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Hotel Castillo del Mar
Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Riohacha
London, Großbritannien
2 reviews
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“Avoid this place if you can”
Reviewed April 9, 2012

We booked in for one night prior to our Guajira Tour departing from the very same hotel the next morning - we were given a dormitory room and the rooms are very basic with rather uncomfortable beds, but for one night we thought anything would be OK. We saw some cockroaches so it definitely didn not appear to be the most hygenic place either! Everything just seemed a bit worn down. Shame - cause the hostel has a lot of potential. However...we went out for a meal and came back in the evening to discover a rat in the room - when we went to reception, the night porter did not seem to care much at all and refused to give us another room as it was more expensive than what we had paid! Even when he called the manager we were still not allowed to move. Their reaction was very poor to say the least and out of principle we decided to checked out... when packing up our things we found droppings all over the room so the rat was definitely a more permanent resident to the hostel! (p.s. we went to the hostel 'Mi Cassona' - which was a clean and absolutely fine alternative´to Castillo del Mar'!)

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 23, 2011

If you are in Riohacha it's because you are waiting for moving to Cabo de la vela or Punta Gallinas or somewhere else in the north, then this hostel is ok for 1 night. There is free wifi in the reception and the breakfast is only 6000 pesos. The room are just avarage, nothing more. Unfortunately it's not possible to do a bath in the very close sea (dangerous).
It's 10 minute walking from the "downtown".

  • Stayed October 2011
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Reviewed August 27, 2010

Little black bugs were eating every piece of furniture in the room. We had them all over ourselves, our things and our clothes. The place looks like a ruin in the back of the most depressed street in this depressed town. Staff not nice.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled as a couple
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Basically the only reason to go to Riohacha is because you're on your way to Cabo de la Vela (or maybe Venezuela). This place is alright to bed down for one night. before moving on. We looked at some of the rooms and the dorm which was almost identicle. As there was no one else staying there we took the dorm which we had to ourselves at a lower price than if we'd taken a room. It was pretty basic but there were mutiple fans which was fortunate as it's very hot there. The whole place seemed a bit run down. Be careful when walking on the paths outside as they were very slippery. The staff were friendly and organised for the shared taxi towards C de la V to pick us up from the hotel. There's also breakfast available.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Castillo del Mar
Address: Calle 9a 1b 15-352, Riohacha 440001, Colombia
Location: Colombia > La Guajira Department > Riohacha
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Ranked #4 of 5 Hotels in Riohacha
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Number of rooms: 11
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