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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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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Really enjoyed my stay at Mamallena. Staff were friendly and helpful and there were kittens to play with, so bonus! The dorm room bathrooms could have been cleaner but it's shared, so fairly unavoidable.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We really like this hostel! We stayed here a couple of weeks ago and we've now returned. There's a really nice, relaxed atmosphere and a nice social area. The staff are really friendly and the rooms are clean and air-conditioned. They have a bar where local people also come to drink and you can bring your own alcohol too, which... More 

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6 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stuart, the proprietor of this fine establishment and its sister hostels and the new ecolodge in Panamá, runs his establishments in proper English style. He is an extremely warm and kind man and cares for and rehabilitates homeless animals from the neighborhood. The adjacent restaurant has good food and is economical. The Cartagena location as the Panamá city hostel is... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Needed a place to stay in Cartagena and a friend said to check out Mamallena. Didn't know much more about it but was in a rush so we booked. Ended up staying for over a week. The staff are really friendly and informed about the area. A/C actually worked in the rooms. Fun vibe in the evenings but still quiet... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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15 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The room and toilet are clean, but the bar downstairs is very noise even after midnight. Breakfast is just ok, kitchen is a little dirty. Cold shower, not a big problem for me as the weather is hot, but my friend is sick and it is a big problem.

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

While we appreciate that you stayed with us, its a bit rough to stay as long as you did and then make complaints like that. We're not a party hostel, but we do have a bar and we do have our guests sitting in our central courtyard. We make no effort at all to make a party nor encourage drinking... More 

Orem, Utah
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stumbled across this hostel with my boyfriend while exploring the city. I noticed it because of the cheap deals advertised for the Mud Volcano and Playa Blanca- cheaper than anywhere I'd seen so far. We went into the hostel and started chatting with the owner Stuart. We started chatting about the best beach to visit and whether Playa Blanca... More 

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is fantastic. We stayed initially for 4 nights and used it as a base before going to Santa Marta. We loved it and Cartagena so much though that we came back a week later for another few days! Really fun and knowledgable staff, great facilities, comfy beds, secure, free pancake breakfast - this place has it all! Really... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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14 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon the hostel on our second day in Cartagena and we sure are happy we did. The owner, Stewart, his girlfriend, Lilia, and friend, Deebs opened their arms to us and were very hospitable. We rented a private double with air conditioning (units are brand new and cool the room off in a matter of minutes) and very glad... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel is the perfect place to stay in Cartagena. In a great location, right by the old city and with lots of bars and restaurants around. Cheaper option than the popular Media Luna hostel and without the bar noise while you're trying to sleep. Just go across the road party like crazy & come home and get a great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stay here. Comfy beds, good kitchen to use, excellent location and a really helpful friendly staff member called Deeps who goes out of her way to help you plan your trip and make your stay easy. She even gave us a late check out when we were hungover :) thanks Deeps and Mamaellena!

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