Best Places for Backpackers in Santa Marta, Colombia.

Enjoy backpacking around Santa Marta, Colombia without a fixed itinerary by using our handy listings of the best hostels in every destination. Specially curated for backpackers and economy travellers, we help you find an amazing place to stay no matter where you're headed!

The best backpackers destinations & accommodation in Santa Marta, Colombia.

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Top 50 hostels in Santa Marta, Colombia.

These are the 50 most awesome hostels and budget places to stay in Santa Marta, Colombia.

1
La Casablanca Tayrona House

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La Casablanca Tayrona House

This is our family project that was born with the idea of sharing small, comfortable and a beautiful place to stay, T we have made along the years with people from all over the world. Love for nature and comfort are our goals; that's why during your stay we'll give our best to make you feel like in...
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Rerserva Biologica Caoba

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Rerserva Biologica Caoba

The Biological Reserve was founded 19 years ago and used to be a cattle and agriculture farm. This beautiful 30 hectares have been reforested and we focus now more on conservation and preservation. To our plant collection we have around 200 types of trees, 300 medicinal plants (we have a labyrinth o...
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Glamping Safari

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Glamping Safari

Glamping Safari a fully equipped property to ensure a great comfort to our guest and travellers. The hostel is equipped with kitchen is in a place for those who enjoy ecotourism and appreciate the natural beauties. There is a communal shower with hot water. We provide facilities for your comfort suc...
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Hotel Beyonda

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Hotel Beyonda

Hotel Beyonda featuring five gorgeously refitted executive rooms in an upscale rustic Colombian country home. Peaceful relaxation and rejuvenation at this exclusive property which features an over sized 20 meter pool complete with surrounding views of the mountains and city below. We offer full se...
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Casa Avelina

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Casa Avelina

Casa Avelina it’s an antique house that was restructured to become a home for tourist all over the world, who are interested in exploring our incredible city. Our principal concern is nature and its preservation; we are in favor of renewable energies, that's why we have a panel system on the top of...
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La Samaria Hostel

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La Samaria Hostel

La Samaria Hostel esta pensando para ser el lugar donde te sientas en casa mientras disfrutas del Caribe Colombiano, queremos ayudarte a que disfrutes de la ciudad y sus alrededores, por eso, nuestro staff siempre estará dispuesto a darte los mejores consejos. En La Samaria, te sentirás en un ambi...
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Olas de Neguanje Hostal

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Olas de Neguanje Hostal

Olas de Neguanje Hostal operates on a farm, or in the countryside, redecorated Forest, in summer is dry forest and at other times of the year green forest, the hostal area is 10,000 M2, where you can see and share with animals like Cows, turkeys, chickens, dogs and cats, ducks and other birds, in ad...
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8
Tunido

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Tunido

Tunido is a modern and spacious hostel that was resurrected from an old colonial-style house located in the Historic Center of Colombia’s oldest city, Santa Marta. Our aim is to create a relaxed atmosphere for travellers, provide a luxurious breakfast to start the day on a positive note(no kitchen f...
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El Rio Hostel

94 /100

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El Rio Hostel

Winner of Hostelworld's Best Hostel In Colombia 2017 and Second in Latin America! 10 minutes from the Lost City (Ciudad Perdida) pickup point 25 minutes from Tayrona National Park (Zaino / Cañaveral entrance) We offer accommodation in hammocks (our 18 bed dorm), each of which comes fully eq...
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Casa Mediterranea

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Casa Mediterranea

Casa Mediterranea is surrounded by the mountains of Sierra Nevada while enjoys a beautiful sea view with countless planes in the sky and breathtaking sunsets. The house is comfortable, fresh, and in the nature. We have pets in the property and we also often get visits from iguanas, colourful butterf...
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Cacao Hostel

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Cacao Hostel

Cacao Hostel is the best hostel in the Caribbean Coast of Colombia, Our rooms are dorms with A/C, Free Wifi, open patio with Swimming pool, chill out areas with hammock, Bar, fully equipped Kitchen, 24 hours reception, free breakfast, laundry service and experienced tour operator. It’s time to relax...
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The Dreamer Hostel

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The Dreamer Hostel

Welcome to a unique and friendly hostel, built by travelers for travelers. VOTED BEST HOSTEL IN COLOMBIA, the Dreamer is the CLOSEST hostel to TAYRONA PARK and Minca making us an excellent base for discovering the natural beauty of the Sierra Nevadas while also providing easy access to the city sigh...
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Casa del Ritmo Veggie Hostel

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Casa del Ritmo Veggie Hostel

Casa Del Ritmo is a small, cozy and personalized hostel (away from the gringo trail) for you to feel relaxed and comfortable with magnificent music from all over the world. Close to all facilities you need: nice beaches (Puerto Gaira Beach and Rodadero), supermarkets, restaurants and the main road w...
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Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta Rodadero

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Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta Rodadero

Welcome Home! Come stay in our magnificent converted Colombian Villa in El Rodadero the safest barrio of Santa Marta and only minutes walk to 3 of Santa Marta's best beaches. Named in Hostelworld's best Hostels of Colombia 2018! Relax by the pool, meet other travellers and have a fun night out wi...
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El Dorado Hostal

92 /100

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El Dorado Hostal

Traditions, food and also a bit of Spanish– or just hang out in the backyard and enjoy a beer in one of our hammocks. If you stay with us, you will live in our house and be able to choose between dorms, private rooms, hammocks or one of our three apartments, which is fully furnished for groups of tr...
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Mama Tayrona Jungle Hostel

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Mama Tayrona Jungle Hostel

Come, jump into our pool with its stunning views of the surrounding mountains and forest, enjoy a fresh juice made from one of the many tropical fruits that can be found in the region and take in the majestic sunsets and sunrises from one of our many terraces. In the evening our bar is a great place...
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Mauricio Babilonia

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Mauricio Babilonia

We will provide you cool and awesome atmosphere. Conveniently and well located at Historic Center.Great and free breakfast.All bedrooms have private bathrroms.Green and cool terrace. Share with others in the middle of the backyard. Ample corridors, Free WiFi, great and clean linen, TV cable, free...
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Playa Bonita Ecohotel

91 /100

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Playa Bonita Ecohotel

Playa Bonita Ecohotel is a beautiful hotel eco-cabins by the virgin coasts of the Caribbean in Colombia, surrounded by astonishing nature and different kind of birds. We have a restaurant where you can enjoy one of the best experiences in gastronomy with specialities in sea food, as well as a variet...
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La Sierra Hostel

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La Sierra Hostel

Walk into this vibrant city nightlife or just chill in our rooftop bar restaurant overlooking the in-house pool surrounded by a breathtaking view of the colonial neighborhood. We are proud to have one of the biggest and most comfy bunk beds around; double mattresses with blinds, light and power outl...
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La Guaca Hostel

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La Guaca Hostel

This is the best place that you could come across in Santa Marta with backpacker prices. La Guaca Hostel is found in a huge, remodeled mansion very close to the historic centre of Santa Marta. The hostel is located in a safe area of the city and is close to a variety of restaurants and shopping cent...
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Rua Santa Marta

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Rua Santa Marta

Rua Hostels is located in Santa Marta we have two types of accommodation, shared and private rooms for you to enjoy your stay as much as possible. We have an amazing terrace bar where you can enjoy a few drinks right by the pool. Our kitchen which is also located on the upper floor is fully equipped...
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The Journey Hostel

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The Journey Hostel

Come take a Journey with us! The Journey Hostel is located 1 km from the entrance of Parque Tayrona. Our location is perfect for those who want to take a day trip to Parque Tayrona, then come back to family style meals, cold drinks, showers and comfy beds. At Journey, a breakfast of granola or cerea...
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Republica Hostel Santa Marta

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Republica Hostel Santa Marta

We are located in a beautiful colonial house right in the historic center in Santa Marta. Our hostel in Santa Marta is the third hostel of our chain República, this hostel has a pool in the middle of the house to chill and cool down and a bar area to have some drinks and listen to great music. We...
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Manigua Tayrona Hostel

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Manigua Tayrona Hostel

Manigua Tayrona is an eco-hostel located at the feet of the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta, and next to one of the three Tayrona National Natural Park principal entrances/gates. With more than 5000 square meters the hostel is surrounded by a magnificent nature, rivers of crystalline water and the uniq...
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Escollera

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Escollera

The Escollera's architecture was and design in the construction was inspired by the church of the movie The Mission, which was filmed in the area of ​​the Don Diego River (park Tayrona) starring Robert De Niro in 1.985. The Escollera has a bar specialised in serving cocktails and beers of all kinds...
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Haba Eco Hostel S.A.S.

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Haba Eco Hostel S.A.S.

Haba Eco Hostel is a place of accommodation with ecological and environmental focus, where the exchange, meeting of travelers, particular taste for tourism, adventure; and, the fascinating experience of sharing unforgettable and memorable moments with people from different cultures; is what motivate...
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Casa Nuba Eco Hostel

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Casa Nuba Eco Hostel

Casa Nuba Eco Hostel is located in Santa Marta, 6 km from El Rodadero Beach. The staff at Casa Nuba Eco Hostel is available at the reception, open 24 hours a day. The property is about 5 minutes from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and 3.9 km from Santa Marta Cathedral. The Santa Marta Gold Muse...
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The Cantamar Beach Hostel

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The Cantamar Beach Hostel

The Cantamar Beach Hostel is a backpacker's resort located in Santa Marta's safest neighborhood, El Rodadero. With a unique beachfront location, it is the perfect jumping off point to explore the caribbean coast of Colombia and nearby mountains or to simply relax for the weekend. ​The property i...
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La Brisa Loca

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La Brisa Loca

La Brisa Loca is situated in a 100-year-old, new-republican mansion that has been restored to highlight its classic colonial, Caribbean charm. Here you can explore and discover Colombia in comfort and style…but then you must face the greatest task of all…leaving the hostel! Free breakfast included...
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Hostel Masaya Santa Marta

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Hostel Masaya Santa Marta

You can now enjoy the perfect hostel experience while on the Caribbean coast. Sit back and enjoy the unique Masaya hospitality while soaking up the sun and the sea! Masaya hostel is passionate about Colombia and travel; our aim is to give you the opportunity to dive in the local experience. We wa...
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Azalea Hostel

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Azalea Hostel

The most important thing we can say about azalea is that it is more our home than a hostel. The members of our family, work and live here. We really enjoy what we do and hope to be able to meet and always help new people. Azalea Hostel has many facilities, such a bathrooms for each bedroom a centr...
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Hostal KAIA

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Hostal KAIA

Hostal Kaia is a tropical paradise just one block from the main avenue of Santa Marta, where you can catch the shuttle to Palomino, Tayrona Park,Taganga, Minca, El Rodadero or Airport. Located 2.5 km from the sea and the bay of Santa Marta. Close to supermarkets, inexpensive restaurants, bars and cl...
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Eco Hostal Yuluka

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Eco Hostal Yuluka

Yuluka is located between the Sierra Nevada mountains and Tayrona National Park. We offer both dormitory and private cabanas built into the mountainside. Each cabana has its own stunning view of the surrounding jungle and opens onto the tropical gardens full of fruit trees and wildlife. A wid...
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La Villana Hostel

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La Villana Hostel

In La Villana Hostel we believe in connecting our travelers with new and rewarding authentic experiences in this land and people. We believe that traveling is the only way to truly loose to yourself and find a better version of you. Come stay with us at our beautiful colonial restored mansion on...
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Hostel La Bella Samaria

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Hostel La Bella Samaria

The hostel La Bella Samaria is located in the heart of the Historic Center of Santa Marta, just 4 blocks from the beach and the Public Market where you can take the buses to Parque Tayrona, Palomino, Minca and other places of interest. A free American breakfast is served daily for guests at the terr...
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Costeño Beach

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Costeño Beach

Costeño Beach hostel is located on a former coconut farm nestled on a beautiful beach on the Caribbean coast of Colombia between the ocean and the jungle. The Canadian brothers who own and operate the hostel fell in love with the location, the people and the culture of this area of Colombia. We stri...
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Playa del Ritmo

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Playa del Ritmo

Located right on the most quiet and pretty Beach of Santa Marta (Cabo Tortuga) and close to Santa Marta´s airport, Playa del Ritmo is the only beachfront Hostel of Santa Marta, specially designed for travellers to experience the real Caribbean life style! We have an amazing Bar / Vegetarian Resta...
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Faro de Alejandria Hostel

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Faro de Alejandria Hostel

El Faro de Alejandria is a hostel created for people that enjoy traveling, while being confortable and sleeping well. Located in Santa Marta Colombia, one of the most beautiful bays of America and a city very rich in culture and history and a close to the sierra nevada of Santa Marta and its beac...
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La Perla Tayrona

