Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
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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 8.3

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Jan 2020
    This place was seriously such a help while I was in Cartagena. The staff are more than happy to help with anything you need and will help accommodate for any activities you are looking forward to doing while in Cartagena. Everything was clean when I arrived and was routinely cleaned every morning. The hostel has a great atmosphere if you’re looking to meet people and party, I made so many friends from all different places and overall really enjoyed my stay! Will come again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Jan 2020
    Had a great stay at Mamallenas. Great vibe in the common area where you can bring your beers and chat shit with fandoms. Beds were comfy with AC which is better than other hostels we’ve stayed in in the area. Hostel owner is a legend too
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    17 Dec 2019
    Very comfortable hostel, aircon works great and the atmosphere is very friendly, and staff are helpful. Very well located. The only major disappointment was that the pancake breakfast (advertised as free) was not free at all.
    Australia, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.1


    25 Dec 2019
    Perfect place for backpackers, the courtyard is a great place to meet people. It’s a very social relaxed place. The music is good and they turn it off by 12. Perfect place to socialise and get a good sleep. I stayed for 4 nights and the people this hostel attracts are very respectful. (A lot of Australians) The worst part was the showers had no pressure.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.1


    22 Dec 2019
    Perfect location! There's a bar but it's also possible to bring your own drinks. Small but functional kitchen. Sociable common area, great for meeting people.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Dec 2019
    Great spot - right in the center of Getsemani. Good place to crash, meet people, and be out and about during the day. Breakfast were surprisingly awesome!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    29 Dec 2019
    Great location, friendly staff, cool art, fun social vibe. Overall we enjoyed it. Rooms all surround a long common area where everyone socializes so it's much better if you are there to party. If you try going to be early you will be kept up by everyone talking outside your room and coming and going from the bars. We booked a party bus tour through the hostel and they said it would be 4 was only 2 hours. That was disappointing.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    25 Dec 2019
    Very social hostel with courtyard, great for meeting people! However, needs more bathrooms as we had to share 1 between 8 people. Also, our dorm room was directly above the bar speakers and they play REALLY LOUD music from 7:30am until 1-2am! Stay in a smaller dorm or bring earplugs! The beds were also very basic and because I was on the top bunk my bed moved a lot. Also saw cockroaches in the bathroom. However, one of the cheaper options in Cartagena and you get what you pay for.
    Australia, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 6.9


    23 Dec 2019
    The loudest hostel we’ve ever stayed in - blaring music until the early hours and then loud people talking / Singing outside your room at 6:30am. Rooms alright, pretty clean but wouldn’t recommend staying unless you’re partying / short term stay.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    15 Dec 2019
    No huge issues. Nice AC in the rooms. Very small bathroom for each dorm. Not a great social area and not vibey to meet people. For how much you’re paying you BBC an stay at Selina or etc with much more to offer
    USA, Male, 25-30
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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