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Media Luna Hostel

Calle Media Luna 10-46, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've never been so disgusted by the behaviour of hostel staff anywhere in the world. 3 examples, all in the same night: #1. Standing with my friend at reception for 5 minutes while 3 staff talk amongst themselves. Eventually we interupted their conversation and politely asked if we could have a beer. Response: we finished selling beers. And back to... More

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Orlando, Florida
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6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a 8 person room. It was a fun place to stay and meet great people!! Everyone that stayed there was super cool and friendly. It's an old place but very cool. They have a pool that opens all day till about 8pm. Real cheap beds but no air conditioning at all. It was so hot in Cartagena and... More

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Sydney
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56 reviews 56 reviews
44 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

The hostel is very social and easy to meet people by the pool or having a drink as it is where the party people go. I was there at christmas and payed a stupid amount of money for dinner that came from a can! Dissapointing! And they closed the kitchen so the staff could prepar dinner, but didnt tell anyone... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Bugs06 Thanks for the comments! We agree that our hostel is definitely the best place to meet people and be social. Sorry that you didn't have fun at the Wednesday night party. As you know, we have a strict maximum capacity for the roof that has been dictated to us by an engineering assessment. So once the roof is... More

Elverum, Norway
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2014

The negative: This hostel is more expensive than most in the area. The reason they give for this is that people come for "the mood" and "the bar" I only chose it because Cartagena was a bit of an impulse trip for me and they were the only ones with free beds in the area, I now know why. The... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hey MalcolmReynolds Thanks for taking the time to share your comments! We love that you loved our location, our friendly and helpful staff and the comfy beds. We're sorry that you feel that you didn't get your money's worth. We are slightly more expensive ($1-2) than the other top hostels in Cartagena, but we definitely have more facilities and are... More

Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014 via mobile

This would be a good hostel if they had some sort of noise policy. A typical party hostel full of cashed-up young South Americans, most of which decided to party until dawn in the courtyard. Unfortunately every single room fronts the courtyard, as does reception; who don't seem to mind at all if people are up all night playing music... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hey Wunderluster! Agreed! Noise policy is necessary. We normally close things down in the courtyard at 11pm and encourage everyone to take their party to the street or outside at this point. I guess during the party season, this rule was relaxed a little too much. Happy to hear you enjoyed a party on a couple of your nights. Thanks... More

London
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26 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Stayed here for a few nights around NYE. We had really high expectations after all the things we'd heard about the hostel and it's incredible parties. We didn't realise all the other guests would be teenage South Americans partying 24/7. The famous party night is Wednesdays. We figured as that was New Years Day it might be more chilled out... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hey SarahK Thanks very much for taking the time to share your comments. Over the Christmas and New Year period our hostel is always super full and this is the prime travel time for guests from Argentina and Chile especially. We are really sorry this had a negative impact on your stay. Other reviews you will read on here are... More

Kamnik
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8 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

We spent there two nights, located 10 min away from old town. Clean multi bed rooms, shared, but clean bathrooms. Little swimming pool in the middle of the hostel. One of the nicest hostels I stayed in in Colombia

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hi AxxisR. Thanks for taking the time to post your review. Super happy you made the most of the Hostel's great location. Hope to see you back here soon! More

LONDON
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Would definitely recommend Perfect location, in the old town. five minutes walk from the main square. great food and atmosphere and Nice and really nice and clean. Best hostel in Colombia by far. Really fun and Would definitely visit again.

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Hey FNatalie! Thanks so much for the review. We're very chuffed with the "Best Hostel in Colombia" tag. Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay and had fun in Cartagena. Happy travels! More

Cartagena, Colombia
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2013

I recently had one of the worst experiences of my traveling life at media luna. I have traveled to cartagena 5 times and had always wanted to try media luna. Little did i know I would be dealing with one of the worst managed and hateful staffs in colombia. I had to call over 10 times just to make a... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

wow Jeff S. It sounds as though you had a nightmare experience here. Thank you very much for taking the time to give your feedback. There's obviously a lot here we can learn from. We'll contact you directly via email to discuss in more detail. Thank you once again. More

Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2013

I have traveled all over South America and stayed in many hostals, this is right up at the top for set up, the pool is great, the roof top is beautiful and the rooms are very comfortable, if you want to party all night you can and similarly it's easy to have a chilled early film night. I met great... More

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MediaLuna247, Manager at Media Luna Hostel, responded to this review

Yay! Another vote for best hostel! Thanks so much. We're happy to hear you made the most of our great location and social ambience. But we wonder who the "cranky" English girl is? Hope your overall experience wasn't dampened too much. Happy travels! More

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Additional Information about Media Luna Hostel

Also Known As:
Media Luna Hotel
Media Luna Hotel Cartagena
Address: Calle Media Luna 10-46, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 66 Specialty lodging in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango..como estar en casaHostal exclusivo con capacidad máxima para 11 personasAmbiente íntimo y tranquilo por su ubicación privilegiada y la capacidad limitada de pasajeros.Cuenta con tres habitaciones, con capacidad máxima para cuatro personas.Habitaciones con baño compartido y baño privado.Cuenta con áreas comunes , sala de estar, living, comedor y terraza.Cocina abierta para uso de pasajerosAcceso wifi incluido en la tarifaServicio de aseo y toallas de baño incluido en la tarifaDesayuno incluido en la tarifaServicio de lavandería ... more   less 
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