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Republica Hostel Cartagena

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
8.7
  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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Property Description

Ideally located within the walls of Cartagena's beautiful and historic Old City, Republica Cartagena provides a unique and unforgettable experience. Focused on offering our guests an authentic Colombian experience in a fun yet relaxing environment, Republica Cartagena is the perfect place to soak up the rich culture, as well as the exciting nightlife, this iconic city has to offer.

With over 100 dorm room style beds (each with their own locker), 2 private bedrooms and a friendly local staff, you can be assured that staying at our hostel will allow you to make friends from all over the world, while still feeling like you're part of the Republica family. Every room is air-conditioned at night and our shared bathrooms and showers are cleaned daily.

Located in a beautiful 3-story colonial building, our hostel has one of the largest courtyards in the entire Old City. Throughout the hostel you can find one ground level pool, one ground level bar, one ground level lounge area, one second-floor air-conditioned bar & lounge area, a rooftop deck with a hot-tub, great music, and a friendly local staff.

Republica Cartagena's Policies & Conditions:

Check in from 15:00 to 23:00.
Check out before 12:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards. (This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival).
Taxes not included - 19.00% (Only for Colombians people).
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Breakfas not included, Buffet (12,000 COP), from 7:30am- 10:00am.
Laundry Service is Available
No hot water
No curfew.
Reception available 24/7 hours.
Must be 18 or older to stay.

Registro Nacional de Turismo No. 46848
Please note special cancellation conditions: 25 Dec - 15 January 2019
Please note during this period your booking will be non refundable. Cancellations will be charged 100% View House Rules

Overview

In true Colombian style, Republica Hostel Cartagena is in an eye-catching colonial house. It's built around a pretty central courtyard – one of the biggest in the old quarter – and is right inside the city walls. If you want to unwind, we've got two lounge bars with air con and – drumroll, please – an outdoor hot tub on a rooftop deck. The morning after a night out in the local club scene, a brisk swim in our pool will give you a much-needed energy boost if you've been dancing all night!

Location

From Rafael Núñez International Airport, your best bet is to jump in a taxi (it should take about 15 minutes). Ask the driver to drop you off at Fernandez de Madrid square in the city's historical centre; we're on Calle Segunda de Badillo, a couple of steps away. If you fancy venturing off the beaten path during your Cartagena holiday, ask at our tour desk about trips to El Totumo Mud Volcano.

Rooms and Dorms

We've got free Wi-Fi throughout the hostel, including in our private rooms and mixed dorms. Book into one of the shared spaces and you'll have your own locker to keep items like your passport and phone safe. We've got 24-hour security, too. You'll have your own reading light in your bunk, and some of the rooms and dorms have en-suites. 

Extras and activities

Our great atmosphere is partly thanks to our epic music playlists and friendly staff. They're from the area and are happy to share travel tips and give recommendations on Cartagena's most authentic restaurants and bars. Planning to cook rather than eat out? We have a kitchen, and some nights we put on communal dinners so you can meet other backpackers while you eat. Our other activities include salsa classes and live music shows.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.2

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.5

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    09 Jan 2020
    Rooms are tight but beds were very comfy and had good amount of space under bed to lock up important items but whole backpack wouldn’t fit. Super social and chill hostel with lots of comfy spots to chill and cool off. Amazing location central to all the sites and shops, restaurants etc and felt super safe and secure. Bathroom and shower areas were very clean.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Dec 2019
    This hostel was the best decision I made. Republica set the tone for my enitre trip in Colombia. There was a wide variety of activities offered & staff, location & ameneities were impeccable. Alvaro, Selina and Carlos hospitality was extended to everyone. I've never experienced such amazing hospitalityd. Now that I'm back in Los Angeles, I've told a lot of people about Republica & our amazing experience. We will def be back & bringing more people! More people need to experience Republica.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    10 Dec 2019
    I would definitely come back to this hostel. The staff are so nice and went out of their way to help me- including allowing me to cancel several nights last minute (when I decided to travel to Santa Marta), even though I had a non-refundable booking. It's a pretty hostel with a pool and nice balcony area, they organise lots of activities and there's a friendly, social atmosphere. The beds in the shared dorms are nice and private and you have your own little capsule, with a plug and a light.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    Nice hostel. AC doesn’t work until the night but was a good bed and comfy stay. Great pool and pretty social place. Will stay again
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    07 Jan 2020
    We only stayed for one night but it was a great hostel! It’s located in the heart of the historic district and easily walkable anywhere. The beds are comfortable and the bathrooms are kept clean. A very chill place despite marketing themselves as a party hostel. Overall great vibes!
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    Lovely Hostel in the middle of the historical center. Very sociable and lovely staff! Thank you xNathalie
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    19 Dec 2019
    Needs more daytime air con in the dormitories cause some guys pack really smelled and there's no escape from the funk until night when the AC kicks on. Beyond that it was a cool hip place.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    18 Dec 2019
    Hostel was great and the stuff working there is what makes it amazing. Special mention to Diego for being super helpful and welcoming. Sebastian and (French dude) forgot his name was awesome too
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    15 Dec 2019
    Beautiful hostel right in old town Cartagena, great pod style dorm beds. There was construction on the rooftop when I was there, so only common area was the first floor which was a little disappointing. Very few activities hosted by the hostel, hard to meet people; the was one live music night but even then wasn't much socializing. There's a board of "daily" events that are mostly third party tours, few people do them. Small kitchen and fridge on first floor were functional.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    14 Dec 2019
    The place is hella beautiful. Had a rad time here, and really loved the architecture and outside showers. The only downside is that the staff is a bit unorganized or the system is just backwards. We had confusions with our bill as we got over agreed and our beds were not made when we arrived. Thumbs up to the hostel, just work on your admin skilllls.
    South Africa, All Female Group, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk


Awards

  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cartagena

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