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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location, just outside the old city. Great staff, couldn't be more helpful. Lots of tips on what to do. Very friendly atmosphere, a good place to meet fellow travellers. Can be a little noisy but the air cond is fantastic. Just go you'll have a great time.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here for three nights in a private room with a bathroom and a/c. The room was great value for money and had what we needed. Hostel is super clean and in a great location. Staff were so friendly and helped us with all that we needed, book a shuttle with them to playa Blanca, it's... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

You described us perfectly when you said we're not a party hostel, but people do talk loudly, and we appreciate an honest review like that. As you can see by the review before yours, we do try and control the late noise, but it doesnt always work. I will try and get the night staff to do m ore though.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I love this place. The customer service was great. They did throw us out of the common area because we were being loud drunks (so I completely understood). There were rooms along side the middle of the common area and people were sleeping and it was after 1am. They did not try to rip us off when it came to... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Damn it! You weren't supposed to tell anyone about the free beers, now everyone will want one :( Glad you had a great time, be sure to come back and buy me some beers...... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good place in general with good location. Cheaper than living inside the walls and its just 5-7min walk from the main entrance to the wall/historic centre. The A/C and WIFI worked fine. The room and toilet were clean. They still played loud music from the bar next door (that belongs to the hostel) 01:30 so if you are there to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We arrived with no reservation looking for a private room - unfortunately there were none and the owner recommended other hostels nearby. We visited a number of hostels looking for a room and ended up coming back for a dorm - which was far cleaner than anything else we saw in the area, had a great vibe and (most importantly)... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed with a friend for 5 days. The hostel is very centrally located bars and restaurants around it and everything is pretty much within walking distance. The significant thing I noticed is that anything is done so quickly and easily. I wanted to add an extra night (2 secs) laundry ( they take it wash it and give it back... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

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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