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“Great buildings, but....” 3 of 5 stars
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Media Luna Hostel
Calle Media Luna 10-46, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Aarhus, Denmark
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great buildings, but....”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

On the surface really a great place: impressive and beautiful buildings, great location in Getsemani and beatiful inside. But anyway, I have this feeling, that something's missing. And now I've found out. The staff doesn't seem to care a lot about your wellbeing...and I'm not talking about the local staff (the cleaners tec.). Media Luna seems to be run partly by backpackers, who are on their way round in South America. They stay for free by working there - and all they seem to matter about is the parties, the grill and their non-inclusive group of friends. I will not warn people of staying there, but don't expect the Best staff ever...

Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Winchester, Hampshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

For those of you who like live music, it doesn't even touch average. I entered the 'bar/club' after a friend paid the (overpriced) COP$10,000 entrance fee. Less than 5 minutes later, I expressed how I felt pressured to go into the bar by my friend to the two (apparently but not so) lovely entrance staff. Did they refund me? No. Of course they didn't. I literally walked into and straight out of the bar and they refused to return my friend's money. I am disgusted with the service that was offered and I shall never again return to that nasty consumeristic establishment.

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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Mancora, Peru
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2013

To look at, the place is great, but it lacks a lot of atmosphere and space for people to be able to sit around and talk together. There is a pool, which helps but there seems to be a bigger focus on sunloungers than chill out space where people can hang out together. Stayed for a week and there didn't seem to be a lot going on. The staff are friendly, and the place is kept clean but I think for somewhere more social, somewhere smaller might be better.

Room Tip: There are no private rooms, and other than that I think they are all similar. Clean and good.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Peterborough, England
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126 reviews 126 reviews
59 hotel reviews
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101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

beautiful luxury hostel exceelent location -near the old town. taxi to the beach. great restaurants nearby and exceelnt cafe and bar in the hostel. If this is full there is a nice enough hostel over the road too.

Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
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Dublin, Ireland
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32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Didn't stay here, but booked a tour to the Mud Volcano through this hostel, was all very easy, and friendly helpful staff. Hostel looked nice, but didn't have private en-suite rooms which is what we wanted.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arequipa, Peru
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42 hotel reviews
Reviews in 43 cities Reviews in 43 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2013

Pool was really nice, was really clean, but didn't have much atmosphere, was HUGE, and while billed as a party hostel, wasn't all that fun. I dunno, it was comfortable, had a really nice kitchen, enjoyed the pool, and the rooms were clean. But not much else going for it. Definitely nothing special, but nothing wrong with it either.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is definetly not 83% as rated in hostelworld . Rooms are dirty with tiny tiny lockers; bathroom doors are not closing as well as change rooms. Zero privacy and poor security . Over 120 people are there, mostly Argentinians younger crowd. Probably good for partying . But I felt dirty staying there, so I left as soon as I could.
Gitsemany area is full of prostitutes and I felt unsafe outside of hostel. This area full of drugs and low class inhabitants .

  • Stayed February 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle Media Luna 10-46, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 120
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mango..como estar en casaHostal exclusivo con capacidad máxima para 11 personasAmbiente íntimo y tranquilo por su ubicación privilegiada y la capacidad limitada de pasajeros.Cuenta con tres habitaciones, con capacidad máxima para cuatro personas.Habitaciones con baño compartido y baño privado.Cuenta con áreas comunes , sala de estar, living, comedor y terraza.Cocina abierta para uso de pasajerosAcceso wifi incluido en la tarifaServicio de aseo y toallas de baño incluido en la tarifaDesayuno incluido en la tarifaServicio de lavandería ... more   less 
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