Group Booking Terms and Conditions

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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.
  • 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

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

Swim in the Rio Piedra, a 2 minutes walk

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

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.2

  • Security 8.8

  • Location 8.9

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 9.2

  • Cleanliness 9.0

  • Facilities 8.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Sep 2019
    This was one of the best hostels I've ever stayed at. The views alone are enough to rate it a 10/10. It is a bit more rough in terms of outdoor exposure compared to other hostels, as the rooms are all open-air, but this is what makes it so unique. Tayrona park is only a 15 minute walk away, and the staff were eager to tell me about other fun things to do in the area. The food was super reasonably priced and delicious. I hope to come back someday.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    11 Sep 2019
    Such an incredible hostel! The staff was extremely welcoming and helpful. We were a bit skeptical of sleeping outside at first, however once the sun set the temperature was perfect and the mattress super comfortable. Since it’s pretty secluded we made friends in 5 minutes and hung out all night. One of our favorite hostels during our Colombia trip. (Oh and there’s a bus that runs from Santa Marta to the hostel every 15-20 minutes FYI)
    USA, Couple, 25-30
  • 9.7


    15 Oct 2019
    Awesome hostel to base yourself for trips into Tayrona or other nearby beaches. The views from the rooms are stunning, and the staff were very welcoming and helpful, also some good food and free coffee. I had a private room with my hammock and open view into the mountains, that I used to watch sunsets and read my book. Stayed two nights, but would have been happy to do more. Very highly recommended.
    Italy, Male, 31-40
  • 9.7


    20 Sep 2019
    I loved staying here! the hostel is great, especially the views are just amazing! The hostel is currently under construction, but you just see that at the bar area. If you don‘t mind about that, you shouldn‘t miss to stay here. :)
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1


    09 Nov 2019
    Great Hostel with amazing views on Tayrona. In addition, the staff was really nice and they created a good atmosphere by playing games and having dinner together. It would be great if the rooms would have offered a bit more space/storage for our luggage.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9


    23 Sep 2019
    The location is beautiful although it’s too bad that you can hear the street under it so loudly. The staff is super nice and they help you with whatever you need. There’s a very friendly atmosphere in the hostel in general. It’s also very convenient that Tayrona is on walking distance (even though you need to cross kind of a dangerous bridge so maybe it’s safer to take the bus). Last remark is that there are no locks on the doors nor are there any lockers to keep anything safe.
    Belgium, Male, 18-24
  • 8.0


    26 Aug 2019
    It's a gorgeous location with really great staff. I struggled to sleep in the heat, as it's open air (covered obviously) but that's a personal preference. The food at dinner was great. Really good for a slightly more hardy backpacker and it will get better as more is built.
    Northern Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    31 Aug 2019
    Spectacular view! Staff very friendly and helpful. Still under construction so I only stayed for 1 night. So if you dont mind the bare minimum comfort, than u can stay. Although is eco friendly the rooms could use a fan, as at night there was no wind and the mosquitos net made the space hot. Also no kitchen use for guest. I would love to come back when construction is completed. It's going to be an amazing hostal.
    Puerto Rico, Female, 31-40
  • 5.4


    25 Sep 2019
    While this hostel has the potential to become a special place to stay at, right by the entrance of the Tayrona park, it is currently under construction and therefore suffers from the absence of common areas (there are just a couple of tables by the reception for the moment). Its proximity to the park comes at the expense of tranquility due to the noise from the main road.
    France, Male, 18-24
  • 2.9


    25 Oct 2019
    The main host, Joyce, was very unhelpful and rude from the beginning. Both mornings at breakfast she was still drunk and then proceeded to fall asleep at the table (we have the photo). On the last day she didn’t help us with our transport back to Cartagena, claiming that her phone wasn’t working even though we could see her making calls on it. We went to the eco hotel next door and they kindly helped us. The other staff were quite unfriendly and didn’t try and make an effort to speak to us
    England, Female, 18-24
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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