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Hostal Real
Calle 1a De La Magdalena No. 9-33, Cartagena, Colombia   |  
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Paris, France
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 hotel reviews
Reviews in 24 cities Reviews in 24 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

well given the cartagena prices its an ok place to stay in for a few days. the staff is friendly, AC in the dorm, nice patio. a good alternative to the party hostels on calle media luna

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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philadelphia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2012

We stayed here to save money before moving to a nicer place --- we arrived in Cartagena late and moved to another hotel the next morning. The rooms are pretty bare-bones, and it felt like there were quite a few sketchy sex-tourism type guys staying there --- though the owners and employees were totally nice and it is family-run. I would have rated it average, except that we found lots of suspicious stright-in-a-line bites on our bodies... and they were not from the place we moved to. So I think they might have bedbugs...

Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Top 3 amongst the worst hostesl i,ve been. Dirty, empty, bad attention, bathrooms without doors inside shared rooms. Checked in at 9pm, left at 8am. Only pro is the air conditioner.

  • Stayed March 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2011

I was in Hostal Real for three nights. The good thing about it is the attitude of Eduardo, the manager of the hostal. He's always there to help, guide and provide anything you need to have a pleasant stay. He helped me to find a place to stay in my next destination.
The main problem is the cleanliness of the hostal. I had a cockroach in my room once. The personnel reaction was of joking about it. The bathrooms are clean, but with old equipment.
All in all, there should be better places to stay in Cartagena. If all is full, Hostal Real is not a bad choice to stay

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Stone Town, Tanzania
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23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2010

The Worst hostel. Since Casa Vienna didn't have spare rooms, they kindly arranged a stay in Hostel Real around the corner. Rooms were stuffy, shower worked if you had plumbing skills, lounge area at ground floor had an annoying smell by human *****it. Our room was near the guest kitchen and once we found cockroaches all around we packed our things.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2010

This is a lovely place to stay for dormitory accomodation.Air con rooms , safety boxes & a breezy cloistered sitting area all in the old colonial city of Cartegena.
They will organise your tours too , we were off to Panama .
Outside you will find all you need ,restaurants on your doorstep.
Good service also makes this the choice hostal in the media luna calle area .

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle 1a De La Magdalena No. 9-33, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
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Ranked #57 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
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Number of rooms: 5
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