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Republica Hostel Cartagena

Book more than 7 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

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 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 8.4

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    10 Feb 2020
    Lovely spot right in Old City. Staff was super helpful in answering all my questions and arranging a day excursion to the Rosario Islands. Thoroughly enjoyed the vibe of the Hostel and really liked the open center area of the Hostel. Would come back for sure.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Feb 2020
    Very chilled hostel with excellent pods for sleeping. Having a pool was amazing given the heat in Cartagena. I made good friends there easily. It is super well located and in a beautiful building. Helpful staff. It's worth noting this isnt a party hostel so there could be better hostels to party and meet people
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Feb 2020
    I highly enjoyed my stay at Republica Hostal. I mostly loved the style of the beds, it was like a capsule with extremely comfy mattresses and a curtain for added privacy. Staff was friendly and always ready to answer my questions. I think their breakfast buffet is highly priced for the options they offer. That's the only thing I think they could improve on. The facilities and spaces around were very welcoming and beautiful as well.
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    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

    Superb

    23 Jan 2020
    Really nice hostel! Great vibe, nice pool area with the bar and good breakfast option. Big bed in the dorms and very private which was great! The showers are cold but that is everywhere in the north and in the heat it’s ok! The shared showers are a bit hard to dress in as there is not much space to put your clothes and towel but you can manage!
    Australia, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    27 Jan 2020
    This is my first time staying in a Hostel EVER. I was hesitant due to my germiphobe ways but wanted to get an experience unlike living at a hotel. The building itself is beautiful, as all Cartagena buildings are. I was in a 6 bed mixed room and my roommates were SUPER cordial and quiet. Very respectful in the morning and late nights. The bathrooms were probably the cleanest you can get for hostels. There is A/C, Wifi, and a 24-hour front desk. Will come back next time!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    04 Feb 2020
    To be honest I didn’t enjoy much the hostel. The toilet was really dirty, and the rooms wasn’t very clean either. The rooms are very small. The shower there’s no space to put your stuffes, so can be all wet. There’s no WiFi working at the room. But the pool it’s really nice, and the hostel it’s very partyfull.
    Brazil, Female, 25-30
  • 6.6

    Good

    11 Feb 2020
    The room didnt lock at all and the hostel was noisy was past 1 am. The room was hot for an air conditioned room and didnt have curtains at the windows. I would give it 6 overall as it was very sub par.
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.3

    Good

    14 Feb 2020
    The first two nights I stayed here I stayed in a lovely room with a balcony. I made a reservation for one week later and asked for the room with the balcony again. They moved me to another room. I was very disappointed to learn this when I arrived as it was my last night in Cartagena and I was really looking forward to enjoying the balcony again. The rooms without a balcony are nothing special. I would only stay here if I only wanted a place to sleep, but I think you can find cheeper for that
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 6.0

    Good

    15 Feb 2020
    The shower area was disgusting. No AC during the hottest time of day.
    USA, Female, 25-30
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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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