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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 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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Sydney, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
39 hotel reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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1 helpful vote 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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80 reviews 80 reviews
51 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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Thanks for your feedback VonGregson! More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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 

Greenbelt, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

My husband and I traveled to Cartagena to visit a child we sponsor with Children International, so since it was only a 5 day trip we weren't traveling on a really tight budget like most hostel guests. We picked El Genoves because we like staying in a hostel atmosphere (chatting with people over breakfast, getting travel tips and sharing travel... More 

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

we are so happy that you enjoyed your stay with us Carissa R ! thanks for the nice pictures and we hope to see you soon again here! :) Best from Cartagena! More 

Miami, Florida
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137 reviews 137 reviews
74 hotel reviews
270 helpful votes 270 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

First time in Cartagena and traveling solo, I found El Genoves via TA. At first I was not sure as it's a newly open hostel and not many reviews. I took a chance and so glad I did. Location is awesome as it's located in the walled-city, on a quiet street between two plazas. There's many restaurants, shopping, supermarket, bars... More 

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

you made our day jetsetMar ! thanks a lot for sharing your experience :) More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The hostel: Beautiful house, very good location. Doorm: It was a 12 bed doorm, really little space to store your stuff or to pack/unpack your backpack. We stayed at this place three times within 10 days (went to Playa Blanca and Mompos inbetween) and the AC in the doorm never worked.. poor maintenance!!! After all, this place feels too expensive.... More 

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