Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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General Group Booking Terms

By making a group reservation through you agree to the following terms and conditions as set by and as set by the hostel in question.

  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
  • The booking deposit is non-refundable.
  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
  • are not responsible for changes or amendments to your reservation once it has been processed. All correspondence with regard to changes to your booking need to be dealt with directly with the hostel.
  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
  • It is your responsibility to pay the balance of your accommodation cost to the hostel in accordance with their payment conditions (see below). Failure to do so may result in your reservation being cancelled by the hostel.
  • Individual hostels may have special booking conditions relating to group stays, please read the hostel booking conditions carefully before making your reservation.

Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

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."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Good Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Cantamar Beach Hostel is right on Playa Salguero in the Rodadero neighborhood of Santa Marta. We are closer to the airport, on the edge of town, with a unique beachfront location making it easy access to tours and activities, the bus terminal, and the historic center. It is the perfect spot when you are coming or going or if you are coming from the coast or the sierra and need to get things done in the city but don't want to stay in the heat/noise.

​The property is well equipped, being a former hotel, and we offer a wide variety of activities and rentals onsite, as well as tour bookings for adventures into the Sierra Nevada or Tayrona Park.

The Cantamar offers a variety of dorm and private room options. Our dorm rooms never have any 'bunk' beds and no more than 4/5 people per room. Every room comes with air conditioning and ensuite bathroom. We have a nice pool and spectacular views of the sunset too.

The Cantamar Beach Hostel Conditions and Policies:

Cancellation policy: 24h before arrival.

Check in from 14:00.
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit cards, debit cards.
This property may pre-authorise your card before arrival.

Taxes not included - 19.00% for Colombians.
Foreigners are exempt from taxes.
Breakfast not included.

Reception 24/7.
No curfew.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.
No alcohol from outside.
Non-smoking inside.
No drugs allowed.
No prostitutes allowed.
Late check-in without reservation not allowed past eleven View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.0

  • Security 10.0

  • Location 10.0

  • Staff 8.0

  • Atmosphere 6.0

  • Cleanliness 6.0

  • Facilities 6.0

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    15 Feb 2020
    Our stay here in Cantamar was a great fun. Staff very friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean with a balcony. Delicious (and cheap) breakfast. There is a stove upstairs in the bar for guests which can be used 24/7. We totally recommend it.
    Spain, Couple, 25-30
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Great sunset, big bar and pool on site water sports available only about 15 minutes from the airport will be back :) 5 stars
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    11 Feb 2020
    Fantastic hostel, right on the beach, Gaira itself is not awe inspiring but the facilities were great, the atmosphere was nice, the staff were helpful and friendly and the ability to step off straight on to the beach was lovely!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    12 Mar 2020
    We loved our relaxing 3 nights at the cantamar (had a private room). We felt that the front desk staff were extremely nice and responsive. Every time we wanted a cab, the receptionist would call and one would be there in just a few minutes. The facility feels very comfortable and is a nice oasis. The food was great as well. We didn’t end up hanging out in the area near the hostel, we would mostly go to Santa Marta, the hostels location isn’t near a lot of things.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.1


    02 Mar 2020
    Really an oasis within huge buildings. Perfect to relax. Very clean and friendly. WiFi is working ok. Could use some more equipment in the kitchen ( cutting knife, peeler, smaller pot with lid...)
    Germany, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6


    30 Jan 2020
    Great place to relax
    Australia, Male, 41+
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    23 Jan 2022
    Pretty expensive for what you get. The bathrooms are missing toilet seats and soap. The vibe is really odd- the restaurant area is like one big empty conference room and my private room actually had 4 single beds. It’s nice to be right on the beach and to lay in the hammocks.
    Canada, Female, 31-40
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    19 Feb 2020
    Nice pool area with a private beach. Amazing food, kind of pricy but good quality. In general is a nice place. Although the rooms don’t have any window which is super sad, you don’t want to expend any time there.
    Colombia, Female, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    11 Mar 2020
    My stay here was good for the most part. A little over priced for what it is. The food was all vegan and the breakfast is decent but a little pricey foe eggs. Tiffany the entertainment coordinator and yulian were the perfect host since day 1. She took me out to santa Marta town and showed me the ropes as well as helped me understand what to see etc. She was truly amazing and I would have had a very different trip without her. Location is peaceful and the sunset is beautiful .
    Jamaica, Female, 31-40
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    02 Mar 2020
    Pretty far away from everything except the airport and a surprisingly descent beach. Hostel itself is fine.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Vending Machines
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi