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Santa Marta - The Dreamer Hostel

Carrera 51 # 26 D -161 Diagonal, Santa Marta, Colombia

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The Dreamer Hostel is a unique and friendly place and our large garden and pool make us a perfect spot for everyone.

  • Dorm
    From $17.00
10 or more people?

Santa Marta Hostel

Hostel Santa Marta

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

Dreamer Hostel is located in this picturesque Hispanic town considered to be the oldest in the country. Thanks to its natural features. it is called "La Perla de América" (The Pearl of America). Its beaches have white sand and most of them have quiet waters. Apart from its historic center with fortifications and some monuments from the Republica period, it is worth mentioning the locality of El Rodadero, the majestic Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta and beautiful places like Arrecifes, Playa Blanca, Punta de Betín, El Parque Nacional Tayrona, Taganga, Bahía Concha y Neguange.
It is important to highlight Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino, declared Homeland Sanctuary, that works as Museo Bolivariano at present. This is one of the most important towns in Colombia from the tourist point of view, very much visited both by nationals and foreigners., Dreamer Hostel brings to Santa Marta a new quality concept at affordable prices and offers the possibility of enjoying a bit of luxury at good prices.

The hostel is brand new and has been designed and purpose built to preserve the typical colonial style of the region and to provide lots of space for entertainment and relax.

In Dreamer Hostel there are some services for those who like adventure:

A garden, a large swimming pool, a basket- ball pitch in front of the hostel (coming soon).

Bar El Coelho opens everyday, pool table, an Italian restaurant (with homemade pasta) open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

For those who like cooking their own meals, we have a fully equipped kitchen open all day, two dining areas, BBQ and a TV room with cable TV and DVD open 24 hours and free WiFi. We also have a wide selection of rooms, from comfortable and spacious ensuite dormitories with twin beds and a double bed (air conditioning available).

Our hostel offers information and arranges tours to the main attractions in the region, such as the Lost City, diving in Tayrona National Park, tour to Punta Gallinas (northwest most point in Southamerica), Guajira Desert region, the dreamed destination of San Blas and Panamá for those who want to keep on traveling to Central America.

Dreamer Hostel boasts a strategic location just 15 minutes from the city center. It allows the visitor to avoid the cogestion and noise typical of a city. There is a very easy bus service to everywhere around Santa Marta, such as Taganga, Rodadero, Sierra Nevada, etc ... We are near the famous Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (it is a must) and the bus stop to go to TAYRONA PARK is just 3 blocks away. We are the ideal base to explore Santa Marta and surroundings, the pearl of America.

We are located 250 mts from the largest shopping center in Santa Marta, with a cinema, a huge supermarket, ATMs, clothes shops and all you can imagine.

Get ready, if you are not in a hurry, you might end up staying in The Dreamer longer than you thought.


Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night


Private - Per room per night


Important info

  • 24-hour check-in is not available
  • 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 members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association.
  • A non-member supplement of _5 % of rates quoted is payable on arrival at hostel.
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout



Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Garden
  • Swimming pool
  • TV room
  • Pool table / snooker table


  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Licenced Bar/Pub
  • BBQ
  • Self-catering kitchen
  • Restaurant onsite

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Computers - Free
  • Wifi
  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Air Conditioning - In selected areas
  • Booking Centre for HI hostels worldwide
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Lockers Available - In Room
  • Luggage Room - Available during hostel reception times
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Open 24 hours
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • La Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino (500m to 1km)
  • Parque Nacional Tayrona (More than 10km)
  • Bahia Concha (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions



The Dreamer is a great place to stay. Lovely courtyard with pool, bar and restaurant, everyone hangs out there so it's very easy to meet people and have a great time. On the way to Parque Tayrona so more convenient than downtown Santa Marta, which is a short cab ride away. The staff was extremely nice and helpful for all needs. More of a party atmosphere but you can make the stay what you want!


Avatar for Katrina


Tue 03 Jan 2017

No me hicieron válida la reservación por medio de ustedes y no había cupo, por lo que me tuve que ir a un hotel. Aparte que dijeron que no estaban asociados con hihostels.


Avatar for ana maría

ana maría,

Sun 13 Dec 2015

Muy lindo y entretenido!!


Avatar for IGNACIO


Wed 16 Oct 2013

Excelente hostel. Altamente recomendable.


Avatar for Miriam


Wed 31 Jul 2013

We are travelling since 5 months - this hostel is one of the best so far. Clean, Secure & very comfortable. The pool is just fantastic, and there is some party athmosphere, but just as much as you can sleep in the rooms any time at night. Beds are comfortable. THe hostel is a good base for all explorations in the area, Park Tayrona, Ciudad Perdida, Taganga, Diving.. Thumbs up. This place is defintily it!


Avatar for Lutz


Tue 11 Jun 2013


Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • Cinema (Less than 500m)
  • City Centre (5 to 10km)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Gym (500m to 1km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (More than 10km)
  • Local market (Less than 500m)
  • Mountainous Area (More than 10km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (Less than 500m)
  • National / State Park (More than 10km)
  • Nightlife (More than 10km)
  • Parks / Green Area (Less than 500m)
  • Restaurants (Less than 500m)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (5 to 10km)
  • Shopping area / Mall (Less than 500m)
  • Swimming pool (At or next to the hostel)
  • Supermarket / Food store (Less than 500m)
  • Theatre (More than 10km)
  • Water park (More than 10km)
  • Wooded Area (Less than 500m)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Simón Bolívar Airport
Terminal Terrestre in Santa Marta 5 km take bus to "Mamatoco" get off at Colegio Inem
taxi between $9 and $11 from the airport
Alternate Transport
Located in a strategic place ideal to rest and just 15 minutes from the old town center. Very near Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino the bus stop to visit Tayrona National Park and important shopping centers. Parking opposite the hostel and has a security surveillance camara.
Parking opposite the hostel and has a security camera

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