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Hostel Mamallena

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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67 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hostel was pretty loud until late at night, even with the quiet hours after a certain point. Pretty well located (10-15 min walk to old town). Wifi was decent. A super simple breakfast (a pancake and coffee was included)...could have been a little better. I didn't find the front desk staff particularly kind of helpful unfortunately...most of my interactions with... More 

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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This hostel is located in a great spot. The staff are extremely helpful and friendly. Rooms are cleaned daily, areas are kept clean, air con is standard in the rooms. You can organise all the main tours from the hostel and any transport required. Hostel is safe with security at nighttime and has cool bars nearby. Only reason for the... More 

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Rome, Italy
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23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We organised our your from cartagena to Panama city with this hostel. We chose la gitanita. This tour was fantastic. No problems. The captain and crew were professional and helpful and communicated the daily plan well. The good was simple but hearty. We caught 2 big fish on the first night so we had fresh raw tuna every day. There... More 

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Palm Beach Gardens
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64 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have stayed at a lot of party hostels. But this place brought a whole new meaning to party. I felt like a nightclub was in my room. I was in dorm upstairs above the bar and across the street was a bar. However, it didn't bother me and I have a sound machine app on my phone to block... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a party hostel with a lot of young people -- no doubt about that. As long as you come prepared with that expectation, you'll be fine! The staff was super helpful and all spoke English. Only cold water in showers but like others have said, you don't need hot water since outside, it's so... hot... all the time.... More 

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Hannover, Germany
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really liked Mamallenas in Cartagena! It is located just across the big Media Luna Hostel where you can go to the rooftop party on Wednesdays. Mamallenas itself is not a party hostel, but is has a very good vibe and you can always find nice people to start your night with in the courtyard when night has fallen which... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016 via mobile

We booked to stay 4 nights but left after 1, unfortunately it was just too loud for us to sleep. We were in the bar until 2am (which was good fun) but could still hear noise from it in our room after that time. We were in room 18 which is closest to the bar, so avoid that one. We... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

And this is the reason that we put on our website that if you might be affected by the noise then it might be a good idea to look else where. We do everything possible to inform people of this risk before booking, so its a little bit rough to then complain about the same things that you knew about... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

Dorms are comfortable, but no hot water in the shower (although this was unnecessary because of the hot weather). The vibe of the hostel is really cool, with lots of young backpackers. Great if you are looking for making friends and for party (do not expect a calm and quiet place)! The location of the hostel is reeeally amazing. I... More 

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks Natalia, thats basically what we are going for, a fun place for you guys to hang out More 

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49 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This is a great hostel if you are looking to budget and make new friends. The hostel is a 10 minute walk to the old town and a 8 minute walk to the Castillo de San Felipe. They also have a bar in the hostel which is perfect if you want to make new friends. I would recommend this to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016

I loved my stay in Cartagena at the Mamallena Hostel - not only is it THE hub for the city in terms of access to nightlife and great street food, a special mention must go out to Stuart, the hostel owner. I left my rucksack in a taxi on the way to the hostel from the airport (a great way... More 

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Additional Information about Hostel Mamallena

Address: Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $25 - $47 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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