We booked a private double room for 3 nights a week in advance and the owner,Mona confirmed our reservation!However when we arrived we were told there was no reservation as we didn't pay a deposit but we were never asked to and a deposit was never mentioned!The guy on reception wasn't the friendliest of folk,he said he had room in a dorm for us!I asked if we would be the only ones in a dorm and he said yes so we went in there! At 11pm that night when both asleep after a long day the door opened and 2 people arrived after apparently having booked the other 2 beds in the dorm!We weren't impressed as we had been told differently!The next day we moved to a private room and Mona apologised for the error!
The hostal is nice, rooms are good, bathrooms nice,only cold water but Taganga is hot so it's nice!There is a paddling pool in the garden and a nice bar on the roof!They have a random system where they don't give out keys...not a big inconvenience but everytime we came back we had to ask to be let in our room and sometimes there was a crowd at reception!
Overall it is a nice place and Mona is lovely, very helpful!Think the other guy needs to be a bit friendlier and smile though!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- In a traditional neighborhood on the sunny Colombian Caribbean coast, La Tortuga Hostel inmerses you in the local athmosphere. Here you will make friends and enjoy cocktails on our rooftop bar with a breathtaking view of Taganga bay. In addition to offering accommodation, we also have certified scuba diving staff that can show you the bautiful underwater world. La Tortuga adds something special to Taganga, making it more than just a jump off point from which to access Tayrona Park. This is a place where you´ll feel like staying, enjoying and relaxing. Just follow the turtle and welcome home! ... more less
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