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Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

A charge of 50% of the rental fee will be charged for less than 5 days notice of cancellation; for less than 2 days, the full amount of the rental will be charged

Additional Terms and Conditions

Group organizers will be charged for all damages created by the group members.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Additional Info:

Subject to Approval on a case by case basis by Hostel Management,
Groups with large numbers of children under 18 must have at least two chaperones.

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


Hostel La Antigua Capsula

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

New, New, New special offer extended until Dec 14. NO Frills package in our spacious17 bed dorm only 23000. Breakfast not included. Comfy bed, , towel, jacuzzi and free coffee still included.

Our beautiful hostel is the creation of the owner, an artist/general contractor, and her daughter, a structural/decorator architect. They have created a modern,ambient versión of Colombia´s ubiquitous manglares (mangroves) beginning in the hostel’s entrance with a local artist’s beautiful mural of a backpacker in a canoe with its Captain piloting through tunnels made of overhanging branches from trees growing out of the wáter. Stretching out from the mural are lighted and colorful depictions of the overhanging mangrove branches.

Throughout the hostel are examples of the combinations of art, interior decorating, and modern architecture that demonstrate our commitment to giving our guests a high quality experience of beauty and functionality.

We have three main social áreas: the patio, where most breakfasts are served and jacuzzi bathers can cool off on a hot afternoon: the rooftop/sundeck that has an onsite smoking área and the air-conditioned coworking/dining room.

The hostel is situated in a 400 year old house which is located in Getsemani, Cartagena, a few blocks away from Plaza de la Trinidad, Getsemani's main meet-up place. We are also easy walking distance to all of the centro historic sites. Our dorms are spacious, clean and each has its own bathroom. We also have additional enclosed showers and bathrooms. Also, we have a cool jacuzzi so you can cool off on those hot Cartagena days!

We delight in delighting our guests, and most who stay with us wind up extending for more days. We are family owned and operated and are accustomed to giving great personal service. Our mattresses are top quality and very comfortable and the design of our capsule style beds gives our guests a measure of privacy in their own space.

We are knowledgeable about the area's attractions, plus tours and activities, and we can book many of them directly for you.

We have four great social areas: the patio and jacuzzi; the sundeck; the library and the air conditioned restaurant/co-working space.

We have great, fast WiFi throughout the hostel, plus you can ask Alexa to play your favorite music in our patio.

We hope you come and stay with us.

Free and optional amenites:

-Easy check in
-super wi-fi throughout the property
-most major debit and credit cards accepted
- towel service included with Deluxe and Superior dorms
-two extra toilets and two extra showers for the dorms
-smoking area on the sundeck inside the hostel; no need to go outside in the street to smoke
-a laptop in the library; free printing of bus and plane documents (tickets and boarding passes)
-free luggage storage for guests who have checked out and have a later flight or bus.
-reasonably priced one-day wash, fluff and fold laundry service
-a new full breakfast available every day. Different Protein, Bread, Fruit and Juice daily. (Included with Deluxe and Superior Dorms)
-friendly, helpful staff who really care about you
-help with tours
-knowledgeable about restaurants, tours, interesting sites and great experiences
-free luggage storage for those with late flights, bus or boat schedules.
-musical instruments-guitar, and electric piano
-books in the library
-great social areas
-air conditioned co-working area

Please come stay with us!

Hasta Pronto!

Duvis y Lorenzo

24 hour air conditioning,

Hostel La Antigua Capsula Policies & Conditions:

-We serve breakfast from 08:30 to 10:00am

-Check in from 14:00 to 23:00.
-Check out before 12:00.

-Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

-Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
-This property might pre-authorize your credit card.

-The maximum period of stay is negotiable.
-Taxes included for foreign residents
-24 hours Reception
-No curfew.

We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.

Smoking is allowed in the Designated smoking area on the sundeck. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.2

  • Facilities 9.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 Oct 2019
    I have never given a 10 rating before but Larry and this hostel deserve it. It has all the amenities you need (kitchen is a little small but functional). Larry works hard to make everyone feel at home and welcome. He does the most amazing breakfasts!!!!! We booked for 2 nights but expended a week as we wanted to stay and do some diving. The room and bed was so cosy and comfy we felt at home.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Oct 2019
    An incredible 400-year-old building in an excellent location jazzed up into a hostel. Beds were super comfy and clean. Plenty of room for socialising and a cute sun deck. Breakfast was delish. We loved our stay there!
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    01 Oct 2019
    Very nice and chill place to stay in Getseman´í, Larry is very friendly and welcoming and up to help in any way.
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    I stayed in the 6 bed dorm and the bed was the most comfortable I've slept in during my trip! I found out later that Larry had them specially imported from the US. Also, he makes the most amazing breakfasts, everyday is something different. The value for money is unreal. The first breakfast I had was pancakes, an egg, a huge bowl of fruit and a fresh juice. The second day was breakfast burritos with another huge bowl of fruit and fresh juice. Keep up the great vibes!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    14 Oct 2019
    Amazing hostel. We stayed here for a week while we completed a Spanish course and this hostel felt like a home. The staff are very kind, the facilities are good and the location is brilliant. Breakfast is unreal and caters to any dietary requirement. Thank you so much for the stay!!!
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    27 Nov 2019
    Larry made the hostel work like a charm. He cares about his guest and treats them more like family. The breakfast every morning was different and filling. A clean towel everyday and curtains are a nice touch for privacy. Would stay here again without a doubt. Thanks mate for everything.
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 9.1


    06 Oct 2019
    I went for the 17-beds dorm and even though there are curtains for each bed, it feels quite much like there are a bit too many people for the room..! Also the breakfast is not included for that price BUT it is with other rooms I think so it's better worth going for the 13-beds instead. And speaking of the breakfast it's reallyyyy good !! Also the owner is such a nice and interesting person, very helpful and always make himself available for guests. He himself makes a big plus for this hostel !
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    07 Nov 2019
    I really liked the location and clientele in this hostel. Larry is lovely, albeit a bit eccentric :). It wasn’t quite as clean or comfortable as other hostels I’ve stayed in, at least in some respects, but one of the *best* breakfasts I’ve had in all of South America.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Nov 2019
    I wouldn’t recommend but I also wouldn’t tell anyone to not go
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    19 Nov 2019
    We're not sure why this hostel has such a high rating. We found it to be quite average. Breakfast was great coffee cups were to small, and location is great. What turned us off the most was we booked and paid extra for a smaller dorm room with an ensuite..but when we arrived we were tossed into the 17 bed dorm as they said "let's see if we have room for you", even though we'd booked online days before. There are way too many beds in that dorm. It also wasn't the cleanest hostel we've stayed in.
    Canada, Mixed Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi