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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.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Makako Chill Out Hostel

Book more than 14 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 9.0

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.8

  • Staff 9.8

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 8.0

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Mar 2020
    I'm so happy I picked Makako. As a first-time solo traveler, I wasn't sure what to expect out of a hostel, but Makako sets the highest bar in terms of staff and atmosphere. Ana, Alin, and Matias are wonderful people and they really make an effort to make sure that you have a great time in Cartagena. They work hard on maintaining the hostel and they connect with each and every guest. Every night there was something fun planned. I would visit again just to see them on my way to my next destination
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    This has been my favourite hostel ever, so hard to leave! The atmosphere is the best I’ve experienced. The 3 staff members are amazing, couldn’t be more cool, friendly, helpful and fun. Instant new friends. There is always a party to go to, and it is also the perfect place to chill out all day. The lounge is the most comfortable place ever and theres always movies on (Netflix) or music on. The staff also constantly play brilliant music (a nice change from regatón!) Real family vibe here. Love it
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    09 Mar 2020
    The most friendly and welcoming staff of anywhere we have stayed so far! Location is great, hostel has such chilled vibes with a chill tv room and social area and hammocks. Rooms are basic but beds are good. Would definitely go again!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    10 Mar 2020
    My first experience in a Hostel, solo traveling, in Makako was amazing!. Ana, Mati and Alin would make you feel like home and in family. They know the name of each guest and they effort to make sure you are comfortable. I would recommend this hostel with my eyes closed and definitely I'm going back! Thanks guys. You are amazing and keep doing the great job you do!!! xoxo.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2020
    One of my favourite hostels I’ve ever stayed at. The staff: Ana, Matthias and Alin, do a great job of running social activities at night. They were always happy to help out with anything. Location is excellent and the place lives up to its “Chillout” name
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2020
    Staying at Makako made our entire trip to Cartagena amazing! The atmosphere here is relaxed yet there was still a lot to do. Ana and Alin are the best ever!! Curfews because of COVID19? They'll host salsa lessons and parties. City preparing for a lockdown? They will order you food and show you nearby places to browse local paintings. Even though we visited during a chaotic time, we had so much fun and are excited to come back. See ya'll at Makako next spring!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    03 Mar 2020
    Super chill hostel with extremely friendly staff. They know everyone staying there and always down to hang out. Facilities are a little outdated, no lockers to fit backpacks or locks on room doors but the staff controls who comes in and out. Overall, good vibes here!!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    13 Mar 2020
    I stayed at this hostel right as the covid pandemic began, before the borders closed. I enjoyed my time here! The staff made the hostel, they remembered my name within hours, they always shared information on where to go or what to do, they hosted a party bus bar crawl and even washed our clothes for a small fee. The building is old so consider that with plumbing and beds but if you’re only there to sleep you will be fine. Worth the experience for sure.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    04 Mar 2020
    Loved staying at Makako, the staff here are really friendly and great at making you feel welcome. The hostel has a chilled vibe with plenty to do in the evenings.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 5.1


    01 Mar 2020
    Great staff Cons: music and tv blasting from 8am-midnight. Good luck having a conversation, reading a book, talking on the phone (or even hearing the tv over the music) / only 2 inaccessible outlets in the dorm/ toilets clog, bathrooms run out of toilet paper, generally dirty/ mattresses are very thin and uncomfortable-- many are torn and have foam coming out of them. I think a lot of people love this place because the staff are great but I wouldn't stay again
    USA, Male, 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