I made the dreamer hostel my base in Santa Marta. It's perfectly located for getting out to Tayrona and Palomino and beyond so in between trips out of town I stayed here on and off for over a week. It's also very close to the bus terminal for when you want to head off to other places in Colombia. The way the hostel is laid out around the pool is perfect for chilling out and it's probably way too easy to laze the day away in a hammock or in the pool. Would highly recommend the hostel to anyone going to Santa Marta.