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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."

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


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 9.5

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    11 Jul 2019
    AMAZING STAY. AMAZING STAFF. Will definitely come again. The vibe and atmosphere were incredible and made our stay in Santa Marta all the more better. The staff was so helpful from beginning to end and could not have made us feel more welcome. And the food from the kitchen...we did not even have to leave to eat because their food was SO good. Thanks!!!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    01 Jul 2019
    Loud noise during the night above our room .
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Jun 2019
    Very fun and clean hostel. The staff were very helpful and nice. This is one of the nicest hostels I’ve stayed in. Easy transportation to Tayrona. Highly recommend!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7


    12 Jul 2019
    Honestly, one of the best hostels I've stayed in in SA. The pool, the bar, the aircon, the kitchen, the TV room, the friendly staff - it basically has it all except for a free breakfast and a central location. Stayed here twice too. Laura at reception was especially lovely!
    Ireland, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 9.7


    30 Jun 2019
    One of the best hostels I've stayed in. Although the hostel is located a taxi-ride from the city centre, this should be seen more as a positive than a negative. The hostel is exceptionally clean and is very well staffed in this regard. The buffet breakfast is good and the on-site restaurant is excellent in terms of its service, quality & menu. Above all else, it is the staff that sets this hostel apart. They couldn't be more helpful and were always so pleasant to deal with. Highly recommend!
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    26 Jun 2019
    Great atmosphere, lovely hostel with nice pool and chilled garden area. Nice staff and other guests were lovely too. Great breakfast for small price!!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    30 Jun 2019
    Always see someone cleaning and it shows. Vibe conducive to meeting people. Not a fan of the location; bus or taxi everywhere. Unsure of the security in the area, more residential. Hostel is like a large gated house. Locks for dorms, but no keys. Large lockers - bring lock. Room w/ AC *highly* recommended. Towels included. Lots of English speakers. Seems like a hostel for foreign travelers; everyone very friendly, just something to be aware of. People working at the hostel extremely helpful.
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    28 Jun 2019
    Really cool hostel with a great ambiance. Easy access to Minca and Tayrona National Park, which are Santa Marta’s main attractions (however, it’s a bit far from the city itself, so if you plan on going there, this location would be challenging). Pool, bar, and “restaurant” on site—it did get a little loud at night as the bar is situated in a courtyard, but overall, fun vibes and nice people. Met fellow travelers and had a solid trip while staying there.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 8.6


    12 Jul 2019
    Really cool hostel! Was lovely being able to chill outside all day. Staff are great, so helpful in booking trips and buses for you. Fan room is muggy but just about bearable - I’d advise booking AC if you think it’ll bother you. Shower pressure sucks but other than that no complaints!! Highly recommend!
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 5.4


    04 Jul 2019
    We arrived on a Tues, the place was popping, music, drinks people everywhere! There is nowhere to escape and quiet time is not until 12. Frustrating since we were leaving for the park at 7. Music finally ends at 12. However, it was made worse by two different couples having sex on the top bunks in our room until 2 Am. Did not sleep at all. When we returned, the hostel had put me on a top bunk (the same the couples had used) despite my previous ask bc of an injury. Guy snorted coke below me.Yikes
    USA, 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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