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Hotel-Hostal Santo Domingo

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Calle Santo Domingo No. 33-46, Cartagena, Colombia
Hotel-Hostal Santo Domingo

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Brussels, Belgium
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

The location is good in the city centre, but very very noisy. The staff is helpful, relax and nice; but the rooms are really bad with high level of humidity and dark (no windows) and the bathroom is private, but in pretty bad state. Internet is working in the garden and in the rooms ar least in the one close... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

If you are looking for atmosphere, location and value, this is the place to stay. Is it as luxurious as the expensive hotels that surround it? No, but it also doesn't cost over $100/night. This is the third place I've stayed in Cartagena and the first one I've really enjoyed. The owner and staff are friendly and attentive. The location... More 

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palma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

We read the mixed reviews but booked in and stayed 5 nights! Loved it here, very relaxed, good breakfast. Andrés and his family are all lovely, helpful, and made us feel at home. They have been running the hostal for just one year and made many improvements and are working really hard to continue improving everything. The entrance and courtyard... More 

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Toronto
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

They don't charge much but you can do much better. Stay in Getsamani and walk to Old City. I have stayed in cheap hostals but not one this depressing. The inner courtyard is nice but the mosquitos drive you to bed early, then the morning staff disavows the availability of the promised breakfast.

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Prague, Czech Republic
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Big disappointment. Very dark rooms without a windows. It is in a nice street, but for the price it is really not a place where to stay. The staff was also quite relaxed and it give us time to convince them to stop watching TV and show us the rooms..

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

I stayed at the santo domingo during my trip to cartagena. The hotel is simple, nothing fancy or posh but was a good priced option to avoid a dorm style hostal room. I found the staff to be lovely and helpful, the location central, the advice of the receptionists was always stellar. Not fancy but does the trick

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Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We were 3 males in our 40s and were looking for somewhere well located and with the non-backpacker crowd. Hostel Santo Domingo certainly fits the bill! Excellent location, very close to all the main sites in the city. The room we had was quite basic, but had air-con and was lovely and cool. It is a very quiet place and... More 

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Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

After spending one night in an overpriced hotel with a prominent name and little else to recommend it, I moved to this simple place and was very happy. I stayed here for two weeks and used it as my travel base while on the Colombian coast. The staff was wonderful and my trip to Colombia will always be connected to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2014

After looking round some dorm hostels full of young adults (I'm 40!) I was very pleased to find this budget accomodation in the heart of the beautiful old town. I didn't fancy the the noisier parts like Getsemani. I wanted my own room but not at hotel prices. Santo Domingo fitted the bill. Sure the room needed some work but... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We booked the room for 4 nights because it is on the list of the South America Handbook. The person I emailed to confirmed that there is a bathroom, breakfast included and free wifi. The room turned out to be dirty, there are 3 beds but not even a desk, the bathroom is haphazardly put together (the faucet did not... More 

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