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Viajero Cartagena Hostel

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Excellent Cleanliness
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It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Cartagena’s walled city is the pride of Colombia, this is where you will find el Viajero Cartagena. Located in a unique colonial house in a colorful street full of flowers, balconies and near nature-filled plazas a couple blocks away.

Stay in shared dorms (some are female only) or, if you prefer, in private bedrooms. Start your day like any Colombian would, enjoying a hot cup of coffee with fresh fruit and more. Wander through the city, discover great restaurants in a laid-back town, and keep in mind, our bar opens at four, and our FREE DAILY ACTIVITIES such as salsa and dance lessons, or live music, start shortly after that! Join the fun, get ready to go dancing to authentic Latino clubs or to bars with electronic music!

Welcome to our traveler community! Don't forget to check out our other hostels in Colombia: Cali, Salento, San Andrés Island, Santa Marta and Tayrona, and in Uruguay: Colonia, Montevideo and Pedrera.


Viajero Cartagena Hostel. House Rules!

Check-in: 14:00 - 23:00
Check-out: before 11:00

*Note: We have a luggage room at reception, you may store your personal items in case you arrive before check-in time or leave after check-out time.

*Taxes: Colombian citizens and foreigners with Colombian residency must pay taxes (IVA): 19%. This tax does not appear on the final rate of the reservation.

All guests must be 18 years or older.
No pets are allowed.

Cancellation policy: 72 hours before arrival.

Payment upon arrival by cash, credit or debit card. (This property may pre-authorize your card before arrival).

Breakfast is included in private rooms ONLY.

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Overview

Get a feel for old-school Cartagena at Viajero Cartagena Hostel, set inside a revamped 19th-century house in the walled city. Start every day with our free breakfast before strolling into the historic centre to take in churches and museums, cool coffee shops and local handicrafts. Right outside our door, rainbow-painted colonial buildings line the streets and flowers cascade from our neighbours' balconies. Snap some shots to share with friends back home and then send them using our free Wi-Fi.

Location

We're just 10 minutes by taxi from Rafael Núñez International Airport – don't be afraid to get into some friendly haggling with your driver over the price! Or you can hop on a local bus and be with us in 25 minutes. Once you're here, the historic city centre is just a 10-minute walk away. You can easily reach major attractions like the Castillo San Felipe de Barajas (15 minutes on foot), or stick around the walled city for local hangouts like Plaza Fernandez Madrid.

Rooms and Dorms

You'll get free linen and air con whether you go for a dorm or a private room. Lockable chests keep your valuables safe while you sleep and when you're out on the town. For extra luxury, book a private double or a large dorm with an en-suite bathroom. Women have the choice of bunking with the guys in a mixed dorm or taking one of our female-only rooms instead.

Extras and activities

Grab a drink at our outdoor, on-site bar or flop down in front of a box set in our comfy TV room. There's no better place for an afternoon nap than a hammock on one of the two patios – and the outdoor terrace is also where you'll find local dance lessons (think: salsa, bachata, champeta), open mic nights and games of beer pong. Give your favourite T-shirts a well needed wash with our laundry service so you can keep wearing them every day!

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.1

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.6

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    26 Dec 2019
    Awesome place to stay as a solo traveler. Helpful and friendly staff as well as fellow travelers!
    USA, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0

    Superb

    24 Dec 2019
    Great place to stay! It’s a short walk to every great part of the city and the staff are really helpful at answering questions. I had any easy time making friends here, especially because there are good social activities at night. The rooms and bathrooms were clean and WiFi was good.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    18 Dec 2019
    Good location in the old town, rooms have aircon (super important in Cartagena!), staff are super friendly and helpful! Bar never seemed to be busy which made it hard to meet people as a solo traveller
    Australia, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    04 Jan 2020
    Great location, many amenities, very friendly staff, fun atmosphere at night, tiny safes available, air conditioning in rooms at night, kitchen for cooking & storing food, great day trips offered at front desk ! Only cons: can be very noisy at night since the rooms border the social areas. Not enough padlocks available to lock up my luggage (mine was too big). A woman had her wallet stolen from our room, so functioning lockers are necessary. Female dorm door very creaky. But overall, fantastic!
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Jan 2020
    Awesome hostel! Stayed here for my first few nights in Colombia. The staff was very helpful and helped me get settled in. Special thanks to the beautiful MARTA for all of her help!
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    02 Jan 2020
    Overall really enjoyed my stay. For security I didn't like that there weren't full lockers for a backpack, only small security lockers for cash or cellphones/cameras. This mean my laptop wasn't secure when I left the room and that made me uneasy. Lastly, there are no fans - I'm ok without AC but fans would be idea. Thanks!
    USA, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    31 Dec 2019
    Dorm rooms don't lock. A bit pricey for a hostel. Nice atmosphere, friendly staff. Decent breakfast for what you pay.
    Canada, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2020
    This is a good hostel, unfortunately our private room had bedbugs! I couldn’t sleep because I was scratching all night. Beds are comfortable, and it’s a complete room. Staff is kind, hostel is very chill. We would recommend more security with the luggage room, we left one bag for like 30 min and we thought it was lost and the staff instead of helping us were blaming us for leaving valuable things on it :( We wouldn’t stay again because bed bugs are the worst.
    Colombia, Couple, 25-30
  • 7.4

    Very Good

    25 Dec 2019
    My experience was fine but there were a few things that really could have made it better. For starters the beds are metal with locked storage underneath. So whenever someone got something out it made SO MUCH NOISE! There is also a safe which beeps very loudly. There should be a bigger kitchen for the amount of people trying to cook. The beds were pretty firm so I woke up sore each night during my stay. The showers are inconveniently placed and often dirty (so were the rooms) Great location.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    11 Jan 2020
    No swimmingpool, but staff was overall friendly. At the reception the employees could speak english, bit not at the bar. The mango tree in the middle of the terrace is quite dangerous with the mangos falling out of it. Facilities could use an upgrade, they're old. Carlos Andres was 1 of the best employees there and definitely the most helpful and friendly.
    Netherlands, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
Entertainment
  • DVD's


Awards

  • 2019

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Cartagena

  • 2013

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

  • 2013

    6th, Worldwide Small Hostel

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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