Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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 ???? 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."

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.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Traditions, food and also a bit of Spanish– or just hang out in the backyard and enjoy a beer in one of our hammocks. If you stay with us, you will live in our house and be able to choose between dorms, private rooms, hammocks or one of our three apartments, which is fully furnished for groups of travellers. In our backyard, you will also find various trees with exotic fruits, such as mangos, medlar and oranges!

The bus terminal is approachable in 20 minutes by walking or in even 5 minutes with a taxi. There is no bus connection to the terminal, but the taxi is really cheap. The shopping centre Buenavista (the biggest in town) is just 200 meters away from the hostel. There you can find ATM´s, supermarkets, a cinema and a lot of other shops! The famous museum Quinta San Pedro Alejandrino is located in a 500 mts. distance. Our hostel is located a bit outside the centre, so it’s really easy to explore the best beaches around Santa Marta. The bus station to get to Parque Nacional Tayrona, Palomino, Taganga, Minca and Buritaca is really easy to catch, just 2 minutes from the hostel .

Our rooms are equipped with fans, private bathroom, and comfortable beds so you can rest quietly. The rooms are spacious and very fresh in total 400 square meters Common areas quite spacious and with diverse vegetation We have a kitchen full equipped and a BBQ for special occasions plus a terrace for sunbathing. The house has 4 rooms with dorms and private rooms.

El Dorado Hostal Policies & Conditions:

Cancellation policy: 24 h before arrival.
Method of payment before arrival: by cash

Check in from 15:00 PM
Check out before 13:00 PM

Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 5000 COP per person per day.

24 hour reception.
No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 8.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2018
    Myself and my wife enjoyed our stay at the El Dorado Hostal in Santa Marta. The security and location was very good along with the staff. Also the atmosphere was very relaxing and comfortable. The hostal was very clean and organized. So far as the cost it was very cheap for what you received. The owners Martha and her husband angel were very accommodating to our needs. They took me and my wife to several beaches that were very beautiful. I plan to return next year and stay at the El Dorado.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2018
    My time there was exactly what I needed! Thanks all people there, they’re kind and give you all recommendations you need.
    Switzerland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    04 Mar 2019
    I really enjoyed staying here, and wish I could've stayed longer. The breakfast was wonderful, and the family are so kind and helpful. The hostel itself is really beautiful as well, lots of birds singing in the morning
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    31 Jul 2018
    A nice and clean hostel but has little to no atmosphere. I stayed because it was cheaper then The Dreamer, which is near by. I brought a person over who slept over (because no one else was sleeping in the dorm), the hostel owner said nothing so we assumed they didn't care. Next day they tried to charge me for a private room (which is more than 5x the price). I would have understood if they tried to charge for 2 people. This was kind of cheeky as they could have said something the night before.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 6.9


    28 Jun 2019
    The fare I reserved in the website page was not what I was charged in the place. This sucked.
    Colombia, Male, 18-24
  • 3.1


    22 Feb 2018
    AVIOD AT ALL COSTS! Day I arrived, they didn't know I was coming, not the maid or the dad or the mom, didn't know what to do, showed me to a room that was 8 bed when I reserved for 4, no English so thy called their daughter to translate. Wifi only works half the time and never I your room. Location is far from everything. Second day I was there I told them I wanted to go to playa Blanca beach, they drove me... to the wrong beach. Oh when I got back the mom was beating her kid with a shoe!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Airport Transfers
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Wi-Fi