I spent a month traveling both Colombia and Panama and Mamallena (Cartagena) was among the top hostels I stayed at. I felt safe, the staff was superb, the atmosphere relaxed, rooms/bathrooms clean, the price fair and the location perfect. My only complaint was that the 8 person dorm room upstairs had an air conditioning unit so intense that once it kicked on around 9 or 10pm the room turned into an icebox of frozen doom. If you didn't have an extra blanket with you or a towel to use as well as the sheet provided, you were in for a cold night. But hey, all things considered, if the worst part about Mamallena's is that they have an AC unit that works too good, I'd say they're not doing too bad! I must also make mention of the truly fantastic staff members!!! Absolutely terrific people who were so helpful, genuine and always at the ready. There was nothing I had to want or need for that wasn't made readily available by this fantastic crew.
Thanks again for making my first experience in Colombia a positive one!!!
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