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Reviews of El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Hostel | Calle 7 Infantes 9-45, Cartagena de Indias, Cartagena, Colombia -

85.1% Overall Rating

217 out of 247 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/07/2014)

Michael Awabdeh thinks…

"Location is good for area and walking distance to main attractions and activities. Staff is friendly and helpful with rooms having AC is a bonus."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Internet café
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 27.06

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address. You’ll need to send the security code (CVV/CVC) of the card you used when booking (this is the last 3 digits of the number on the signature strip at the back of your card) in order to fully secure your booking. Failure to do so may result in you losing your reservation Because the highest season in town is new year´s eve in Cartagena, we need to make sure that all the booking made for this period will show up and won´t limit others backpackers to visit and enjoy this special occasion with us while others make reservations and make no show with us. Due to this big event our policy for this period is 50% web deposit and 4 minimum nights from 29th of dec 2013 until Jan 1rt 2014. *Please note: between the 28th December and 1st of January all no-shows will be charged for the entire booking*

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85.1%

Overall Rating

217 out of 247 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Viajero Cartagena Hostel'

Atmosphere
84.8%
Location
91.2%
Facilities
84.8%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
78.4%
Value
78.4%
Safety
91.2%
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74.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff and atmosphere. Great location.

Disliked: The rooms all opened on to an outdoor social area where people sit chatting early into the morning. Not great if you need sleep.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and helpful staff!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good atmospfere. realy liked the patio where you can easily meet other people.

Disliked: the internet wasn´t working on the regular computers..

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

19 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: party, good value

Disliked: -

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location and the staff was fantastic. It has all the facilities you need to have an enjoyable stay. The firm beds were a plus as well. The breakfast is good.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Benjamin May

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 December 2011 Benjamin would recommend this property

Liked: The location is great, right near the old town, restaurants and cafes close by, two supermarkets within 5 minutes. The airconditioning at night is a godsend, and the evening activities were great!

Disliked: Nothing!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

05 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good location, clean, very nice facilities, friendly & very helpful staff, a fun hostel

Disliked: nothing really

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Alistair Carlson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 November 2011 Alistair would recommend this property

Liked: Location was second to none!

Disliked: Nada

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sebastian Zimmermann

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

01 November 2011 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: Location within the old part of town is really nice and everything is in walking distance. Neighborhood is save (even at night due to many police officers stationed there).

Disliked: n/a

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Katherine Harrison

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

26 October 2011 Katherine would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in the double rooms rather than the dorms and they were in a separate annex with separate door, key, living area, kitchen and free internet on computer. It was clean, tidy and cool.

Disliked: The cleaners didn't come all that often.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Air conditioner was great and definitely required in the heat. Location was good. Kitchen facilities were good with the supermarket very close by.

Disliked: The bar was just a wheel out desk that was brought outside in the evening, we were expecting an actual bar at the hostel. But really no dislikes

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

18 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Exactly what all hostels should be, something for everyone and just really well ran. They can book all your trip from the front desk if ya like!

Disliked: nothing (maybe having to renting towels)

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Business / conference

17 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: this is an amazing hostel. The facilities are great, clean beds, internet access... tv room. The activities were great... Live music and salsa. Also the staff was very good, especially Ciara and Alexandre. Also great location within the walled city.

Disliked: nada

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Thomas Moore

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 October 2011 Thomas would recommend this property

Liked: The location is good, the staff ... can be good, can also be not so good. Nice and clean bathrooms.

Disliked: Typical backpacker factory, get em in, get em out. They post rules (like all hostels), but do not abide by their own rules. The had a band playing outside my room until 1am, when their own rules state no noise after 12pm, no big deal ... unless you have a 5am international flight and have to be up at 2:30am.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Alejandro Albarran

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 October 2011 Alejandro would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and interesting people. Good beds with proper storage for baggage and good safety boxes for valuables.

Disliked: Activities could be set up by the hostel for the afternoon and the prices for tours could be lower.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 September 2011

Liked: Very organised and reception 24 hrs., Hostel has all that you need, wi-fi, kitchen, aircon, TV, drinks available at all times.

Disliked: Staff were not always helpful, place is noisy untill all hours.

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

05 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: decent place.... always staffed,,,, which is good. Staff was pretty helpful at times.... but very hesitant with info... got wrong directions one day... so triple check whatever you hear. rooms are clean... breakfast needs to improve... more tea variety_ some fruit PLEASE?

Disliked: breakfast was plentyfull but all bread and carb.. its so hot here wish there was some fruit. also private rooms only have a fan...... they need AC

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

David Tilton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 September 2011

Liked: The location was great, right in the heart of the walled city on a quiet side street.

Disliked: The staff was inaccessible and somewhat curt and it had sort of a party hostel vibe which may be good for some but wasn´t my cup of tea.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

01 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: air con every evening in the rooms; helpful staff that all spoke English and excellent location! The continental breakfast was decent too!

Disliked: it was very dirty, I don't think they clean the rooms. My bed had a colony of ants on it when I arrived. Also, it's pretty much a party hostel, so if you're not into that, stay somewhere else!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

30 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Cool place to stay, clean and new facilities, friendly staff and aircon in every room

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

andreas wittwer

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 August 2011 andreas would recommend this property

Liked: great location, friendly and helpful staff, good kitchen, good showers, air conditioned rooms, super comfortable beds, big lockers in the rooms

Disliked: -

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Giorgia Perpellini

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 August 2011 Giorgia would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing!

Disliked: Breakfast start at 8 am...too late in my opinion...usually in othes hostels is from 7-7.30 am.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, friendly, secure, good location, good parties on the weekend with some cocktails. Manager is a lovely and friendly chica. The problem with the under bed lockers not having a top (others on this site have said that you can just lift the mattress to access the locker) has been fixed, at least in the room I was in. The lockers were secure. Air con is on in the bedrooms from 6pm to 11am, and staff were also perfectly happy to turn it on for you during the day upon request. I also left my laptop in a common area (tired much?) and the staff rescued it for me. Everyone was really nice.

Disliked: Couldn't get internet connection in the room, and the common areas were too loud with music etc, so was unable to Skype home. Internet also went down a lot.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

10 August 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel in Columbia:)

Disliked: lockers very small, so no possibility to lock up laptop

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: AIRCON!!

Disliked: You can't cook in the kitchen and they don't serve food.