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Isla Baru 130017 Colombia
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#14 of 44 in Isla Baru
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Tara Lengyel wrote a review Feb 2022
Paris, France66 contributions6 helpful votes
Loved the Wizard so much. Colorful, affordable, great beach front. We actually found it because we first took a bed next door (with yellow sun beds) and the prices were OUTRAGEOUS. We migrated to the wizard and could get 4 drinks for the same price and one next door. The vibe was so happy and relaxed, the bartender was cool and the food was really good ! FORGET THE OTHER PLACES IN BARÚ this is the spot! Thank you for saving the day in BARÚ
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid the spots around they are insanely expensive.
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gabrielle wrote a review Nov 2021
Bronx, New York76 contributions50 helpful votes
Let me be clear We did not stay at this hostel ! We came for drinks and a chill vibe on Baru away from the crowds and tourist. It’s a little bit of a walk on the beach but it’s so beautiful there you don’t even mind the commute. The bar itself is so pretty and colorful. The bartenders are super nice and attentive. They do not under pour so be ready! Would definitely return!
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled
Yanna wrote a review Jan 2020
13 contributions5 helpful votes
Unfortunately, we did not enjoy our stay at Wizard Hostel. The hostel is very basic, which was fine for us but the facilities are also old and not well maintained. The toilets have no flushes (use buckets) and the showers have only water from little water canister, which are filled at around 6.30pm (I guess that's typical for Playa Blanca, but we just want to mention it). However the worst was, that there were bed bugs - A LOT OF THEM! The first night we were not sure that our bites came from bed bugs, but after the second night we moved to another room, which eventually was even worse. Bed bugs were everywhere: on the ground, matraze, pillow, mosquito net!!! So me and my friend we decided to sleep outside on the beach, which was fine but not what we paid for of cause. In the morning, I approached the owner/worker and she refused that there are any bed bugs. I also asked her to pay us back the last night but she wouldn't agree and even worse she did not even apologise! Pity, that we will remember playa Blanca with that experience.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled
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gijoefontaine wrote a review Oct 2018
Winnipeg, Canada57 contributions17 helpful votes
We stayed here for 1 night and if it weren’t for plans taking us away we would have spent a bunch of nights more without hesitation. The staff here are unbelievably GREAT! (Andres David and Ayelen) Amazing location right in the center of Playa Blanca. Drinks are equal if not cheaper than anywhere else we saw on the beach. Staff had connections to all different amenities along the beach which saved us some money. Room was clean, safe feeling and a huge plus was the screens on the windows. Kept bugs out at night and the cool air in. There is no running water on this property (not that is actually mattered) Showers are purified water and provided in 10L increments which was plenty to wash off the salt water. This location does have electrical availability during 1800-0600 for device charging and bedroom fans etc. Thanks Wizard. We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Traveled
$39 - $46 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaBolivar DepartmentCartagena DistrictIsla Baru
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Wizard Hostel & Bar
Which popular attractions are close to The Wizard Hostel & Bar?
Nearby attractions include Aviario Nacional de Colombia (1.0 miles), Playa Puntilla (1.0 miles), and Banana Beach (0.5 miles).