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Hostal Casa Mara

2.5 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014
jonathan049 New York City, New York
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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33 reviews 33 reviews
27 hotel reviews
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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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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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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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England
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26 reviews 26 reviews
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We stayed here for 4 nights. Well, we were supposed to but they didn't have our first night booking but were able to accommodate us in one of their sister hostels on the main road. It is situated n the Getsemani area, easy walk to everything. Very friendly staff. The rooms are a good size but they are very dated.... More

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Antwerp, Belgium
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

Could be wonderful, in the Getsemani area, easy walk to everything. Friendly staff, hardly any English spoken. Everything is however a little dated and not clean anymore, had no care and love the last years I think. Pool water is not too clean and not fresh, the jaccuzi upstairs had like 20 cm of dead water in it, the rooms... More

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Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

We spent 3 nights in casa Mara in december 2013.The hotel is on Getsemani quiet side street next to the corner of Media luna street where plenty of hostels,restaurants and bars are located.The rooms are on 2 floors around the patio with smal pool,they have no outside,but only patio-side windows.Our room (no 9) was small,but so-so ,but for the 150000COP... More

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Halifax
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24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2013

I spent 3 weeks at Casa Mara and I loved it. I think it's a great value for the money. It was more of a hotel than a hostel. The staff is amazingly friendly, the rooms were ok, the pool is beautiful, the location is perfect (in Getsemani), I could not ask for more. I found the clients vary in... More

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Mendoza
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6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Very friendly staff and lovely refreshing Moorish inspired architecture. The pool and rooftop jacuzzi make this a haven in the middle of Cartagena, just outside the old city. The kitchen can get a little hot but is relatively clean and modern, Compared to other accommodation we saw of a similar price and higher, this is a godsend! Julie from Australia

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2013

At a recent stay I found the staff friendly and helpful and the location convenient to restaurants and just a short walk to the ancient walled city. The room was clean and pleasant opening on to a courtyard with a pool - safe and secure.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Nice staff. Very good location - in Getsemani - off main road but nice quiet street. Its not 'luxury' - it is a little bit worn, but the pool is nice and for the price you won't find a better option (believe me I spent days checking out hotels in Cartegena! it is quite an expensive city). They have 2... More

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Address: Calle del Espiritu Santo #29-139 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hostal Casa Mara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 10
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