After our first choice was overbook we were referred to El Viajero. We checked in and the place seemed nice enough. However, upon getting settled we discovered the the WiFi was inoperable. It wasn't fixed for two days, making it impossible to work and plan the rest of our travel. The AC was too cold in our first room and too warm in the second one we had to move to. On our second night the price was increased due to the season even without working WiFi. The place is clean enough and if you like hanging with Europeans this is the place. Breakfast was lacking. Bowls of cold cereal and coffee was generally the only offerering. No fruit, but bread if you were willing to wait for them to go buy it. Not much of a sink for laundry and the drying rack was small, hence overcrowded with wet clothing. The rooms are large, but there is no seating in the room other than your bed. And in the common area there were a few benches and folding chairs, but not enough to handle the crowds that gathered each night. The place is well-located within the walled city and okay if you have no other choice.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Conveniently located inside the famous Cartagena's old walled city and only a few blocks away from the well known Fernandez de La Madrid Square and from the main attractions of Cartagena de Indias. Surrounded of Museums, Squares, Artisan, Bars, Coffee Shops, Restaurants and it’s nightlife! We offer you the best service in the best location. We are the only hostel in Cartagena with breakfast included in the rate and the only one with air conditioning in all the rooms. In a Spanish colonial house style, just as all the old walled city, we have everything you need: shared and private rooms, kitchen, common areas with TV & DVD, internet area and free WI-FI all day. ... more less
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