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Hostal Casa Baluarte

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Calle de la Media Luna No. 10 - 81 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Actually the name promises a hostel, which is definately not the best description for it. So I went there with my Girlfriend, because Cartagena is supposed to the the romantic city and we wanted a nice private room. We payes each night 108'000 pesos which was a promotion (normally you pay 190'000, but I think they have all the time... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at another hostel when 1st in Cartegena which was full, so moved a couple of doors down to Casa Baluarte. For 15,000 more for a double room the hotel is a lot lot nicer and much much quieter. Set in an old colonial building which still has lots of the old furniture dotted about the place, the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Good location just outside the walled city. Clean, quiet, and well run. Staff was very helpful and professional. I had a private room with a nice private bathroom and air conditioning. Size of room was small by American standards but more than adequate. The cost was about $50/night. Safe. Good breakfast. Wifi was shaky in the room but fine in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

I've stayed in Hostal Baluarte (not a hostal, its a boutique hotel). This hotel is not for everyone, but it fits my needs exactly. I've stayed in mid price hotels all over the city over the years and this one fits the bill IF: 1) you get an AC room - the economy rooms are small and the beds less... More 

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Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

This is a budget b&b, I wouldn't consider it a hostel. The staff is friendly, rooms are fair size and very clean (this is important in Cartagena) with a nice sized bathroom, bed was great. It's a very short walk to the old city and Getsemani in many ways is similar to the old city. The area looks a little... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

my Boyfriend and I went to spend summer vacations in Cartagena. We are still young and in love, so we were looking for a nice Hostel with good/great price, we made our reservation within two month earlier to our expected visit and turned out to have excellent prices. When we got there we were so excited because the room was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Clean rooms, well equipped. friendly staff, though a bit high rated prices. The hotel is built in colonial style and healthy breakfast is being served. Certainly not the cheapest, but worth for its money.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

my husband and I were in Colombia visiting some family and decided to stay in Cartagena in our last night there with my sister and her Bf. We choose this hostel because it was close to the old city. The staff (When we check in) was friendly and show us another room because we didn't want the room next to... More 

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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Actually stayed here in November 2012 with a Spanish speaking friend. Clean rooms, friendly staff and perfect location for a walk around the old part of town. Room was basic but bed was comfortable and not too hot. Sure the surrounding streets are noisy and with all the work a bit dirty, but if you want to avoid that kind... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

We spent three nights at Hostal Casa Baluarte. It's a clean, nicely located and reasonably priced hotel. The room itself was modern. The staff were very friendly and helpful. They helped us hire a taxi driver to take us on a day trip and he wound up being a really good guy. The one downside is that they were doing... More 

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