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Dreamer Santa Marta

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great 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 7.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 9.1

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 Mar 2020
    I loved everything about this place from the moment I arrived, to the time I left. Staff are amazing, food is excellent, so many friendly people, excellent tours and advice...
    Netherlands, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Mar 2020
    Great place to unwind after my trip to Tayrona. I was able to read by the pool, sip on some tropical cocktails and work on my tan ; )
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    22 Mar 2020
    Dreamer Santa Marta is great - great pool, lounging areas, and facilities. The rooms and bathrooms were particularly clean. The food and drinks are great and very reasonably priced. It's a great location to visit all that the area has to offer. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Would definitely recommend and will be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    18 Mar 2020
    If there's one place I wouldn't mind be for many weeks, it is here. Dreamer has everything you need... apart the staff which are true champions, the restaurant and common spaces, equipped with shared kitchen are huge pluses. I can't wait to return after things settle, Santa Marta in general is a great jump off to explore the entire region. See you soon Dreamer!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    11 Mar 2020
    Wow this hostel was AMAZING! It has everything you need! Pool was wonderful, perfect atmosphere, and inexpensive food/drinks. I really loved the staff- especially Camila who was my favorite part of Dreamer. Thanks for everything! I’ll be back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    27 Mar 2020
    The dorm was clean and nice and the property is well maintained.  The hostel felt safe with a video cameras and buzz in system and good lockers to store my bag. The atmosphere was calm and relaxing and the staff were very friendly and helped me make plans to get to Cartagena. Thanks guys!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    25 Mar 2020
    Clean and impressive hostel. All the amenities you need. Can't wait to return.
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    16 Mar 2020
    Solid hostel. Might think the location is weird but actually works out fine. Not much to do in Santa Marta so this place is a good base for doing nearby attractions and excursions
    Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    10 Mar 2020
    Its got a great pool and garden with a very social bar and activities. It's a good location for stopping off en route to Minca, Tayrona, Cartagena etc. The downside is that as it's in a suburb people don't really get out into the city, instead staying within the walls of 'gringoville' a lot of the time.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    11 Mar 2020
    This hostel is very overrated and should start owning up to its great image. I arrived quite late and didn't get all the info that I was suppose to get. Staff couldn't be less bothered when I asked them questions. No cutlery in the kitchen, probably because they want you to buy all your meals in their restaurant. Beds and fans make a lot of noise. I don't think the eating and showering area got cleaned regularly. Aside from that the vibe was pretty bad, not social at all. Won't go back there.
    Belgium, 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

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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