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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 5 January 2016

The location of this cheap hotel is fine - close to Santa Marta's waterfront. However, for a few dollars more, you should be able to find a better solution in the same area. Although the service at the front desk is OK (English may or may not be spoken), don't expect too much of the rooms though. Rooms are very...

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Reviewed 10 August 2015

The hotel is 100 mts from the beach and really close to the main square. "Plaza de los Novios" which is great for the night is also nearby. Rooms are a bit small, toilettes as well. Employees are really helpful! The breakfast is in the restaurant nearby, it is not good at all even though the lady there is terrible...

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Lima
Reviewed 12 January 2015

Well, this is a Hostal for the infraestructure you have there, for the ammenities inside the room. This is very basic. thats what here in peru we consider a hostal. But i was very surprised about the staff at the hotel. They were all very helpfull and as well always having a smile on their faces. I stayed there just...

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Dallas, Texas
Reviewed 12 July 2014

I stayed in this hostal for one night after moving from a place that was twice the cost. This place was easily more comfortable and represents excellent value for money in Santa Marta, albeit it is a very expensive place by Colombian standards. The rooms are very clean and comfortable. Bed was good, bathroom was adequate and the internet works...

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

I stayed for six nights either side of doing the Lost City trek. The rooms are clean with wifi, aircon and fan, the staff are very friendly and helpful (don't speak English though), it's well located for bars and restaurants, and getting to the little beach in town for some paddling and evening strolling. It is quiet though (good or...

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 1 September 2013

This is more of a hotel than a hostel. It's in a a great location, clean, air conditioning, good size rooms and a very helpful staff. I stayed at Solymar as my launch pad/home base for other excursions such as Cabo de la Vela and Parque Tayrona. The staff was very helpful in helping me figure out logistics and letting...

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Dobbs Ferry, New York
Reviewed 17 August 2013

This was a very nice, clean hotel right by the ocean. There is no breakfast, but there are tons of places in town and on the beach. Our room had airconditioning, TV with many channels and wifi (some rooms get a weaker signal). Overall, a great way to escape backpackers and stay in a very clean airconditioned room.

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Barcelona
Reviewed 27 April 2013

We stayed in Solymar for 2 weeks and couldn't have asked for more. The hostel is very clean, the rooms are modern and have air conditioning, cable TV and a great wifi connection. The staff is very friendly and helpful. This is a great alternative to the party hostels as it is calm, but still centrally located close to the...

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Albuquerque, New Mexico
Reviewed 26 February 2013

This hotel is nicely placed one block off of the beach, and within easy walking distance of what Santa Marta has to offer. Rooms are clean and small, but they do the job. Our room had A/C and a fan. No hot water, but it was so hot outside that a room temp shower was refreshing. The owner was helpful...

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Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Seems new. Nothing fancy, no personality, but it was very clean and well located near the beach/ main drag. Staff not helpful when asked for restaurant or tourist places. Staff mixed me up with another guest and tried to charge me 20,000 COP extra for an additional person. They didn’t take my word for it, but had to make a...

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Address: Carrera 2a No. 19-06, Santa Marta 470001, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $34 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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“No elevator!!!”
 of 5 bubbles 160melisas, 9 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Tell them to give you the last room in the 3rd floor, the ones at the end of the corridor have the best rooms, with outside window.”
 of 5 bubbles Radocciou, 12 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Rooms at the front or back may have better access to windows and the breeze.”
 of 5 bubbles light122376, 25 Feb 2013 | Read review
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