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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As long as you're willing to meet strangers, this hostel will do the rest in terms of creating the environment to meet others. The staff is great, rooms are fine (A/C a huge plus), and very great group of travelers staying here. Not a total party hostel, but people here do have fun! Location is perfect for getting to the... More 

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review Nicholas! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero was enjoyable and you could meet a lot of people from all over the world. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was impressed by this hospital.... It was busy with a friendly relaxed vibe☆☆☆☆ Very clean and super ell organised.☆☆☆☆☆ Fab well kept kitchen.☆☆☆☆☆ Comfy rooms☆☆☆☆☆ Cool movie room And the best location Loved my stay here

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

Perth, Australia
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28 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a huge chain hostel, with hundreds of beds and on massive grounds. The rooms are spacious and beds comfortable, the lockers and safes provided are good, as is the breakfast. There are computers for general use and the bar has a tab system. However, the bathrooms are not the most comfortable and the showers are single cubicles, despite... More 

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks for your comments. We are a fun hostel, but not a party hostel, as we close our bar at 11:30 pm so our guests can get a good night sleep, and the ones that want to keep up the party are invited to go out to the city center with a lot of options. Sorry about the sheets as... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a nice, private room near the bar in the patio. In this area it is easy to socialize with other guests. It is a nice atmosphere. But if you do not want to stay up late it is no problem since the bar area closes at 12pm so it gets more quiet. The location is perfect to explore... More 

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a very centrally located hostel in the historic center of Cartagena. It is reasonably priced and the staff at the front desk, while busy, are always helpful. I had a private room with my gf which was spacious and comfortable. Well worth the price. The hostel also offers a nice, simple complimentary breakfast of cereal, fruit, and bread.... More 

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

Sherbrooke, Canada
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good points: Excellent place to meet young travelling people. Excellent localisation in the Centro historico de Cartagena. Clean rooms Good activities program Bad points: Loud music until 12:00am. Light breakfast (white bread with butter, cereal and fruits) Expensive for what you got

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

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4 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

we went there for our 4 nights in cartagena. Very good price (35usd) per night for 2 with air con, tv, hot shower and located in the heart of the old quarter. Staff was always friendly and helpful. The building it self was a old colonial house and free coffee is included

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

Neiva, Colombia
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The atmosphere at the hostel is welcoming and they helped us arrange many day trips. However, I think the hostel is a bit overpriced for what you get. You have to make your own beds upon arrival, many of the safes didn't work in the room, it wasn't as clean as you'd expect, and the breakfast was very underwhelming. The... More 

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero ok. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

Brasilia, DF
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

El viajero is well located, but is very simple and although the facilities are quite clean, the bedsheets has got stains. The breakfast is not good, bread, one kind of artificial juice, butter, jam, milk and cornflakes. We booked a double room with private shower and when we arrived here it was not available, their explanation was that hostelworld is... More 

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Sorry about that, is true we had some issues with hostelworld overselling. Please contact us for discounts on other El Viajero Hostels in San Andres, Salento or Cali. More 

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Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

The hostel was nice! Good Location, but price for private ensuite room was a bit too high compared to the other rooms we've stayed in. The room was clean, but if you took a better look there were a few spider webs and there was dust on the products we could use from The minibar. The included breakfast was fine... More 

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Thank you for your message! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Conveniently located inside the famous Cartagena's old walled city and only a few blocks away from the well known Fernandez de La Madrid Square and from the main attractions of Cartagena de Indias. Surrounded of Museums, Squares, Artisan, Bars, Coffee Shops, Restaurants and it’s nightlife! We offer you the best service in the best location. We are the only hostel in Cartagena with breakfast included in the rate and the only one with air conditioning in all the rooms. In a Spanish colonial house style, just as all the old walled city, we have everything you need: shared and private rooms, kitchen, common areas with TV & DVD, internet area and free WI-FI all day. ... more   less 

Additional Information about El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Address: Calle 7 Infantes 9-45, Cartagena 130018, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $21 - $107 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“Prefer rooms near the entrance since they are far from the bar area, thus quieter...”
 of 5 bubbles leom761, 3 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Away from the courtyard if you are looking for quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles carmencQ7896AF, 26 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Bring a surge protector if you have a lot of digital equipment, the rooms only have 1 or 2 plugs. Also their safes are very small and probably can't fit your laptop / ipad. ”
 of 5 bubbles YoavE, 18 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Happy travels!”
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“Comfortable, with AC.”
 of 5 bubbles julienaeby, 20 Jul 2016 | Read review
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