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Hostal Casa Baluarte

Calle de la Media Luna No. 10 - 81 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Brooklyn, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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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Chicago, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Women that owns the hotel appears to welcome your money, but not your presence. Don't spoil your vacation with a encounter with her. She is the first unfriendly/unwelcoming person I have met in all my trips to Colombia. There place is surrounded by other hotels that will welcome you with a smile and some for less money.

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State of Bahia
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This hostal is a cozy place to stay in Cartagena, really close to the historical interest points (10 min by walk to the San Felipo Castle and the city walls). As usual for the region, the shower does not have hot water. The rooms are small, but you won't spend to much time in there. They provide wi-fi conexion, which... More

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29 reviews 29 reviews
10 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2014

We stayed two nights in the hostel. It is located in a beautiful colonial house. The room is small but has a super cofy bed and a powerful air conditioner. Super clean and cheap. It is located in the main street in getsemani with a wide night life offer but can be a little bit scary since there are hookers... More

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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

location is great. but a room with private bathroom costs the same as media luna hostel that is really near and it has pool and better acomodations. it also cost twice the price the hostel that is in front (la española) that has also kitchen and the only difference is the shower. I dont have any complain at all about... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014 via mobile

We stayed a handful of nights here and whilst the hotel was 'ok' I simply cannot recommend it due to what happened to us. We had been paying on a night by night basis, as we were not initially sure how long we were going to stay. Upon check out as we were leaving they stopped us in reception and... More

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21 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

Gorgeous courtyard, spotlessly clean and great location. Nice communal areas with hammocks and plants. Air con (essential in Cartagena!) and fan in our room and small en suite bathroom. Provided a welcome refuge from the heat of the town! Avoid the waxing service - took hours and not a good job. Had to pay full amount in advance before arriving... More

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Tulum, Mexico
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

So the location in Getsemani is great and we got to know the local area which we loved. The hotel was not up to scratch at all. Based on the previous reviews we were really excited and felt we had found a great value place, unfortunately we were really wrong. On arrival we were asked to pay for our 6... More

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Crawley, United Kingdom
18 reviews 18 reviews
13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Great location near lots of bars and restaurants only 5 minutes from 'el centro' I really liked it here. Very clean and even though there's lots happening nearby its nice and quite. Slightly more expensive than some of the others on street but also with better shade which makes it cooler which was lovely. Only one hammock though which is... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2013

We were happily suprised when we walked into this hotel. It is filled with colonial charm. It has a nice courtyard and several beautifully furnished common areas to hang out in. We had a room with air conditioning and private bath. The rooms are small (we considered it cozy) but very well maintained and very clean. Every time we walked... More

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Address: Calle de la Media Luna No. 10 - 81 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
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