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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

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 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    Fun hostel. Amazing stuff. Really nice atmosphere to have some beers till 12
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    12 Jan 2020
    Extremely clean, great food, and really great atmosphere.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Absolutely amazing! Wonderful atmosphere, very easy to meet other backpackers, and a great place to relax during the day and have drinks before going out at night. From here you can make trips to Tayrona, Minca, Taganga, and the lost city (4-day hike), and come back to rest by the pool with a cold beer. Truly a hostel of your dreams
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    One of the best hostels in Colombia:
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    18 Jan 2020
    Dreamer was a great place to stay. The common area was busy with lots going on, but the activity was shut down by midnight. Very friendly staff, clean beds and bathroom. One suggestion would be to improve the lighting in the rooms. The location is great if you're doing excursions, but it's a bit of a distance from downtown Santa Marta...so just depends what you're after.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    13 Jan 2020
    Literally cannot recommend this hostel highly enough. The staff were lovely. The communal vibe was amazing. The pool was lush. The layout was great. The activities were broad. The food from the restaurant was delicious. The rooms were cool and clean. I LOVED my stay here and I'm planning on going back for a few nights on my long trip because I enjoyed it so much. Really felt like home for a solo traveller. Also it's perfect as a base for doing basically anything in the Santa Marta/Tayrona area.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    16 Jan 2020
    Its a little bit insude of town, but the staff, food and atmosphere are all top notch
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    If you need to stay a night in Santa Marta, this is your spot! Good open lounge area and kitchen. They had a dance class the night I was there that was also fun. Staff was super helpful and fun.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Jan 2020
    Stay was really quick. So I didn't get the full experience. Staff was very nice and welcoming. The buffet breakfast seamed to me pretty pricey (12K COP)
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    11 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel with good food and a welcoming environment with a patio that makes it easy to socialize. The hostel is located a bit outside of town but that makes it easy to get to the bus station and Tayrona park. It does get a little noisy at night since the rooms face the courtyard. Otherwise this hostel is a great launching point for activities in the area.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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
  • 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

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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