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#2 of 315 Specialty lodging in Santa Marta
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This is the best place that you could come across in Santa Marta with backpacker prices.La Guaca Hostel is found in a huge, remodeled mansion very close to the historic centre of Santa Marta. The hostel is located in a safe area of the city and is close to a variety of restaurants and shopping centres. Public transport to other parts of the city and surrounding areas is easily accessible. La Guaca boasts a pool (jacuzzi included), Restaurant-Bar speciality in Tapas and Cocktails, an open-air Lounge room amongst other socializing areas, hammocks, boardgames, computers, TV Room, a well-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a variety of dorm rooms. These rooms are well-lit and extremely spacious and each one comes with private lockers, fans and an ensuite bathroom. Everyday we serve homemade typical Colombian breakfasts accompanied by the fresh juice of the day. We invite you to take refreshing dip in our pool and enjoy the Caribbean heat. We'll also help you organize and book any trips you are interested in, whether to the incredible beaches of Parque Tayrona, the magnificent Sierra Nevada and her mythical Lost City or more hidden destinations. Any information you need, we're happy to help you with! Whilst you explore the surroundings we'll happily take care of your luggage free of charge. Finally, here at La Guaca we're all about backpackers looking after other backpackers and providing a social space to enjoy each other's company! The guaca Hostel is located in a manor house near the historical center of Santa Marta (10 minute walk ) . The hostel is in a safe area of the city, well served by public transport and close to two major shopping centers: Ocean Mall and SAO / Olympic Mall. Enjoy our spacious kitchen , with everything you need to cook a good meal and share it with other travelers . Our hostel has spacious and comfortable different to share experiences or just have a good time chatting and social spaces. We invite you to freshen our pool jacuzzi to enjoy the Caribbean heat . While discovering the magnificent beaches of Tayrona Park and the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta with its mythical Lost City , store your luggage for free .
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Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Airport transportation
Breakfast Available
Laundry Service
Multilingual Staff
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor pool
Public Wifi
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Accessible rooms
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We stayed for 1 week in the Hostel. As we arrived we got a warm welcome from the stuff. They offered us breakfast at 10.30am but normally you can have free breakfast from 07.00am-09.00am. You can choose between two different options for the breakfast: scrambled egg,toast,fruits and coffee or yogurt with cereal,toast,fruit and coffee. The Lady’s who work in kitchen and do some cleaning are so nice like everyone at the hostel. We had a separate room with a bathroom to share..it was always clean! You can use a Kitchen witch has everything to cook something simple. The Kitchen was clean as well. If you need wash your clothes you can do it for COP$ 9000 per kilo. And the Wifi was working all the time! We were really happy with our stay at the La Guaga Hostel.
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This is a well-located hostel, clean, and good service. The front desk lady Anna is very helpful. They also propose a lot of tour and activity on site. I stay for 2 weeks and it was great! I recommend it!
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My friend and I stayed for a couple nights. We liked how is wasn’t in the heart of all he busy streets so you could actually get a decent sleep without any noise. Breakfast is amazing! Awesome omelette with bread and pretty big fruit bowl!!! And the coffee is outstanding. Worth the price for private :) Daniel at the front desk was very helpful! Very good English and always has a smile on his face that lights up the room. He was almost able to get us an early breakfast for our early flight (before breakfast starts) but unfortunately we didn’t have enough time to sit down and eat - so they gave us bananas to go! It was perfect as we don’t think we could’ve eaten a huge breakfast anyways. Thanks anyways Dan! We appreciate the effort and keep doing what you do!
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When we arrived we got helped by the warmhearted daniel who gave us all the Information we needed for the Perfect stay. We would always recommend this place dir a nice stay in Santa marta. Best regards soeren
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My friend and I stayed here for the weekend trip. All of the staff were great and helpful. We checked in late and Daniel was great. There is a bus stop right outside the door that can take you to the beach. I enjoyed the vegetarian sandwich. Very nice place.
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$15 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta DistrictSanta Marta
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