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“Nice place for long stay”
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La Casa de Felipe
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Reviewed December 22, 2012

I really enjoyed my stay Casa de Felipe. I took a studio room, which had 3 beds, private bathroom, mini refrigerator, kitchen and a balcony. We were 3 friends staying here, and for me it was the perfect stay. Each morning, we prepared breakfast in our room, at lunch, after my diving session i would use the place for having a light lunch and rest. The room is big and comfortable, there is no hot water in the shower, but this is the case in all hostels in Taganga, besides you don't really need a hot shower in Taganga. There are nice coomon areas, for breakfast and dinner, and a TV room etc for everyone. Except for the fact that it doesn't have aircondition in the rooms which is not easy and that it is 10 min. walk from the beach ( the center) it is really nice place to stay. I would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 24, 2012

Clean, with nice showers! Clean bed with powerful fans. Just perfect after Tayrona park. Good restaurant with great coffee. Not cheap, gringo prices, but worth it. Noisy hostel, so bring earplugs. Lovely balcony in my room. It's a few blocks from town, but town is nasty with a filthy beach. I much preferred hanging out in hostel's comfy clean hammocks, on the top deck, and outside in the tree garden with fighting cats. Nice place!

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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 7, 2012

Overall this place was very good. The best thing is the atmosphere in the hostel. The top terrace is an amazing place to hang out for sunsets and for drinking a few beers. The kitchen is well equipped, but several of the cooking stoves weren't working which caused some waiting for everyone who wanted to cook. It's a little bit outside of town, but you get used to the walk pretty quickly.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

Stayed here for nine days. The hostel has a great set out. The top terrace is great for sunset views and a beer. Kitchen was good but the stove did not work which lead to crowding and waiting. Great smoothies. DVD system and TV room was awesome. Restaurant was a bit expensive considering

  • Stayed: September 2012
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Thank Haarby
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

this hostel is very well known by backpackers doing the gringo trail...the location is good, a bit far (up in the hill) from the main restaurants, beach and grouceries but is quiet and relaxing, the hostel is nice, hamacs everywhere and outdoor spaces, they have free charge mini lockers( bring your own lock) with space only for your passport and wallet but al least is something, our room had also a secure box but took the staff girl half hour to let us know how to use it...the atmosfere was quiet during the afternoon...lounge music playing but at night they started playing electronic music so the chill area wasn´t chill anymore...our room was right next to the restaurant and we were worried about the noise but no what a sorprise...the fan in the room was louder than the music! rooms are very hot, even with the fan and the windows have no mosquito net, only a curtain so mosquitos are around and you need to set the fan full speed so the noise is terrible...the price was too expensive for the value...if you take time to look around there are plenty of hostels better than this...if you are looking for backpacker atmosfere is a good choice i guess...we arrive late and stayed in a double room for 45000 and the dorms where 20000 per person (dorms look nice, no bunk beds so is a plus) but the next day we found a better option, villa esther, closer to everything and very quiet with a dorm just for ourselves with fan and aircon for 30000!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I'm sorry but... 15mins away from the beach makes it an inconvenient location. I don't mind a cold shower when you're this far out of a city but some water pressure would be nice. Towels provided were nasty and smelly. Information and tours desk is erratically manned. Staff in general are rude and of no use to your stay in Taganga. All of this would be manageable if this place wasnt hyped up so much. They're clearly trading on a good review from a well known travel book so manage your own expectations.

Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 5, 2012

This hostel is perfect if you are the type to hang around the hostel all day...they have an array of hammocks, excellent views, a great restaurant, and the facility is very clean. If you like to venture out and interact with locals and bring home new friends for after-hours, it isn't the optimal spot. They have a strict guard at the gate who does not allow you to bring home guests, even if it's early in the evening. Also, it's ages away from the beach, so when you head to town, you have to bring ALL of your stuff. There was also some irritation with the computers because there are only 2 and no time limit is posted, so people would tend to be on there for hours. The kitchen also falls short as it has no utensils or cups or bowls. You have to ask the restaurant to borrow them and then return afterwards.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about La Casa de Felipe

Address: CRA 5 A No 19-13, Taganga, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 72 Specialty Lodging in Taganga
Price Range: $22 - $79 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — La Casa de Felipe 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The hostel "La Casa de Felipe" is situated in Taganga, just 15 minutes by bus from Santa Marta. It's located in the upper part of the village, seven minutes walk from the beach. It's ideal for relaxing on the terrace after a day of excursions to Tayrona Park, The Lost City, diving, or on the beach. We offer dormitories, private rooms with private bathroom and studio apartments with fully equipped kitchen facilities. ... more   less 
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