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La Tortuga Hostel

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Calle 9 # 3 - 116, Taganga 470007, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I planned to spend a week in Taganga and when I checked in the Nirvana hostel I wanted to leave the same day because of the dirtiness and lack of atmosphere . Luckily I found the Tortuga hostel that completely changed my mood. It's the only Caribbean looking building in Taganga , made with local bamboo and palm roof .... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hostel for Taganga. The hostel is partly made of bamboo and has various places to relax: hammocks, a pool and a rooftop bar with an amazing view over the bay. Staff was one of the best on our trip. Welcoming, helpful and always smiling. Rooms are basic, but clean. Mattresses should be replaced (they were a little bit shaggy).... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really nice hostel. No more, no less. Nice pool, very nice owner, nice(ish) kitchen. The room is so so, but really ok. Was really annoying that when the pool was out of order, no one told us nothing, and after being out of order for full two days (half our stay) , I think they should have... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here one night & left. Dirty bathrooms, fans broken so only blew on bottom bunks so boiling, dodgey part of town, and music till 2am in the middle of the week. Moved to other hostels which were cheaper and had AC. Nice staff but I think this hostel has just got lazy because they're in the guide books.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed in one of he dorm rooms at La Tortuga in June 2015. Overall the hostel is pretty nice and definitely really clean. There is a nice rooftop terrace with a bar and some hammocks...this was key for Taganga heat. The location is a little bit far from the beach, about a 5-7 min walk. Taganga is pretty small... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

I really enjoyed having a pool, after coming from the South and loosing my tan this was a huge plus for me. There are hammocks almost everywhere and the staff were all helpful and nice. Special thanks to Alfredo at the reception for really being amazing, helpful and enjoying his job. The bartender Guido rocks, he's very knowledgeable about the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Really lovely hostel with a rustic look due to the awesome bamboo construction. Great roof top bar with views and excellent little pool to cool off in - a real bonus. Hostel was clean and was a nice place to chill with cooling breezes, hammocks and fans. It didn't necessarily feel the securest of places, but this was more Taganga... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

Had a week or so in Taganga as an alternative to The bustle of Santa Marta. As its only a 10 minute drive, all the of same attractions are available from there. Set back a couple of blocks from the clubs along the beach, la Tortuga has a relaxed atmosphere with plenty of budget accomodation. The beds are good, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

My favourite hostel in my Colombian trip! La Tortuga has one of the best sunset views overseeing the Tanganga Bay, with very clean rooms and welcoming social area to make you feel at home. I enjoyed La Tortuga so much that a 2-day stay became a 5-day stay! Their big open-air communal kitchen is a PLUS, you don't find many... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This hostel has everything that you could want and need! First things first: it has a pool and a rooftop bar with an amazing view. Other than that, the place is always kept clean, staff is friendly, beds are comfy, and the kitchen is big and well equipped. It was fun cooking with the other guests and eating dinner together... More 

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