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Calamari Hostal Boutique

2.1 km from Cartagena centre
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Calle Ricaute # 31-38 Cartegena de Indias colombia Carrera 3, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
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Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

My friend and I shared the twin room which was lovely, large, good air con and stylish bathroom. Amazing views from roof terrace, fabulous location. Friendly staff, free coffee and biscuits as breakfast not included

Thank rachael W
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We booked the large room with balcony (called a variety of names depending on booking engine) as the location was super and the pictures looked really nice. I was very hesitant when we pulled up in front in a cab and saw a tiny door with a large metal gate and a rather steep looking stairway. Not a good first...

Thank Hopjud
Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner and I stayed at Calamri before a friend's wedding in Cartegene and really could not have asked for more. The staff on duty were very helpful even through the language barrier that was our limited colombian/spanish language abilities. very centrally located in the historic district with many great historic points of interest, restaurants and bars nearby. will definitely...

Thank Michael F
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I must say I have very ambivalent feelings about our stay in this hostel. The location is indeed the best it can get in Cartagena. Best part of the old town, close to everything. The general atmosphere of the hostel was nice, the rooftop terrace is very pleasant. However, frankly I expected more from a boutique hostel for the price....

Thank Belle R
Calamari H, Gerente at Calamari Hostal Boutique, responded to this review

Dear Guest We regret that your stay with us was not to your liking, however we would like to emphasize that the room to which it refers is a "simple room 2 beds without windows". We have very specific information in our search engines, that this room has no window since it is internal in our facilities and as they...

Reviewed 12 January 2017

My husband and I came to Cartagena to celebrate our 5th wedding anniversary. Calamari Hostal Boutique was a great place to stay - the price point was awesome, the location was great, and lovely rooftop patio. It is important to have at least basic Spanish as none of the staff spoke English, but that's worthwhile to have wherever you are...

Thank Aparna K
Ilhéus, BA
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

The best location, nice accommodation, I thought in my research it was the most cost benefit hostel in walled city. Please choose the private room with bathroom included, is the best I think because you have more privacy!

Thank xycko
Reviewed 17 December 2016 via mobile

This is more of a boutique hotel than a hostel the room was beautifully decorated with amazing views. The location is perfect for the old town and overall it is just stunning!! A roof top deck with incredible views off the skyline .. honestly cannot fault anything except the minor issue of our shower being cold. Also special mention to...

Thank Strydom G
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 23 November 2016

We had a wonderful stay at the Calamari while in Cartagena. The location is excellent, in the historic walled city. We stayed at the Calamari on three different occasions during our trip to Colombia. Carolina at the front desk was amazing in helping us arrange travel and tours to other parts of the country. She even helped us out in...

Thank claire l
Reviewed 11 November 2016

Great location for walking to everything. AC worked great- as it is one hot city! Little noisy at night. I fell asleep instantly as I was exhausted but my sister heard what she said was a club next door. Staff friendly and helpful. Would recommend staying here.

Thank Andrea P
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Dunno where to start, perhaps by the improvement opportunities because they are few and far between: 1. Please have better sheets. CTG is extremely hot, a/c is amazing until late at night you are way too cold. Is nice to have the option to cover up more. On their defense, i never asked for a comforter, just assumed there was...

Thank Haruka-J

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Calamari Hostel Boutique its located in Cartagena de Indias, in Colombia´s Caribean sea, declare by the UNESCO historical and cultural heritage of humanity, the historic center of Cartagena allows visitors evoke colonial times and visit in walking distance the best spots, restaurantes and shows offered by this magical city. Stop looking for a play to stay, Calamari Hostel Boutique is best hostel in Cartagena, Make your reservation now! ... more   less 

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Address: Calle Ricaute # 31-38 Cartegena de Indias colombia Carrera 3, Cartagena 130002, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: $93 - $179 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Calamari Hostal Boutique 3*
Number of rooms: 5
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“The large room with balcony is terific and if you can afford the extra has to be the best deal in the old town.”
 of 5 bubbles Hopjud, 21 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window!”
 of 5 bubbles 74beller, 24 Jan 2017 | Read review
“we only saw ours as it was the last that could accommodate our party. 4 beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 122eileend, 1 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms: At front a tad noisy, at back tend to be quieter, but be aware Cartagena has a very active night-scene, salsa, etc”
 of 5 bubbles PajaritoLondon, 16 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The suite is great”
 of 5 bubbles Tima7965, 6 Jul 2015 | Read review
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