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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."

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The Dreamer Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Wonderful Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

Welcome to a unique and friendly hostel, built by travelers for travelers. VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN COLOMBIA, the Dreamer is the CLOSEST hostel to TAYRONA PARK and Minca making us an excellent base for discovering the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevadas while also providing easy access to the city sights and fun nightlife of downtown Santa Marta.

Different than the closed and claustrophobic hostels typical of downtown, our large garden swimming pool and hammocks creates an ideal resting spot for backpackers and travelers to unwind before or after their adventures.

The tour desk can offer tips on getting around the area and arrange tours to the mountains, the main beaches, and to the Lost City, as well as diving activities and horseback riding.

Named after different countries, we offer a wide range of accommodation from comfortable and spacious dorms to twin and double rooms in suite (air con available) warmly, decorated with hand-painted murals, with both private bathrooms and shared facility options.

Come grab a tropical drink a The Coelhos Bar while you shoot pool or play ping pong with friends. Wake up to a buffet breakfast and join us for lunch or dinner at our onsite Italian restaurant offering home-made pizzas, pastas and international cuisine.

For those who like to make their own food, we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day, and are located just 3 blocks from Buenavista shopping center - the largest in town featuring cinemas, supermarkets and shops.

Amenities include two dining areas, BBQ and an awesome TV lounge with Cable TV and XBox; Check in is open 24 hours with complimentary bag lockers. We also offer complimentary Spanish lesson...and Internet is free!!

If you are looking for a unique Santa Marta experience, we welcome you to come join our Dreamer family!

Cancellation policy: 48 hrs on the arrival date
Check in from 1 pm
By law minors cannot share multiple dorms. View House Rules


Swimming, sunshine and snoozing: that's what we're about at The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta. That's right – we have our own outdoor pool! Take a seat on our garden terrace or sway in a hammock. Want to chat to locals? Take it further than ‘hola’ with a free Spanish lesson and then head to The Coelhos Bar to practise over a tropical drink. For authentic pizza, head to our Italian restaurant. Burger fans can cook up a sizzling dinner on the barbecue.


It's an easy trip from Simón Bolívar International Airport: just a 20 minute taxi ride. From Terminal de Transportes de Santa Marta bus station, we’re a five-minute drive. Fancy a day at the beach? Take a cab to Rodadero – you'll be on the sand within 15 minutes. To get off the trodden path, spend a day in the fishing village of Taganga, an 18-minute drive from us. If you love the great outdoors, head to the nearby coves and lagoons of Tayrona National Park, soak up the natural beauty of the nearby Sierra Nevada mountains or take in the city sights of downtown Santa Marta.

Rooms and Dorms

We’re a hostel run by travellers and we’ve taken inspiration from our passport stamps to name each of our mixed dorms after our fave countries. In Santa Marta as a twosome? Stay in a private room. We know extra perks make a big difference, so linen and towels are free. Plus, we have free lockers and there's air con for those hot Colombian nights.

Extras and activities

Already seen Simón Bolívar Park? Ask our tour desk about trips to the mountains, beaches or the Lost City (an ancient archaeological site) as well as horseback riding and diving. Upload your expedition pics via our free Wi-Fi then head to the TV lounge for Xbox fun. You can save some pesos by making dinner in our communal kitchen – we have a mini supermarket for essentials.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 8.4

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.3

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    12 Jun 2019
    This hostel is amazing. Best hostel we have stayed in Colombia. All of the staff from cleaners to reception could not have done any more for us (one even walked me to go and get my hair done) the dorms were well kept and clean. The share bathroom block was immaculate with staff constantly cleaning it. Really lovely communal areas where they hosted events for guests so was easy to meet people. Couldn't recommend this place enough. Thank you guys
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    17 Jun 2019
    Nice hostel with lots of facilities, great kitchen and pool! Staff are really helpful with organising trips and let us leave our bags for the night when we went to tayrona, then let us use the facilities when we came back the next day. Only regret was not booking a room with AC!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    13 Jun 2019
    Great for meating people and the staff is also great! They have different activities for the different nights that were fun. If you want to go out partying afterwards it's a small taxi ride to the city, but we didn't mind. The pool was also awesome.
    Norway, All Male Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    28 May 2019
    Beautiful hostel, amazing facilities, always clean, lovely staff very helpful! A little far out but a mall/grocery store is close by to walk to. Highly recommend!
    Canada, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Jun 2019
    Great place to stay. Loads going on and a good place to meet people. Friendly staff. Excellent for trips to Minca and Tayrona. Big supermarket near by. City is a short bus ride however.
    England, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 Jun 2019
    Good place to base yourself in Santa Marta to access other areas for a day or two. The staff really go beyond and the food is absolutely amazing, probably the best I've ever had in a hostel.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    03 Jun 2019
    Really nice hostel, helpful staff great pool and common areas. Would recommend!
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    31 May 2019
    The food (breakfast spread and lunch) was amazing! And the service was great, very fast and the front desk went above and beyond to be helpful. Wish we could have stayed longer than 1 night.
    USA, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.9


    09 Jun 2019
    Really nice communal area and eating space. The beds were super creaky so made the room quite loud if people were getting up and down bunks in the night. Really nice staff who are so helpful.
    Wales, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    08 Jun 2019
    My friends and I really liked the place, the staff is helpful specially the girls they are more active and much more likely to help you with anything as if they really enjoy their work and feel empaty if you have a problem. Also one of the guys just entered in our room to set up the AC while I was taking a shower so I asked him to knock first since he could see me or my friends naked because he came back inside one more as if no one was there. For the rest super clean and amazing environment.
    Colombia, Female, 18-24
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Currency Exchange
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Mini-Supermarket
  • Restaurant
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Games Room
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Santa Marta

  • 2014

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

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