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Reviews of El Viajero Cartagena Hostel Cartagena Hostel

Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena, Colombia

Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 85%

Staff 73%

Value 79%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Steam room
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 50,000.00USD

Important Information

Please note that after booking you will receive our e mail address.

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. *Please note: between the 28th December and 1st of January 2015 all no-shows will be charged for the entire booking and we require 5 nights stay minimum*

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Cartagena?

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Atmosphere 83%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 96%

Safety 85%

Staff 73%

Value 79%

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Anonymous
04 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Air conditioning in Cartagena is a must and the rooms here are very cool. There is a nice terrace outside the rooms.

Disliked: The staff were pretty useless and were more concerned with painting their nails. When they are attentive they are trying to hawk overpriced tours to you. Also for the cost (30k pesos) you would expect a towel to be offered (like most places in Colombia), but it is not, so you have to shell out 5k for a moth eaten hand towell...It just seemed like one of those juggernaut hostels that seem to pride themselves on the fact you can go through South America staying in their sterile, overpriced lodgings and never actually experience the real culture of the countries you are in

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 May 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Conveniently situated

Disliked: sometimes noisy

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
14 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: central location

Disliked: can be loud at night

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
30 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff is incredibly friendly and helpful, the atmosphere is amazing. I came as a solo traveller and got friends and plans for every day of my stay. The location is also amazing in the heart of the walled city

Disliked: It's very noisy, so getting a good night sleep is hard, unless you nap when everyone is out...

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff at El Viajero are really helpful from helping with booking activities in Cartagena, arranging buses to other cities and general questions about facilities. The hostel is in a really good location much nicer part of the old town than Getsemani. The hostel is really clean and the facilities are basic but nice.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
22 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Best place ever! I stayed there with my friend on our arrival in Cartagena and made a bunch of friends who we kept travelling with us. It's easy to make friends there and to join a group to go out. Staff is very friendly too. And they do respect silent hours (got kicked out of the patio for being too noisy 3am haha!) (again, in a friendly way!). At night there's a big chance you will be going out, the music and people around really set you in the mood!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
13 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Comfortable beds and location. There is a kitchen (albeit basic)

Disliked: Dorms all face into courtyard where loud music plays until late, so not ideal if you're looking for a good night's sleep. No bar/recreation area as such so difficult to meet people if travelling alone.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staffs are very helpful and friendly. I liked bar at hostel.

Disliked: Sometimes, they don't respond or help because they are doing something. Especially, they don't sell beer in hostel because they are cleaning linens.

Customer would recommend this property

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Anonymous
09 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: I loved the staff!!!!!!!! Soooo friendly

Disliked: Nothing it was perfect!!!

Customer would recommend this property

54% Overall Rating
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54% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location

Disliked: The staff was just unhelpful and did not care about anything.

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