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Media Luna Hostel

Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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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 food or cook a group dinner for your new mates. In addition , the breakfast is included ,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 7.8

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 7.7

  • Facilities 8.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Jan 2020
    Great stay especially if you are looking to party. Fun staff. Clean rooms and bathrooms. Comfy beds. 2x1 happy hour....
    USA, Couple, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Dec 2019
    Perfect location
    Colombia, All Male Group, 31-40
  • 8.9


    04 Jan 2020
    I like the location in Getsemani...really easy to get around from the hostel, and a much better part of Cartagena to stay in (imo). The hostel itself is really nice, swimming pool is fantastic for those super hot summer days and the hammock(s) was exactly what I needed to chill out on. Rooms were clean (top bunk beds a bit high up, but if you like adventure then its fine!) Free breakfast was ok. The only downside is the ludicrously long time it takes to check each person into the hostel.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    17 Jan 2020
    Great vibes and atmosphere! The front desk is where most of my problems lie. They are completely disorganized (my check in took almost an hour) and the staff isn’t overly friendly or helpful. The first night they messed up my bed assignment TWICE. I was woken up at 3am by a girl claiming that the bed I was in was hers. When we talked to the staff about it, the guy acted like it was our fault and like he was doing us a favor by sorting it out for us.
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.3


    28 Nov 2019
    The hostel was good! Not sure about location being the best but did not get the chance to walk through the whole city so not sure about any other better areas. Bedrooms were ok, higher bed a big uncomfortable but overall they were ok. Facilities and bathroom were great! Nice little pool to freshen up and relax. Prices ok for what you get. Parties only on Wednesday after 11pm, super fun, the rooftop party was awesome :)
    Argentina, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    15 Dec 2019
    I really like my staying at Media Luna, but there were a couple of things that i think need attention. We had a private room upstairs and the doors didn't properly close. Not much of an atmosphere, but maybe I was unlucky with the right people
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    22 Jan 2020
    Good hostel overall but not very easy to meet people unless you are sharing a dorm with them. There were building works whilst I was staying which was very noisy and annoying and some of the staff don’t speak english. Room didn’t feel very clean. Breakfast was basic but I loved the pool and the parties were great too.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 6.6


    24 Jan 2020
    Pool is ok. Location is great. Music is loud and right in your ear all day and night until late and they don't actually have any games to encourage meeting people. Don't see how that's a party hostel if you can't talk. Bathroom was the worst I've seen by far. Like it's basically a hose coming out of the wall.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 5.1


    13 Feb 2020
    They charged us with IVA even though We showed them out our Migration tickets. They said we will be refunded once we get back to the airport wich is a lie, because they only refund you for products NOT SERVICES OR STAYS AT HOSTEL/HOTELS. Breakfast is POOR. People at the front desk are rude, they try to charge you for everything.
    Chile, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    20 Jan 2020
    No locks on the doors. Room C up stairs the doors didn’t even close together properly. A padlock is needed. They supposedly provide them at front desk but I wasn’t giving one apparently they’d run out. Worst part is when checking in and shown to the room no lock was mentioned. When told they’d check they never came back and twice I Walked to reception to check with them. Eventually I had to go out alone and look for a padlock. There was no care at all. Took my money and said tough deal with it
    Australia, Male, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Dryer
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • 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