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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

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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.

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Hostel La Antigua Capsula

Book more than 14 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.9
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Holidays are over, and now we enter Cartagena's best climate of the year; dry, warm days and cooler nights, and prices are lower.

Centro Cartagena is only a short walk from Hostel La Antigua Capsula. All guests receive our award winning delicious breakfast at no additional charge. Our breakfasts change every day, and always include a sandwich, french toast, pancake, waffle, crepe or tortilla, etc., fruit, egg, and fresh-made juice. Coffee and tea are free all day.

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 newly remodeled rooftop/sundeck that has an onsite smoking área and the air-conditioned co-working/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 and 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 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
-Free breakfast
-super wi-fi throughout the property
-most major debit and credit cards accepted
-two extra toilets and two extra showers in the patio
-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
-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 Larry

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 hour Reception
-No curfew.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 8.8

  • Facilities 8.4


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    04 Mar 2020
    This hostel is the absolute best. Hands down, stop your research and book this hostel now. Rooms are clean, sheets smell good, you never have to wait for shower or bathroom, the breakfast are AMAZING and they change every day. Staff is so nice. Can't express how pleased I was with this hostel. Gracias Lira y las otras por todo!!!
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    02 Mar 2020
    Nice little hostel close to the historic district. The included breakfast is delicious and really filling. The beds are comfortable, and the staff even make your bed for you each day! Super clean. Could do with some social events, or at least a board listing recommended activities in cartagena. Would stay again
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Feb 2020
    Nice staff, and great location. Although the rooms are quite small, the lockers are big enough. Absolute highlight was the breakfast, but better get there early enough because you'll have to wait reeeeally long (30-45 minutes) but it is really worth waiting for.
    Austria, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    08 Mar 2020
    Really relaxed place in a great part of Cartagena. Bedrooms have great A/C too, made a big difference!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    13 Feb 2020
    Tried several hostels in CTG and this is among the best ones (not the cheapest, but its pricing goes accordingy to the area). Loved the capsule type of accomodations in which you feel you have your own space without bothering anyone. Mine came conveniently with the storage box within (my padlock wouldn't fit into it, though; still, my belongings were safe and didn't lost anything) and its charging station as well as discrete lighting. Free breakfast is a plus!
    Colombia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    26 Jan 2020
    This is a great spot if you are taking it easy. It’s got a good central space, jacuzzi, and terrace, but not any real social vibe. Small kitchen that has everything you would need for pots and pans. Breakfast was amazing, and changed everyday! The American co-owner is very outgoing and friendly, but was only around sometimes. The rest of the staff only speak Spanish, and are quieter. Not much posted for activities, but if you ask they might help. They have 24hr staff and always lock the entrance
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    05 Jan 2020
    Small but very nice and functional hostel. Friendly and helpful staff. Good breakfast included. Going up a ladder to a locker would be annoying, luckily I didn't have to.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    17 Jan 2020
    This is a short walk from the old city and party bars in Getsemani but you shouldn’t have trouble sleeping at night. Pretty quiet. The staff didn’t speak English but they’re nice and helpful. I had an issue recharging my SIM and one walked with me in the heat to advocate for me in Spanish and called me a car through an app so I’d get a good price. As many have commented the breakfast is great! The one negative thing is they didn’t have much travel info for trips further away like to Tayrona.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    17 Feb 2020
    La Antigua Capsula is a hostel with great potential, though needs a few tweaks in order to realise this. The beds are some of the comfiest I have slept in in 9 months of travelling. Unfortunately the hostel overbooking my room, and so being moved on night one, and moved back again into my room the following day was frustrating. Also when asking staff for help, I often felt that I was made to feel bad for bothering them / I had to remind the staff because they had forgot
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Feb 2020
    Cold in the big room. Understandably because the number of people and some sleeping up high. Was the only time I saw or used a blanket in Cartagena. Delicious breakfast too
    USA, Male, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Internet café
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
Entertainment
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi


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