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Hostel Mamallena

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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Schweiz
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3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Mamallena for 3 Weeks... The atmospheare is very familiar. The staff is great and helps in every situation. Gestemani, where the hoste is located is the place to be. It's maybe not the most quite place in Cartagena but its worth.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here in a private room for two nights and thought the place was clean, but wasn't the ideal place for meeting people. The central area was just a couple picnic tables. The prices were high during peak season ( unjustifiable so) and the staff was not helpful at all in booking activities. They had a bunch on display and... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Awesome fun, friendly staff, cheap drinks at the bar, good food, free pancakes for brekky, a pet parrot, spacious comfy rooms and a big courtyard for chilling out and making friends. Conveniently located.. Will definitely stay there again if I go back :D

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Pereira, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel is situated in one of the best streets of Cartagena with an incredible atmosphere. Comfortable beds with TV and airconditioning. They also have different kinds of transport available to all types of beaches and towns nearby. Definitely recommended!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at Mamallena hostel just before christmas and the hostel had everything you need. The staff bend over backwards to help with anything from where to eat , organising private buses to shuttle you to lovely beaches and other cities, to city tours and boat trips to Panama, they know everything you need to know !! I have been... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I loved this place and I stayed there multiple times during my visit to Colombia! It's right in the middle of the backpacker district in Getsemani, only a few minutes walk to the old town. It's cheaper than other hostels in the area and they have AC which is a must for Cartagena's hot and humid weather! There's free pancakes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Such good vibes at Mamallena...it became a second home while I was in Cartagena. Super sweet patio to chill out in...(mmm and eat your free pancake brekkie in the morn, haha with zoo zoo(rescued cats, suki the swiss shepherd dog, parrot and rabbit...)) and whatever info you need about the latest festival or going on, not just the typical touristy... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

i stayed in Cartagena on and off for over a month I stayed In a few hostels around the old city but I once I found this one I always came back. The staff were more than accomodating on any request asked I asked. The rooms are air conditioned and comfortable. The hostel is tidy all the time and it... More 

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New South Wales, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel has a nice common area, good breakfast of pancakes, A/C in the rooms and excellent friendly helpful staff. The major downside is that the bar here never stops its going to about 2-3am and it is loud so good luck sleeping. We would recommended if you want to stay here stay up the back of the hostel if... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Really glad you did like us in general. I am a bit disappointed that for such a big user of Trip Advisor you didn't do better research before staying with us. A number of other users have made the same point and we also state this on our website. I think that we have done all we can make people... More 

Zurich, Switzerland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Rather expensive hostel (as well as the fun sounding tours and packages they arrange) for what they offer (we paid 120.000 COP for a private). Breakfast included, consisting of two pancakes and a filter coffee. Location okay. Staff is okay yet not too helpful..and wifi is very very slow/ at times not working.

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Um, you came to Cartagena in the middle of high season and you think we are expensive? We are actually the cheapest of the majority of the hostels in Cartagena, by around 40%. |Every price rises in the high season, ours just by not as much. We do our best to be a good hostel and I think we do... More 

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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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