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La Brisa Loca Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved this hostel. Has two bars. The rooftop one has hammocks to chill. Beds are ok... But needs a thicker pillow as it's as if I had no pillow. For the most part staff are really friendly in particular Keider who really is a wealth of knowledge and a good chat.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very cool hostel, pool, snooker, cable tv, bar, ...and especially an incredible rooftop - Friday and Saturday hosts amazing party! on the other hand, rooms are average and of course if you need quite place to rest it's not the best choice!

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Kansas City, Missouri
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed in a shared room of 6 one night and 4 the second. It is very noisy at times. The second night there were lots of bugs in the room and the AC didn't work. They did give us a small discount because of the AC.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I'm traveling 2nd year already across Latin American and have seen lots of different situations but what happened today I can't explain. During checkin for some reason they had refused to take a money so

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I stayed in the air-conditioned first floor dorm. The second floor has a bar and other dorms and the third floor has the bar that is busy on weekends and some private rooms. The noise from the bars didn't really seem that bad in the first floor dorm. I was there on a weekend. I wouldn't want to be on... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

The personnel is not very friendly and the Hotel not very clean. the worse thing: Very noisy so we had to move out to a different Hotel. You even can't Talk in the room. Just don't go there if your like to sleep.

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Adelaide, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016 via mobile

Only stayed here for two nights but they were absolute bedlam. The staff are absolute gurus especially Jesse and josh who made me feel super welcome and had great craic. The food is really good and cheap and the whole hostel is super clean for a party hostel. Highly recommended.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

The price is good and they have good facilities, however, some people from staff were so unfriendly. The check in was at 3:00 pm but we arrived earlier so we asked the person at the reception what we could do and she just answer kind of rude "go up stairs if you want to store your bags". At the bar... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016 via mobile

A group of us stayed at the hostel for a couple of nights. The facilities were decent, bar staff friendly and helpful and food good. Unfortunately, the vast majority (no need to mention names as it was most of them) of the reception staff we encountered were unwelcoming, always seemed preoccupied when we required assistance and when they did assist... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

La Brisa Loca is probably the best hostel I've ever stayed at! Cool people, friendly staff, delicious food and CRAZY parties! The are plenty of places you can hang out when the heat of Santa Marta gets too overwhelming - I highly recommend nap time in the tv lounge! The rooftop parties on Friday and Saturday nights are a must... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-Republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to both recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker. ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Brisa Loca Hostel

Address: Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $19 - $26 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
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