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 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.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

the guest can cancel free 7 days before arrival

Additional Terms and Conditions

the guest will be charge 100% of the reservation anytime after 6 day before arrival

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party 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.

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Brilliant Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The hostel is located in the heart of Getsemaní, one of the most popular neighbourhoods for travellers, just a few meters from the majority of the tourist attractions, 10’ from the airport and a short walk from the beach. We have different areas to chill and hang out with other travellers, such as a hammock area, TV room, a complete kitchen for our guests or a rooftop bar where you can rest after a busy day visiting our beautiful city. We are also available to assist you and organize any kind of activity you are interested in, we have many around Cartagena and all are worth it!

Because we are also travellers and we know how much you love a GOOD BREAKFAST, we focus on having the best breakfast in all Cartagena and we think we did it well!! Como to delight our delicious BUFFET OR A LA CARTE BREAKFAST and enjoy as much as you want of our variety of fresh fruit, waffles, eggs, cereals, colombian coffee, natural juice, toasts… we promise you’ll love it!

The house is one of the most historic in the neighborhood with renovated installations and offers good service. We have private and shared rooms with cable TV and bathroom inside, which is an added bonus for the comfort of our guests. And yes, we know our bathrooms are small (due to the charming antiquity of the infrastructure) but we still think we prefer a bathroom inside instead of going out to find one in the middle of the night :)

Marlin Hostel is the ideal place for travelers who want to truly explore Cartagena de Indias. You will enjoy an excellent location for any kind of activity you’d like to partake in. It’s a friendly, warm and interesting ambiance where you’ll meet people from all over the world and be able to share and hear travel stories, learn languages, make friends and grab some drinks while the laughter and good vibes permeate throughout the common areas

Marlin policies & conditions:

Check-in time starts at 2 pm
Check-out time is at 11 pm

Payment types accepted at this property: cash, credit card and debit card.
This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.
Taxes included.

24-hour front desk.
No curfew.
TV on rooms
Air condition
Rooftop Bar
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.

Non smoking rooms.
* We do not accept children under 18 years.
* Pet are not allowed.
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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 7.3

  • Location 8.7

  • Staff 7.7

  • Atmosphere 7.0

  • Cleanliness 6.3

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 9.7


    22 Dec 2019
    Great hostel, the downside is that they turnoff the AC from 10am - 7pm.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    14 Nov 2019
    Great location and great breakfast, that’s all what i need while traveling!! The place is beautiful in colombian standards, rooms are not too big, but confortable enough with ensuite bathroom in dorms. Above all staff is super nice, i’d come back, good value for money!
    Spain, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    25 May 2019
    Very well situated, the rooms and hostel in general are nice. The bathrooms are a little small but fine. Good breakfast.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Aug 2019
    We booked a private room here because we filtered on Air Conditioning but the rooms don’t have AC. They moved us to a linked property around the corner which was lovely and has AC though so we were still really happy.
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 9.1


    01 Jun 2019
    Marlin hostel is in the perfect location just outside the old town. The rooms are small but that is because it is built in an old colonial style house. Our room did not have air con, just a ceiling fan, and so we struggled with the heat a little bit during the night. The cold shower in the morning helped (we were unable to get hot water in our shower). The staff were really friendly and helpful, and stored our bags after check out. The free breakfast was nice.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.3


    27 Jul 2019
    Great location in the Getsemani neighborhood. So close to a lot of the bars and restaurants I wanted to check out while here. Close walk to Plaza Trinidad which has something going on pretty much every night. The staff were so great from the moment I entered and got to check in until my departure. I had a small error with my bill and when I flagged it with the manager they fixed it right away and were so kind throughout my stay. Definitely a place I would recommend to others and stay again.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Great daytime place to stay. Comfortable lounging areas and helpful staff. Easy access to Centro Historica and great for the colourful streets of Getsemani. Lots of nearby eating and drinking places. And therein lies the problem! In many of the rooms it is so noisy at night into the morning that is almost impossible to sleep.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    26 Dec 2019
    Standard hostel in the heart of town, only stayed a night but doesn’t seem to be a party hostel but you can hear the streets at night.
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    27 Feb 2020
    The rooms were smelt like damp, the bed linen was dirty and uncomfortable. One of the volunteers was very rude, they tried to over charge although the matter was settled. Also was told breakfast wasn't included for me although everyone else in the hostel seemed to get it. Positives: WiFi worked, aircon worked and its on the main street.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 4.9


    23 Aug 2019
    Worst hostel so far. There was NO buffet breakfast. We got the choice between eggs and yoghurt (mixed with tap water in front of our eyes) with granola, both included toast (toasted until black and hard) and a tiny bit of fruit. The double room we booked for three nights was so tiny we couldn't even fit our backpacks in and still walk into the bathroom. The room itself had a really old and rotten smell, and it didn't have any windows. Their was no cleaning service for three days we were there.
    Austria, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free WiFi
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Cable TV
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Housekeeping
Food & Drink
  • Cafe