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Hostel Mamallena
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Reviewed November 26, 2013

I stayed in a room with private bathroom. Although the bathroom is small, it is clean. The room was spacious and clean. The staff is helpful and friendly. The common areas look cool. We had dinner once in the hostel and the food was delicious. The location is really good - Getsemaní is a neighbourhood with nice restaurants and bars to hang out and Cartagena's historic center is just 3 blocks away from the hostel.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jaime C
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Reviewed November 23, 2013

I spent this past June and July in Medellin, and when I took a long weekend to Cartagena, I couldn't have picked a better place to stay. I met some great friends from staying at the hospital. The pancakes in the morning were delicious. The owner's pets were very friendly, and who doesn't miss their own pets when traveling, so it was awesome to have them there. The rest of the staff was very helpful and easy to talk to. Also loved the bar next door. It's in a great location, has comfortable beds, and very affordable. I would recommend staying here for anyone looking to get a good night's sleep and still have the opportunity to meet people and have a good time!

Room Tip: I stayed in a private room because I was in a group of five, but the price was great. Everyone I know who stayed in the dorms liked it too. When I stayed in July, only one dorm had A/C and the owner was working on putting them into more. But living with the humidity is part of traveling!
  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank bexmackay
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Reviewed November 1, 2013

The location is in old town of Cartagena that is a great place to start your stay here. Good WiFi and local food, everything within walking distance except the bus terminal to leave town, that you need a taxi. Be sure to take in the Mud Volcano, you get pick up and returned right in front of the hostel.
Enjoy your stay. I will stay here again on my way back through.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Carol B
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Reviewed October 30, 2013

We originally came by this hostel to enquire about the San Blas trips to Panama, and ended up reviewing a double room because our hostel lacked atmosphere. We were not disappointed. Great staff, party nights most evenings (if you're looking for peace and quiet this isn't the place for you!), a parrot that kept us entertained, cheeky cats and a beautiful dog. Stuart the owner was knowledgeable about San Blas and helped us throughout the stay. Ended up staying for much longer and highly recommended. Great location.

  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 24, 2013

Had a great stay, staff excellent food and accommodation was very good great value for money. Special thanks to Stuart the owner for looking after me. The place to be in Cartagena, great location to all the bars, restaurants and attractions. Staff were very friendly and always there to help.

Stayed: October 2013, traveled solo
Thank Chris H
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