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Ecohostal Yuluka

Certificate of Excellence
2.0 of 5
Km 28 Troncal Caribe | 2 Km Antes de la Entrada El Zaino Del Parque Tayrona, Santa Marta 55555, Colombia
Ecohostal Yuluka
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Ranked #5 of 75 Santa Marta B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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Kelowna, Canada
17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We just checked out of the Yuluka yesterday, after a three night stay. The online photos of this property were impressive, creating a real "jungle" appearance. That said, the photos dont do it justice: it's much more impressive in real life! The owners have done a great job in creating a truly unique property- the cabins, pool, and restaurant area... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A relaxing, friendly place; there were times when it hardly seemed necessary to get up and leave the hostal's grounds. The swimming pool is a great place for chilling out and the wildlife is impressive (a foot-long green iguana, a leaf insect that took a liking to the hand of one of the staff, lots of humming birds, a red... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

We chose this ecohostal for it's location and the cool "eco" look. We hiked through Tayrona and walked to the hostal (20 minutes from the park entrance). Yuluka is charming. Everything is decorated in bungalow style. There is a pool, kitchen, restaurant (good food), laundry, chill room and a variety of shared and private cabins. Breakfast was included and consisted... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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39 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

After traveling along the Colombian coast for three weeks we couldn't imagine spending our last nights in Cartagena. Unable to change our flights to Santa Marta (one hour from the property), we were willing to get up at 4am, taxi to Santa Marta and then hop on a Berlinas direct van to Cartagena (4 hours) for our 12:00 flight. We... More 

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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015

Based on amenities alone, Yuluka would be a fun place to stay - it has a jungle bungalow vibe that's fun and in-keeping with the surroundings - thatched roof, cabin-style rooms, palm trees, hammocks, and a pool with a mini water slide. A damper was put on our stay though by the seemingly poor attitude of a few of the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
4 reviews 4 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

This was my favorite lodging experience on our Colombia trip. This hostel is located in a beautiful location in the middle of nature. The cabins were clean and roomy. All cabins have mountain view. The owner and his family live on property and always there to help. They have a restaurant on site, which is also run by the family.... More 

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Vaxjo, Sweden
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17 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

When we first checked in I was very impressed with the big room, lovely views from the balcony and beautiful outdoor bathroom, although the road is close and you do hear the traffic. On day 3 I had an unpleasant surprise when going to the bathroom: there was a huge rat in the sink! I went to speak to the... More 

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Shanghai, China
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18 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

It was a nice experience to stay in the cabins of Ecohostal Yuluka. Location is good, only 5 mins from main entrance to Tayrona National Park. It is not fancy but you are well received by the owners. Some comments: try to get cabins higher up as the lower ones are close to the road and at night the traffic... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

We stayed at Yuluka for two nights at either end of our four day stay at Tayrona National Park. The hostal has a beautiful tropical setting with great rooms built into the natural environment. Everyone was really friendly and it made for a great stay. Highly highly recommended after that hike!

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Hamburg, Germany
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

A really nicely built resort with pretty, quite luxurios and clean cabanas... BUT: - so close to the street that it is really loud at night (and we've had the cabaña that was the farthest away from the road) - the food was really disappointimg: fish, mixed veggies and even patacón came from the deep freezer, and were topped with... More 

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