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Hostel Mamallena

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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Central location and atmosphere make mamallena an easy first choice in Cartagena. The rooms are well cared for and the place has a great travelers vibe. Was super easy as a solo traveler to make friends fast and to meet people to party with.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located near loads of good bars and restaurants. It has decent aircon which is the best! The staff were so helpful. I'm a vegetarian so it's normally hard to find decent food for me in Colombia but the staff went out their way to cook me a delicious veggie dish. I left some important stuff there and they went out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful memories of this place. Stay there every time! such a happy and chilled hostel and they proper look after you. All the staff are awesome! Say hi to Deeps and have a drink at the bar for me. Love it. Love it. Loved it

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very confortable place. Located a few blocks away from the old city center, with a friendly and colorful atmosphere, very peaceful common area, large beds with good individual lockers in each room. Good shower as well. The staff is very friendly and helpful, also they offee nice tours not only in Cartagena but other cities around. Totally recommend it!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located close to the old-town this place offers clean rooms, free breakfast and a nice indoor-court to meet fellow travelers. Enough space in the dorm with big lockers are an added bonus. Information from the employees was quick and accurate. Wifi was ok, if not everyone was online. The place has his own bar and other food is available on... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome place for a backpacker, nice people there!! Backpackers from around the world, if ill back to Cartagena, 100% the hostel its going to be Mamallena again! They have private rooms to and its too cheap for travellers! And the tours are awesome, playa blanca, mud volcano and others!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place has AC which was a big plus for us. We had a private room/ bathroom. This place isn't anything fancy but it does the job. The owner is friendly and helpful. I was with my boyfriend and we aren't party people but it seems like a great spot for backpackers to socialize and mingle. It's a bit loud... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

You are right in what you say about Cartagena to a degree, but it is still an amazing city and you won't find many more like it in the world. Its worth a visit just for that reason. People do party in Cartagena, but thats backpackers, they'll do it anywhere. I think its actually less of a party town than... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to mama llena after the staff of the hostel across the street was very unfriendly. We arrived there at 11am (before check-in time). The receptionist at mama llena warmly welcomed us and the room was ready within minutes. We stayed in a dorm of 8 and it was very spacious and the a/c temperature was perfect. Whenever there... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks for your honest and fair review. I'm sorry for the problem that we had but I do appreciate your understanding and letting people know what had really happened. It was a pleasure to have you here and hope you can come back soon. More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Bed bugs had only infested the dorms whilst we were there (no private rooms seems to have a problem). Apparently the bed bugs started to appear about 6 months ago in a different dorm room but has now spread across all dorms. The manager explained how they have been covering the mattresses in pesticide to try and get rid of... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Wow, its amazing the difference in attitudes and opinions form people that leave reviews here. Take a look at the other review of the same situation on the same day. Handled the same way for both people and one appreciated our efforts and honesty and one didn't. Can't please everyone obviously. To tell the whole story, we were informed of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I liked this hostel. Had a private room with bathroom on the ground floor which is also where the common area is. It gets a little loud but I didn't mind too much. WiFi is non existent in the rooms and that was pretty annoying since I needed to do some work in a quiet area. They offer breakfast but... More 

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