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“Worst Hostel in 7 Months of Travel!”
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Jamrock Hostel
Ranked #43 of 171 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
Medellin, Colombia
2 reviews
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“Worst Hostel in 7 Months of Travel!”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

There was a ridiculous amount of issues due to the owner, Juan, including him cancelling bookings on purpose so people cannot make negative reviews on the hostelworld website.

Juan, came back from a party, along with 15 guests from the hostel at three in the morning. They then turned the stereo on meters from the dorm room. I asked if they could be quiet, Juan’s reply was “If you are going to complain you can LEAVE the hostel, or I can give you a HUG and you can go back to bed.’ I asked him again to turn the music off, He then grabbed my arms and pushed me in front of the room full of drunk guests telling them that “this girl wants you to be quiet”. I turned the music off went back to bed. Two minutes later it was back on I went out to ask for it to be turned off again. Instead of turning off the music Juan proceeded to yell at me in front of the crowd and then FOLLOWED ME BACK TO THE DORM and ranted for minutes in front of my bed (while other guests were trying to sleep). I should mention that Juan is very tall and very large, he towered over me. I did not feel safe here at all.

The hostel was also overbooked, so we had to stay in another room, others had to share beds or find other hostels, so there is no point making a booking. Not to mention it was messy and filthy and it took upwards of 15mins for check in/out as no staff could be found.

Room Tip: If unfortunate enough to stay here, the ten bed is better than the closet (i.e. the 8 bed dorm).
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Jamrock Hostel

Property: Jamrock Hostel
Address: Calle Real # 20-19 | Manga, Cartagena, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Amenities:
Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #43 of 171 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perfectly located in one of the two most safest areas of city, 5 blocks from ZONA ROSA, 2 blocks from the bay and touristic port of manga where boats come and go from PANAMA-CARTAGENA-PANAMA ,also there is the most traditional sea food restaurant club de pesca. We are located one block from a supermarket well knowed because the quality of his products carulla, where you will find 4 diferent atms and everything you need. Our hostel is one block and a half from most important typical restaurant of the city NARCOBOLLO. We are also located half block fron two banks bancolombia the main one in colombia, and bbva, where you can make all kind of transations.. two blocks from our place you are going to find diferent kind of restaurants on the bay ,the famous sushi miyagy sushi express. also four blocks from a 24 hours supermarket. 15 minutes walking from old town.. and 15 minutes by taxi from international airport rafael nunes ... more   less 
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