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Cartagena - El Viajero Hostel

Calle 7, Infantes 9-45, Cartagena, Colombia

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

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Cartagena Hostel

Hostel Cartagena

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Stay at the El Viajero Hostel in Cartagena, boasting a strategic location within the famous walled city and a short distance to the Columbian Caribbean beaches and wildlife. Main attractions including museums, bars, cafés, restaurants and the nightlife of the city are also close by.

We are the only hostel in Cartagena with breakfast included in the rates and with air conditioning in all the rooms. In a colonial house, with the Old Town style, we have everything you need. Shared and private rooms, common areas with Netflix TV, Internet room and 24 hours free wireless Internet. Each bed also has a locker for your belongings.

The crown jewel of the Columbian Caribbean Coast is the National Natural Park of Corales del Rosario and San Bernardo without a doubt. It is perfect for observing colourful coral reefs in shallow waters. Travel 45km from Cartagena bay to reach this underwater conservation.


Prices are members' prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 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.
  • Pets are not permitted in the hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio


  • 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

Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Tel. 57-5-6602598

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



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


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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


Avatar for 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.


Avatar for 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.


Avatar for Enrique


Sat 20 Jun 2015

El Hostel fue excelente, muy amables, profesionales, cálidos y fundamentalmente seres humanos que siempre estaban con disposición de ayuda. Tal el caso del amigo Carlos en la recepción quien me orientó muy objetivamente al pedirle información relacionada con prioridades turísticas y sugerencias. seguí las indicaciones al pie de la letra y disfrute a cavalidad. Recomiendo este hostal sin lugar a dudas. Felicitaciones


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Sat 20 Jun 2015


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

Rafael Nuñez Airport is located 6km from Viajero Hostel Cartagena.
Transport Terminal 12km from Viajero Hostel.
Viajero Hostel Cartagena is just a few minutes from the beaches.

Sustainability initiatives


  • Low carbon activities
  • Environmental cleaning


  • Energy saving lights


  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities


  • Recycling areas
  • Local and seasonal food


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

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