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“Relaxing”
Review of Republika Divanga

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Republika Divanga
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Reviewed March 18, 2014 via mobile

Awesome place, the fact of sharing rooms makes you keep going knowing new people, i loved it, the people from here it's pretty awesome when you start to know them, also it's a relaxing place so i love it

  • Stayed: February 2014
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Thank laurencar
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Reviewed February 21, 2014

I was looking for a hostel where I could meet people and also relax while my partner was treking the Cuidad Perdido. This place was perfect. The pool at the B&B was lovely and I spent most afternoons there. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Both rooms I stayed in were nice with good bathrooms. Kitchen was ok. Hammocks and table great to hang out in. As many people mention, it is a little bit out of town, but fine most of the time, particularly if you stick to the main road. The owner talks about safety a lot when you check in, but I think she is just being over cautious and in the process scares some people. I would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled solo
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Thank SaintMish
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Reviewed February 15, 2014

Casa Divanga is more of a hostel than Divanga B&B, they are a block apart but you get to use the awesome pool wherever you stay! The manager Lucy is such a lovely lady and will do anything (and everything) to make you happy! Ruth the receptionist/cleaner is a lovely local lady too! We were meant to stay a few nights and ended up staying 9! Really great value, the pool is the drawcard! Stay here! And go to Bitacora and/or Babaganoush for dinner - yummmm

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Thank Bean B
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Reviewed December 18, 2013

There are 2 Divanga's in Taganga: Casa Divanga and Divanga B&B, which are both run by the same company. We stayed in Casa Divanga because this was the cheaper option.
This hostel gets a lot of very good reviews and I'm not sure why as it is certainly nothing special. The room was clean but very small and with a bad fan. The bathroom also clean but looked as if it's been there for ages. The staff was nice but didn't seem to care a lot and the kitchen has more or less nothing.
There is a patio with 3 hammocks and 2 computers and that's about it.
The B&B is right behind the corner and has a bar, restaurant and swimming pool which can also be used by the guests of the "casa". the restaurant served very good food, the bar very overpriced drinks.
The neighbourhood of both places is not safe after dark, especially not after 10pm. But this is the case for most neighbourhoods in Taganga.
Anyway, there are loads of options for accomodation in Taganga, and I think next time I'll look for another place.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Nicolas D
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Reviewed December 9, 2013

We stayed in casa divanga ( the hostel), in November 2013. The staff are extremely helpful with dn abundance if local knowledge. You have access to the bnbs pool, and the kitchen is handy. The outdoor area is lovely..hammocks, trees and a cool breeze. There is also a movie room, great area for chilling out.
Aussie Tom is great for providing local knowledge and be sure to grab a fresh juice or crepe off Lily at the front area of casa divanga!

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed November 19, 2013

The staff is very friendly and accommodating. The secluded outdoor patio is a great place to relax and meet other travelers.

It's closer to the beach and the local neighborhoods and not in the same location as most of the other hostels, which kind of gives it a more authentic feel. But it's still safe and very close to everything.

I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

We actually stayed in an apartment that Casa Divanga rents out next to the hostel. The apartment wasn't particularly clean. The refrigerator & kitchen area was particularly dirty. Also, one of the toilets never seemed to flush properly.

I will say that the staff was very helpful & friendly - the highlight of Divanga.

My main concern was the location - it is located 5-6 blocks from the main part of town and the walk back at night always felt kind of sketchy. (plus it is just a long ways to everything - comparatively) There are a lot of reports of mugging in Taganga recently and because of this we wound up moving to a spot on the beach so we could stick to more populated streets,

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank WanderingWheatleys
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Additional Information about Republika Divanga

Address: Calle 11 no3-05, Taganga, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 74 Specialty Lodging in Taganga
Price Range: $12 - $18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Republika Divanga is the place you would never like to leave. If you are looking for a heaven in Taganga to relax, make new friends and enjoy the best party, this is your place. The special: you have acces to Divanga B&B swimming pool and all facilities including in very cheap accommodation rate in taganga. ... more   less 
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