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Hostel Mamallena

Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We loved our stay at Mamallena's in Cartagena. It's in a great location, the staff are friendly, professional and really helpful! We had a private double room withe ac which was really reasonable, clean, spacious and comfortable. The hostel is really social - there is a bar at the front which has a happy hour everyday (awesome cocktails). There is... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

We're really happy that you enjoyed your stay here. We need more people like yourself :) More

Dominical, Costa Rica
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I stayed a week here in Hostel Mamallena and its a good hostel. The staff were all friendly and helpful. If you need something, just ask. The beds are comfy and the AC is great at night. The location is good and i really liked going over to the Plaza Trinidad in the evening to eat, drink and generally watch... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

We stayed at Mamallena for over a week while we waited to catch a boat to Panama. The front desk staff were really lovely and helpful, even organising for a doctor and interpreter to come and see one of us at the hostel. The location was also perfect - everything we needed was within walking distance - and the book... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

It is a shame you felt that way after staying a week. If you had only said that you were happy and felt we were ripping you off with regards to the room, then I would have been more than happy to carry your bags to the hotel right next door for you. I do apologise if I came across... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

This is actually my first ever review, but I had to write one about mamallena in Cartagena. Stewart and his staff run a tight ship and are absolutely top notch with service. Definitely the best service I've had in South America. Rooms are tidy, a/c'd and cheap. Beers are ice cold and pizzas are great. Couldn't have asked for a... More

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Lewisburg, West Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

This hostel is a one-stop shop for all adventure seekers. The in-house travel company has every tour, hike and shuttle service you could possibly need in Boquete. The amount of options can even be overwhelming in a good way. If you like to hike and go adventuring, this is the place for you. The kitchen is also great!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

After researching and looking for the right place as a solo traveller in Cartagena I decided to book with Mamallena because of its centric location. As far as rooms and atmosphere i couldn't tell you as my reservation was disregarded. It didn't matter that I had made the reservation online through their site and confirmed as soon as I got... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Actually I kinda don't get your point. You reserved a week before, we asked you to reconfirm the night before your arrival by 6pm, you didn't. You accepted our reservation requirements and then didn't follow them! We didn't ask for a deposit and you were arriving late at night and we had more people waiting for rooms. At approximately 7pm... More

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for two nights. Great location with very helpful staff, in particular the owner Stuart who can sort out any tours or extras you want. Great pizzas at the front bar and nice Bogota Beer Company beers in the fridge which are a nice change from the other local beers. The room was big and A/C worked well... More

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Well, I must say that we can't take credit for the beers :) More

Port Elizabeth, South Africa
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13 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We stayed at Mamallena for a few nights while we waited for the boat to take us to Panama via San Blas islands. We had so much fun here! The staff were great and very helpful. They organized everything for our San Blas trip to Panama City. Its not very important, but an ac in the room will do wonders... More

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

Nice clean hostel, friendly staff, you can book all your tours from lost city trek to boats to panama. Great pizzas in the bar and lush mojitos. Perfect location, right next to the centre and in the heart of the nightlife.

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Playa del Carmen, Mexico
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

The guys at Hostel Mamallena are an awesome bunch, and are really helpful with setting up a 5 day boat tour through the San Blas islands! Really quick responses over email, and offer you a lot of information on the process. Thanks so much guys!

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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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