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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • 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 2 weeks 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, High / Secondary 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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Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Brilliant Staff
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Property Description

Media Luna Hostel is a unique combination of chill-out backpacker vibes and the historical feel of Cartagena. The old colonial building sheds a magical setting for enjoying a cold beer with your fellow travelers, sun-bathing at the lush patio or dipping into the refreshing pool to escape the heat of the Caribbean.
Media Luna is located in the area of Getsemani, which forms the artistic heart of the city's urban culture. Several well-known landmarks like the San Felipe Fort and the romantic historical center, as well as the trendiest bars and local restaurants, are all within a few minutes walk. If you wish to explore further you can also rent bikes at the hostel!
In the open-air kitchen you can prepare your own breakfast or cook a group dinner for your new mates. In addition there is a free Wi-Fi in the hostel area, computers, tv-room, laundry, luggage storage and lockers. You can also book excursions or a bus to the next destination of your adventure.
The sunny patio forms the heart of the hostel during the day time, but at the night time the center of the action is at the roof top bar and terrace with cold drinks and a spectacular view over the city. Don't miss the famous Media Luna Mega Party on Wednesdays it flies you over the moon!
In the Hostel we have private rooms and shared dormitories, all with air conditioning and locker which must bring its own padlock.
We also have a Hostel on Barú Island which is located on a private beach, which you can change one night of your stay here from the Hostel in Cartagena to the Hostel in Barú.
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: Until 12: 00 PM
Laundry: 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM
No incluye los impuestos (19% SÓLO A COLOMBIANOS) View House Rules


With its sun-soaked patio and rooftop swimming pool (oh yes!), Media Luna Hostel's gorgeous colonial building is a top base for exploring Cartagena. Our location in one of the city's coolest neighbourhoods adds to the party vibe. Dig in to our free breakfast, then explore the city with our free tours. On Friday evenings, learn to dance like a local at our salsa and champeta (a Caribbean folk dance) classes – followed by a mojito or two. Show off your moves at our legendary 'Visa Para Un Sueño' parties on Wednesdays, with guest DJs and live music!


We're in the Getsemani neighbourhood of Cartagena, where colourful murals line the streets and salsa clubs keep the party going until late (handy that we have a 24-hour reception!). Nearby landmarks include the 16th-century San Felipe de Barajas Castle (a 7-minute walk) and Las Bóvedas market – where you can pick up art, jewellery and traditional Columbian clothing – is a 15-minute stroll away. It only takes 12 minutes to reach us by taxi from the airport, or 60 minutes by bus from the main bus station. You can walk into the historic centre in 10 minutes.

Rooms and Dorms

Our mixed dorms all have air con to keep your body temperature nice and cool, and some have en-suite bathrooms. We also have double and triple rooms for those looking for a touch more privacy (you can socialise on our sun-drenched terrace and rooftop bar instead)! Bring a padlock for your locker to keep bags safe while you explore the city.

Extras and activities

We've got free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, so you can easily research the best things to do. Of course, our friendly reception staff are always around to give tips, and they can also arrange bike hire. Cycled all day? We have a laundry room to keep your clothes fresh. Join our daily trip to Barú (a small tropical island off Cartegena's coast) – we have a hostel on a private beach there, where you can stay for the night!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.2

  • Security 8.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 7.6

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.5

  • Facilities 7.2

Latest Reviews

  • 8.3


    05 Apr 2019
    Very clean and spacious with a good breakfast and good facilities. Only downside is the top bunks were very high which meant it was awkward to pack or store items qnd get up and down when we both got given top bunks. Good overall atmosphere.
    Scotland, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 May 2019
    Security is super high which is nice however they don’t allow any guests. Staff is quite rude at the front desk and for the club. Atmosphere isn’t the greatest as there isn’t a bar for the hostel. Just the nightclub only certain days of the week.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    13 Jun 2019
    The pool is what makes this place and the rooms are nice and cool and well air conditioned. Unfortunately there is no bar, only a fridge which serves up warm beers. You can't get any spirit mixers. Also most times we went to buy a beer we were told come back later. Would be nice to see a proper bar or let guests bring their own alcohol in to help the atomoshere.
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    06 Jun 2019
    Great location and beautiful building but old and moisty. Our bathroom still had sand and hairs from a previous guest and both sink and shower were broken. Towels or a door lock are available when paying a deposit. Nice atmosphere among the guests. The staff was very friendly but overall we found it an expensive hostel compared to others for the quality we got in return. The place is very charming but could definitely use a refurbishment.
    Belgium, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    16 Apr 2019
    Only one power socket for a room of four people which is incredibly inconvenient. Staff were quite unfriendly but were helpful in changing my dates for me. Breakfast was good and bathrooms were clean. This is a party hostel - my only issue with this is that they will blare loud music to a completely atmosphereless anti social courtyard.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    10 Jul 2019
    Good location and nice small swimming pool. Reception staff are not friendly but will help with enquiries if asked. The rooms are in a nice courtyard setting but this also make them noisey, especially on Wednesday (party) nights. There are better quality hostels in the area that are better value for money.
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6


    03 Jul 2019
    The aircon was a massive plus in the bedrooms but other than that this hostel didn't have much to write home about, was expensive for what it was and the drink prices where through the roof 20 mil for a beer at the bar and they wouldn't serve the 6 mil beers from behind the desk when the bar was open which is not great considering I didn't want to party on the roof just wanted a beer!
    England, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 5.7


    21 May 2019
    Party hostel which is quite noisy at night. No lockers for your bags and we’ve been stolen some coffee bags.
    France, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 4.0


    16 Apr 2019
    I didn't enjoy my time at all, in fact I changed hostels because I couldn't stand another night. Music plays very loudly and it's all party music, nothing chill for the daytime. The rooftop club thumps it's music until 4am and the doors and windows of the rooms don't close properly so no hope of sleeping. There's no PowerPoint in your bed, A/C is freezing at night and fan doesn't work during the day. No tables to work on a computer except the closed in tv room, where the wifi doesn't reach.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
  • 2.6


    30 May 2019
    Exceptionally poor. Very quiet but attempting to maintain a party nevertheless. Few drunk people trying to karaoke. Single charge point for room of eight! Rude and unhelpful staff. Very overpriced for what you’re getting.
    Ireland, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • Washing Machine
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Nightclub
  • PlayStation
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi