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Calgary, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

My recent stay at Aluna was very, very enjoyable and I'd recommend it for single travellers who are not rich but neither on a pauper's budget. The folks are wonderfully helpful in assisting in making arrangements. It's a well-maintained and clean place just off the main drag of SM. Easy walking to all the attractions. I didn't eat there but...

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Heerlen, The Netherlands
Reviewed January 15, 2017

We've been in Casa Aluna for many days and were so happy we chose this. The hostel has all the facilities and is very clean and comfotable. At one point I got sick and the staff was so kind and helped out a lot. Also, they helped us book trips, they know everything there is to know about Santa Marta...

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Reviewed January 8, 2017 via mobile

Hostel is nice and very clean. Location is good and the staff is very helpfull and friendly. We stayed in the dorm which was nice but needs some improvement. The poweroutlets are only available from the lowest bunks, one of the lockers for the luggage was broken and unusable and another was very hard to open and close. The wifi...

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Reviewed January 2, 2017 via mobile

a very clean, new and well done hostel just a little bit out of the city center. Not the kind of hostel to do parties, but perfect to relax and recharge energies. I had a double room with private bathroom (just cold water like every hostel) for 115 COP, not the cheapest solution in town, but it was like an...

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Reviewed December 4, 2016 via mobile

Stayed at Aluna for 2 nights. Left my bag in their locked bag storage while I went camping for one night. My passport was hidden in the bag. After camping, I stayed one more night at Aluna and then headed off to Cartagena in the morning (I didn't open my bag). It was only when I got to Cartagena and...

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JimAluna, Owner at Aluna Casa y Cafe, responded to this review

Very sorry to her that your passport was missing but by your own admission you only discovered this when you arrived in Cartagena which is at least one bus journey and 6 hours later from the time you left Aluna. As you may not be able to appreciate we in Aluna can not be held responsible for any guests belongings...

Reviewed November 10, 2016

I had a great sleep in this hostel, but one thing that really disapointed me is that the internet didn´t work properly on the second floor, in my room. When I wanted connection I had to go down to the common area. In my room there was one fan.

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed November 8, 2016

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in Aluna on 5 separate occasions over a couple of weeks. It is an excellent base for visiting the many surrounding attractions. El jefe Jim, and his amazing staff made the place feel like home, especially the ever friendly Hidalgo (not certain of spelling) and Julio. Great location, onsite cafe, roof terrace, kitchen. We'd love...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed October 18, 2016

I had a great stay for a week at Aluna Casa y Cafe! Throughout my travel, I stayed in Santa Marta for a week to to my Advanced Open Water diver license and to explore the area. The receptionist Hidalgo was one of the friendliest, most attentive and upbeat persons I have met! I slept in the 6-dorm up on...

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Reviewed September 8, 2016 via mobile

We reserved a room with a double bed. The room was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and the location is great. In one word good value for money and I definably recommend this place if you want to stay in Santa Marta.

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Reviewed July 27, 2016 via mobile

A really nice place to stay in Santa Marta, you feel welcome from the moment you step in. I stayed in the dorms, clean bathrooms with very welcome showers (after sand in Teyrona and heat of the Ciudad Perdida hike). Kitchen facilities cleaned every day. There is a cafe with breakfast if you want some treats, but there is also...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aluna Casa y Cafe is a small family run guesthouse that caters for the independent traveler looking to explore and discover the natural and cultural landscape of the carribean coast of Colombia. Situated in the historical centre of Santa Marta, Aluna is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and the just 4 blocks from the beach. Aluna is designed around a 1920's Spanish villa and is centered around a shaded courtyard. The guesthouse has 3 floors, a roof terrace that looks out over the Sierra Nevada, a guest kitchen, TV room and a cafe. We also have the best book exchange on the coast and a luggage storage facility. *Aluna - Kogi Indian concept - thought, memory and possibility - past, present and future. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aluna Casa y Cafe

Address: Calle 21 21 No. 5-72 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $12 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aluna Casa y Cafe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
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“A room on the third floor, they say that internet works there”
 of 5 bubbles FabioV554, Nov 10, 2016 | Read review
“chose more the rooms in the first floors, not the last one because no wifi”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineg994, Dec 6, 2015 | Read review
“Get air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles V2274RXmatts, Jul 8, 2015 | Read review
“All good rooms with aircon or/and fans”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew-M-Fenn, May 28, 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is only available in the cafe area. I would choose a room upstairs. There is some nice outdoor space.”
 of 5 bubbles AmiiStephenson, Jan 14, 2015 | Read review
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