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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."

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Hostel Mamallena

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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. 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. Please remember, our budget privates don´t have AC. 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. The onsite cafe provides a free basic pancake breakfast as well and lunch and dinner. If you'd like other options for breakfast they're pretty well priced as well.

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 8.3

  • Security 8.3

  • Location 9.3

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.1


    29 Apr 2019
    The hostel was very nice, in a great location and the staff was very nice and answered all of my annoying questions, would definitely come back!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Apr 2019
    Nice and confortable hostel with helpful staff. Delicious pancakes for breakfast.
    France, Couple, 41+
  • 9.1


    14 Apr 2019
    Nice Hostel friendly staff and clean rooms- we ahd a pvt one. ours was a bit small but did see larges ones there No hot water but with it being so hot in cartagena probably not an issue for most people. Easy to get into the old city walls, and lots of restaurants and bars nearby. Personally didnt spend alot of time in the hostel myself but seemed friendly enough.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9


    20 Apr 2019
    Well-located in Getsemani close to busy streets with bars/food/etc and just a 5-10 min walk to the Old Walled City. The hostel itself was very social was easy to meet others as a solo traveler.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    15 Apr 2019
    AC all day was an excellent perk, wifi was super fast but cut out for a few seconds every half hour (which made calls a bit annoying), nice breakfast. Would not recommend if you're a light sleeper, big party neighborhood (I literally Shazammed a song playing in the club across the street while laying in my bed lmao)
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 8.3


    19 Apr 2019
    Good hostel with a good atmosphere, good breakfast and great WiFi. But make sure you have earplugs if you want any sleep and don’t do the Playa Blanca trip, it is horrendously overpriced for the shuttle and the beach is horrible anyway
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Good value for money. No amazing facilities but completely fine for a short stay or if you are on a budget. Social hostel, so it is good for solo travellers. It is loud though so if you are not a party person or like your sleep I wouldnt recommened, however it is manageable. Staff were friendly and helpful. The only downside is the outdoor are closes at 12pm, you cant even smoke a cigarette in the courtyard.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    18 Apr 2019
    We booked for two nights.. tried to find another place our first night, left the next morning. No security, my bed had bugs on it, extremely loud because there is a club next door, and the bathrooms were not clean. Still had to pay for 2 nights
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 6.0


    27 Apr 2019
    Overall not that clean in terms of the bathroom, lots of sand in there and a dirt towel that stayed for a few days. Staff were helpful to book tours but do not recommend the mud tour. Let us keep our bags for when we went to casa en el agua. AC in the room which is a bonus.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    08 May 2019
    Hostel is not to bad, rooms are fine and we quite liked the set out, not very busy so no real social vibe. Things to note; The hostel has a bar attached, on numerous occasions the bar staff tried short changing us or not even giving us our change, and as soon as you step foot out of the hostel continuous hassle for drugs and prostitutes, neighbourhood pretty sketchy
    Northern Ireland, All Male Group, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • 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