We arrived at Mama Waldy after an epic boat trip from Panama and were pretty whacked, filthy and sweating and even though we had no passports due to boat situation the owner (one of the two lovely brothers) was totally cool with it and let us settle in- I even had a nice cold tamarind juice brought to me whilst I got showered!
Our dorm room was fine - just a basic dorm with lockers and ensuite.
When we were let in the room it smelt really clean - like orangey/peach coming from the scented sticks they use - this was so nice! It was a bit dusty (weirdly this was mostly in the bathroom) but it's a great big old house and with the doors open all the time to get a breeze in to keep the dorms fresh it's just life I guess.
Ensuite has a wall that doesn't reach ceiling so not as much privacy as would have been ideal when sharing with others....
Funny little dog wandering around and a parrot that looks demented but is harmless (only squawking on one of our 4 mornings there); there is also a cat stalking about there so animal lovers will be happy there!
The best things about Mama Waldy were the coffee, the healthy fresh fruit and toast breaky, the air con they put on at night and the sleep we got - the doors and windows close all the light out and our room was cool and pitch black - an absolute dream to sleep in!!
Oh and the location is awesome - round the corner from everything and 2 mins walk from cute Plaza Trinidad which you can hang out in at night. Our friends were going to stay at Media Luna but it's on the noisy street so they decided to come to MW instead - much better value for money at MW too!
They also did our laundry, sorted our bus to Santa Marta and have created a lovely family feeling at their hostel - you can tell the brothers are really proud to offer their place to tourists.
Thank you Mama Waldy!
Nat and Andy X
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- 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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