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Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mexico City, Mexico
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I stayed at the Brisa Loca as my first stop on my north Colombia tour and I couldn't have picked a better place to start. The hostal is wonderfully located right in the heart of the city center, close to the parque de los novios and close to the sea side. It's the small things though, that really make you... More

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Ridgewood, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

La Brisa ended up being my home base for about a month during my trip to Colombia. I kept leaving and passing through over and over while exploring the Caribbean coast and Minca. There is a great vibe in this place - if you are looking for a party the bar area is always hopping, but you can also find... More

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New York, New York, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at La Brisa Loca in one of the private rooms for a long weekend and really enjoyed our time. The staff was extremely helpful and welcoming from the get-go and the room was big, clean and reasonably quiet. The food was great - in the morning there are delicious breakfast burritos and if you're feeling... More

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Kingston, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2014

The building is arranged around an open courtyard with a small social pool on the ground floor and a very cool bar on the second floor. It's perfect if you're up to party a bit in the bar or the roof, or if you can coexist with people who are. During our visit Ricky was the front man and was... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Brilliant hostel with great owners and a vibrant atmosphere. Definitely worth a stay in Santa Marta. Great base for the many things to do in the area of Santa Marta. Certainly a great place if you like to party and a very cheap happy hour bar to start a great night in Santa Marta. Enjoy.

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I have stayed here a few times in the past over the years. La brisa loca was once a fresh face in the santa Marta hostel scene. Over Christmas I arrived with two friends praising it and was embarrassed for recommending it. The bar played music until late in the early morning like 3am. The evening front desk was miserable.... More

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edore, Owner at La Brisa Loca, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations during your latest visit. We are constantly looking for ways to improve our hostel, which is why we are renovating and expanding out rooftop terrace to increase the space guests have to enjoy and relax in. The new rooftop will also include an outdoor bar, which... More

Tahoe City, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

La Brisa Loca has a decent location, with easy access to various parts of Santa Marta. As others have mentioned, the hostel has a great bar, with very reasonably-priced food and drink. It's an easy place to watch a game, chill out, and meet other people. Staff speaks English and is generally willing to help book tours and excursions; however,... More

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edore, Owner at La Brisa Loca, responded to this review

Thank your for your feedback; we value your input! I'm happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay and found that La Brisa Loca was a great place to meet other travelers. We work with tour companies that we feel work in a socially responsible and sustainable way and support their business practices. Come visit us again soon! Evan, La... More

Hamilton, New Zealand
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

Great place, heaps of fun.. Everynight there seems to be a party going on, good excursions also and nice central location. Very easy to travel to national park from here. Food is good and the beer is always cold :)

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edore, Owner at La Brisa Loca, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comments. I'm very please to hear that you loved La Brisa Loca as much as we do. Come visit us again soon, we'll have a cold one waiting for you. Evan, La Brisa Loca Owner More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

First time in colombia. Stayed about a week at la brisa loca. Very nice staff. Plenty of room. Low price. Place to stay if in santa marta hands down. La brisa loca has a great party bar. That gets pretty lively not only at night but during the day. Costeno beach is about an hour from santa marta which if... More

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edore, Owner at La Brisa Loca, responded to this review

So happy to hear that you enjoyed you stay. Come and visit us again soon! Evan More

San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2013

Stayed at La Brisa Loca a few weeks ago with a group of friends. Everyone from the managers to the front desk to the bartenders were extremely accommodating and friendly. The hostel was very clean and comfortable (especially since we opted for a room with A/C), and the food/drinks were excellent. They hooked us up with local adventures such as... More

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edore, Owner at La Brisa Loca, responded to this review

Glad to hear you loved La Brisa Loca. Come back over, our roof top bar is open and ready for you! Evan More

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Additional Information about La Brisa Loca

Also Known As:
La Brisa Loca Hotel Santa Marta
La Brisa Loca Hotel
Address: Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 69 Specialty lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-Republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to both recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker. ... more   less 
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