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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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Grimsby, Canada
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10 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

A pretty good price for a decent room with air conditioning. The location is quite nice as well, only a short walk from the main square. The common area in the center can be great to meet other travelers, but was quite loud until well into the early morning. Also, the staff kept playing loud music until very late as... More 

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Mazatlan, Mexico
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Good beds, air conditioning, nice communal area, close to all the sights and a corner away from lots of cheap resturants. Clean and comfy. Friendly staff, locked bag storage makes for a great place to send a few days and leave your Big bag to head into the park or other areas where you'll only need a few days of... More 

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Deinze, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hostel is at a great location, at 1 street of the entrance to the historical center. Rooms were ok but not very appealing. There's little common area, mostly in a narrow inner court without a roof, not ideal in the rainy season. I was only there for 1 night, so may be bad luck, but the only relatively quit... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Hostel Mamallena is a sweet spot for those staying in Cartagena: great location to the city center & nightlife spots, good mix of folks staying at the hostel, and a great selection from Bogota Beer Company at the bar. If you've stayed at their sister location in Panama and enjoyed it, you won't be disappointed here. The A/C is crucial... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We are two girls from Norway, we have been traveling for 7 months in South America. And we have been to a lot of different hostels around. We specially love (read; not only do we like, we love!) Mamallena hostel, not because of the fantastic location, the great rooms, cheap laundry and good food and funny bartenders. No, we like... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed at Mamallena in a private room shared with a friend, with air conditioning and a private bath. Accommodations were very standard. Mamallena has a pretty chill atmosphere and plenty of tour options - most of the staff were very friendly and helpful with our various needs including laundry - they helped us set up not just tours and... More 

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Fairfield, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My friend and I stayed in a private room with air con for three nights. Price was about $36. I really felt that Mamallena helped us to maximize our time there. We took their bus to Playa Blanca one day and it was a smooth ride. Through them we were able to easily book our next bus (to Santa Marta)... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hostel Mamallena was priced inline with other main hostels in the area. It has AirCon Dorms and a free (three pancake) breakfast that one of the staff members serves you. It also has free computers to use, a printer at reception and a nice area to hangout. Thats about where my good experience ended. Some of the staff are extremely... More 

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Seaford
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was there a few years ago travelling on my own, the owner was a really helpful person and the rooms were pretty good price! Good location , good breakfast and coffee!! it was really close to everything and all the staff were great thanks a bunch guys appreciate it!

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Positive points:- - super friendly staff (thanks deps) - good location, 5 mins away for the walled city - hostel bar, with good atmosphere amd a nice mix of some locals - washing facilities - a/c in room - Free pancakes for breakfast (yes free) - good room sizes Negative points:- - ensuite bathroom door is frosted glass - showers... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

I would have thought that most of those good points would outweigh the bad!! Most people love the friendly staff and great atmosphere above a frosted glass door in their room. To be fair, you were in a private room so I'm not sure what the big problem was . The wifi, we have 2 different lines at the maximum... More 

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