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Reviews of Hostal Candela Y Chocolate

Hostel | calle 12 # 3-01, centro historico de santa mart, Santa Marta, Colombia 47001

84.7% Overall Rating

12 out of 14 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/11/2013)

"It's a lovely place with the nice relaxed atmosphere. It's very well-located right in the centre of santa marta, a few minutes away from the beach, big supermarkets and loads of restaurants and shops. The people…"

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Facilities

  • Credit cards accepted
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Late check-out
  • Laundry service
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 16.22

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Important Information

Taxes not included

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84.7%

Overall Rating

12 out of 14 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Hostal Candela Y Chocolate'

Atmosphere
84.3%
Location
84.3%
Facilities
81.4%
Cleanliness
84.3%
Staff
91.4%
Value
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sayed Hamid Sajjadi

Alone

Relaxation/spa

26 February 2014 Sayed Hamid would recommend this property

Liked: peacefull and good atmosrher

Disliked: the house dog

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

michael adams

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

29 January 2014 michael would recommend this property

Liked: Decent enough place.

Disliked: michael left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2013

Liked: It's a lovely place with the nice relaxed atmosphere. It's very well-located right in the centre of santa marta, a few minutes away from the beach, big supermarkets and loads of restaurants and shops. The people working at the hostel are incredibly friendly and willing to help out with anything. The beds are nice and clean, breakfast is included and youbget an amazing fresh juice upon arrival. Great place and great value for money!

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Eduardo Guemes

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 July 2013 Eduardo would recommend this property

Liked: Nice place to stay. The staff is really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: The few time I stayed there

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The stuff was really friendly and helpfull.

Disliked: Nothing

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was very friendly, nice atmosphere, sufficient breakfast.

Disliked: At night the street of the hostel seems to be dangerous.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Amy Farrell

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

15 January 2013

Liked: Close to the beach

Disliked: No computers to check the internet. I was also robbed of a significant amount of cash and my phone whilst having an afternoon nap in the dormitory.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 January 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A little cramped but OK. Decent breakfast included.

Disliked: A garden would be nice.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Family Holiday

30 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, juice whenever you arrive, really friendly and helpful staff. They give you small maps. The beds are comfortable, linens and towels are cleaned daily. There is good value laundry service on site.

Disliked: The shared bathroom received way too much traffic, and you have to wait a long time to take a shower or even just use the bathroom. It is also kind of dirty by the end of the day due to the heavy traffic. TP ran out, there was hair built up in the drain. However, these were minor inconveniences.

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

ahmet korkmaz

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2012 ahmet would recommend this property

Liked: On arivvel They give fruit juise Normal nice friendly hostel has lovely kitties .they give daily fesh towel .i stayed only 2 nights.was good.

Disliked: The walls need paint

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

jozefa fruytier

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 November 2012 jozefa would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to stay.The personnal are very very friendly and very helpfull . Everything is very clean and towels and sheets are changed frequently. There is à lot of place in the dormitory and the beds are very good. Nice kitchen and good wifi I loved the nice breakfast in the morning. The hostel has à real good situation , in the center, near the sea, market. Excellent quality/price!!. If I come back to Santa Marta, I Will certainly stay in this hostel again.

Disliked: jozefa left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

25 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the kindness of the staff

Disliked: i was stuck outside at 2.30 am because the bell didn't work. i knocked hard the window for 30 minutes. at the end the owner opened me the door. Finally.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: terrace with twinkly lights. complimentary beer. fast internet. black & white tiles and high ceiling in dorm. personal mini wooden chest lockers at foot of bed.

Disliked: no A/C in dorms. streets a bit dodgy at night - as a solo female traveler, I didn't feel comfortable walking a few blocks. homeless man also camped out on sidewalk across from hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the owner is actuallz present and really helpful with regards to information on trips as well as booking buses

Disliked: it has wi-fi, but no computer available. so if you're travelling without laptop or anz of the fancy gadgets with wi-fi there is basically no chance to enter the internet