Its a fine place for the younger generation. I booked in at the last minute based on Lonely Planets recommendation. I am in my 50s and not a backpacker so i make allowances for that . I booked a single with air con at 70000pesos per night ' now thats expensive for Colombia ! The building, the pool, the bar, location, the desk upstairs are all great BUT my room which was called a Suite (!!!) was like a large cell, darkish, poor lighting and definitely needed to be cleaned. The floor was dusty underfoot, the bathroom mirror stained from the last guests shaving etc , the remnants of someones half used cake of soap and empty shampoo bottle adorned the bathroom but to top it off was a scary ball of hair (pubic and other) on the bathroom floor . . . disgusting!
Added to this was no towels in the room, no soap (apart from the leftover), nowhere to hang clothes or even to put my bag apart from on the floor (and remember this is called a SUITE) . Plus the lumpiest pillows in Colombia.
Seriously guys you need to pay more attention to your cleaning and housekeeping
if you intend to charge 70000 pesos for a single (plus your credit card fee.)
Surely you should check the rooms before a guest moves in. And my final tip is when sheets have bloodstains on them throw them out or use them as cleaning rags! Dont put them back on guest beds even if it is a backpackers establishment.
I moved out after 1 night and stayed at a nice older hotel with a beachfront oceanview balcony, aircon, refrigerator, spotlessly clean, nice sheets n towels n pillows 60000 pesos with no credit card surcharge
Good Luck with your venture but improve the housekeeping.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-Republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to both recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker. ... more less
- Reservation Options:
- TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld so you can book your La Brisa Loca Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
- Also Known As:
- La Brisa Loca Hotel Santa Marta