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Puerto Alto Hostel

Free Cancellation Book more than 4 days in advance for Free Cancellation.

24 Total Reviews
Perfect Location
Superb Staff
Excellent 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

24 Total Reviews
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Latest Reviews

Oct 15, 2023
Hostel was exactly what we expected. We booked it as a chill place after El Rio Party. The walk up the hostel was extremely challenging and if you’re thinking of doing it, just prepare for an extreme incline hike. 100% worth it in the end, amazing views, lovely little hut in the jungle, and good food menu! A free breakfast would have made it better, but not a complaint :) Staff were 10/10 amazing !!
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Male, 25-30
Jan 08, 2023
Nice area around the bar, but not a really social hostel. The room was fine, but people walked through our room for the viewpoint. Good food!
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Female, 25-30
Nov 21, 2022
Probably my favorite hostel in Colombia. Get the premium private room, it's €30/night but will probably be one of the most memorable places you'll ever stay in. Super laid back place with amazing views. Highly recommend to recover here after some party days. You have been warned though... the 20 mins hike to reach the hostel is not for the faint hearted.
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Male, 25-30


  • Free

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

    • Security Lockers
    • Swimming Pool
    • BBQ
    • Breakfast Not Included
    • Meeting Rooms
    • Book Exchange
    • Outdoor Terrace
    • Parking
    • Outdoor Swimming Pool
    • Towels Not Included
    • Covid-19 safe
  • Services

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

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

    • Wi-Fi

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