We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 77 Cartagena accommodations

Hostel Mamallena

Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
Hotel amenities
Save Saved
You added Hostel Mamallena to your Saves list
Hostel Mamallena
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 2 more sites!
Certificate of Excellence 2014
A recent review
5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
Gav_Mac341 Melbourne, Australia
  • Overview
  • Reviews (180)
  • Photos (23)
  • Similar Hotels
  • Q&A
  • Room tips (29)
  • Location
  • More
Write a Review

180 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
See reviews for
Rating summary
  • 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
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (29)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Melbourne, Australia
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got a wicked vibe, cool staff and a travel center that can organize anything! Party hotel every so often so you can escape sleepless nights some of the time. Great common areas that bring everyone togther. Had a little hicup with a tour but Stuart went beyond what most would do to make us feel like we werent just another... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, England, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
59 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Stayed for 3 nights as my boat got delayed. The hostel were very understanding and helpful which is good given they organise the boat trips. The hostel has a good location in the old town with shops and restaurants nearby. The breakfasts are good. The TV room needs upgrading to be more of a chill area...nobody was using it. The... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Smart, friendly staff/reception / Great place to book shuttles and tours / Convenient location / Good pancake breakfast (but bad coffee) / Fast WIFI / Nice common area / Clean / Quiet at times but can be a party place (it is what you make it) / Ridiculous parrot / Nice dorm rooms / Fairly pricey private rooms

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Cartagena, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is ace if you want a party hostel... the owner Stewart is a legend and everyone that works there is super friendly and extremely helpful. Plus a super cool parrot that will try and steal your beer if you are not careful!

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hello Thanks Guys for the great time and your place. I can say that the location is great, and the staffs and hospitality became a norm. I happened to stay over a long period and felt at home . So I am grateful to Richard and the crew and not to forget the trips.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bogota, Colombia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Mamallena for 6 days and it was great! The staff is so nice and super helpful. The 8 dorm room we stayed in was clean and at night was pretty cold. It does get loud so if you're sensitive to sound bring ear plugs! It's really easy to meet people and the hostel is in a perfect... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Santa Marta, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Mamallena is a great hostel just outside of the walled city of Cartagena, meaning rooms are a little less money per night but the location it's in is the best! It's essentially right in the middle of all the attractions, the fort is really close on one side and the walled city is only a 5 minute walk away, plus... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Roanoke, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to hang out and have experience a drink to meet people and get tourist information. If you want to get a boat to Panama, then these guys are the best source. Also good pizza for dinner and good musli for breakfast.

Was this review helpful? Yes
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great location with the all important AC in the rooms, good facilities and info about what to do. On top of that the people that work there are so friendly and helpful and definitely made me feel very welcome and helped make my visit to Cartagena really enjoyable. The parrot who lives there giggles like a little girl, always hilarious... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014 via mobile

We stayed in Mamallena for 3 nights in a private room with fan. Room was really nice and clean! It was hot in Cartagena but the fan worked good! The courtyard is nice and breakfast (pancakes) are great as well! Staff was friendly and where really helpfull! Location is great, everything within walking distance! Would stay here again!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Owners: What's your side of the story?
If you own or manage Hostel Mamallena, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.
Manage your listing

Been to Hostel Mamallena? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Hostel Mamallena

Address: Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, HostelBookers, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL and HostelWorld so you can book your Hostel Mamallena reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.

23 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

All traveler photos (23)
Hotel & grounds (6)
Room/suite (2)
Family/play areas (4)
Dining (1)
Other (10)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All management photos (1)
Other (1)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay
Select tags to find the hotel that's right for you.
hotels in Cartagena with
any amenities

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Hostel Mamallena staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travelers prefer