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General Group Booking Terms

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  • 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.
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  • Cancellations for reservations must be made directly with the hostel and must conform with the individual hostels cancellation policy (see below)
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  • 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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Property Description

Come take a Journey with us! The Journey Hostel is located 1 km from the entrance of Parque Tayrona. Our location is perfect for those who want to take a day trip to Parque Tayrona, then come back to family style meals, cold drinks, showers and comfy beds. At Journey, a breakfast of granola or cereal is included with your stay and served from 7:30-9:30am, for those who want to get an early start! While you’re here, you can walk our famous Monkey Trail. This is a 40 minute circuit trail through the river, jungle and beach.

We offer accommodations our private cabins or in our 10 bed dormitory. Rooms are built into the foothills of the mystical Sierra Nevada, so your view is overlooking beautiful Parque Tayrona. The rooms are all open design, with mosquito nets and hammocks. All of the rooms are equipped with lockers and outlets. We are not finished just yet! We are still in development and construction to expand our hostel so we can host many more people!

We offer free filtered drinking water, so our guests can stay hydrated for any adventure in our incredible coastal nature. We have an on-site tienda and bar, along with home cooked meals at a reasonable price. Please note: upon arrival, each guest will be automatically signed up for dinner/s (served each night at 19:00). We can accommodate vegetarians! If the guest does not wish to have dinner, it is their responsibility to advise us.

Please also note that you’ll be meeting our adorable dogs and cats during your stay.

We take Debit, MasterCard, Maestro and Visa. Pleased be advised there is a 6% charge when paying with card. For travellers coming from big cities - keep in mind when coming to the coast, there is very little access to ATMs.

During your stay, we can fully book the following tours for you:

Lost City Trek

Mendihuaca Water Falls (hidden waterfalls)

Saltillo Falls

Tubing on the Buritaca River

Horse Back Riding

Cacao Tour


Motocycle Touring

Activities to do while you’re here:

Parque Tayrona, a 15 minute walk

Monkey Trail, a 40 minute walk

Quebrada Valencia, a 15 minute bus ride

Pozo Encantador, 10 minute bus ride

Swim in the Caribbean Sea, 20 minutes walk View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.1

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.0

  • Staff 9.5

  • Atmosphere 9.0

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    04 Feb 2020
    Journey Hostel is a haven of tranquillity on an incline above the main road between santa marta and palomino. The little casas have open walls so you get a gorgeous breeze in bed at night and the common area for dinner is an amazing place to view the sunset over the hills. The family dinners are super tasty and the staff and volunteers amazingly helpful and friendly. We booked our lost city trek through the hostel and it proved a fab jumping off point to start 4 days hiking. Thank you Journey!
    Scotland, Female, 31-40
  • 10.0


    03 Feb 2020
    Great hostel, staff and volunteers were wonderful, lots of activities to do yet also very chill...highly recommend
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Jan 2020
    The Journey hostel is the most unique place I’ve ever stayed at! I had a private room and the views from my bed and the balcony were unforgettable. Waking up to the sound of the birds and daylight was an experience by itself. The staff were all super friendly and very helpful. One thing that stood out to me was Inti (one of the owners) helping his staff at dinner time and getting involved with all the work. Lead from the front! I strongly recommend people to stay here, its one you wont forget!
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    20 Dec 2019
    Unbelievably beautiful! The volunteers made it feel like family! Just make sure you don’t plan on cooking here because there was no kitchen when I stayed, maybe that’s changed.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Feb 2020
    Very nice hostel and fair prices. The breakfast is excellent and the rooftop pool area as well. However, there is no kitchen for guests, the music on the roof and in the lobby is way to loud for a good atmosphere (can be changed!!) and the hostel is located 5-10mins outside the city center.
    Germany, Mixed Group, 18-24
  • 9.7


    17 Dec 2019
    Journey hostel is THE spot. The views from the beds are surreal and the whole place has the perfect combination of a social bar/restaurant at the top main hut (which is beautifully designed as the one of the owners is an Architect who built it himself) or finding peace if you just want unwind on the hammocks or many nearby beaches that have surf and swimming. The place was a 10/10 for food and is walking distance for a monkey walk, beaches and the entrances to Tayrona jungle park. Lockers too!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    19 Nov 2019
    Overall, very good, would recommend. points to mention: - food was verygood and cheap - it's a hostel in the middle of the jungle, people are going there to chill. staff need to learn to chill out and be more colombian. - really cool setting. - great base for tayrona park. leave early in the morning, stay all day and don't stay at the hostel inside
    Ireland, Male, 18-24
  • 8.9


    07 Feb 2020
    Journey Hostel has a nice atmosphere, the rooftop is amazing and offers views to both the mountains and the sea. The staff is very friendly and helpful and they organize trips in the mornings and afternoons each day, that you can join if you like. Also the beaches of los angeles and los naranjos are at a walking distance of 10-20 min each. I was missing a common kitchen and fridge though, which would be nice to have as an option. They do offer food at reasonable prices, nonetheless.
    Germany, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    13 Dec 2019
    The best things were the amazing views from the dorm where there was also a hammock and small lockers for laptop/phone. I's great sleeping in the fresh air and no aircon nightmares. The Monkey Trail 25 mins walk to an almost deserted beach with great surf in Tayrona park is fantastic. On the 'not so good' side, the property has a lot of uphill walking and the wifi is not as good as at other hostels, so I couldn't do anything proper online. No decent chilling areas really, as under construction.
    England, Female, 41+
  • 8.0


    30 Dec 2019
    The Journey hostel is great! I had one of the private bedrooms and the view is breathtaking. They serve home made food every night (family style) and it is delicious. You can also order lunch (which is also delicious - especially the grilled cheese and tomato soup). Tayrona park is very close by, and you can also walk to the nearest beaches or river. My only suggestion would be to put some sort of stairs when coming from the reception, as it is very steep (especially with backpack and flip flops
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Parking
  • Late check-out
  • Reception (limited hours)
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games