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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  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic 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 8.8

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 8.3

  • Staff 9.3

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 9.4

  • Facilities 8.8

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    29 Oct 2019
    מארח בשם איוון. בן אדם עם לב ענק. הרגשתי שם בבית. ציל מטורף מול הים . מיקום קצת רחוק מסנטה מרתה המכרז אבל למי איכפת חיפשתי שקט. יש בריכה חדרים מצויינים חוויה . יש רק בעיה קטנה לא הבנתי את הזמנים של האוכל מתי אפשר להזמין וצריך להזהר מהאנשים מחוץ להוסטל כל מיני דייגים למיניהם הם קצת נראים מסוכנים חוץ מזה הכל פרפקט.
    Israel, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    14 Aug 2019
    This hostal was recommended to me by a friend and I can definitely I was not disappointed. The staff is extremely friendly and the rooms are super nice. If you’re looking for a place to relax by the beach and listen to the waves, than this is it. The rooms were also super clean as well. Overall, I highly recommend this place and I will definitely be staying here on my next stay.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    07 Aug 2019
    I had a wonderful time staying at the Cantamar. I've stayed in plenty of hostels and this one has by far the best view I have ever seen, and for a price this cheap, you really can't beat it!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    29 Jul 2019
    A really nice hostel with a beautiful sunset. The rooms are clean and staff is really helpfull. A short drive away from the airport. Definitely worth staying!!
    Belgium, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Beautiful location overlooking the beach with sunsets every night. Feels like a hotel as it is super clean and comfortable with a huge pool. Great for couples. Breakfast and coffee in the morning was delicious.
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Aug 2019
    Loved this place! The location is perfect if you want to relax on a hammock by the beach, do daytrip a to Tayrona or other areas, or venture into town. It’s a short taxi ride away from Santa Marta and on the quieter beachier side. The rooms and facilities are super modern and clean - highly recommend for good vibes
    New Zealand, Female, 25-30
  • 8.9


    16 Aug 2019
    My favorite part of the stay was the sailboat trip. The hostel is on the beach away from tourists.
    USA, Female, 41+
  • 8.3


    02 Sep 2019
    The location is perfect if you want to get away from it all and relax. The beach is right on the doorstep with no sellers or harassers anywhere to be seen. The staff were really good and helped us with everything, shoutout to Mauro. The rooms are pricey but have a balcony, ensuite and the best air con we've had in Colombia. Only downsides are there's no kitchen and no restaurant and the bar isn't well equipped, but there's enough choice, and the staff can order food for you from local takeaways
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    21 Oct 2019
    Was a really nice chilled hostel by the beach, staff were really friendly and helpful and had no problem booking taxis for us or explaining the best way to get to Tayrona. Also had no problems when we needed to change room. It’s a 10-15 min taxi to Santa Marta where we spent most of our time however it was nice to be out of the way.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    26 Oct 2019
    Hostel itself is decent, but don’t be fooled in to thinking that you can swim at the beach! It’s quite dirty, and doesn’t feel all that safe to be around. There was a plastic chair floating in the water when I was there. Pool, however, was great. Room was comfortable. No kitchen to use, and no free breakfast.
    USA, Female, 18-24
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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