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La Perla Tayrona

La Perla Tayrona has beautiful private bungalows, family rooms and shared rooms. At Perla Tayrona the rooms include a balcony with a beautiful mountain view. La Perla Tayrona offers beautiful garden views, and every room comes with a shared bathroom with a shower. We are located close to Sier...
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Fatima Beach

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Fatima Beach

Fatima beach is located at the historic center, in a modern 3 floor house, 5 blocks to the beach and very close to night life. All our rooms and dorms have air conditioner and a private bathroom. Enjoy each day at our amazing bar-restaurnant terrace, with jacuzzis, daily activities and the best atm...
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Solaz Hostel Santa Marta

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Solaz Hostel Santa Marta

Solaz Hostel Santa Marta, as the name suggests, it is an invitation to relax, rest and enjoy the serenity this place offers, as well as a little bit of history and native culture of the city of Santa Marta. The Hostel is located in the historical center of Santa Marta, only four minutes walk away...
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El Hostal de Jackie

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El Hostal de Jackie

WE COMBINE GOOD VIBES, LOW PRICES, CLEANLINESS, COMFORTABLE BEDS, TRANQUILITY, LOCATION IN THE HISTORICAL CENTER ... THE JACKIE HOSTEL HAS IT ALL! IT'S COLORFUL, ARTISTIC AND VIBRANT. FRESH UP IN THE SWIMMING POOL ON THE FIRST FLOOR AND RELAX IN THE LIVING ROOM ON THE SECOND FLOOR. LARGE ROOF TERRAC...
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Casa Aparte

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Casa Aparte

Casa Aparte is located in the heart of Santa Marta Colombia. The house has two floors, shared kitchen, TV area, patio, a spectacular terrace with the best visits of the Historic Center of Santa Marta, 24 hour reception, free wifi and breakfast for our guests. The house was recently renovated and ope...
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La Brisa Tranquila

83 /100

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La Brisa Tranquila

Located 1 hour drive from the Colonial town of Santa Marta and only 5km from Tayrona National Park, along the beautiful Caribbean coastline of Colombia, La Brisa Tranquila offers 6 beautiful private rooms, beach huts and dorms. La Brisa Tranquila is located ocean front on an old coconut farm, at...
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Los Hermanos Beach Hostal

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Los Hermanos Beach Hostal

The hostel is located on a wild beach of the caribean coast, 40 kilometers away from Santa Marta, Colombia. Near by, the two rivers, Guachaca and Mendihuaca, with many options for doing tubing and hiking, swimming in waterfalls, observing wildlife in the near by jungle. The famous Tayrona national...
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Hostal Casas Colibri Minca

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Hostal Casas Colibri Minca

Perfect for relaxing in comfortable & clean thematic rooms. Large terrace & living space with hammocks where you can enjoy calm & the freshness of nature. We offer breakfast & dinner. All in a relaxed atmosphere, only 2 steps from the village. If the house is full We offer accommodation in the Ranch...
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Mulata Hostel

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Mulata Hostel

Mulata Hostel offers air conditioning, free WiFi, and cable TV. Next, to the kitchen and breakfast room, you will find a patio, ideal for outdoor dining with friends. We also have a comfortable TV room, a pool, and a bar. The bar is open every evening for delicious cocktails, great music and the per...
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Color Hostel

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Color Hostel

Color property is a comfortable and relaxing place in the best location to enjoy Santa Marta: the historic district, marina and los cocos beach all within easy walking distance. Color Property is located in the upscale and easy-going residential district of El Prado, just four blocks away from t...
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Jasayma Hostel Parque Tayrona

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Jasayma Hostel Parque Tayrona

The Caribbean style facilities are consistent with the environment have solar energy 24 hours, the bathrooms are shared by being inside the reserve and for better use of water but very neat. Tourists who visit us can enjoy observation of birds and mammals like monkeys of different species ... is...
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Drop Bear Hostel

80 /100

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Drop Bear Hostel

We are an Australian owned party hostel. We have a 24hr bar, 8 happy hours a day, 50mb Fiber Optic Internet Connection! 2nd fastest in Colombia, on-site restaurant and get lost in the mystery of our huge house which was supposedly once owned by the cartel before they packed up shop. We have transfor...
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