Recommended. Helpful, friendly, down to earth owners.
Great new hostel just opened in an old Cartel house - heaps of large breezy rooms, comfortable hammocks on the balcony that are so cheap (18000) considering the large common areas to chill in throughout the house. Swimming pool and deck chairs are great. Huge well equipt kitchen with tables to eat. Massive TV room with ok movie selection.
If you´re Aussie (or maybe even not) you`ll love the chilled aussie music playing throughout the hostel during the day from the bar.
Drinks in the bar and dorms perhaps overpriced for a hostel, but considering the size of the house and all the guest facilities (wifi, free computers with internet, travel advice/desk) I guess it`s justified. Maybe price will lower after hostel is established?
Stayed in hammocks (not too many mosquitos due to great breeze) and a private room (60,000) which was simple yet clean with good beds.
Solid walk to the beach and main square but location is close to supermarket and restaurants.
If you`re not keen on paying ridiculous amounts to stay in Taganga, stay here and get a cab there and back for the day/night (10,000 each way) - you`ll get a much better sleep and probably save money if you fill your cab.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience coastal Colombia and all that Santa Marta has to offer in the Australian Drop Bear Hostel. We are the central hub of Santa Marta for your day trips, treks and tours. Perfectly placed for easy access to the city centre, PARQUE TAYRONA, THE LOST CITY, DIVING, TAGANGA, PALOMINO AND MUCH MORE. As well as nearby supermarkets and ATMs. The hostel in extremely spacious with a restaurant, self-catered kitchen, massive TV/chill-out/games room, bar, gardens, over 20 hammocks and a giant pool. Not mention the most comfortable and clean beds in Santa Marta. So come join us for a cocktail, enjoy our daily activities like Monday Movie nights by the poolside cinema, Saturday night party buses, Thursday trivia and much more! ... more less
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