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

90.1% Overall Rating

204 out of 231 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/04/2014)

"All our crew had a great time. We partied with the staff on Saturday night. We met loads of other people from lots of countries. Not a ghost town by an means this place was buzzing. The location inside the old city was…"

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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 25.89

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.

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90.1%

Overall Rating

204 out of 231 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'El Viajero Cartagena Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
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92.8%
Facilities
90.4%
Cleanliness
87.2%
Staff
86.4%
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89.6%
Safety
94.4%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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

Joseph Glover

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2011 Joseph would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff and good location in the old town

Disliked: With all rooms facing onto the central courtyard it can get pretty noisy at night.

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

hugo fuentes

Alone

Business / conference

20 June 2011 hugo would recommend this property

Liked: Its located in the downtown of the old city of Cartagena "Ciudad Amurallada"

Disliked: The Bathroom wasn´t clean sometimes!

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a nice place to stay but the staff can be rude and very unhelpful. Its almost like they do not want to be there. The aircon rooms are great and are a must for the heat in Cartagena. The breakfast is hit and miss, sometimes a good selection, other times nothing. Plus warm milk with cereals is never good!!

Disliked: The staff and warm milk with breakfast

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

Alexandra Lotero

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

31 May 2011 Alexandra would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were very nice and helpful, and you can book any excursions (Manglares, Volcan del Lodo, Tayrona, etc.) at the reception. My dormmates were always considerate about not making too much noise when I was asleep. Internet and breakfast are free, as is fridge and kitchen use! Great hostel. and AC is great!

Disliked: One day, I was put in a private room that had an ant infestation! But they switched my room when I asked.

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

Monique Jarny

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 May 2011 Monique would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were extremely helpful and the premises were immaculate. Great communal area outside.

Disliked: My biggest problem was that the rooms were too ccold at night, with the air conditioning going all night. Sounds pretty good (and to me too) but not when its so cold you cant sleep.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

17 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: air condition, clean, cornflakes for breakfast

Disliked: noise at night (until midnight)

48.6%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 May 2011

Liked: Conveniant location.

Disliked: Impossible to sleep. Bar with loud music in the corridor / courtyard on Thurs Fri and Sat night until midnight with people talking loud until 2am. Children making loud noise early in the morning.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

08 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfy beds, air-con and personal safes in rooms and very helpful staff

Disliked: Breakfast could have been more substantial, and wi-fi kept dropping out.

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

Karen Foesenek

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

02 May 2011 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: They organized a fun party and pub crawl. Staff was really nice and helpful. I was almost afraid of going there because of the bad comments about the staff, but I don't agree with them.

Disliked: Nothing, well the breakfast could have been a little better.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

02 May 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location. Rooms are clean. Air conditioning! Great in hot climates like Cartagena. Lots of activities on offer. Porch hang out space.

Disliked: Breakfast. They need to have more than bread and cereal. Quite a disappointment and not worth waking up for.

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

maria belen de grandis

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 April 2011 maria belen would recommend this property

Liked: El viajero Cartagena is now one of my favourite hostels. The rooms are big, the people is great, good location and everything is clean all the time. A great place to spend your time at cartagena

Disliked: everything was great!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good locations

Disliked: hotel and hostelbookers do not seem to have a good communication, we had 2 bookings and both times they tried to charge a different price and move us to a bigger room size.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Events / festivals

22 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, very helpfull

Disliked: Security boxes under the beds are easy to get stuff out off and the doors to the rooms are not locked but only people from the hostel are in the hostel.