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

24 horas antes de tu llegada podrás cancelar tu reserva.

24 hours before arrival you can cancel your reservation.

Additional Terms and Conditions

The hostel mama waldy has open doors for travelers and visitors to the world, as long as you have in mind the conditions of the hostel is a quiet hostel, not take any drugs, respect and have good relations with other people, if to break or damage something to pay or repair the item's value.

El hostal mama waldy tiene las puertas abiertas para los viajeros y visitantes del mundo,siempre y cuando tengas en cuenta las condiciones del albergue es un albergue tranquilo, no aceptamos ningún tipo de estupefacientes,respetar y tener buena convivencia con las otras personas,en caso de romper o dañar algo pagar o reparar el valor del articulo.

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

Additional Info:

Una vez llegues al hostal es importante pagar en el check in.
Una vez que pagues no es posible devolver el dinero.

Once you get to the hostel it is important to pay upon check-in.
Once you can not pay back the money.

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


Mama Waldy Hostel

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

Come in from the cold (especially if you've just done the overnight bus from Bogotá to Cartagena) with a warm stay with Mama Waldy - the family run Cartagena hostel with heaps of heart.

Named after the family matriarch, the much loved abuela (grandma) Waldy, this Getsemani hostel is as close as you will find to a home from home in Cartagena.

You'll find the hostel nestled in a corner of the historic and culturally rich, Calle de la Sierpe, which snakes it's way from the bustle of Plaza Trinidad all the way to Parque Centenario in Getsemani.

The hostel offers you free breakfast, wifi, Computers, the TV with an X-Box and a very well equiped kitchen. If you have questiones about the city or tours the stuff will always be there for you!

The hostel finds itself located in walking distance to all touristic attractions, like the historic Center, the always buzzy Plaza de la Trinidad, the Beach and Castle.

Please note:

Cancellation Policy: 48 hrs before the arrival

Check out : 12 a.m
Check In: 1 p.m Please pay at Check in.

Method of Payment upon the arrival: Cash or credit card

Each dorm has its own bathroom and lockers, Breakfast is included.

Taxes are included. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 5.0

  • Security 7.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.0

  • Cleanliness 7.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Jun 2019
    A fantastic choice, incredible value and great quality! Loved the open spaces and the bar! Met some awesome people and enjoy a great breakfast, would highly recommend if you want to make the most of Cartagena
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3


    22 Jun 2019
    Second time at this hostel - super lovely staff, little grimy on the bathrooms. Perfect location.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.0


    06 Aug 2019
    Cool bar and Jacuzzi. Staff could be nicer...
    Hong Kong China, Female, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    11 Sep 2019
    The hot tub was not full and looked like it had not been for a long time. Rooftop bar had very friendly bar tender, but not much of anyone or a social atmosphere up there or in lobby. Had a 4 bed room with no lockers, but maybe the big dorm rooms have lockers... I don’t know
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2019
    We did not end up staying at this hostel. It was fine, but once we saw our room we decided not to stay. The private rooms are small, and definitely overpriced. Also, our room had a moldy smell mixed with bleach smell. Not a tolerable combination. The common areas of the hostel looked nice otherwise.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    08 Jun 2019
    OK hostel, cheap price,but wished I had picked a better hostel in Cartagena. Me and my friend had emailed the hostel to ask whether we could be placed in the same dorm as our other three friends who had arrived the night before. No reply to the email, on arrival we were told this was not possible as the hostel was so full. 4bed dorm was cramped, no window and ladders to bunk beds slid down to the floor- not v safe! En-suite toilet and shower were tiny. Common area swelteringly hot despite fans.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    06 Jun 2019
    Nice hostel, all The staff speaks English, good location and nice roof. bed sheets was A little dirty.
    Hungary, Couple, 18-24
  • 6.9


    25 Jul 2019
    Hostel was under renovation and we had no access to the rooftop for the three days we stayed. Nothing was mentioned by the staff and they promised that the works would be finished tomorrow on each night.
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 4.3


    02 Sep 2019
    The photos of the hostel are not a good reflection of the current state of the hostel which is very much under construction. The rooftop does not have the functioning jacuzzi or a rooftop bar. The room we stayed in was infested with bed bugs. After realizing this and killing many bugs we asked to check out and the staff person working was able to refund me later that day. There are MANY other places to stay in Getsemani that are much better for the the same price. Do not stay here.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    20 Jun 2019
    I can say three things. 1) we couldnt come to an agreement/change the dates we could stay, because weve missed our flight from cali to carta that day. Or 2) the place is covered in bed bugs, tiny, and hot. Or 3) the staff sucks and made my upcoming experience terrible and i wasted 15$ to only make this review and everyone who has experience traveling for a long time knows the hostels that stick around are the ones that know how to backpack and can connect dots. Which are true? All 3 goodnight.
    Guam, Mixed Group, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • PlayStation
  • Wi-Fi
  • Wii