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Hostal Casa Mara

Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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47 reviews 47 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The hostel looked great. My advice is book at least a few days in advance, email the confirmation and ask them to reconfirm, be prepared with a back up place. Having read the mostly good reviews, except for those people who were moved, we decided to book and email the confirmation to them to ensure they had our booking. We... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely little place, perfectly located in a silent street close to everything. The rooms are fine, the service is excellent and the outside area (which includes a small pool) is so charming.. Would definitely stay here again :)

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Sudbury, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked Casa Mara online through Expedia, but when we arrived at the hotel we were told that they had our Expedia booking but there was no room available. After much discussion, they switched us to their sister hotel, Villa Colonial. It was OK, but we had booked Casa Mara for the pool, and Villa Colonial didn't have one.

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New York City, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When I showed up, they tried to send me to another place that they said they "owned" because they had overbooked. I looked up the hotel that they were trying to send me too, and it was not very nice. I insisted on receiving a room at Casa Mara as I was promised and they miraculously found that they had... More 

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san clemente
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

so yah, I love this place. Why did i say its average? I'd only bring one of my more "rugged" ladies here, but I absolutely love it. I was half loaded one night I was staying in Hostal Baluarte around the corner....im barhopping and I see the wonderful pool through the gates. I finish my pub crawl, hit playa blanca... More 

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bonaire
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21 reviews 21 reviews
14 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

Nice hotel. Friendly staff, not to much English but we managed with our tourist Spanish. Really needed internet so they gave us a room on the second floor (first floor has the best reception, third the worst). We had room 4, extremely big for the two of us. Our bathroom (had a bath!) Was the size of a small dormroom!... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014

Made the reservation through hostelbookers based on the good reviews. Stayed for three nights. It doesn't feel at all like a hostel. We didn't spend much time at the hostel, but the important things were all there: comfortable, quiet, clean and friendly. Beers, soft drinks can be bought at the front desk. No food or liquor was available. Coffee was... More 

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New York City, New York
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37 reviews 37 reviews
31 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

I"ve stayed at Casa Mara for five trips now and wouldn't stay anywhere else. The hotel calls itself a hostel but it has no dormitory, so I consider it really a hotel. Casa Mara has a great staff and the manager Marta does an excellent job running the hotel. The location is excellent, located on a quiet street with families... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Paid for two nights on line, more than I would normally budget for but the draw of the pool swayed me. They closed it for cleaning, with no explanation. The staff was friendly, but they should have discussed the pool issue. I checked out after two days. I was considering staying longer if the pool reopened, but they quoted me... More 

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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Stayed for four nights. I had a great room on the ground floor (number 1), with aircon and a fan. It is a bit expensive, but so is the rest of Cartagena. The courtyard is a wonderful, peaceful place to relax next to the little pool, in the sun or shade depending on now hot you find it. There's a... More 

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