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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

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Leon, Spain
2 reviews
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Reviewed 6 April 2016

It's a really nice hostel. Large open space and staff was always kind and available. However, it's not allowed to bring into the hostel alcohol and people from the outside. Thus, if you want to have a beer or whatever with the other guests in the hostel you are kinda forced to buy at the inside bar.

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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

This is the best Hostal you can found in Cartagena, a perfect location near supermarkets and restaurants everyday they have activties for the guests and they arrange you plan with their agency (don't forget to ask to Míriam) also the staff is always there for anything you need, Laury, Samira, Álvaro they're just amazing... Yo=Viajero!

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Thanks for your kind review......saludos de Alvaro, Myriam, Laury & Samira. Come back soon !!! More 

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Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

This hostel is an excellent choice to make when you visit Cartagena. The vibe is incredible because you will find people from all around the globe, rooms are comfy and clean, the staff is amazing and always willing to help you to make your experience a better one. They have tons of activities scheduled so you can explore the city... More 

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Thanks for your review. Come back soon. More 

Munich, Bayern, Germany
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Reviewed 3 April 2016

it was a bit too noisy, in the evening because of the music, in the morning people started to talk aloud from 6 am or even earlier... rooms were okay, however, if you were unlucky enough people going late to sleep weren't always enough considerate to those who already slept...

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Miami, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 27 March 2016

A great experience and a great stay... Will be back again, the staff, the rooms were great. The location was awesome and the price was amazing, I recommend to anyone who wants to travel and have a different but Amazing experience!

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San Francisco, California
1 review
Reviewed 22 March 2016

Loved the staff. They were so nice and helpful. Clean and well put together. Would stay there again if I were in the old city again because its conveniently located to everything in the city. It was also very safe.

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San Jose, CA - USA
1 review
Reviewed 21 March 2016

The hostel is good and does the job but breakfast is really poor and there are not many activities to promote guest interaction. The staff is extremely quite and does not interact with the guests either, just answer the asked questions and do not give any other tips.

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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 20 March 2016

Perfecto location, good staff, good access to other locations. Recommend playa blanco, rooms very secure with safe and under bed lockers. Excellent wifi and good area for just chilling or having a drink at the bar.

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Reviewed 14 March 2016

El Viajero Cartageno is great - I can’t see any reason to stay in any other hostel in Cartagena. El viajero is nicely located in the old town. The beds are comfortable and the dorms were pretty quiet. They got air-condition on during the night. Otherwise the heat in a dorm certainly had been unbearable in Cartagena. I stayed in... More 

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State College, Pensilvania
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 March 2016

The place is really pretty and welcoming. Don't be afraid to socialize and ask people for help. most of the people will help you gladly. the party stops at 12pm, bu there are many things to do around cartagena.

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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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