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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.

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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, free breakfast and coffee, 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.
Breakfast included, 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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.3

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 8.6

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.6


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    14 Apr 2019
    We loved this hostel!! Booked twice in a 2 week travel period. Staff, drink prices, environment, cleanliness everything was great. Our room Boquilla is the best!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.7

    Superb

    29 Mar 2019
    Such great vibes! Hostel staff was really friendly and helpful. Great location and atmosphere. They turn the AC off in the rooms but if you need to stay in and rest, ask them and they will turn it on for you! Definitely recommend staying here.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    29 Mar 2019
    Muy lindo hostel ubicado en el centro de la ciudad amurallada. Lo único malo son los precios de las bebidas en el bar que son caros, pero como todo el resto de la ciudad en general.. música todo el día todos los días. Hermosa pileta, lugar y habitaciones.
    Argentina, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    19 Mar 2019
    Great place to meet other people, chill by the pool and relax. The staff and volunteers were super nice, and I appreciated that they refilled my water bottle so many times from their little tap behind the bar. The breakfasts were fine (nothing special), and there was some noise that made it hard to sleep (especially on one night when the pub-crawl group came back around 3:45 am and then stayed up talking, yelling, and laughing loudly for a long time). However, overall it's a fun, friendly place.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    12 Apr 2019
    Great location in old town with a pool and decent kitchen. The roof top was closed when we were there, which was disappointing. Most of the staff was great, seems the volunteers care more about the place than paid staff. Ac in the rooms worked great, plenty of bathrooms/showers to go around. A bit expensive for what you get, but it’s Cartagena. Top bunk is bloody trechorous to get in and out of. Great to have personal light and plug next to bed.
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    11 Apr 2019
    Really beautiful place, and the pool was a great way to escape the heat! The lockers I had were weird - they were all connected so when one of the ones next to me was unlocked it was pretty much pointless to lock mine. Overall good stay, well located with a lot of fun activities.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    22 Mar 2019
    Republica is really a nice hostel. I think for the price payed the breakfast should be a little bigger. The pool is nice. I didn’t like the way the dorms were made, it felt cramped with 12 people in that little space. No room for luggage’s.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    23 Mar 2019
    Friendly staff and social vibe - but honestly, it was so dirty that I ended up cutting my stay short (losing money!!) to find cleaner accommodations. It is probably on the cleaner side of other hostels in the area but stained sheets/mattresses and grungy bathrooms were enough for me to move. Only stayed one night of my four in Cartagena. Security seemed fine and location is very convenient to exploring the old city. Staff did go out of there way to move me to a bottom bunk on my first night.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 5.4

    Rating

    28 Mar 2019
    PRO - Location, staff were friendly CON - The rooms are tiny, there is no space anywhere to put your bags, nowhere to get ready within the apartment, due to the room having no space within it I would take my luggage into the hallway to get ready as there was more space, there’s no power sockets in the apartment other than next to your pillow to use any electrical when getting ready which doesn’t help when you are on top bunk, no mirrors, rubbish atmosphere, very clicky, not good for solo travel
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 4.3

    Rating

    12 Apr 2019
    Im honestly very confused how this could be the highest rated hostel in Cartagena. My bed area was disgusting as there were dried up contact lenses left near my pillow. Front desk people were the rudest I’ve had my entire trip, and “add on” services like laundry are overpriced. The entire hostel is actually very overpriced. It was the most expensive I stayed in Colombia and the worst value. There are many other hostels in Cartagena at a better value, so I’d say avoid republica.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • 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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