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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.

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Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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: 24 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 8.5

  • Security 9.2

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 8.6

  • Facilities 8.3


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    01 Jun 2019
    Nice place to stay, calm atmosphere. Has a good bar but it isn’t the most social place to stay but would still definitely recommend
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0

    Superb

    28 May 2019
    Awesome hostel in a great location with friendly and helpful staff! Also really easy to meet other travellers with the events they run daily and bar happy hours. And a special shout out to Carlos at the reception for being a massive help and Emanuelle for being a fun host!
    Australia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    28 May 2019
    Great place, loved the daily activities and the staff. Atmosphere created a great environment to meet people. Clean however showers were cold which didn’t matter much to me bc it was so stinking hot in Cartegenia!
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    08 Jun 2019
    Had such a great stay at this hostel! Location was ideal - very central but the perfect distance from the busy touristy streets so not too loud! Bed was comfy and the 10 bed dorm was spacious. Good aircon too! Nice breakfast, kitchen and big bar area. The staff were so nice and helpful. They arranged a door to door minibus to take us to Taganga, our next destination, which was great. Lots of beach/ boat tours offered by the hostel too. A pool at the hostel would have made it perfect.
    England, Couple, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    07 Jun 2019
    My second time in this hostel. I highly recommend it. The atmosphere was really poor this last time, but I guess that wasn't the hostel's fault, just the people who happened to be there. Breakfast it's great, they have salsa lessons, happy hour, and can hook you up with very convenient tours.
    Colombia, Female, 31-40
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    19 Jun 2019
    Good hostel, good vibes, in a prime location. Staff all great
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    18 Jun 2019
    The AC in the dorms and TV room was really nice, the bunk beds were comfy and clean. There were good areas to hang out and meet people, and the dancing and soccer events were fun. Showers and bathrooms were clean as well. Sometimes was loud at night but nothing too bad. Friendly and helpful staff and good location. Overall lovely place, would stay again.
    USA, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    28 May 2019
    Viajero offered a ton of fun activities that created a great environment! Facilities are clean, breakfast is decent, and the staff is great. It has a bit of a motel feel - a courtyard and then the rooms all around it. Security could be better, the individual hostel rooms cannot be locked and anyone can buzz in to the hostel itself (hard to tell if staff checks people entering). Plugs are all by the door, not by the beds.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    01 Jun 2019
    The hostel had a great atmosphere, but location was not perfect. I also don’t think the bathroom in the private rooms was that great. The room was quite expensive also for the value for money in terms of room. It was also quite a dull bathroom
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 4.6

    Rating

    15 Jun 2019
    I really sisnt like the hostel the moment i got in took them 40 mins to check us in and forgot to give us the bracelet we got two days with breakfest we paid good money and last day told us to pay extra for breakfest and wont let us. They had a change of policy without letting anyone know, mistaken us for other who added a day it was really bad experience.
    Israel, Male, 18-24
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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

    6th, Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2013

    1st, Country Winners Colombia

  • 2013

    1st, Continent Winners Latin America

Nominations

  • 2013

    Worldwide Small Hostel

  • 2012

    Worldwide Small Hostel

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