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“The most luxurious backpackers hostal!!!!!!”
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La Villana Hostel
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Santa Marta, Colombia
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3 reviews
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“The most luxurious backpackers hostal!!!!!!”
Reviewed March 11, 2014

La Villana Hostal is easily one of the best hostals i have been to, its cheap, clean, safe and stylish. It is also located next to the best bars and restaurant in Santa Marta. The friendly staff helped me plan my trip to tayrona and the lost city, both were incredible ( i recommend using the contacts the hostal has to offer as i had heard terrible stories about shabby tour agencies ripping people off). Also if you visit be sure to try some of the exotic cocktels, preferebly while bathing in the enormous jacuzzi!!!! All in all a great place to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Room Tip: ...the private room is a great place for a romantic weekend!
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed March 8, 2014

La Villana is an oasis in the middle of santa marta, located in the city centre with a great vibe. Nice and calm with supernice people working there. The interior is modern and stylish, the pool has perfect temperature and if you´re feeling lazy one night just stay inside and play some xbox and hang out in the common area! 5/5, one of the best places ive stayed

Room Tip: the dorms are really nice with new beds and with charging ability right by the pillow
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled with friends
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Santa Marta, Colombia
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Reviewed March 8, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time at La Villana. The location is great, the staff is friendly and helpful, the beds are comfortable, and the common area is great for hanging out. We took advantage of the happy hour (2 for 1 drinks). There is also a good kitchen for cooking. I definitely recommend staying here while in Santa Marta.

Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed March 6, 2014

I have been living in Colombia for almost 2 years and during that time have stayed in many different hostels all across the country. La Villana is the best value for the money and the most laid back and friendly atmosphere I have ever found in a hostel. Although it is not a party hostel, they have a bar that can turn into a wild night with the right crowd and a beautiful outdoor patio that makes for a great hang out spot. The staff is incredibly attentive, helpful, and friendly and after just a day in the hostel, one feels like part of the family. The best, and most objective part of it is how clean and comfortable the hostel is. It feels more like a hotel in its presentation and cleanliness throughout all rooms. The shared dorm rooms have the most comfortable beds I have slept on in a hostel and each one has its own outlet and reading lamp at the head of it. They also have a private room that I hope to use one day. And the best part of all of it, it is one of the cheapest hostels you will find in the downtown centro area of Santa Marta. Its just 3 blocks from the beach, 2 blocks from the best restaurant and bar strip in the city, and 3 blocks from the main shopping avenue. I LOVE THIS HOSTEL!

Room Tip: Dorms are very comfortable, but if you are a couple, I suggest the private suite.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled on business
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Medellin, Colombia
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Reviewed February 26, 2014

New Hostal and very clean, eerythi9ng is near by at least a 3 min walk from everything in the Center,El Parque de Los Novios is a great place to hang out near the small cool trendy Bars only a walk a way, no taxi needed wich is great...
The beds are confortable and clean,restroom are very clean and the also you have free lockers,kitchen to use, and the Small pool is Great Not too big but Cool...the AC is fantastic noce and cold. The staff is so gret to be arounf you would think they were youyr friends from long time ago, staying here makes you feel so relax and not so like other places wheres too much noisy or too manny party animals...I recommend if you bring your family and friends, is Amazing stying near the center on Santa Marta where u can feel like is your own town, I LOVE IT.

Room Tip: the room with 8 dorm beds has it own private bathroom, you dont have to wait in Line.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

I was a guest in La Villana hostel when they just opened.
Everything in this hostel is brand new! This hostel is so different from others... You feel like you are in a charming, smalll and historical hotel. Historical because it is located in the historical centre and the buiding has some nice old details like 6 amazing old high palm trees around the jacuzzi, old tiles on the floor in the patio and some beautifull arches in the walls. The owners are very friendly and the manager is so helpfull and kind. For every question,problem or arrangement, Gina was there for me to help. The hostel is clean, nice dorms, clean bathrooms and showers, well equipped kitchen and close to a big supermarket.
If you like to have more the luxury feeling and something different then most regular hostels for the same price...la Villana hostel is the place to be!

Room Tip: If you travel as a couple the private room is fantastic!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

Really a cool place,the hostel is brand new, right in the center of the city, you don't need a taxi for go out at night all bars and disco are at 2 minutes walk, there is a big supermarket and ATM at 3 minutes walk
Beds are really comfortable, each one's got a personal light and a free lockers. the AC works really well.
Wi fi is really fast and there are 2 computers with 25inch touch scream, the dvs list is massive and there is even a xbox 360 with lots of game to play
The jacuzzi is perfect for the hot afternoon of Santa Marta
Staff was great, very friendly and they serve really good breakfast with is own made jam
definitely I recommend this hostel to everyone!!!

Room Tip: there is only one private room, so make sure you book in advance
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled solo
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Property: La Villana Hostel
Address: Calle 17 # 3-70, Santa Marta 47001, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 164 Specialty Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — La Villana Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
La Villana hostel is located in the heart of the historical center of Santa Marta, just walking distance from local sights and the beach; Our friendly staff will make you feel as if this is your home away from home, the beautiful 300 year old colonial style building has been fitted with many facilities that will ensure you a safe and comfortable stay. We also help you plan your adventures and fill you in on local info making sure you get the most out of your stay in the sunny Santa Marta. ... more   less 
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