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Oscar's Place

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Finca la Fortuna, Minca | Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
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Oscar's Place
Ranked #5 of 61 Santa Marta B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Brighton and Hove, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We originally meant to stay at Oscar's place for two nights but loved it so much we ended up staying for five. The location is beautiful, really out of the way, and with amazing views over the mountains and wildlife. Our cottage was basic but homely and clean with an outdoor shower and brilliant views. Oscar and his family were... More 

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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The four stars are mostly because of deserted location and view. Our cottage was clean and basic. A cold shower outside with no privacy for people hiding on the hill ;-). But it was also charming. a so so toilet (i was sick and it didnt flush well..). People are nice but a bit alternative. I dont mind but we... More 

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Wimberley, Texas
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This is staying at a nice guy's house. The views of the valley below are spectacular, the sunset, watching the lights of Santa Marta slowly come on and the sounds of nature are a relaxing change of pace from the constant honking everywhere else you go in Colombia. It is a nice walk to town, the views in the morning... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

My partner and I made a special trip to stay at Oscar's after reading all the wonderful reviews. I think that perhaps our experience wasn't typical, as it really didn't gel with what we had read. The positives are that it is a wonderful spot. The 15 minute trek from the road is definitely worth it and we were fortunate... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Oscar's place is located beautifully in the mountains overlooking the sea and Santa Marta. It has a very warm and welcome atmosphere and Oscar welcomes all its guests on arrival. Dinner at night takes place together with all the other guests, which gives the hostel a cosy feeling in which you share a lot of experiences with the other guests.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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62 reviews 62 reviews
37 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights at Oscars and could have stayed much longer. The jungle setting of the hostel and waking up to the sound of howler monkeys, as well as the most dreamlike sunsets and clear skies for star gazing make this place something else. We stayed in a 4-bed dorm, but I slept on the veranda outside the... More 

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Barranquilla, Colombia
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Oscar's Place is my favorite place to stay in Minca. Oscar himself is very friendly and helpful, and speaks perfect English. The food served at the hostal is delicious, and features local produce. The view is completely mindblowing. At night you can see the beautiful lights of Santa Marta and billions of stars. Oscar's Place is powered by a variety... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

I can't even describe how happy I was at Oscar's Place. Delicious food, wonderful people, the view was spectacular. Sleeping in the hammocks was definitely the way to go, they're perched out away from the jungle so it's breezy and there are very few bugs and mosquitoes while you sleep. I would recommend this place to anyone who is looking... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

The place is incredibly peaceful and relaxing. I spent three nights at Oscar's place and it was my favorite part of my trip. The area is beautiful and has many ecological sites. There are enormous trees, hiking trails, and beautiful mountains on the property. The property has its own filtered spring water too. To get more information about the ecological... More 

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Cannes, France
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

If you are looking for a natural heaven, sounds of the jungle and perfect sunsets, this is your spot !! The couple owning the hostal are charming and interesting to chat with, Eva Maria and Miguel forming the staff are fabulous as well ! You'll also enjoy great healthy food as well as an iconic rum cocktail not to be... More 

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Address: Finca la Fortuna, Minca | Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6

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