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Hostel Mamallena

Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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New South Wales, Australia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

This hostel has a nice common area, good breakfast of pancakes, A/C in the rooms and excellent friendly helpful staff. The major downside is that the bar here never stops its going to about 2-3am and it is loud so good luck sleeping. We would recommended if you want to stay here stay up the back of the hostel if... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Rather expensive hostel (as well as the fun sounding tours and packages they arrange) for what they offer (we paid 120.000 COP for a private). Breakfast included, consisting of two pancakes and a filter coffee. Location okay. Staff is okay yet not too helpful..and wifi is very very slow/ at times not working.

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Um, you came to Cartagena in the middle of high season and you think we are expensive? We are actually the cheapest of the majority of the hostels in Cartagena, by around 40%. |Every price rises in the high season, ours just by not as much. We do our best to be a good hostel and I think we do... More 

St Ives, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a few hostels in Cartagena and this was my favourite. Friendly staff and a nice atmosphere. The area seems very safe and there's plenty to do. I miss Rudy the cat already! Went on a few excursions through the hostel which were reasonably priced and good fun, great way to make friends. Definitely recommend Playa Blanca! Head to... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

I wondered why Rudy was feeling a bit down, I think he misses you! You'd better come back soon More 

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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel was out fourth in cartagena it was a little more expensive so we opted for a dorm it has great 24/7 AC and eat room had a bathroom and shower of its own. Laundry was free! And they give you free pan cakes for breakfast! If you smile and ask you can get more than the allotted two... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

We gave you free laundry and only three stars!! I'm a bit sad now :) Actually, we don't have free laundry so you got lucky there. Please don't get everyone to ask for it! It can get a bit noisy here at night, especially in the high season when everyone wants a party. That said its mostly people sitting in... More 

Edmonton, Canada
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104 reviews 104 reviews
39 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

We haven't actually stayed there although it looks pretty good but what I loved was the staff. We stayed in Cartagena for a month and found booking anything was really tough with the language barrier etc. I had some info about the hostel so we asked them to do our bookings and they were great. Sharon was always so helpful... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

Mamallena is a really good hostel in a very good central location. Right opposite the media luna so you can go across for a party if you want but still quiet enough to sleep at night. Very helpful and friendly staff. Rooms are clean and beds are comfy. Good communal courtyard area with plenty of tables and chairs. Also a... More 

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Thessaloniki, Greece
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

I do understand people saying it's a party hostel. They honestly try hard not to be, but since most rooms are situated around the patio, which can get pretty lively at night, I do understand that people wanting to sleep at 10 or 11pm get frustrated with drunk backpackers on their front door. It's on Calle de la Media Luna,... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

We stayed as a couple a few nights in December 2014. Super friendly and helpful staff, especially the girls. Lots of information, and they will book stuff for you and help out. Great breakfast deal, free pancaces. You pay for the rest, but it is an ok price and super good. We did a private room, it had private bathroom,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

We stayed in a private room with AC and shower/wc. It was fairly clean except for the sink in the washroom. There is a restaurant and bar where you get to meet locals and other foreign travellers. There is also a common area that is open and fresh with tables and chairs. The service when we arrived in the afternoon... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
18 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Hostel Mamallena is in a great location and I couldn't believe how much the staff here actually do for you! Helpful with everything from recommendations for restaurants and bars, to booking tours for you. The rooms are comfortable and clean but I had one close to the reception area and it seemed to be where everyone would hangout and talk... More 

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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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