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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you're going to be travelling in Santa Marta, Oscars place is the best place to stay in Minca! It's landscaping and design is the best I've seen in a hostel in 4months of travelling in Santa Marta, the cleanliness is 5* and what makes this place so special is not only the open hammock rooms which give u amazing... More 

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Fremantle, Australia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

We spent 1 night here at Oscar's and were a little disappointed at how run down the buildings and garden were. Oscar and Sandra were lovely hosts, but they do have several dogs which woke us up in the night with their loud barking. We stayed in the loft which is very small with no electricity, maybe the hammocks would... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Just an amazing place in the perfect location. We went there for an alternative to casa elemnto who was booked, and so glad we did. The view is so amazing and the sunset one of the best I saw in my year long trip! And as for the place itself, the rooms were comfy, the common area was rain protected... More 

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Sion, Switzerland
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Reviewed 4 September 2016

Well, first of all the most important thing: the breakfast "Oscars special" was incredibly tasty!!! After my days started with this good service, I've spent a lot of my time just relaxing in the hammocks, reading my book and listening to the noises of the nature and to Oscars words of wisdom ;-). The view is amazing and the sunsets... More 

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Marseille, France
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Reviewed 24 August 2016 via mobile

Definitely love the place. A real gem. Feel like being privileged to even unpack here. Stunning view and laidback atmosphere. Private rooms seemed a little narrow. Best shower with open view ever seen. Oscar's granola especial is to die for.

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Colombia
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 5 August 2016

All I can say is wow. This place is a little bit of heaven . Never mind casa elemento for relaxation...... This is the haven for relaxation. Amazing views, such a tranquil environment and such a beautiful setting. It is out of this world. The place is spotless and has such a wide variety of accommodation options which are all... More 

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UK
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Reviewed 23 July 2016

We spent a night in the private bungalow. There was also dorm room, hammocks, a loft room on offer. If you are a Resort traveller or less adventurous then be under no illusions. The place is rustic, there is no wifi, there is no lunch and dinner food (ordered in through a restaurant and prices for this are a little... More 

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Reviewed 26 June 2016

Slice of paradise! Go to Oscars for the most authentic, unique experience you'll have in Minca! Be prepared for about a ten minute hike up the mountain to his place so try to get there the first time before sundown. Be prepared to spend the night in the most beautiful place ever surrounded by mountains and fresh air. This is... More 

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Thank HannahMontana66
Missoula, Montana
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22 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 June 2016

What a great little place in the rolling hills of Minca. Oscar is one of the greatest hostel owners around. He creates such a homey, laid back vibe and is full of fun stories and tales of adventure. The breakfast is so tasty and the view of Santa Marta is at night is beautiful. It's a 20 minute easy jungle... More 

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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

One of the highlights of our five month trip travelling South America! We heard through word of mouth about Oscars place and really had no expectations when we got here. The view is incredible and Oscar is an awesome, friendly character up for some great chat. I think the one star review below is very harsh - it's more a... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Oscar's Place is a breath taking property which is positioned on the end of a spectacular ridge north of Minca with huge drops on either side meaning views through trees & flowers to successive mountain ranges and the valley to Santa Marta and the most beatiful sunsets over the Caribbean below. Some of the accommodation is open air with 30km views from your pillow. All showers and bathrooms have spectacular views to jungle and coastline. The food is healthy and excellent. WELCOME TO MY HOME! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Oscar's Place

Address: Finca la Fortuna, Minca | Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, Santa Marta, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $11 - $34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“Pack lightly as a little trek up to the hostel but worth it”
 of 5 bubbles MCashen14, 5 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Hammocks have good views but you may be eaten by insects! Bungalow has some space and peace away by 30 m”
 of 5 bubbles stevechenko2000, 23 Jul 2016 | Read review
“always use repelente”
 of 5 bubbles Alexsandor1, 3 Apr 2016 | Read review
“The bungalow, a bit offset from the communal areas, is a good private option for a couple.”
 of 5 bubbles ElizabethW108, 6 Jan 2016 | Read review
“The hammocks down the hill get chilly overnight, I switched to the one in the common room”
 of 5 bubbles caitlinp805, 12 Aug 2015 | Read review
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