a nice stay at this hostel. Pros: the staff are very friendly and make an effort to learn your name, nice set up upstairs and with the pool, close to a mall and supermarket. Cons: Room was pretty dim and shower was only cold water, hostel is closer to Parque Tayrona but further away from the main area of Santa Marta which is uniquely charming. Not dealbreakers by any means
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    08 Oct 2019
    Good base in Santa Marta. Nice bathrooms and excellent breakfast. Only stayed here one night and arrived late so didn’t revel in the hostel activities!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Oct 2019
    Great stop off point for trips to Minca, Tayrona and Palomino. The staff are very helpful and informative about the area. Kitchen/kitchenware could be cleaner.
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 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
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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