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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Hostelworld.com$30*
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06/04/2017 06/05/2017
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was the perfect place to stay in Cartagena. The staff was helpful and friendly. There is a tourist desk inside the hostel that helps books day trips to the beach and other attraction and helps--as in my case--book the bus to Santa Marta. The open-air concept and the social dynamics of the hostel made for a fun time in...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review Molly! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero Cartagena was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We were sleeping in another building 50m from the hostel. Several double beds and single beds(private) rooms were located there. The room could have been cleaner and the aircon was noicy but effective(!). Breakfast was some slices of white bread, butter, jam and some cereal. No warm water in the showers, but it was good to shower a bit cold...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry about that, we will look into the Wifi issue, because we hacvent had any other comnplaints. Best regards and safe travels

Medellin, Colombia
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was 3 days at this place , and I try two type of rooms , 6 female and a private room . I have a good rest , make me feel in home . Good breakfast , Friendly people . Customer service 24hr . Clean and very good location .

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment Kamy. We are glad to know that your experience at El Viajero Cartagena was great. We hope to see you soon at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This a really well placed hostel with great facilities and a good vibe. It's pretty courtyards are perfect for breakfast or just chilling in to read or catch up with family/friends back home. If you're there for the salsa dance class - take it. It's a hilarious hour and great way to meet people if solo travelling like I was....

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your comment Olivia. We are glad to know that your experience at El Viajero Cartagena was great. We hope to see you soon at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. Regarding the trips to Islas del Rosario, we provide more than 4 different types, so please let us know which...

Milan, Italy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Chose to come here as a friend stayed at the El Viajero in Uruguay and enjoyed it so much under every point of view. It's a nice and well managed hostel. The staff ruins it all though, surely not all of them (a girl with braces was so sweet and kind and willing to help...actually only she was nice) but...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your comment Alexandra. We take very seriously these kinds of comments, so believe us that we will take measures so this doesn't happen again. You are 100% right. A smile doesn't cost anything. Forgive us and maybe give us another chance later on. Safe travels.

Plymouth, United Kingdom
Reviewed April 10, 2017 via mobile

Really fun hostel, loads of people coming through and great to meet people. Very central within the old city walls. Awesome staff, especially Duver the night shift who's very patient with keeping drunk guests quiet so you can sleep.

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message Mark! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in Cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. Safe travels

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Reviewed March 27, 2017 via mobile

I spend there 2 nights... Good point for location in the old historic part... The Single room are located in another building closed to the main one. Building well decorated & room is well equipped BUT the quality of the service has to be improved especially for the 2 women working on that Sat 11.03 end afternoon. So unfriendly... Other...

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Thanks for your review and for giving us the date so we can check who was working that day to find out what happened and take the proper measures. Sorry about that.

Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed March 20, 2017

I had a great experience at El Viajero! Andres was very helpful with my check in and with any questions I had about the area. Also Kelly was awesome with providing me with information on the day trips!

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message James! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in Cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed March 19, 2017

The hostel is great fun: lots of open space filled with opportunities to make friends. There's a bar and dance lessons which always engage people. Kelly did a great job checking me in and Gina was great in recommending places and trips to take while there.

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero Cartagena was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. Have a safe trip back home.

Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Location is great close by all the hot spots in Cartagena de Indias, breakfast is included which is awesome, fruits, juice, oat, several kind of food every single day. Staff is nice, helpfull and kind, Andres was really useful for my requirements and i am thanksful for this... The hostel is clean, and very comfortable rooms...

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Thank you so much for your comment Victor. We are glad to know that your experience at El Viajero Cartagena was great. We hope to see you soon at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

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  • Free Internet
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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 

Additional Information about El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Address: Calle 7 Infantes 9-45, Cartagena 130018, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $16 - $76 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Prefer rooms near the entrance since they are far from the bar area, thus quieter...”
leom761, Oct 3, 2016 | Read review
“Away from the courtyard if you are looking for quiet.”
carmencQ7896AF, Aug 26, 2016 | Read review
“Bring a surge protector if you have a lot of digital equipment, the rooms only have 1 or 2 plugs. Also their safes are very small and probably can't fit your laptop / ipad. ”
YoavE, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“Happy travels!”
jcdperez, Aug 3, 2016 | Read review
“Comfortable, with AC.”
julienaeby, Jul 20, 2016 | Read review
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