We had Dreamer in Santa Marta recommended by several travelers we met and we thought this was gonna be similar.
Don't only base your opinion on our review, because at times a person's experience is good/bad because of the type of other travelers and/or moods of staff.
Some pro's: cool hang-out places (hammocks, cushions, swimming pool etc.) fantastic food (get the prawns they are unbelievable), fresh mango falling off the trees, roughly 100 meters away from the beach.
Definitely a party hostel when we were there, it unfortunately attracted really young crowds (teenage Americans who were tourist with money as opposed to travellers) who constantly felt the need to talk and be friends with everyone, making the weirdest comments to not have 'awkward' silences, whilst we were happy with reading a book and sun bake. Music blearing all day & night, people screaming.
This location also doesn't have a kitchen, the food from the restaurant there was good though! And not too pricey. But if you miss 'meal time' there are no options for you to have a meal other than going to the main street.
Bathroom in dorm room didn't lock, which caused for some awkward walk-in moments, shower and beds were fine. The dorm room (Chile) was spacious so you could easily put your bags next to your bed without the room looking messy. It's cleaned daily and your bed is made too.
You have to pay for wifi at the Palomino location (might be a good thing to know up front). And for Palomino in general: make sure you have gone to the ATM before you get there.
Even though we had an average experience, we went to Dreamer hostel in Santa Marta which was way better and we loved it there!
As I said, not the worst hostel but they need to be clear who they are catering to.
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