From the staff to the fact you get to stay in a mansion from the 70's, this is one of my favorite hostels. The rooms & bathrooms are clean yet basic for a good price range. The common areas are spacious and entertaining...pool, hammocks everywhere, ping pong table, huge flat screen and a cool bar. ;)
Gabe the owner knows a lot about the area so helped us plan some great mini trips to beaches, minca, ciudad perdida, etc. While I was there the hostel hosted an array of social events including tour of the mansion (owner, hidden tunnels, crazy stories, etc), party chiva bus, salsa night too!
The cook, Willy, is also awesome...so make sure to order at least one meal from him.
This is a great pick and comfortable place to stay while cruising around Santa Marta area!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Come experience coastal Colombia and all that Santa Marta has to offer in the Australian Drop Bear Hostel. We are the central hub of Santa Marta for your day trips, treks and tours. Perfectly placed for easy access to the city centre, PARQUE TAYRONA, THE LOST CITY, DIVING, TAGANGA, PALOMINO AND MUCH MORE. As well as nearby supermarkets and ATMs. The hostel in extremely spacious with a restaurant, self-catered kitchen, massive TV/chill-out/games room, bar, gardens, over 20 hammocks and a giant pool. Not mention the most comfortable and clean beds in Santa Marta. So come join us for a cocktail, enjoy our daily activities like Monday Movie nights by the poolside cinema, Saturday night party buses, Thursday trivia and much more! ... more less
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