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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A social hostel with lovely staff. Lots of excursions can be organised here at the hostel including playa Blanca and San blas tours. Comfortable beds and nice social areas too. The bar is quite cheap and location is perfect for restaurants

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

So everything that you've probably read about this place (both negative and positive) are all true. But there's a reason why it's ranked #3 out of 148 speciality lodging in Cartagena. Because it's seriously the best of the best. Stuart has created a really genuine environment. Meaning that there's no tricks and frills. Just a genuine and awesome environment with...

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Decent hostel, big rooms with air con running 24/7. Wouldn't necessarily call it a party hostel. Pretty chilled. Comfy beds. Good pillows. Bad wifi. Very frustrating. Kitchen is small and very dirty..

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Province of Naples, Italy
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

On my recent trip to Cartagena I booked a few nights at Mamallena. I also looked into booking a sail boat trip to Panama from there. The sail trip didn't work out but thanks to Stuart and his excellent staff they made me welcome and shuffled things around to make it work. Stuart's hostel is bright, colorful, busy and has...

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Reviewed 4 January 2017

I stayed in a dorm room and overall found that the hostel was what I expected it to be. It was in a great location and had a super social atmosphere - great for meeting people. Some things in the room were pretty run down, but it was standard compared to what other social backpacker hostels are like. I would...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for the Christmas 2016 for four nights. The hostel is in a great location...less then a 10 min walk to the old city, 2 minutes from plaza Trinidad which we found full of music and energy every night. Convenience stores and restaurants all nearby. The staff were very helpful and understanding which is exactly what we needed...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 December 2016

We spent Christmas 2016 at Mamallena hostel as we had read a couple's blog from 2015 and they enjoyed their stay during the festive season. It is also where you can get a boat to and from Panama so that was handy as we had planned to do the boat trip (in the end we booked through Blue Sailing, but...

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São Paulo
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Owner with bad attitude. Kitchen is not functional at all. If you want to cook your food yourself, this is not a place to consider. Also, our room had a very noisy fan, which means a bad-sleep night. Definitely I would not saty there again.

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Yeah, I can maybe see why i may have had a bad attitude. My reactions are quite often a reflection of the attitudes of my guests. Its funny how people often have comments about the staff but then forget to mention how they were themselves...... the kitchen works fine, as you know cause you cooked your dinner in there. Theres...

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

We stayed in this hostel for a few nights and had a great time. The locations is ideal - right near the old city and close to many bars and clubs. The owner and staff were really great even after an error with our booking (that was our fault) they went out of their way to help us where a...

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Casa762, Owner at Hostel Mamallena, responded to this review

Thanks!! We do aim to please, most of the time!!

Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Cartagena was my first stop on my three week Colombian adventure and Mamallina was a great based to explore Cartagena and meet other travelers. The staff were friendly and helpful and the rooms and communal kitchen were both clean and tidy.

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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Breakfast included
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Additional Information about Hostel Mamallena

Address: Calle Media Luna, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $20 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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“Ground floor is the loudest”
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“Air-Condition needed!”
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“All dorm rooms have A/C, really good choice!!”
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