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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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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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Perth
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Edmonton, Canada
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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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vancouver bc canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015 via mobile

First of all, great breezy location! Not terribly well done; laundry drying on dining tables, dirty kitchen, and this is definitely NOT A NON smoking hostel!! The roof bar is very noisy til late. We were in an upper floor room and had to ask 3 times at11pm to turn it down. There are no towels provided, and the bed... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

Stayed 7 nights here over New Years, the roof top bar has the most beautiful view and the bartender will make you piss your pants laughing. Staff are very friendly, you can party harder than an Irishman on st paddys day and they are still all smiles. Bit of a walk, nothing major. Do it

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

I stayed for 4 nights in January and was impressed by the hostel. Clean bedrooms plenty of space to chill by the pool and a cracking view from their Bar. I would stay here again. Thank you Monica and Mr. Marley for a nice stay.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

When I arrived the hostel looked so awesome. Then I took turns for the WORST!!! Pros: A pool a bar and great views, able to accommodate changing travel dates! Con: -cramped rooms ( if you have bags it's tight). -Wifi only works on half the building -The free computer is awkwardly next to the respetionist (arms reach) so they see... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We had a great experience here, only ending up staying 2 nights after booking in for 3, as we wanted to stay at our dive school overnight. The staff were accomodating and very helpful, and the rooms and bathrooms were clean however our room on the ground floor had a window that didn't open which didn't help the hot nights... More 

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