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 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.
  • Great 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’ll 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. Any information you need, we’re happy to help you with! Whilst you explore the surroundings we’ll happily take care of your luggage free of charge.

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 7.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    06 Feb 2020
    Best Hostel we stayed so far! Breakfast was really good, very clean, nice Pool and A/C in all rooms. The staff was super friendly, Daniel helped us with every question we had.
    Germany, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    31 Jan 2020
    Couldn’t fault this place - staff exceptionally friendly and informative, great facilities, comfy beds, spacious dorm rooms. Would highly recommend.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.7


    10 Mar 2020
    Really enjoyed this hostel. The free breakfast in the morning was quite nice and all the staff had positive, friendly, and inviting energy. Rooms and beds are clean. Environment is laid back
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    28 Jan 2020
    My favorite hostel in all of Colombia! Thank you Ana, Michelle, and Lucy for being so awesome.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    21 Feb 2020
    It is a really nice hostel, really comfy and clean. The staff is kind and helpful, the common areas are good, dorms are spacious and breakfast was great :)
    Chile, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    26 Feb 2020
    Good place to use as a base to plan the activities around Santa Marta. They give alot suggestions and help with booking. Hostel itself has no interesting things nearby.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9


    10 Mar 2020
    Superb staff!! They help you with everything! Nice free breakfast. They have a good selection of tours and tips where to go and what to do. Only downside was that the bed was not the most comfortable.
    Finland, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    06 Mar 2020
    Really nice hostel in a fairly good location just outside of the city. Hostel was very clean and safe. Allowed us to leave our bags here while we had a trip to Tayrona national park which was ideal! Would recommend staying at this hostel.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Feb 2020
    A charming and very affordable place with no frills but which does the trick if you just need a place to rest. Absolutely adorable balconies out onto the charming little streets of Salento. Great place to watch the world go by, which I did a lot of as I was recovering from illness when I was there. Met some absolutely lovely fellow travelers there too. Nahomi was extremely sweet and helpful. I finally got to meet Lili on my last night there and she gave me a big hug! The cat there was cute too.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    30 Jan 2020
    A good place to get some rest but not much going on at the hostel or nearby. Santa Marta is a bit of a jumping off point for nicer parts. Michelle the receptionist was so friendly, helping me to get my bus
    England, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi