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El Viajero Cartagena Hostel

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Fun hostel with great amenities in the perfect location. The rooms were a good size and the bar was always lively and easy to meet fellow travellers (we were there over new years though). The only negative for me was the staff at the front desk. They never appeared happy or helpful - the first day we got there after...

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

The most amazing place to visit, ended yp walking in without a booking and Andres at the front desk was really helpful and arranged for a perfect room and it was the perfect way to arrive in Cartagena... Apart from that, all the info about the places to visit and things to do were well explained and...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message mantahn! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in Cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

This hostel was okay.. it had both positive and negatives. My private room was spacious (with air conditioning) however there is no hot water in this hostel. It is in a great location, in the heart of old town Cartagena. They have a chill out area outside - although very hot during the middle of the day and could do...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review Samantha! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. Hot Water: Due to the fact that these are old houses inside the Walled City we can not have hot water, but remember that the weather...

Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great bunch of staff especially Laurie.10/10.Clean rooms, good salsa lessons, good location, good trips offered from the hostel, good recomendations, good showers and toilets, good bar, however dont leave your money lying around.

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in El Viajero Cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights at El Viajero Hostel. The reception staff were super friendly especially Laurie who helped us with a number of queries. This really helped us to enjoy Cartagena and sample all that it had to offer. I would recommend the hostel to anyone who is in the area.

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message Billy! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in Cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great hostel in an incredible location. All around is beautiful and the hostal so well managed. After the horrible Palomino we visited the most exiting city of Colombia. El Viajero is highly recommended, everything is just perfect, beds, showers, staff, information...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for your review Eleofollo! We´re glad your stay at El Viajero Cartagena was enjoyable. We hope to have you again at one of our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. Regards,

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is great to meet other travelers. Convenient location in the old city. At arrival the staff welcomes you warmly and they make with success, efforts to remember your name. There are daily activities. The dorms or a bit uninspired but comfortable, what's missing are plugs though. They keep the hostel and specialty the toilets/bathrooms super clean, very nice.

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message Immie! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay in cartagena was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. We will let know the house keeping girls that they are doing a fine job. Regards,

Concarneau, France
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

That place is just great ! Unfortunatly you pay for that ! There's wi-fi, a big terrace, hot water, a bar, receptionists are all models !!! But it's ridiculously expansive espacially if you've travelled a bit in Colombia before. The only affordable room was the 16 beds dorm at the end of the corridor. Unfortunatly that room is just by...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Sorry Kevin, but I think you did not stay in our hostel......we do NOT have 16 bed dorms. Our hostel has 1 dorm for 12 people and its not by the street. The price for 1 night is around USD 15 which is the international standard. And we are inside the Walled City, very close to all the plazas and...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Not so clean, the rooms are so boring and if even if you pay extra for AC they turn it on late at night and turn it of early in the morning. Breakfast was okey. Staff okey, not totally service minded. I think this hostel is hyped! They have to high ratings. It's a good common area but the lack...

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Lugoco2, Gerente at El Viajero Cartagena Hostel, responded to this review

Thank you for your message Olivia! Yes the Air Con is turned on from 7pm to 8am only in dorms when the room is empty. But we are allways willing to turn it on (just ask in front desk) if you want to have a nap. We also hace a TV Room with air con 24 hours if you want...

Providence, Rhode Island
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Located in the center of Old town, they are located close to most attractions, plaza de la Madrid is nearby. Slightly slow check in process, but was alright. Extra 5000 pesos deposit for towels. Bathrooms are clean and showers as well. No hot water. Dorm rooms are clean although it gets quite stuffy and they don't turn on the air...

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Thank you for your message! We are pleased to read your good comments and knowing that your stay was a good experience. We hope to see you again at our Hostels in Cartagena, San Andres, Cali or Salento. The towels are free in private rooms. Yes there is no hot water, because the climate is VERY hot and humid in...

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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: $27 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 23
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“AC in the rooms and super friendly reception staff”
 of 5 bubbles billyreed88, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“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!”
 of 5 bubbles jcdperez, 3 Aug 2016 | Read review
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