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Drop Bear Hostel

Hostel | Carrera 21 con Calle 20, No 36, Santa Marta, Colombia N/A

87.4% Overall Rating

30 out of 31 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (31/03/2014)

Aengus Gormley thinks…

"Old Cartel house - make sure you do the house tour with Gabriel, the owner, on Sunday night if you stay here at the weekend. Great outside area with a big swimming pool, tables and deck chairs. Nice…"

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  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 13:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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Want to stay in an ex Cartel house?

The Australian run Drop Bear Hostel is located in the most infamous cartel house of Santa Marta and in the most exclusive suburb, El Jardin. Come see the secrets of the house, hidden rooms, secret coded tiles, caletas (hiding spaces) and underground tunnels!

The Drop Bear Hostel is perfectly placed for travellers, close to the city centre, museums and transport to Tayrona, Taganga and Minca. We can also organise Lost City Treks and Scuba Licences. Read more

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About Drop Bear Hostel

Located over 2000m2 there is plenty of room to chill out and relax. Sip a cocktail in the giant pool or in the authentic 80's cartel bar where Pablo Escobar once drunk with his buddies. Kick back in the stadium cinema room or cook up a storm in the huge kitchen.

Join us for our Sunday BBQ's and Movie nights in our Pool Cinema. It's easy to stay at the Drop Bear and never leave. The Hostel is spacious, clean and kept cool by the Santa Marta breeze (La Brisa Loca) that rolls of the Sierra Nevada.

Accommodation Information

We have bunk bed dormitories, single private and double rooms with or without ensuites. We also have hammocks for those on a budget.

Location Information

Located in the most exclusive suburb of Santa Marta between the two main avenues leading in and out of town. It's peaceful and quiet but only moments from the main avenues where you can find bars, clubs and restaurants, supermarkets, drugstores and health clinics.

Only a 5 minute bus or taxi ride into the city centre. The buses heading to Parque Tayrona and Taganga all pass by the end of the street and whisk you away to beautiful beaches.