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PuraGuajira Hostel

Calle 14A #16-105,, Barrio El Roble , Riohacha, Colombia

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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

PuraGuajira Hostel is your door to Cabo de La Vela & Punta Gallinas, the northernmost point of South America.
Let us help you with whatever info you need to discover the magic of La Guajira desert, either by booking a tour or going by yourself...
(if you would like to book a tour in advance just send us an e-mail at and we'll sort it out for you!)

We are located in Barrio El Roble, the safest neighbourhood of Riohacha, with plenty of restaurants and small tiendas and a huge shopping mall (supermarket, atms, pharmacy, cinema & food stalls) just few blocks away. Riohacha's beautiful Malecon (the 5 kilometres beach boulevard) is only 15 mins walking distance. Otherwise, a taxi ride is always 5mil pesos.

We offer: FREE Wifi, FREE coffee, FREE filtered water all day long, fully equipped kitchen, cheap laundry service, chill-out areas, huge variety of book exchange, a rooftop terrace where you can enjoy a different sunset every day, cold beers & wine. Plus a sweet dog and a even sweeter cat to cuddle as much as you want. :)

You can choose between a cosy private room, a luxury one with aircon or big dorms to prepare yourself for the adventure in the most magical place of Colombia, where the desert meet the sea..

**POLICIES AND CONDITIONS: (please read carefully!)
Check-in: 1PM - 11PM
Check-out: 11AM
Guests are welcome to store their luggage and use common spaces before and after their stay.
RECEPTION opens from 7AM - 11PM. (In case of late arrival please make sure to inform us).

24 hour cancellation policy. (The first night will be charged if cancelled after this time).
Payment upon arrival ONLY by cash.

No alcohol from outside.
No drugs allowed.
No minor allowed.
No pets allowed (we have a dog and a cat).
No car parking available (only bikes & motorbikes).
Late check-in without a reservation not allowed.

Breakfast is not included, but you'll always find coffee or tea..

Check Availability

Thu 19 Jul 2018 - Sun 22 Jul 2018 Change
Selling out fast!

Room Summary

Thu 19th July 2018 - Sun 22nd July 2018

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    13 Jul 2018
    Fantastic hostel. Staff really nice, good recommendations, perfect place to stop for organising onward travel to La Guajira. Highly recommend
    Ireland, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    07 Jul 2018
    Super nice chilled hostel with a positive atmosphere. Feel like you have walked into a friend's house. Nice roof top to chill and have a few beers. Beers reasonably priced as well
    Australia, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    05 Jun 2018
    Even though a bit further away from the beach, it is close to the main road so closer to the bus. The hostel is a nice house with amazing rooms and toilet. very chilled vibe and an awesome rooftop to hangout. staff helped me to sort out the things i left in another hostel and it was greatly appreciated.
    Switzerland, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    06 Jun 2018
    Lovely hostel! Feels so zen as soon as you arrive which is ideal before/after the desert. The staff were super nice and friendly and helped us with logistics of getting into the Guajira even though we didn’t book through them. Got a great kitchen and close to a supermarket.
    England, Couple, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Steam Room
  • Utensils
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • Games Room
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2017

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Pet Friendly
  • Taxes Included

Things to Note

PuraGuajira Hostel's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.

Cancellation policy: 24 hours before arrival.

Breakfast not included.


No curfew.
Reception available from 7am-11pm

*Please be conscious with water while at the hostel. La Guajira Department is suffering form a very strong drought - help us save water. *

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