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Calle 1a De La Magdalena No. 9-33, Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014
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  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Incredible what people put up with, just because they say its cheap. We asked the taxu driver upon arrival to take us to a cheap hostel. Hearing fro. Everyone else that cartagena is oh so expensive we thought 50.000 for a double roo with bathroom is quite ok. The room is crazy hot, no a/c only a fan that is... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Sara, makes you feel home at this simple hostel at 5 minutes walking distance from the walled city. Within the walls a similar room would cost 5 times more. A single for 30000 pesos a double 60000 pesos, (15 or 30 US$). It is my second home in Colombia.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

We stayed here 5 nights and had a really pleasant experience. The rooms were clean (and they offered to clean them daily), the atmosphere in the hostel was cool, it is a 7 minutes walk to the old city, and it has good kitchen and WiFi facilities. The owners were also very helpful when needing information. I would definitely come... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

Rooms are light and spacious. Staff are friendly and have a good local knowledge although hardly any english. The location for value is excellent (20, 000 pesos for room with toilet, shower and fan but no TV). Restaurants close by give some of the best eating/value in Cartagena.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A pretty basic hostel. I stayed in a single room, ensuite, 5 nights. Good ceiling fan. The hostel got a little noisy in the early morning when a room near mine fired up its TV. The room was not cleaned the 5 days I stayed there. The two pillows had no give, they were like bricks. No chair in room.... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2013

Unless you like paying money for squalor avoid at all costs. The rooms and bathrooms were un cleaned, the door into the "private bathrooms" were see-through and he air conditioning was like sleeping next to a jet engine. There is nothing nice to say

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

This lovely old building has potential but sadly it is in a bad state and filthy! The extended family all live there so all I can say is they have a very low level of cleanliness. The dorm is awful, the beds are horrible, it has no windows and the toilet area is very dirty and does not have a... More

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Ankara, Turkey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

we stayed for 4 nights at this colonial house or hostel whatever. The owner and the personnel were very kind and helpful. Yet, they could not speak foreign languages, so you have to speak spanish or sign language :) to understand each other. Fortunately, I speak spanish, so it worked for me. We stayed in the room sin aire or... More

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Bondi, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

We stayed here for 2 nights before checking out other hostels in the area. It was $45,000 COP for a private room for 2 with bathroom. We had heard that it was too hot to sleep without AC in Cartagena but we were fine in our room with the ceiling fan. When we arrived (evening with no booking) the older... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

well given the cartagena prices its an ok place to stay in for a few days. the staff is friendly, AC in the dorm, nice patio. a good alternative to the party hostels on calle media luna

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Address: Calle 1a De La Magdalena No. 9-33, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
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Ranked #42 of 81 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
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Number of rooms: 5
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