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The Dreamer Hostel
Reviewed June 20, 2013

I absolutely loved this hostel! Super chilled out, super clean, awesome staff and just a really cool place overall. The food was cooked there and all the fries, pastas etc. were homemade and were super delish. They have hammocks hanging all around the pool area which was great just to chill in and read your book all day. Santa Marta is a pretty dry, barren place, so the fact that the hostel was really green inside created an almost tropical oasis feel. Much preferred staying here than in Taganga. Really can't rate this place highly enough.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 14, 2013 via mobile

Me and my friend stayed here for 2 nights. Not much to do in Santa Marta but the hostel is a nice place to lay your head for a couple of days.
The pool is a great relief from the heat (although when we were there it was out of service due to maintenance)
It's out of the city centre but close to the largest mall in Santa Marta.
The staff were super friendly and very helpful.
Rooms were decent. Hot during the day but Aircon turned on at 9pm. The kitchen was fine to cook in. Food was average from the menu and a little over priced.

Overall a nice place to stay

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Thank selina T
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Reviewed May 20, 2013

This is a great hostel that is run by great owners and wonderful staff. The food is great, the pool is wonderful and the hostel is kept clean by a very friendly staff. Close to Minca and Tayrona National Park.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 1, 2013

This place is well set up for doing activities around Santa Marta like Ciudad Perdida trek, Tayrona Park, etc. It isnot really in Santa Marta, but a cop 1200 bus or cop 5000 taxi will get you there. The rooms are very clean and have large lockers. The pool is nice and most people seem to hang out there. There is a bar, restaurant, and shared kitchen. The kitchen has limited cooking supplies and very little space to actually prepare something. The staff were very helpful, knew peoples names, etc. There was wifi, which seemed to work well with lots of pèople skyping and such. There are also two comptuers with free internet and a small movie room.

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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 20, 2013

Hi all,
if you want to travel around in the nearby area of santa marta this is the place to go to. They offer you all tours and information regarding the most interesting stuff (Tyrona nacional park, ciudad perdida hiking trip, Palomino tubing). They store your stuff for free and help you organize everything.
The staff is super friendly and the owner is very open to backpacker´s opinions all the time.
I met reallly nice people there and had a great time. Thx to the hostel team!

PS. the location is unique, a pool with hammocks and a chilled bar.

Room Tip: take airconditioning :) all dorms are fine.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

this hostel is located in a residential neighbourhood outside of Santa Marta centre. The area is surrounded by affluent housing and is quiet and safe. It is near to a large mall with several ATMs and food choices and is a 10-15 min cab into santa marta central.
The hostel has a great communal area, with a good bar, decent, small pool and a number of hammocks. The one feedback point is that the pool area could benefit from some more sun loungers.
the wireless is reliable and the dorms are clean. there is a/c but this is only turned on at certain times of night. food at the restaurant is very good
this couldn't be a 5 out of 5 rating as the amenities do not put it at the top, top end of hostels. for example, the shower is just a cold water hose, there is no TV room and the location is not super central.
However, the service and ethos of the hostel is truely excellent. Every single member of staff was a pleasure to deal with and that created a really good vibe. they were trusting and professional. Marta - the girl who works at the bar - was particularly good. She was really friendly and excellent at her job.
i would recommend this hostel without any doubt!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with friends
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Thank Adam85London
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Reviewed April 2, 2013 via mobile

Delish pool, great food, v clean and such lovely lovely staff. Only real downside is that its a taxi ride to anywhere and you dont get your own key for your room which is a little unnerving! Would abso pop back again.

  • Stayed: March 2013
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Additional Information about The Dreamer Hostel

Address: cr 51, 26D-161 (diagonal 32) Los Trupillos de Mamatoco, Santa Marta 5, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 215 Specialty Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range: $14 - $63 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dreamer bring to Santa Marta a new concept in QUALITY BUDGET ACCOMODATIONS, here you can indulge in a bit of luxory at backpackers rates.Escape from the caribbean hot enjoying our big swimming pool, hammocks and garden, available guest kitchen, TV lounge, Bar and Italian Restaurant...Our Vibe is relaxed.The hostel is located in a strategic position just outside the crowded city center but on the way to the Tayrona park,Minca,Taganga and Rodadero. Bus Station is three minutes ride away and in the immediate area you'll find supermarkets,Cinema,ATM etc travellers from all walks of life are welcome ... more   less 
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