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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 9.3

  • Security 9.6

  • Location 8.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Sep 2019
    Perfect hostel for visiting Tayrona and minca. The hostel offers transport to both if you prefer things to be as easy to organise as possible and they are happy to keep your things in the luggage room until you return. Daily activities and the food there is decent too. The staff are really friendly and happy to answer any question. I will be staying here again when I return to do the trek to la ciudad perdida. Thanks for your hospitality
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    15 Sep 2019
    Simply a great place to stay. Not in town but as you will soon hear from other travelers there isn't a need to go in to town apart for a late night. The facilities close at 12am sharp which makes for a good night's sleep. Plenty of partying done before that however with the pool and giant Jenga etc. Kitchen facilities also good and the staff go out their way to remember your name which is a nice touch.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Sep 2019
    Front desk staff were extremely friendly, accommodating, and spoke perfect English. Food was good Private rooms are worth it
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    01 Oct 2019
    I have returned to dreamers 4 times during my trip to In the north. It’s a fantastic little base point. Overall it’s one of my favourite hostels I’ve stayed in so far. The staff are really friendly, the rooms are good and the food is amazing and so cheap. Highly recommend this hostel. You can also book airport transfers, and trips to Minca from here which makes life easy.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    19 Sep 2019
    Great place particularly like staff (Hanny is the best)
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    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
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Sep 2019
    LOVED my stay here! Amazing atmosphere that really encouraged you to meet other travellers. Staff, especially Carolina, are amazing. Restaurant is very reasonable and delicious. I stayed in a 4 bed dorm room with an ensuite bathroom and it was lovely. As others have said, it isn't near the city centre, but it is near a grocery store and mall. Besides, from what I gathered, the city centre isn't really an attraction. Went to Tayrona and Minca from here. Would recommend!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    24 Sep 2019
    We stayed at Dreamers hostel on three different occasions. It is an amazing hostel. It is not right in the centre of Santa Marta - good given the centre is not very nice. Friendly staff, great food - which is reasonably priced - and the private room was very spacious and super clean. The only downside: the shower was extremely cold and the water pressure very poor (sometimes no water came out at all). Overall, would 100% recommend for your stay in Santa Marta.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    25 Sep 2019
    Very nice pool, good food, you can use a kitchen, the 10bed room with aircon was very pleasent for 22k. We could store our bags there while visiting the Tayrona National Park in a locked room. The atmosphere was not the best but alright, it seemed most people came there and prepared to move to another spot. But would go there again!
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    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
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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

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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