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 1 week prior to 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.

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
  • Superb Staff
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Property Description

In an old colonial house, former site of The El Expectador newspaper, in the heart of Getsemani neighbourhood, La Costena Hostel welcomes people from all around the world. The Hostel is located near all main sightseeing places of our beautiful city: Cartagena de Indias. The Hostel is situated in the center of a lively and vibrant neighbourhood near all bars and restaurants.

With new and refreshed spaces, the Hostel has 10 rooms, shared and private, all of them renovated, modern and comfortable. An impeccable customer service and a laid-back ambiance await people wanting to live and unforgettable experience. All our rooms have private bathroom and air conditioning.

The Hostel possesses a well equipped kitchen, utensils, full kitchenware, fridge, suitcase room, lockers and free WI-FI.

We also provide all the tourism information you need for the most attractive destinations around the city. We can organise your trip to Santa Marta and Tayrona park.

Come and enjoy our common spaces: living-room, bar, music and more!

La Costeña Hostel is located in the Getsemani neighbourhood on the Espiritu Santo Street (CRA 10 C ) 29/209.

Taking the Media Luna Street (Main Street of the neighbourhood) following the Castillo San Felipe direction, you will reach the San Roque Church that faces the Hostel.

Hostal La Costena Policies & Conditions:
Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Check in from 14:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .
Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

No curfew. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.8

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 7.3

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.3

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    09 Sep 2019
    Excellent staff. Definitely a quieter hostel if you want to get away from the party scene.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Jan 2020
    Good location, friendly staff, and a great breakfast.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 8.3


    07 Mar 2020
    Would recommend in Cartagena. Very friendly and helpful staff that went out of their way to assist. Breakfast + free coffee is sufficient and delicious. Wifi is good downstairs (up to 2MB/s download) but lacking upstairs (5-50Kb/s); the router they had hanging upstairs usually didn't work that well. My phone got stolen out of my hostelroom, we have no way to know who did it (client, staff) or how it happened (malicious, drunk & stupid) but the owners were really helpful in helping settling it.
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    30 Dec 2018
    Great hostel in the amazing neighborhood of the safe Getsemani. Friendly staff and good room with small shared balcony (deluxe double). Noice was ok, partied during NYE with the guys from the hostel. Recommended!
    Netherlands, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    27 Jan 2018
    For a quieter night away from the main party zone, La Costeña is a good choice. The staff (Sebastian and co) were super friendly and helpful (including during the impromptu evacuation at 4am due to a small fire in the building next door. Thankfully no one was hurt and we were soon back in our beds!). The room we booked had no windows, which was a bit of a shame, but the air-con worked fine and they provided fresh towels.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    29 Dec 2018
    Really nice private rooms with balconies. Staff was amazing - especially Niko. Not much going on in terms of of an atmosphere or meeting people - not a party hostel, but great for a chill place if that’s what you’re looking for.
    Canada, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 6.9


    07 Mar 2020
    It was cheaper an right on the busy strip. Staff was fine but only speak spanish, small kitchen, I was in a six room dorm the bunks dont have steps. Your seconds walk from everything. Lockers are behind the counter. Whenever you want your room someone has to come with to unlock the door or give you a key. Free breakfast was fine nothing crazy. My bathroom door made huge noises opening. I'm 5'6 and I was almost to big for the length of the bed. Again it's a get what you pay for sort of deal
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 6.6


    06 Mar 2019
    The room we stayed in had the beds arranged very strangely so that it was hard to get into the room without waking the person up that was sleeping literally within inches of the door. Staff very friendly though and location was good but not a lot of atmosphere, although that may have just been the time we were staying there
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    27 Feb 2019
    Positives - the location in Getsemani, small but fresh breakfast, the 24 hour reception. Areas for improvement - no housekeeping in the private room, furniture and walls were very worn and in need of repair. The mattresses are extremely thin and the shower didn't drain properly or have a temperature adjustment. The hostel staff and other guests spoke very little english, so there was a large language barrier and the hostel wasn't very social.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 2.0


    01 Mar 2018
    I was going to say that the staff here are nice, I was going to say the air conditioning works and I was going to say the location is okay. But after staying here for three nights we checked out diligently for a day at the beach. When getting back we asked if we could rinse ourselves, but would’ve had to pay for it. The private rooms get so much noise through their paper thin doors that I can’t strongly enough recommend to avoid this rip off! And the tourist police have been here all day. AVOID!
    England, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games