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“Excellent budget option”
Review of Mama Waldy Hostel

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Mama Waldy Hostel
Ranked #60 of 180 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
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19 reviews
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“Excellent budget option”
Reviewed September 11, 2013 via mobile

It's a cozzy budget familly hostel. Ideal for backpackers, althought you need 10min walk to make it to the historical centre. The service is excellent and very laid back. But it is a budget place, don't expect luxuries.

  • Stayed October 2012
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Reviewed August 17, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at mama waldy for 3 nights. It's in a beautiful part of Cartagena where it comes alive in the evenings with some really good food options people are cooking out on the streets. If that's not for you there are tons of nice little restaurants close by too.

We stayed in a double bed in the top section of one of the rooms so it had a bit of privacy, but others were in and out quite often as it was being used as bag storage in the bottom section too. Cartagena is HOT this time of year, so the fan in the room helped a little but it was an uncomfortable night's sleep with the heat and the wood underneath the mattress not being secure and falling out if you moved too much.

Also the shower seemed to flood the whole bathroom so it got a bit messy where people were coming in and out of it.

The hostel is family run and although I didn't see mama waldy, her son who was running it was friendly. Another american who was working there at the time did a good job of giving us info on where to go in the city.

The place had a lively atmosphere in the evenings so if you want to be sociable you got plenty of opportunities to mingle.

Its only a 10 minute walk from el centre where the streets are really nice to walk around.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Property: Mama Waldy Hostel
Address: Getsemani, calle la sierpe No 29/03, Cartagena 130001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Hotel Style:
Ranked #60 of 180 Specialty Lodging in Cartagena
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the neighborhood is more emblematic of Cartagena (Gethsemane street No 29-03) this sector is considered as the beginning of the revolution of the villagers or lancersGethsemane to proclaim the independence of Cartagena under Pedro Romero Walker.This sector has a large variety of restaurants, bars, variety of cuisine, shops and supermarkets. ... more   less 
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