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Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar
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Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

20 mins from the bus station this hostel sits in the fancy hotel zone on the beach. The nicely done up building is right on the beach in what seems to be the best part. The beach is beautiful, however definitely a resorty kind of feel with jet skis and sun beds. But feels quite luxurious and it is not crowded. The sea is the best for swimming we came accross in northern colombia.

The hostel is run by lovely, friendly staff who do a great job. Dorms are decent. Floorboards shake the room a fair bit but its not a big deal. Kitchen is great but bring food with you. The adjoining restaurant looked good but is not really backpacker friendly prices. Luckily thy include drinking water free though.

An improvement would be if they went easy on the barbed wire.. not sure why the have it everywhere outside.

Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 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
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Reviewed January 6, 2014

My wife and I spent some nights there and those were enough to fall in love with this place. The location is great, the beach is very clean, the atmosphere relaxed, and the hospitality was amazing. We pick a room with A.C. and it was spacious, no fancy but comfortable enough. We really want to recommend this hostel if you are looking for a relaxed and affordable vacation.

  • Stayed: December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Alvaro E
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2016

Dear Álvaro:

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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Reviewed December 19, 2013

Basic dorms with only a fan and the showers are a bit dodgy but the two girls that run it are fantastic! They are very patient with people trying to learn Spanish and their energy and hospitality is second to none! Food at the bar is reasonably priced but if you´re on a tight budget it´s only a 25 minute bus journey to Santa Marta to the supermarket and the kitchen facilities are good. This hostel is right next to the beach, perfect location if you don´t mind being a bit out of town. One of the best hostels in Colombia!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled solo
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Thank SarahNiemiec
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 11, 2016

Dear Sarah:

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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Reviewed December 5, 2013

Playa del Ritmo was wonderful. It's close enough to Santa Marta but feels a million miles away, and is quiet, beautiful, and full of interesting people. The staff are great, and the beach is amazing. The rooms are big and breezy. (We stayed in dorm - can't speak for private rooms). Go here if you don't want to stay right in the busy, noisy city, or just want some beach time!

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank BrenWear
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 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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Reviewed December 4, 2013

Good hostel right at a nice beach. Friendly owner. Basic but clean and spacious rooms with good screening. The only downside is, that there is no restaurant or shop close by apart from the hostel-restaurant. The food in this restaurant is good, but felt a little bit expensive for the rather small portions. You could buy your food in Santa Marta (20 minutes by taxi) and cook in the community-kitchen.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank coci9
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Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo, Beach Hostel & Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 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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