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“Great ambiance, great location” 5 of 5 stars
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The Dreamer Hostel On The Beach
Playa Donaires S.N., Palomino 40007, Colombia   |  
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Montreal, Canada
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“Great ambiance, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

The Dreamer Hostel in Palomino was absolutely one of the finest hostel I've ever done. It's a cool mix between a small resort and a backpacker hostel. The staff there is really friendly and it's right by the beach. The pool was under renovation when we were there, but they gave us a nice discount without us even asking. There's only a couple of small hostels on the beach, so if you want to chill during the day, it's the place to go !

After a brutal 5 day trek in the jungle to go see the Ciudad Perdida, this stay was absolutely necessary. I would go there again in a heartbeat.

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

The hostel in Palomino was truly impressive - well kept grounds, beautiful pool, nice rooms, and only a 30 second walk to the beach. We stayed in one of the private rooms and it felt like a luxury hotel more than a hostel. We would definitely recommend staying at the Dreamer.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
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    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

This is a beautiful place on an amazing beach with really friendly, helpful staff. Clean, big pool. Nice pool table. Fun bar/atmosphere for the evening. Def. go tubing while you are there. Strongly recommend

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Excellent Hostel, great atmosphere, very close to the beach (100 Yards), has its own private pool. Very clean and the staff is very kind and helpful.

It has Wifi, Bar, Pool, Billiards, Beach Volley court......very big comfy rooms.

Dont forget the view of the Sierra Nevada early in the morning.

Will surely go back.

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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Quality hostel more like hotel then hostel so you pay a lot more then hostel prices
if you don't mind being among gap year USA backpackers ( at times felt like was in USA )
Very good hostel clean right on beach plenty going on
All about what you want from hostel
Any extras wifi brekfast etc you pay for

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

An oasis of calm & tranquility in Palomino, amidst a beautiful backdrop of the snowcapped Sierra Nevada and next to Palomino beach, what could be better or a more idyllic location for a hostel, if it wasn't for the dorm rooms you would think this was a hotel resort.

An excellent hostel amidst a tropical garden setting which is great to watch the humming birds & butterflies, the staff are friendly & attentive and the place clean. Dorms are decent size and good value although it would be nice to have A/C instead of the small oscillating fan, as with most beach accommodation don't expect hot water in the showers but cool water is a relief from the heat.

Good swimming pool, and a bar with 'Happy Hour' with a relaxed vibe rather than raucaus partying. The Wifi wasn't working at the time I stayed but guests could use the satellite internet for free. Small gripe is there is no kitchen for guest use, only a restaurant serving an adequate menu selection.

Besides lazing on one of Colombia's best beaches on the Caribbean coast, try river tubing, and tours to Cabo de la Vela & Punta Gallinas are cheaper to book here than in Riohacha.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Palomino itself is not particularly nice, but Palomino beach is wonderful! A well kept secret!

The hostel is beautifully designed with private rooms or dorms. The pool is perfect as the sea can be too rough to swim in at times. The bar area is social and a great way to meet other travellers. The food is delicious!

The beach is empty apart from the small gaggle of people near the bar on the beach front.

We went tubing, which sounds like an extreme sport but was actually one of the most peaceful and beautiful experiences of my life. You hire a tube from the entrance of the hostel, then a motors I drives you up as far as it can into the mountain. From there a thirty minute hike (take sandals or flip flops) up and then down again until you reach the river bank. We met local Wayuu tribespeople on our hike. Amazing. Then you sit in your tube, listen to the wonderful noises of nature, admire her beauty, and eventually you arrive at the beach.

Everyone speaks Spanish and English in the reception and bar. The cooks are really friendly, as are the cleaners.

We will definitely be coming back.


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Address: Playa Donaires S.N., Palomino 40007, Colombia
Location: Colombia > La Guajira Department > Palomino
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Ranked #5 of 13 Specialty lodging in Palomino
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