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“Too good to share” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar

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Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar
Certificate of Excellence
Los Angeles
Level Contributor
4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Too good to share”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

We loved this place. Super friendly people, great beach, nice restaurant, and great atmosphere. It's outside of town and next to some big developments, in construction, but it was still a little tropical paradise. We stayed in a fancy place to the east of town, for about twenty times the price, and enjoyed this hostel way more in the end. Please do not come here so that I won't have a problem booking a room next time.

Room Tip: We had a room with AC, lower level, which was nice.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank thwbecker
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this review, June 11, 2016
Dear Guest:

Thank you so much for this nice opinion about Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel and Bar!
We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept.

We will take chance of this opportunity to invite you to visit our Tripadvisor profile, as well as our social networks identities (Including Facebook and Google+) in which you will be witness of all our improvements on our customer experience and logding concept.

Remember Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel will always be your house on the Caribbean Sea anytime you want....

Please, come back soon!!!!

Johann Díaz
Customer - Experience Marketing
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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  • French first
  • German first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2013

A wonderful 'hostel' that has a private beach and idyllic setting- really friendly vibe with a bar open till early morning and local music playing on speakers. The hostel building itself is accessed via a locked gate and colourful bridge, and the building has beautiful murals all over it. The private room we had was lovely and clean, with a huge window that looked out onto our own hammock and onto the beach (through a wire fence for security). The food was great value, not huge portions but very tasty and varied, and the smoothies and cocktails were delicious. Highly recommend this as a great find, particularly because it is so newly opened and therefore spotlessly clean. It is a little taxi drive or bus ride away from the centre of santa marta, which is nice because you get the beach and tranquility but we did have a few problems getting back from town late at night in taxis because the drivers did not know about this new hostel. Not really too much of an issue though, given the huge bonuses of this hostel otherwise.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Ellie P
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this review, June 11, 2016
Dear Ellie:

Thank you so much for this nice opinion about Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel and Bar!
We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept.

We will take chance of this opportunity to invite you to visit our Tripadvisor profile, as well as our social networks identities (Including Facebook and Google+) in which you will be witness of all our improvements on our customer experience and logding concept.

Remember Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel will always be your house on the Caribbean Sea anytime you want....

Please, come back soon!!!!

Johann Díaz
Customer - Experience Marketing
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Bromma, Sweden
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 30, 2013

If you are looking for a place where they can relax and have fun at the same time, Is where is attended by innovative young people, Playa del Ritmo is the site you are looking for. Do not worry about the language, they speak French, German, English and Spanish.

Room Tip: if you're shy and do not go to search friends, Playa del Ritmo have excellent private rooms away...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Juan R
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this review, June 11, 2016
Dear Juan:

Thank you so much for this nice opinion about Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel and Bar!
We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept.

We will take chance of this opportunity to invite you to visit our Tripadvisor profile, as well as our social networks identities (Including Facebook and Google+) in which you will be witness of all our improvements on our customer experience and logding concept.

Remember Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel will always be your house on the Caribbean Sea anytime you want....

Please, come back soon!!!!

Johann Díaz
Customer - Experience Marketing
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Bogota, Colombia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

IT’S A HOSTEL INTHE BEACH! Not near, not close, it's in the beach! You wake up and you see the sea from the dorms. The same view you get form one of the most luxurious apartments in Santa Marta. The beach it really clean, no salesman and not crowded as Rodadero. The food is excellent and the bar is incredible.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Gordomendez
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coolum
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013

At playa del ritmo the staff make u feel like family, the rooms are clean the beachfront view is incomparable, we ate at the restaurant which serves free coffee in the morning( a blessing as the night time party's can get really contagious) the food is fresh and in my opinion they boast the best chicken burrito in Colombia. The hardest part of hanging at rhythm beach is leaving. I woke up with a view of the sand and sea from my window. Come and chill at my new favourite hostel !!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank 4573
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this review, June 11, 2016
Dear Guest:

Thank you so much for this nice opinion about Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel and Bar!
We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept.

We will take chance of this opportunity to invite you to visit our Tripadvisor profile, as well as our social networks identities (Including Facebook and Google+) in which you will be witness of all our improvements on our customer experience and logding concept.

Remember Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel will always be your house on the Caribbean Sea anytime you want....

Please, come back soon!!!!

Johann Díaz
Customer - Experience Marketing
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
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Additional Information about Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar

Property: Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar
Address: Calle 74A # 1-20 | In front of Sierra Laguna, Santa Marta 470006, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 147 Specialty Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located right on the most quiet and pretty beach of Santa Marta, Playa del Ritmo is the ONLY BEACHFRONT hostel of Santa Marta, specially designed for travellers to feel at home in the heart of the Caribbean. At Playa, backpackers from all over the world spend days chilling on the beach, playing volley and football, kayaking, doing yoga, going diving, tanning and enjoying the most beautiful sunsets in the shade of our palm tree hut. Playa Del Ritmo‬ is the only ‪‎Beachfront‬ ‪Hostel‬ in ‎Santa Marta‬ that offers you Kayaks and Paddles for free during your stay;) Should the beach life become a bit too much hard work, you can easily go to Rodadero area (5 minutes by bus) or to Santa Marta's downtown (15-20 minutes) where you can find supermarkets, cash points, shopping, restaurants and nice bars, we are just 15 minutes away from the Airport...and less that an hour and a half from Tayrona National Park! If you are looking for a good place to relax, rest your feet, and have a cold beer, this is your place. ... more   less 
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