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Hostel Mamallena

Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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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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Melbourne, Australia
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hostel gas everything. AC in the rooms, free pancake breakfast, TV room and outdoor courtyard complete with resident parrot. This is one of the cleanest places I've ever stayed in and the owner is friendly and helpful. We were able to leave our bags here while exploring the coast and get a room when we got back.

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Dublin, Ireland
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Let me start by saying that this hostel is really nice. The staff are so helpful and friendly, the rooms are clean, the chill out area is gorgeous and there are a range of interesting animals to fawn over! I would definitely have given this hostel 5 stars but for the noise from the street outside. If you want a... More

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London, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great a/c and I had no problems with noise. No security - anyone can enter the hostel and none of the dorms have locks. We had items stolen. Wifi is bad and drops out frequently. Staff weren't overly pleasant and were not aware of events - ask the tourist information centre for events and special things happening while you're in... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

This all said, you had an incident with a fellow guest and that did probably cloud your perception of the hostel. You do know that everyone entering the hostel goes past reception, and your incident was with a guest that was already checked into your room. Not much we can do about that before the fact. You did choose to... More

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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I recently stayed here thinking a private room in a hostel full of atmosphere would be perfect to experience the best of everything! Beware-Private rooms are directly outside the "drunken" courtyard. We high-gives every night we stayed where it rained heavily to move the noise! Certainly not a "negative review" but when you book be aware of... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Glad its not a negative review! We do try to warn people that we might not suit everyone, we have it on our website and its all over Trip Advisor. We're certainly not trying to trick people into staying with us. I also don't think we are a party hosterl, not as some others. We do have a fun atmosphere... More

Vancouver, Canada
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want to be surrounded by drunk and loud gringos, this is the place for you. I hated this place, the location isn't that great, the shower was cold, it was dirty everywhere. Also, it is always VERY loud, there is basically no rules so people just smoke and drink in the dorms. I tried talking to the reception... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Does anyone else find reviews like this basically racist and derogatory? A gringa complaining about a hostel with other gringos? Kinda strange, who else do you expect to find in a hostel? You certainly don't come to our kind of hostel and expect to find locals. if you want that then head to a locally run place with a couple... More

Puerto Ayora, Ecuador
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You need to be aware: this is a party place. For our taste it was definitely too much party, although I wouldn't blame the hostel but the guys who told us it was quieter than Media Luna :) The staff is nice, the rooms are a tad small for the price but clean and quite OK otherwise, and the other... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

As a hostel, you probably just about picked us. While we do get plenty of kids staying with us, we're not really that kind of place. Glad you did kinda like us though :) More

Perth
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had a fantastic stay at Mamallena. Very friendly staff. A case of you get what you give . Be nice , and you'll find people are very nice to you. Some reviews complained about the staff, but those people were probably delicate princesses with unreasonable demands.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is a party hostel. In a party neighborhood. Of a party city. So, if that is what you're after, this place is perfect. If not, stay somewhere else. I'm only slightly passed that phase (emphasis on slightly) and had a great time. The hosts were amazingly helpful and friendly. The beds are clean and the AC in the rooms... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Much appreciated on giving a fair and balanced review. Improving the coffee I am working on, I don't think its the coffee but rather the way the guy in the morning brews it. We got him to improve the pancakes so the coffee should be easy! The WiFi drives me crazy. I have three different networks from 3 companies and... More

Spokane, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Mamallena in September 2014, and I really liked the place - clean, with AC, affordable, and with a great location - near the Fortress of San Felipe, in the old town, in the heart of the nightlife area. The staff was very kind, but not very knowledgeable. For example, they told me there is no way I can... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Luckily it looks like the good outweighed the bad in you stay! I feel I need to clarify a couple of things though. I have traveled a bit lately in Colombia and I have to say that compared to many hostels, our staff are excellent, some of the best I have seen. I don't just say that either. If I... More

Whitstable, England, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Got to the Hostel after a really long flight and couldn't ask for anything better the Hostel had a great atmosphere and the staff were really friendly. it had great places to chill out and relax plus the beds were real comfy. The Hostel has a good central location which mean the taxis didn't cost a fortune. I booked a... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

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Address: Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 15
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