Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

At Hostel Mamallena(RNT 27977) we pride ourselves on great customer service and providing a real backpacker experience.

We also provide three things that most hostels in Cartagena dont -

Airconditioning is available 24 hours in all our dorms and privates, except the basic single private (fan). Most places in Cartagena only have it available at night, and you will appreciate the difference..........

We have a bar, but we still let you bring your own alcohol into the hostel, unlike most hostels in Cartagena. Imagine the savings you will make right here!

We let your friends visit you inside Mamallena. Many hostels will only allow paying guests inside. As long as your friends our respectful of the hostel and our other guests, and buy a few drinks from the bar, then they are more than welcome.

Our latest big news is that we have now installed a 100 megabyte fiber optics internet system. It seems to cover all the rooms and so far no complaints, fingers crossed it continues like that!! This is the best internet available in all of Colombia, and now available in Mamallena.

As a backpacker you choose a hostel for the atmosphere, the value and the information provided to make to make the most of your trip. We have plenty of space to chill and meet others, and just relax in the heat of the day. Our staff can provide all the information you need to know about what to do in Cartagena and how to continue your journey. We can make bookings for buses for onward travel as well as trips to Playa Blanca, Santa Marta/Taganga and boats to Panama if thats where you are heading. If you want a nice little, undiscovered beach town, then also check out our hostel in Rincon del mar, 3 hours from cartagena.

Our standard rooms have private bathrooms and AC(including dorms) and most(but not all) are pretty spacious. We don't consider ourselves a party hostel, but we're not boring either. There's usually something going on in the patio or the bar. Wednesday is party night on Calle Media Luna, right in front of the hostel. It's one of the best nights out in Cartagena and there's usually plenty of people at the hostel enjoying it before heading out.

Our bar is at the front of the hostel and usually open till 1 or 2am. We have a great deal of 2 for 1 drink specials that last all day as well as your normal selection of drinks.

We also have a guest kitchen, although its kinda small, dont say you weren't warned, Its not our fault, the building was built that way! Feel free to use it when you like, but if its as little under stocked its cause everything was stolen :(

If you like animals then you'll feel right at home here. We have our resident, and friendly, dog, cats and an apparent constant flow of kittens.

Come, stay with us, we doubt you'll be too disappointed. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.8

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    07 Mar 2020
    As advertised. Pleasant experience
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    Awesome place. Very vibrant! Note that it’s on the busiest street in the neighborhood, so get ready for chaos! Great happy hour at the bar.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Feb 2020
    Lovely communal area, great location and good value for money, friendly but brusque staff
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7


    19 Feb 2020
    Cool social hostel right in the heart of Getsemani! Staff was very accommodating, would stay here again!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Mar 2020
    Its in a good location and has a nice courtyard which seemed pretty social (the one night I was there). Dorms on the main Street are quite loud.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    29 Feb 2020
    Was recommended this place after a positive stay at the one in Panama and it lived up to its name! Very social atmosphere, it was so easy to meet people. People were open to socializing and mingling. The staff at the front desk did make me feel stupid for asking questions which was annoying but the bartender was SUPER nice and helpful it almost made up for it, always went out of his way to make sure I was okay. Rooms and sheets were nice with constant AC, wish I had more time for a longer stay
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    07 Mar 2020
    The vibe at this hostel is awesome!! The common area is great for encouraging people to mingle, so I would definitely recommend for solo travelers. They have a bar for food and drinks which is quite good and convenient, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Only downside I would say is the beds are not the most comfortable in the world. The location is a 5-10 min walk from the old city but there's lots nearby the hostel as well.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Feb 2020
    Great hostel in Cartagena. It’s in the backpacker neighborhood, a short walk from the walled part of the city. Had a really good atmosphere and great to meet people, but they still make everyone be quite at midnight or move to bar/club. My only complaint is that the bathroom was not the cleanest & there was only one for all the private rooms (I stayed in a private room so can’t speak to the dorms). Overall, I’d recommend this hostel.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Mar 2020
    social hostel. good for solo travel. breakfast not included but good quality and reasonable price.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    24 Feb 2020
    More chilled vibes than party hostel by any means. Slightly older demographic (we’re 23-24 and most were older). Facilities were fine, nothing special nothing bad. Location is great, overall a solid choice.
    England, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free City Tour
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi