Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

48 hours cancellation policy

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Great Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

We are an Swedish owned hostel and we offer the following: 24hr bar, happy hours, 300mb Fiber Optic Internet Connection! The fastest in Colombia. We offer on-site restaurant and also a shared kitchen for you to cook your own meals. We have the biggest netflix sofa room around for you to relax and take a break in. Come and get lost in the mystery of our huge house which was supposedly once owned by the cartel. We have transformed this huge house into an amazing hostel experience for everyone. If you ask nicely to the staff, they might show you some of the hidden secrets (escape tunnels, hidden safes, underground whisky storage cellar) this hostel has to offer!

We pride ourselves in the service we provide to each and every person who walks through our doors. Being perfectly placed for easy access to the city centre, PARQUE TAYRONA, THE LOST CITY, DIVING, TAGANGA, PALOMINO, MINCA AND MUCH MORE. As well as nearby supermarkets and ATMs. We offer FREE luggage storage so you can explore the beautiful surroundings with peace of mind knowing your belongings are safe and secure.

The hostel is extremely spacious with one of the biggest pools a hostel has in Santa Marta, 24hr bar, on-site restaurant and cooking facilities, massive TV/chill-out/games room (pool table, ping pong), gardens, and lots of hammocks. Not to mention the most comfortable and clean beds in Santa Marta.

Come join us for a cocktail by the pool or indulge in a perfectly cooked eggs benedicts or pancakes from our all day restaurant menu (vegetarian options available) which is open from 7am - 2am. Poolside massages and cocktails also available.

Fancy a ride through the jungle? or what about the desert? The Adrenaline Addict boys are right next door to us offering super cheap motorbike hire and crazy tours around the beautiful Caribbean Coast.


Taxes not included.
19% IVA will be charged to Colombians upon check-in.
Foreigners do not pay IVA taxes, as per Colombian law

Check-in 2pm
Check-out 12pm
Guests can utilize all our facilities before and after staying with us.

24hr cancellation policy applies.

No outside alcohol allowed.
No drugs allowed.
No minors allowed.
No prostitutes allowed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 7.7

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.6

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Mar 2020
    great atmosphere with actual locals working here
    USA, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jan 2020
    Awesome party hostel, good food, great pool. Staff is really nice especially Lorena from reception!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    24 Jan 2020
    Great staff and nice pool. The bar was friendly and sun shine hit the pool most of the day long. The environment was fun, I absolutely loved the netfllx room. It was a great way to decompress after a night out. Highly recommend checking out this spot. Cheers everyone !!
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    07 Jan 2020
    Great hostel. The common areas are outstanding, the aircon is a gift.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    05 Jan 2020
    The two girls at the front desk where great! I believe her names where Lorena and Laura (or lucia or something like that) they help us out to book tours, and taxis! Great service ❤. The atmosphere was a bit down. The hostal had no events to help people to socialize. But the overall experience was great.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Jan 2020
    Great hostel, just far away from absolutely everything, besides that good deal for the money.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    26 Feb 2020
    I enjoyed my time at Drop Bear Hostel. The pool is amazing, the rooms are clean and the staff is very helpful and friendly. But there are also a few downsides; the hostel is located quite far away from the center, the kitchen is quite badly equipped (only about pans, no bowls...), it was quite hot and sticky in my room. But the prices are fair and I would definitely recommend staying there :)
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    05 Jan 2020
    Good party hostel but rough around the edges and a bit dirty. Toilets were not cleaned enough and didnt flush properly and shower was almost permanently blocked. With that said I enjoyed my time there and met some nice people. Good hostel with 24hour bar if you want to party all night but you are able to sleep if you dont. The hostel has potential and just needs some money spent on it to make the rooms and bathrooms a bit better.
    Scotland, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Feb 2020
    The hostel is a bit out of the way. Not a lot around. Only stayed one night.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 4.6


    30 Dec 2019
    This hostel came highly reviewed online and was a suggestion in Lonely Planet. We stayed two non-consecutive nights in private room. The first was enormous but with no functioning side lamps and the shower was a trickle (cold but that’s fine) from a pipe coming directly out of the wall. The location is awful, 2.5km from Santa Marta city centre doesn’t sound like much but the traffic is so bad it might take half an hour in a taxi, and there’s no Uber in the city.
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
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  • 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
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Utensils
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi