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Makako Chill Out Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Beautiful Colonial house located in the center of the Old Town, inside the Walled City on the safest and most picturesque and colorful street. Surrounded by museums, restaurants, bars, supermarkets and more. ¡ FREE COCKTAIL PARTY EVERY FRIDAY AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT ! AND SALSA LESSONS Our bar it`s open all day long .

Exclusive Party bus for guests including open bar , food and free entrance to clubs. (Depending on availability)
Also we offer you free entrance to clubs every night.

We offer a nice friendly, relaxed atmosphere with comfortable dorms or private rooms with air-con or fans, our private has cable tv . A large communal living room to chill and meet people, large balconies to overlook the leafy streets and free internet and Wi-Fi surrounding the whole hostel.

The kitchen has everything you need to cook you own meals or try out the best at mas pizza place or la mulata restaurant downstairs.

check in: 13:00
check out: 12:00
breakfast not included
credit cards not accepted
+9 pax group bookings accepted View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.9

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 7.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 May 2019
    I had an absolutely fantantastic stay here. Anna and Alin are amazing hosts, always ready to help you with any questions, great conversations, and sweet salsa moves to get you dancing. The hostel is central, a block away from the super market, bus stop, and all the sights. Only drawback is the rooms are freezing at night, but they'll give you extra blankets if you ask.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 May 2019
    After 8 months on the road, I try to choose hostels that offer comforts of home - whether in amenities or people. Makako scores on both! Small charming building with the necessities: kitchen, AC, bar, hammocks, clean bathrooms, towel/laundry avail. Central to markets and attractions. Like others have mentioned, main highlight is the staff with energy so contagious they could probably make a cave feel hospitable - we celebrare my birthday together and felt like I was among old friends. Recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Just a great hostel all around, great location in the old town, great atmosphere, and the best staff, Anna, Alin and Matias make this hostel what it is.
    Israel, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    Makako is not a very big hostel, but it has a friendly vibe. The staff are super friendly and will do their best to make you comfortable. It's in a great location, within the walls of the old town, close to bars, restaurants, and other things fun. For the price you can't beat.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    21 Apr 2019
    Favorite hostel of the trip in months of travel. Has all the basics down and sweet location in town but what sets it apart is the staff. Alin, Matthias and Ana are amazing. Super fun, friendly and helpful. They always pit guests first and go out of the way to make sure you have the best experience. Great mix between chill vibes in the day and party at night. From free salsa lessons to making snacks for movie/GOT nights and organizing a party bus, they go the extra yard and make it a special spot
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    06 May 2019
    Honestly best hostel I've ever stayed in! The hostel itself is like any other with beds, bathrooms,... But the people make this hostel. I met so many awesome people there, including the people running it, and we all became friends quickly. There was always something going on, from free salsa and bachata lessons to a party bus around the city. It's also very well priced. I recommend this hostel to everyone and anyone, but specially if you are travelling alone. You'll always have a good time here.
    Spain, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 May 2019
    Great vibes, staff was really nice and accomodating. Felt very homey and was located in an ideal area! Would highly reccomend staying there.
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    24 Apr 2019
    This place has the best atmosphere and staff. The location is great and is a short walking distance from lots of key places, but still on a quiet street for sleeping. The facilities aren't new or modern by any means but they are quaint, comfortable, clean and a good value.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    09 May 2019
    Hostel was a fine stay. Showers were good. Just a note to those who wish to book the 10 bed mixed dorm: you won’t get any sleep !! Unlike the other rooms, this one is connected to the living room/ common space so it’s super loud. What’s worse is when they have to keep quiet they go outside to the balcony, but it’s connected to our balcony so you can hear everything !!
    Brazil, Female, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    09 May 2019
    Basic hostel close to supermarket & local bus station. Staff friendly. One communal lounge, but not enough seats for everyone (another couch or two would be great). Bed comfy, but unstable. Unsure how frequently bathrooms are cleaned (went away for a night, came back & empty shampoo bottles still in bottom of shower). Water not hot, but not cold either. Can be very loud if it's a party or movie night. If it wasn't for the staff I would have gone elsewhere on my return to Cartagena. Basic, but ok
    Australia, Female, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi