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Makako Chill Out Hostel

Calle Quero 9 54, Cartagena, Colombia
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Makako Chill Out Hostel
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I loved to stay in this hostel! The location is perfect, exactly in the middle of the walled city. You can walk around the city easily, the hostel is close to many good and important points. It's really clean, the staff is very friendly, attentive and funny, they can give you the best information and make good parties. I arrived... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

All together a very good hostel (sheets changed every morning, thoroughly cleaned, great location. My one problem was the music. Starting around 8 am and until midnight or later, one of the owners would play music so loud you could not sleep from the outside, you could hear it two floors up, sounded like a party was going on. Definitely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Makako was the first hostel I have ever stayed in and I had a great experience. The location is great, close to the supermarket and the center while being relatively quiet at night. The staff was very welcoming and I really liked everyone I met there. I had a room with AC and had no problem sleeping at night. Since... More 

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Mannheim, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed in the makako hostel luckily for 1 night only. After nearly 2 months in South America this is my worst hostel experience. The bathroom was extremely dirty, toilet with no cover, not a single hook - so I had to put my clothes and towel into the dirty sink whilst showering. The room was equally dirty, the walls... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I booked makako chill out hostel first for a few nights for my 4 week stay in Cartagena. I went. There and actually liked it, it's not a big anonymous hostel so you actually get to know and talk to a bunch of different people, it's usually like a little family, not like bigger anonymous hostels. It has a nice... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014 via mobile

We spent a couple of nights in Makako Hostel and while the service was great, our five bed dorm was very hot (despite two fans) and felt cramped. There was hardly any space for us to put our backpacks, as there was minimal floor space. The lounge room was a good area to chill out, although the couch could do... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Many good reviews and the great location made us book a private room for 2 nights. We noticed a strange smell which seemed a plugged in air refresher. Returning really late after dinner, it seemed an air refresher cover up for a vomiting previous guest. Tired we went to bed anyway and checked out first thing in the morning (after... More 

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Kleve, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014 via mobile

A nice little hostal with a good location, very central and not far from supermarkets and stuff. The people are lovely and can help with ur travelingplans. Only the prices of the laundry and the tours are s little bit high,You can get them cheaper outside;)

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Seemed like your typical hostel- a bit dumpy, hot and crowded. However, the location was great (right in the heart of the walled city) and the staff were helpful. The A/C dorm was hardly cold at all and was unable to be lowered to another temperature. The dorm was also very crowded, as you had to traverse over everyone's luggage.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

10th June 2014. Pro's: - Its in a great area in the old city/town. - Has a nice Park outside and the wifi is a good speed - Receptionist is friendly and welcoming. Con's: - Maaaan this room is pretty gross. There are reddish brown stains on the wall next to my head. - Nothing seems to be cleaned in... More 

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