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)

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: High / Secondary School 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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  • 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 free Breakfast, Restaurant-Bar especiality in Pizza, boasts a pool (jacuzzi included), an open-air Lounge room amongst other socializing areas, hammocks, boardgames, computers, TV Room, a well-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a variety of dorm rooms. These rooms are well-lit and extremely spacious and each one comes with 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 9.5

  • Security 9.5

  • Location 7.9

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.5

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    10 Aug 2019
    because of the location not far from busstops this hostel is the perfect place to organize your trips to lost City, tayrona national park or Minca. the English speaking stuff is very helpful and gives advice about all possible activities. at the hostel you can also book guided tours. I did the lost city tour offered by them (baquianos) and don't regret it. also the breakfast was good. to recommend!
    Austria, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    19 Jul 2019
    The staff was very friendly as this was my starting and ending point for my 4 day trek to the lost city. I was thankful that they let me keep my bag here during my trek free of charge and that they had laundry service when I came back. They also gave me access to a shower after I had already checked out so I could be comfortable for my flight. There is also a yummy pizza place next door.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Jul 2019
    Our Airbnb fell through so we booked this last minute and arrived about 9pm. The staff were really accommodating and helpful. We had a private room and it was really nice. Having control of the aircon was a real treat after too many dorm rooms! Breakfast is really good!
    New Zealand, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    03 Aug 2019
    An awesome spot, great staff and brekkie!!
    New Zealand, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    23 Aug 2019
    Nice little hostel this. We stayed for two nights before our trip to Tayrona Park and returned for an extra night. Breakfast was up there with one of the best during our trip of South America, the kitchen was more than adequate, the dorms were pleasant, and the pool was nice to take a dip in. Definitely recommend for the price.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    29 Jul 2019
    The hostel has great connections to whatever you want to do while you’re in Sanata Marta. Their prices are reasonable and they make it easy to go on adventures in surrounding towns.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.9


    02 Aug 2019
    My girlfriend and I stayed in a private bedroom with an ensuite bathroom for 2 nights. We were pleasantly surprised by the spaciousness of the room. The hostel is quite far (20 min walk) from the historical center and you have to take a taxi to go to the beach. The breakfast was delicious, the best we had so far in Colombia.
    Canada, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    16 Jul 2019
    18 minutes from bus station, very helpful staff with explanation how to get to Tayrona Park. Having awesome breakfast included and luggage storage.
    Ukraine, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    14 Aug 2019
    We had a great stay at la Guaca. A lot of open community space, the rooms are nice and clean and have AC. There is a small pool too. There were only a few bathrooms and we found we had to wait in the mornings to use it. Breakfast is good. There are lots of tours the hostel offers and transfers to surrounding areas. There is not much to see in the area from we could find, not a lot of restaurant options either. The staff was very nice and super helpful! All in all-great hostel!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.0


    05 Aug 2019
    Friendly staff and not too far away from the center. Takes about a 15 min walk. The breakfast was great! However, there is not much of a sociable atmosphere going on. There are also no lockers for big bags! :(
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Fax Service
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi