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Cartagena - El Viajero Hostel

Calle 7, Infantes 9-45, Cartagena, Colombia

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Overall Rating 97%

From 1 Review

Hostel rating (1)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 100%
Cleanliness 100%
Location 100%
Security 100%
Service 100%
Comfort 80%
Green rating 100%

El Viajero Hostel Cartagena - one of the best hostels in South America. Breakfast included in the rate and air conditioning in all the rooms.

  • Dorm
    From $13.35
  • Private
    From $63.06
10 or more people?
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Cartagena Hostel

Hostel Cartagena

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

We are located inside the walled city, surrounded by history, colorful and little streets. El Viajero is a beautiful nineteenth-century colonial house with two large patios, a bar with great music and cocktails.
We have private rooms and shared dormitories with air conditioning in all of them, luggage storage and safe-deposit boxes are also available. Free breakfast is included in the rate.
We offer free salsa, bachata and champeta classes among with other activities in a relaxed and fun atmosphere.

Ranked the BEST HOSTEL in South America in 2013 by Hostelworld, with more than 5.000 guest reviews, and TripAdvisor's certificate of excellence 2017.

Prices

Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • A deposit is payable at check-in.
  • A deposit is payable at check-in. For room keys
  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of 18 are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • A discount of 10 % of rates quoted is available to members on arrival.
  • Limited payment options apply at hostel check-in
  • Payment methods accepted at hostel are cash only in local currency.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Vending machine

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning
  • Car parking nearby
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Cycle Rental
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
  • Travel / Tour Desk
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Open 24 hours
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Playa Blanca (5 to 10km)
  • Walled City (At or next to the hostel)
  • Islas del Rosario (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Todo Bien! 10 puntos

97%

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Nicolas,

Tue 10 Oct 2017

El hostal es muy bueno, bien ubicado. Es un poco ruidoso para los que queremos descansar, pero excelente para los que les gusta la fiesta

83%

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Sergio,

Wed 05 Aug 2015

I did not stay at the hostel because I missed my flight from London. I fly out tomorrow 18th July instead and will start my holiday at Medellin. My only comment would be that I emailed the hostel asking for directions to get there from the airport bus, but they never replied. Regards, Bob Whitehead

20%

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Bob,

Fri 17 Jul 2015

You messed up my reservation. They didn't have it in their computer system. I made it through HI reservation system.

97%

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Leopoldo,

Tue 30 Jun 2015

El hostal siempre esta limpio, el Staff es muy amable y te dan buena información y datos, pese a no tener disponible mapas para llevar. Cajas fuertes con conexión eléctrica son muy útiles, dejas tus cosas de valor ahí mientras te vas tranquilo a recorrer la ciudad. Siempre hay actividades para hacer a diario. El desayuno no es muy variado pero puedes complementar con tus alimentos con el super que esta cerca. Quizás alguna opción para quienes tenemos problemas con el gluten lo haría aun mejor.

97%

Avatar for Enrique

Enrique,

Sat 20 Jun 2015

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Beach (1 to 2km)
  • Cinema (2 to 3km)
  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (At or next to the hostel)
  • Golf course (5 to 10km)
  • Gym (2 to 3km)
  • Local market (500m - 1km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (1 to 2km)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (At or next to the hostel)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • Shopping area / Mall (1 to 2km)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (1 to 2km)
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site (At or next to the hostel)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
By taxi: you can negotiate the prices. From the airport it’s about $ 12 000 Colombian pesos (US$ 4) and only takes 10 minutes to the hostel. (Remember not to confuse our Hostel with the Hotel (also in the center) with the same name tell the driver that we are located in Calle de los 7 Infantes to avoid confusion. By bus: Walk one block in front of the airport take a bus called "Metrocar" or "VehiTrans" it cost 1 900 Colombian pesos and it takes 25 minutes Tell to the driver to drop you at the India Catalina’s monuments walk down street one block until to get to the wall turn right and walk up until the Supermarket called EXITO San Diego and continue straight one block to the street of the 7 infantes.
Bus
The transportation terminal is 12 km away to the hostel. By taxi: it cost $ 25 000 Colombian Pesos (USD 8) and it takes about 40 minutes. By bus: From inside of the bus terminal there are buses called "Metrocar" it cost 1 900 Colombian pesos form the bus terminal it take 1 hour and 15 minutes; Tell to the driver to drop you at the India Catalina’s monuments walk down street one block until to get to the wall turn right and walk up until the Supermarket called EXITO San Diego and continue straight one block to the street of the 7 infantes.

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food

Water

  • Water savers in showers
  • Water savers in taps
  • Water savers in toilet

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