We stayed 2 nights after reading the very positive reviews below.
The staff was very friendly and helpful with providing information.
The views are pretty nice from the hostel but thats it...
In general the whole place is overpriced.
The 'el mirador', 'el centro', 'castillo' and 'the den' are connected to the main building which means you hear everything. From kitchen sounds, chatting people and the playing music from the staff.
We stayed in 'the den' which is next to the kitchen (10 centimer from our bed) and close to the common area and speakers. The first night, the music was playing till 23.00 and people stayed up till 24.00 talking. In the morning the staff started preparing breakfast at 6.30, which wakes you up inmediately.
The second night there was luckely no music and the people chatting were sitting a bit further away. Unfortenately, one of the staff members put the laundry machine on at 7.30 next to our room in the morning.
So if you like a quiet peaceful stay DO NOT go here. Furthermore, our bed sheets had blood stains including the musquito net. Why not wash them or throw them away? The bathroom is shared with 20 people and should be cleaned more often. Instead, the staff is drinking rum every night, and cleaning the bottles in the morning in order to wake up the guests.
Advice; act more western and remember that you have guest which are paying (a lot of) money to stay in your basic accomodation.
In the end the stay was ok, but 1 night is more than enough. The best option is the tree house in my opinion, since it is the furthest away from the main building.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Casa Loma is a beautiful wooden hilltop house that offers one of the most amazing views from any hostel in Colombia, particularly at sunset!Situated above the town, you’ll overlook Minca, Santa Marta, the sea, plus the mountains of the Sierra Nevada and forest all at the same time—truly unique!Surrounded by tropical gardens and indigenous stones and paths, we offer complete tranquillity with no roads, cars, shops or neighbours; coupled with great food including our famous curry nights! ... more less
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