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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

Calle 7 Infantes 9-45, Cartagena 130018, Colombia
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  • Plaza de San Diego
    0.2 km
  • Free Wifi
  • Breakfast included
Reviewed 1 week ago
Pretty good place
Located in the center of Old town, they are located close to... more
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Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located in the center of Old town, they are located close to most attractions, plaza de la Madrid is nearby. Slightly slow check in process, but was alright. Extra 5000 pesos deposit for towels. Bathrooms are clean and showers as well. No hot water. Dorm rooms are clean although it gets quite stuffy and they don't turn on the air...

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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. The towels are free in private rooms. Yes there is no hot water, because the climate is VERY hot and humid in...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Expensive by Colombia's standards. Overall pretty clean bathrooms/ showers etc and nice breakfast in the morning. Great location - worth the money for this alone probably but the bedrooms are average with noisy metal beds!

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

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

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I think its been the most basic hostel room, ive been in on my trip. The building itself from the outside etc is charming and the staff was amazing, helpful and friendly. I didn't like the rooms what so ever tho...and having an air condition that is controllable for guests can become a huge problem (we had a guy in...

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

Hi Vanny, i think your review if for another place. Because in dorms the air acondition is controlled ONLY by the staff and we dont have remote controls for them. Second, we have 150 beds and an occupation rate of more than 85%, so that is more than 120 people you can socialize with, and an outside bar that is...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is great. Easy to meet people, there is a bar with cheap beers. Every day some entertainment, the best was the salsa classes. The staff is helpful and I strongly recommend this hostel for every one.

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Thank you so much for your comment. We are glad to know that your experience at El Viajero was great. We hope to see you soon at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

Reviewed 13 December 2016 via mobile

We had a perfect stay here. The staff were the best - they all say hi, remembered our names, helped us with information. The hostel is big, very clean and has air conditioning! There's a bar so you can socialise but it's not noisy at night. Definitely recommend. Thanks El Viajero.

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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.

San Gil, Colombia
Reviewed 5 December 2016

This is a very good hostal in a great location within the walled city center of Cartagena. El viajero is well run, organised and most importantly clean and comfortable. They have a great fully equipped kitchen that made cooking fun. Enjoy your stay!

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Thank you for your message Linda! 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.

Reykjavik, Iceland
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Location is perfect. Inside the old city but in a quiet street. Effective wifi. Clean common rooms and comfortable beds. The patios are nice to hang out in. But the best thing is the staff in general are very nice. Helpful and accommodating. I spoke Spanish but I got the impression their English is good. I would stay there again

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Thank you for your message Bjorn! 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.

Italy
Reviewed 3 December 2016 via mobile

Many of the people I met during my trip stayed here. I chose it because it was close to the diving shop I selected. On top of that I met by chance some travelers previously met. I realised there was a good vibe in the hostel. Perfectly maintained. 100% clean. I haven't met my dorm mates because I was weaking...

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Munich, Germany
Reviewed 3 December 2016

The Hostel is very clean and the staff is amazing / always helpful and super super nice! The Location is great / in the middle of the old town. Good breakfast and we had a great time here. We really enjoyed our time here. Will definately come back one day!!!

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Reviewed 27 November 2016 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...

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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.

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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: $24 - $116 (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...”
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“Away from the courtyard if you are looking for quiet.”
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“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. ”
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