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Hostel Mamallena

Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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35 reviews 35 reviews
26 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed here for four nights in total. The hostel is very clean, with good wifi, aircon and seating area where you can meet other travellers. The noise comes from this area, but it didn't bother us too much. But if your a light sleeper it's probably best to avoid this place. The staff are excellent, and have tuns of... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great friendly fleet of girls working the desk with info and answers to all the local happenings. Well needed blizzard like AC available All you can eat pancakes and coffee for breakfast. Speedy Internet ( good enough to watch YouTube ) any where around the hostel. Top place all round

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Brooklyn, New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had a great stay at Hostel Mamallena. It is in a central location in the Getsemani district, the oldest in Cartagena. It is not a fancy hostel and the building is old, but it totally reflects the charm of the neighborhood. The street is very active with a mixture of locals and travelers, and I always felt very safe.... More

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Toulouse, France
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The rooms are a good size, bathroom a bit small (dorm of 4 25000 pesos). Unfortunately mine didn't have wifi so ask for one close to the reception. There is a pancake and coffee breakie included. The bar has great music and happy hour all night with good mojitos (2 for 16000) and lovely pizza! Friendly staff, nice courtyard area.... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This hostel is in a good spot however was just as fun and chill to hang out the back. Good vibe and really helpful staff. I would definitely recommend this place. We all really enjoyed our stay. Only room for improvement is they need to supply towels and a toaster!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I enjoyed staying here.a/c in the dorms and free breakfast. Helpful staff and lot of people to meet up. Well located in getsemani, just ask to avoid the last room on the 1st floor as ot's a bit noisy at night cause of the music coming from outside.

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Melbourne, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

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London, England, United Kingdom
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86 reviews 86 reviews
68 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014 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

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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

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

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Cartagena, Colombia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

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!

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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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