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El Genoves Hostal

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Calle Cochera de Hobo # 38 - 27, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very nice boutique hostel with good facilities, a small pool, and an area on the rooftop to chill. Dorms seemed very clean and each bed had a bed bug cover. They advertised eggs for breakfast but they didn't have any the next morning. For 40,000 in the dorm it was expensive but for the location in the old city of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Housed in a charming, traditional house within the old city. Andres one of the reception people is amazing..extremely friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. He goes the extra mile to ensure a good stay. Fluent in English too. Beds are super comfortable. Wifi is good. Beds do not have individual lights, shelves/hooks, or outlets. In the 12 person dorm, request a corner... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We recently paid 50,000 pesos per person for a dorm, mid week in low season. This is the most expensive dorm I have seen on my travels to date. For 50,000 per dorm bed I would expect the basics to be right. I think it would be fair to say that Harry Potter had a bigger room under the stairwell... More 

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foodiefriday, General Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

I am sorry to hear that DinoNZ. For the price you payed I assume you stayed in the dorm for 2 people. Nonetheless, there are also other dorm options at our place with different prices, depending on with how many people you would like to share the room with. There is a dorm for 4 people and a dorm for... More 

Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

A cute, small, boutique style hostel. We stayed in the 3 bed room, which we felt was overpriced for what you got. But it is Cartagena, everything is overpriced here. Breakfast is included, your usual toast, coffee and eggs, which was fine. We enjoyed being able to dip in the pool, and it is in a good location with plenty... More 

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foodiefriday, General Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback Laura H. More 

Leon, Nicaragua
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39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

This is a lovely hostel in a great part of Cartagena - right in the thick of things but on a quiet street, just a few blocks from the supermarket and all the things you want to see in the city. The staff is quite helpful but pushes their tourist buses on you rather than giving you the directions (fairlly... More 

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foodiefriday, General Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that International_Mel. Thank you for your feedback and we wish you a nice day from Cartagena, ap More 

Jerusalem, Israel
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12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The Hostel is located in the center of the historical area and is in a nice building and is really clean. But the rooms were really small and cramped. The staff were friendly, especially Andres, but not all of the others speaks English. The prices are relatively expensive and it is not worth the money.

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foodiefriday, General Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

sorry to hear that Amitin83 but we appreciate your feedback. All the best from Cartagena! ap More 

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Great location in the Old City! The set-up is nice, the rooms are comfortable, and Andres, the receptionist is so helpful! Even when I wasn't staying there, I came back and he helped me set up a tour.

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foodiefriday, General Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

We are happy you enjoyed your stay with us at el Genoves hostel, wanganata! :) thanks for the kind review and we wish you a great day! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

The hostel was really great. Even the 12-bed dorm was very comfy and I can only recommend this place. The heart of the hostel is Andres, the receptionist. He knows a lot about Cartagena and Colombia and is one of the most helpful people I have ever met!!

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foodiefriday, Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

Florian, we are so happy to hear that you had a great time here with us! All the best from Cartagena! More 

London
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79 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Nice little hostel in a good location in the old town. We stayed in a four bed dorm which was very small, but we heard had better air con that the larger dorm. Bathrooms were clean and breakfast was standard bread, jam and coffee. Small kitchen facilities. Helpful staff who spoke good English.

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foodiefriday, Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

Thanks for your feedback VonGregson! More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

If you are about to come to Cartagena, don't miss the chance to stay at El Genoves. Nice staff. Really clean. Good breakfast. Located in a beautiful street inside walls. The architecture is also amazing with an internal terraza and a small swimming pool to relax. Also free wifi.

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foodiefriday, Manager at El Genoves Hostal, responded to this review

Thank you for your review Guilherme! We hope to see you soon again and all the best from Cartagena :) More 

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