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La Tortuga Hostel

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Calle 9 # 3 - 116, Taganga 470007, Colombia
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Montreal, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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München, Deutschland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

The pictures look nice, but it feels like after building the hostel the owners didn't put any effort into the hostel to keep the standard high. You could definitely get a lot more out of this nice wooden building and the nice location in this lovely little village. Maybe it was due to off-season (were there in October), but I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed here for a few days. Staff was kind and made us feel welcomed. Walk to the beach was a little bit of a walk but still worth the price. Had a great time here and would recommend to anyone who is on a budget.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

This hostel was one of my favourite places to stay in South America! The staff were friendly and helpful. The bar upstairs is great, one of the best views of Taganga and sunrise you will find. It's a little walk to town, but Taganga is tiny, so no problems. The pool is a win, definitely great to cool off. There's... More 

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