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 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 of charge until 3 days before arrival. The guest will be charged 30% of the total price if they cancel in the 3 days before arrival. If the guest doesn’t show up they will be charged the total price.

Additional Terms and Conditions

WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available onsite (reservation is not needed).
Pets are not allowed.
Check-in from 12:00 AM to 12:00 AM
Check-out from 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM
Children from 12 to 17 years old can stay for COP 50000.00 per child per night.

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."

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.
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Located right on the quietest and pretty Beach of Santa Marta (Cabo Tortuga) and close to Santa Marta´s airport, Playa del Ritmo is the only beachfront Hostel of Santa Marta, specially designed for travelers to experience the real Caribbean lifestyle!

We have an amazing Bar / Healthy Food Restaurant (With vegetarian and vegan Options) in front of the beach, where beers are always cold and good music is always playing.
In case you´re a good cook, we have a guest kitchen where you can cook whatever you want!

At Playa, backpackers from all over the world spend days chilling on the beach, playing volleyball and football, doing yoga, going diving, tanning and enjoying the most beautiful sunsets in the shade of our palm tree hut, listening to the best Caribbean tunes! And we have kayaks and paddleboards for guests.

Playa del Ritmo is the only BEACHFRONT Hostel where you can find dorms with Air Conditioning or Fan from 4 up to 6 persons with an amazing Sea View :)

Should the beach life become a bit too much hard work, you can easily go to Rodadero area (5 minutes by bus) or to Santa Marta’s downtown (15-20 minutes) where you can find supermarkets, cash points, shopping, restaurants, and nice bars… it´s also very easy to get to different attractions such as Tayrona, Minca, Lost City, Palomino, you just have to go to the reception for good travel advice...And we are just 5 minutes away from the Airport.

If you are looking for a good place to relax, rest your feet, and have a cold beer, this is your place.

Cancellation policy: 72h advance notice
Late cancellation or no show: 1st-night charge

*Underage accepted *Minimum 12 years old)
Zero tolerance drugs policy

Taxes not included - Colombian citizens and foreigners who are domiciled in Colombia (with a resident status) must pay VAT 19% IVA upon arrival - Foreign Travellers are not subject to this tax (Decreto 297 de 2016)

Check-in/out policies:
Check-in: 15h
Check out: 11h

Methods of payment:
Credit/debit cards accepted

Free Wifi in the whole hostel
Breakfast included View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.6

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.1

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.3

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Sep 2019
    Very grateful to the staff for being so welcoming/flexible. We needed to store our bags a few days before our reservation while we traveled to Tayrona, and although the hostel was temporarily closed for that day, they let us store our bags, do laundry, and eat lunch there even though nobody else was there!
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    Wonderful location, directly in the beach. Very welcoming staff and attentive to all your needs. The bar staff is wonderful and the music selection was perfect for the beach. Rooms were clean and the kitchen was available for use. I would definitely come back! Thank you Playa Ritmo Hostel.
    Mexico, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    18 Jun 2019
    Staff was so helpful : booking a trip to Ciudad Perdida with transportation from the hostel, making phone calls for a doctor to come and a delivery of medication after I got hurt (not even at the hostel!)... that made all of my trip really simple and reassuring. The restaurant is a must too! And it’s right on the beach, which is really nice.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 May 2019
    Such an amazing spot with the best beach we have found so far in Colombia! The staff are amazing, super friendly and make sure you have a great stay. I will be coming back for sure.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    25 Sep 2019
    Really nice hostel located directly at a nice beach where you can go swimming. I was very sad that I arrived later than intended and had an early flight the next morning so couldn't go swimming anymore or rent a surfboard with paddles. The dinner I ordered was good but the portion a bit small for the price. It was a great place to relax a bit after lots of hiking in Tayrona and Minca. It's also only 10 minutes by taxi to the airport but there are also buses. I wish I could have stayed longer.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4


    03 Apr 2019
    I stayed for a night and I hope I stayed for more! The staff was great ! I will be back
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    09 May 2019
    such an incredible staff! always smiling and ready to help. very secure location and lots of great things to keep you busy— SUP, kayaks, a bar, board games, hammocks. The place is right on the beach which is absolutely lovely. the downside is that nothing is really in walking distance but everything is a simple bus ride away. buses stop LITERALLY every 2 minutes
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    26 Nov 2019
    Room of improvement at the bar/restaurant, otherwise the hostel is amazing and we had a great time!
    Austria, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    31 Jan 2020
    A fine place to sray near the beach and airport. It's plenty cozy and a decent value
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 6.6


    31 Mar 2019
    I only stayed here one night with the possibility of staying longer. I chose to move on because it wasn't quite what I expected and the hostel is under construction. The dorms are very very basic. Even with a fan above each bed, it's not enough to keep cool at night. For $10/night, you can get a lot more for your money in Colombia. The bedding also felt dirty. The staff was friendly enough but I probably wouldn't stay here again. Good enough for one night after a late flight.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi