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Casa Candela y Chocolate

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Austin, Texas
Reviewed 25 November 2013

We stayed one night because the rooms were very hot and there were countless mosquitoes. There was also a cockroach in the shower (which also flooded the bathroom floor when using it), and the dog on the premises kept dragging his butt across the floor. Positives? The people who work there are nice, and it's close to the waterfront area...

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 14 November 2013

We stayed at this hostel for one night as part of our trip to Punta Gallinas, we get there by car around 11 PM and there was a 24 hour parking lot nearby. Its location is very central and is really close to "san andresito" and many bank offices. It is a big old colonial house very well maintained. The...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 9 August 2013

Staff is very nice and helpful, rooms are spacious, and breakfast is pretty good for Colombia. The rooms are VERY hot though. There are only ceilining fans, so unless you can handle super hot nights, I'd find a hostel with AC. Neighborhood directly surrounding th hostel was a bit sketchy- a women got mugged at 8 in the morning directly...

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London, Canada
Reviewed 20 July 2013 via mobile

Rooms are spacious with ceiling fans. One of the bathrooms has poor drainage due to the way the floor tilts, so there's a puddle whenever someone showers. Good wifi, okay breakfast, and friendly staff. Beach is just a couple blocks away.

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 27 June 2013

The best Hostel Ive had in Colombia. Really good free breakfast, free new linen and towel everday, friendly staff and drink and biscuit on arrival. Area not great, but safe and nice atosphere. Staff really help alot!

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Bogota
Reviewed 18 June 2013

After trying to get to the Tayrona park with no luck, we were in Santa Marta looking for a place to stay the night. Every hostel was full and I couldnt remember the name of that lovely hostel with the nice people and the lovely kitten I stayed at one year ago. Then I did! I rang and it was...

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 18 January 2013

Although this is one of the cheapest hostels in town, it is still too expensive for what you get in return. The mattresses are of bad quality, there is little ventilation because the fans in the room can't be moved around since there is just one set of electricity plug inns. Also breakfast is really poor. We brought our own...

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Guatape, Colombia
Reviewed 2 September 2012

This hostel was much cheaper than the rest and so far has been the cheapest hostel I have stayed at in Colombia. The rooms have high ceilings, new beds and linens, and the bathroom is big enough to move around and the sink basin is separate so people can brush their teeth while someone is showering. There was a free...

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 24 August 2012

Many review that I read about the hostel say that the location is very good....... I don't think so! Is in one of the three worst and dangerous streets of central Santa Marta! You can hear breaking bottles around the corner, junkies and dealers all around. The hostel is ok, a nice welcome drink, nice breakfast and the dorms are...

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Reviewed 18 August 2012

We spent 5 nights here after planning to only spend one, because it was by far the best compared to everything else we looked at. The hostel is simple with just dorms but has everything you need plus more for a nice easy stay eg welecome drink, great breakfast, nice staff really friendly, laundry service, locker room for bags, good...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candela y Chocolate Guest House is 100% made and attended by Colombian People, We are Located on a Little Ancient House in Santa Marta Historic Downtown. Our main Goal is be the best hosts for city and all the wonderful natural treasures around us promoting its preservation. We are proudly environmentalist and we have a desire: make this project sustainable and friendly with the environment ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Candela y Chocolate

Address: Carrera 12 # 3-01, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $17 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Candela y Chocolate 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Try the room closer to the kitchen with extra fans.”
 of 5 bubbles travelingupward, 25 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Dorms are best”
 of 5 bubbles louis_hamps, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Get there early for a lower bunk since there are floor fans.”
 of 5 bubbles Upcycledbliss, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a non bunk bed”
 of 5 bubbles sconkers, 29 Jul 2012 | Read review
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