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38 Total Reviews
Wonderful Location
Superb Staff
Fantastic Cleanliness

Property Description

Puerto Alto is a cultural project situated within the surreal glaciers of Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean Sea. The project has been ongoing for the last 7 years.
We offer the most spectacular view, solar plant light, Wifi, large social area, space for bonfires and sky pool to the Caribbean. The area has a unique natural wealth of flora and fauna. There are numerous rivers, waterfalls, and beaches around us.

Enjoy the following services and activities throughout the year:
- sky pool with ocean view
- restaurant and bar
- various spaces to practice Yoga
- ecological walks with local neighbours to coffee and cocoa farms, rivers, streams and waterfalls and views to snow-capped mountains of the Sierra Nevada
- watching of birds and howl-monkeys
- tattoos from Colombian artists
- DJs and musicians at the site since we are well connected to Berlin's and Bogota's music scene. Come and enjoy the intercultural 4 days festival we are organising every February.

We offer accommodation in hammocks, shared dormitories or private huts, dormitories for groups or families, all fully equipped with pillow, blanket, power outlet, locker and mosquito net, natural showers with views of the Sierra Nevada and the Caribbean Sea.

The entrance of our port is located on the trunk road of the Caribbean, connecting Santa Marta – Palomino at km 47, lasting:
1,5 hrs to Santa Marta,
30 mins to Palomino,
20 mins to Tayrona National Park by bus or bike and
20 mins to the nearest beach by foot.

How to get here?
If you are in Santa Marta, you can take a bus at the public market – Via Buritaca/ Palomino. You must get off at km 47 before reaching the village Buritaca. At the entrance you will find a boat on an arch with the logo of Puerto Alto. From that point you walk approximately 15 – 20 minutes steep uphill.
The Puerto Alto ecological trail is quite steep and can be very demanding depending on the amount of luggage and physique. The neighbour at the entrance from the road (red house/shop) offers motorcycle service for people or luggage and most times horseback or mule transport that costs 12.000 COP per person.

Check in from 14.00
Check out before 11.00
Please bring passport or identification document to check in
We are pet friendly
Puerto Alto Hostel Policy and Condition:
3 days before arrival. In case of a late cancellation or No Show, you will be charged the first night of your stay.

Come and join this fun and friendly intercultural family, we cant wait to see you!!!

Reviews & Ratings

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Mar 23, 2024
Very pretty spot ! The hill up is muy fuerte but there’s a nice pool and mas cervezas fríos that wait for you ! I actually didn’t spend the night in my bed there BUT ! I rested there for 30 mins and the bed was comfy 😂
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Female, 31-40
Jan 12, 2024
It was challenging to get there because of its location: we had to climb up a long road that seemed to be a wall considering its super high inclination. There was no other places of interest close to the hostel. Apart from that, our "private" room was anything but private as we could hear the smallest conversation and noise in the other private room. For the money we paid (a higher amount after taxes) we deeply regret not to have stayed at one of the hostels in Palomino.
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Male, 31-40
Jan 12, 2024
STAY HERE IF YOU WANT TO BE ROBBED! We had $700 USD stolen from our private room. The owner tried to help but at the end of the day the lockers in our room didn’t work and there was a bar missing from the window (easily accessible), we had to argue very hard for money off the final bill which was eventually given but was difficult. Despite the CCTV around the premises, there are clearly gaps and either they have an internal (staff) security problem or external issue. + v long hill to get here!
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

    • Linen Included
    • Free WiFi
    • Free Internet Access
  • General

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Reading Light
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Safe Deposit Box
    • Towels Not Included
  • Services

    • Internet access
    • Towels for hire
    • Tours/Travel Desk
    • Housekeeping
    • Business Centre
    • Late check-out
    • Reception (limited hours)
  • Food & Drink

    • Restaurant
    • Bar
    • Meals Available
    • t_CAF
    • Mini-bar
  • Entertainment

    • Wi-Fi

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