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Makako Chill Out Hostel

Calle Quero 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia
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Utrecht, The Netherlands
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20 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Thanks to the staff of this hostel we had a great stay. This place is relatively cheap (private room for couple) and the location is great. Accommodation not very luxury but all you need is there. Staff is very welcoming and warm. Great atmosphere. Would totally recommend! Thank you chicas for everything!

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Brasilia, DF
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12 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Makako has a lot to improve to just be an average hostel. To define the hostel in a word, it would be: precarious. It's is very poor and no cozy at all. The only two bathrooms are for general use (men and women), the shower is awful (one of them is just a pipe), there's no toilet seat in one... More 

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West Islip, New York
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

Nice lounging area with a TV and computer. There is also a small balcony which overlooks the street. It's nice if you want to sit and have a drink and enjoy the view of old style buildings and roofs. The rooms are pretty basic. We had two fans in our room. It was pretty hot even with the fans but... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015 via mobile

This was a nice little place all within walking distance from the happenings in Cartagena. It can be very hot even though there are fans in the rooms and if you're a couple that sleeps in the same bed, that most likely won't happen here as the beds are a bit small. A plus was that the 1 shared bathroom... More 

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singapore
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2015 via mobile

Stayed for one night only because I couch surfed the next night but I thought that they were very sweet :) both the lady owners and the guy! They were very warm towards me, let me cook! There were some issues with electricity but I think that's normal in cartagena! I left a couple of my thinfs there and they... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 via mobile

Arrived at night to find our shared bathroom was missing a light and a toilet seat. The light got fixed the next day but the toilet seat never did and it was never very clean there! Sat on the hammocks briefly but changed our minds when we saw how filthy they were, too many sweaty bodies and never washed. The... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015 via mobile

Makako hostel is clean, safe and in a great area on a beautiful street right in the old town of Cartagena. Theres a supermarket, atm etc around the corner. Jacqueline, one of the staff, was lovely and friendly and got to know us and helped us practice Spanish. Even after only a few days there she would wish me buenas... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015 via mobile

TO THE OWNER OF THIS HOSTEL: You need to fix your system and management, and at the very least be there to trouble shoot problems! This hostel has good potential but the system is ridiculously bad! We booked for few days but the first night, the electricity of the building is out. The staff said that it'll come back in... More 

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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

The best thing about this hostel is the location, other than that it is just Ok... oh wait! staff is very friendly and helpfull, social area is big enough to chill and surf the web while the sun goes down in cartagena.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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36 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Yakelin was an amazing front desk girl, she made you feel at home and was so friendly. She helped us with the map, finding places to go, and helping us with transportation. She is fantastic! There was also a super friendly housekeeper, but I never caught her name. There is coffee in the morning for free, and the location is... More 

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