Group Booking Terms and Conditions

Because you are making a Group Booking, there are additional Terms and Conditions that apply. Please read them and click 'I Accept' below to continue with your booking

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 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, 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 8.9

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Nov 2019
    10/10. Good vibes. Nice place. BYOB. 247 AC. Great people. Near to all the bars and clubs
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    25 Sep 2019
    Best hostel I stayed in Cartagena...the staff was amazing and their kitchen was top notch. And top things off, their receptionist was a super fox 🦊
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Great hostel in the heart of Getsamaní. Walking distance to many fun bars. Dorms are large, clean, and A/C is always on. The beds were the best we’ve had thus far backpacking in Colombia. Great atmosphere in the common area, we always met people to chat or go out with. It does get a little noisy, especially on bar nights but the beds were so comfortable we didn’t care. Only one en-suite for the 8 bed dorm also a slight downside.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Oct 2019
    Nice hostel in good location. Private room is good. Plenty of people socialising is the common area. Would stay again
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    03 Nov 2019
    Great little stay
    England, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.9


    14 Sep 2019
    Spacious hostel with lots of communal areas.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.6


    10 Sep 2019
    Good vibes 🤙
    England, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 8.3


    27 Oct 2019
    The staff are really helpful and friendly at Mamallena’s. The facilities aren’t anything special but everything is kept clean and tidy and they have an all day happy hour at the front bar.
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    06 Oct 2019
    The staff were great. My room was hot but when I booked I knew there was no air conditioning. The food is reasonably priced. The hostel is in walking distance to the castle and walled city. It was the quite. Nice bar in front.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    10 Nov 2019
    Good set up with the courtyard but far too noisy at night. If your room is up the other end you have to listen to the bathroom door bang shut every single time someone goes to the toilet (which is every 2 minutes) and can't really sleep until everyone has gone to bed which was really irritating. The shower is also very poor. But the location was good and breakfast was delicious.
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
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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