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 on 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

You can cancel your booking until 24h before the check in time (1:00 PM)

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

This is the best place that you could come across in Santa Marta with backpacker prices. La Guaca Hostel is found in a huge, remodeled mansion very close to the historic centre of Santa Marta. The hostel is located in a safe area of the city and is close to a variety of restaurants and shopping centres.

Public transport to other parts of the city and surrounding areas is easily accessible. La Guaca has a pool (jacuzzi included), an open-air Lounge room amongst other socializing areas, hammocks, boardgames, guests computer, TV Room, a well-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a variety of dorms and private rooms. These rooms are well-lit and extremely spacious and each one comes with personal plugs in each bed, private lockers, ceiling fans, Air/Con and ensuite bathroom.

Everyday we serve homemade typical Colombian breakfasts for free .We invite you to take refreshing dip in our pool and enjoy the Caribbean heat. We can also help you organize and book any trips you are interested in, whether to the incredible beaches of Parque Tayrona, the magnificent Sierra Nevada and her mythical Lost City or more hidden destinations. We offer free storage for your luggage meanwhile you discover all these destinations.

Finally, here at La Guaca we are all about backpackers looking after other backpackers and providing a social space to enjoy each others company! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.8

  • Location 8.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    14 May 2022
    Great hostel, great location! Very helpful staff, we had lots of questions and Kayla and Maria were very helpful, and patient with my very beginner Spanish :)
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2022
    Great experience! The hostel environment was very quiet and nice, perfect to rest after Lost City. I stated in the private rooms. There were big, with ac and very clean. Keyla was very helpfull at all time.
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2022
    Excellent hostel. We stayed here before and after Lost City trek and they kept our luggage safely while we were gone. Staff are lovely and very helpful. The free breakfast is so good! It’s a quiet hostel (no loud music or noise) but at the same time has nice chill out areas and people to meet. The pool is tiny but has bubble jets and is lovely for relaxing. Our private room with bathroom was clean and spacious.
    Ireland, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    22 Apr 2022
    Had a wonderful stay here, loads of information available to tourists and you have the option to book multiple tours with reception! Staff are helpful and the free breakfast was 10/10!
    Ireland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    11 Apr 2022
    The staff here are genuinely caring people. Keyla is an amazing human being that gave me great recommendations for food and was helpful in choosing activities. She also helped me practice my Spanish and was just a cool person to greet you every time you came back to the hostel. Issa was a kind person who went above and beyond with customer service and even helped me look for alternative accommodation when La Guaca was full. Wifi is also great: 65mbps and overall great experience here.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Jun 2022
    Nice and clean hostel. Rooms are great and comfy. Staff ist super friendly and breakfast nice.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Jun 2022
    Nice hotel, comfortable room and functional kitchen. Nice room with air conditioning. Not much atmosphere between travellers but the two girls at the reception are friendly
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    05 May 2022
    the staff are super friendly and nice, Keyla was especially helpful and personally booked us a taxi :)
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    21 May 2022
    אחלה מקום עובדים נחמדים דורמס מרווח שירותים מעולים
    Israel, Male, 18-24
  • 4.3


    14 Apr 2022
    The afternoon receptionist was very rude. The morning receptionist and the women’s during the breakfast were so nice. I found it expensive for what it is. It’s an average hostel. In the photos seems like the fuc** amazing hostel but no.
    Spain, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi