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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? 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: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Republica Hostel Cartagena

Book more than 3 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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


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!


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 8.1

  • Security 8.7

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.2

  • Facilities 8.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    03 Mar 2020
    I would totally recommend to stay at Republica! The staff was super friendly and willing to help all the time! You could feel that they tried to make you feel as Home as much as possible. The community area is quite big and they have some good offers at the bar! Hope to be back soon :)
    Germany, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 Feb 2020
    loved the capsule style beds. Great location, fun atmosphere, would recommend!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7


    21 Feb 2020
    Amazing hostel with fun tours offered! Super central and the AC from 6 pm-8 am is great too. Very clean and chill
    Canada, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    18 Feb 2020
    I don’t usually write reviews (cause I’m lazy), but I loved this hostel so much. There are activities and the vibe is party but not crazy. I met so many amazing people (both volunteers and staff). I’m going back when I pass back through cartegena. The dorms are super nice and the pod-type beds make them feel private. Good deals at the bar too.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    04 Mar 2020
    Beautiful building, nice pool, friendly staff, comfortable beds. It was my second stay here. But pleeeaaase, you've got to do something about the noisy dorm doors - why do they beep every time? `It sounds like a mini alarm clock going off anytime someone comes in, it woke me up so many times.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    15 Mar 2020
    My favourite hostel in Cartagena for the great ambiance, decoration and location. The Private rooms at Republica feel like you're at a really good hotel, very spacious and well decoorated, would really recommend if you can afford it as they are very pricey. The shared bedrooms are great, really private and cozy. The bathroom facilities were good but can be improved on, as they weren't very private at all and had some technical issues.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    23 Feb 2020
    Pros: Comfy pod beds, lovely courtyard, clean facilities, friendly staff, good location in old city. Con: Noisy. There are electronic key card locks on the dorm room doors that are good for security but inexplicably emit a siren alarm sound every time someone opens the door. Plus everyone ends up loudly slamming the large wood doors since they don’t close smoothly. So expect to hear the siren alarm and loud slam every few minutes til around 1am and beginning again at 5-6am.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    23 Dec 2020
    Great hostel, excellent location, awesome staff; and really clean. The bar was full of nonguests (they weren't wearing a face mask), and they were partying until 2 AM. As a suggestion, the bar should be only for guests and their friends. Having a bar open to everyone damages the experience, and is not clever during a pandemic.
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 4.9


    14 Mar 2020
    I had paid for 3 nights in a 4 person room for me and my friend. After paying, I was told we were in different rooms until the second nigh. I was going to be in a 6 person and my friend was in a 4 person, all while being charged the regular 4 person room price. On top of that, it meant I had to check out of my room the next day at 12 and couldn’t check into my new room until 3 pm. There was no discount or apology. maids often left doors open and none of the advertised activities ran.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 2.0


    19 Feb 2020
    This was the worst hostel I stayed at in my 4 month S America Trip. Staff is not helpful at all and actually delayed many things I asked them. I ended up leaving this hostel the first night - it's in the wall city but not worth the price to be in a 12 person dorm that doesn't even have curtains or AC in the day. And only 4 toilet in the entire top floor, this hostel is in great need of better management and staff training. I suggest you check out other nearby hostels. I ended up moving to Selina
    USA, Male, 18-24
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  • Free WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cooker
  • Flexible NRR
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk


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