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“Best Hostel experience!! Ever!!” 5 of 5 stars
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La Brisa Loca
Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, Colombia   |  
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Bogota, Colombia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“Best Hostel experience!! Ever!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2013

I stayed here four nights with an american friend of mine! It was my first time backpacking and staying at a hostel, and Brisa Loca made sure it was my fondest experience! The rooms were always cleaned constantly by the friendly staff, as well as the bathrooms, which we're surprisingly clean! This hostel is definitely a place to meet people, and thanks to the full size bar there's always mingling going on! Theres so much that I loved about this place that I could ramble on for days!! I will definitely be coming back!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2013

Great hostel to have fun! I would definitely return to that place. Cool people, excellent rooms, the bar is great and the owners are great as well. Perfect to go with friends, near Taganga, the best beaches of the area and close to lots of places like restaurants, clubs, etc.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013 via mobile

We loved our stay here! It's in a great location, walking distance to markets and all amenities. The staff are all very helpful with booking tours, buses, laundry and making sure you have a great time. There is a bar which serves delicious brekky and lunch at very reasonable prices and has an excellent party scene. The rooms are clean. Ours had aircon that they turned on at around 10pm and then switched off sometime in the morning. The showers only have cold water which is fine as its always so hot anyway. Would definitely stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

We stayed here for 2 nights in the private room. The rooms are very basic but just Wat u need backpacking! We had an aircon, comfy beds, shower (only had cold water but refreshing) and very safe to lock ur things up.
They were really helpful at front desk with tours, advice, etc.
the food was really yummy and cheap to! Good place I meet other people, also didn't find it overly noisy after hours!! Would stay again!

  • Stayed January 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed here in October with a friend. Had a great time! Definitely a party hostel. Music blasting all night. If you want a good party and meet lots of ppl i'd stay here. Cool roof top to hang out in. If you want a quieter room try to get one on the first floor. We got a room with our own bathroom and air con our second stay. It was so much better. Its super hot so if you can afford it get one with air con.
The food at the bar is actually pretty good. The veg sandwich was yummy. Staff was super friendly as well. If your looking to party stay here!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2012 via mobile

I would of given this hostel a lower rating if it wasn't for the receptionist Ricky. He helped us with all our questions ane help organised transport, directions and recommendations. He went out of he way to help us plan our trip. He literally made the experience in the hostel and santa marta great for us.

Otherwise the hostel is in a beautiful house nice bar and roof terrace with funny signs everywhere. Although, the s place felt unclean and howers were not kept clean and the bunk beds were old and rocked if you moved. And we stayed in 4 different rooms.
The bar staff are really nice.

The hostel attracts people who like to get drunk/high ALL the time , so if your into this its perfect for you. Although we liked more of a balance whilst travelling.
Sant Marta has some great resturants and this hostel is central to all of it. The mex resturant is really good as well with big portions.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Cool hostal, easy staff. Good location. If you're looking to meet other backpackers, great spot. Funky building and decore. Not the best place for private rooms (even for the price not really worth it). Definitely don't like the signs they've put up throughout the hostal telling guests this or that notice.... I.e. like you are not allowed outside alcohol into the hostal.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about La Brisa Loca

Address: Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 74 Specialty lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-Republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to both recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker. ... more   less 
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