At Hostel Mamallena(RNT 27977) we pride ourselves on great customer service and providing a real backpacker experience.
We also provide three things that most hostels in Cartagena dont -
Airconditioning is available 24 hours in all our dorms and privates that have it. Most places in Cartagena only have it available at night, and you will appreciate the difference..........
We have a bar, but we still let you bring your own alcohol into the hostel, unlike most hostels in Cartagena. Imagine the savings you will make right here!
We let your friends visit you inside Mamallena. Many hostels will only allow paying guests inside. As long as your friends our respectful of the hostel and our other guests, and buy a few drinks from the bar, then they are more than welcome.
Our latest big news is that we have now installed a 100 megabyte fiber optics internet system. It seems to cover all the rooms and so far no complaints, fingers crossed it continues like that!! This is the best internet available in all of Colombia, and now available in Mamallena.
As a backpacker you choose a hostel for the atmosphere, the value and the information provided to make to make the most of your trip. We have plenty of space to chill and meet others, and just relax in the heat of the day. Our staff can provide all the information you need to know about what to do in Cartagena and how to continue your journey. We can make bookings for buses for onward travel as well as trips to Playa Blanca, Santa Marta/Taganga and boats to Panama if thats where you are heading. If you want a nice little, undiscovered beach town, then also check out our hostel in Rincon del mar, 3 hours from cartagena.
Our standard rooms have private bathrooms and AC(including dorms) and most(but not all) are pretty spacious. We don't consider ourselves a party hostel, but we're not boring either. There's usually something going on in the patio or the bar. Wednesday is party night on Calle Media Luna, right in front of the hostel. It's one of the best nights out in Cartagena and there's usually plenty of people at the hostel enjoying it before heading out.
Our bar is at the front of the hostel and usually open till 1 or 2am. We have a great deal of 2 for 1 drink specials that last all day as well as your normal selection of drinks. The onsite cafe provides a free basic pancake breakfast as well and lunch and dinner. If you'd like other options for breakfast they're pretty well priced as well.
We also have a guest kitchen, although its kinda small, dont say you weren't warned, Its not our fault, the building was built that way! Feel free to use it when you like, but if its as little under stocked its cause everything was stolen :(
If you like animals then you'll feel right at home here. We have our resident, and friendly, dog, cats and an apparent constant flow of kittens.
Come, stay with us, we doubt you'll be too disappointed.
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Hostel Facilities & Policies
- 24 Hour Reception
- 24 Hour Security
- Air Conditioning
- Bicycle parking
- Board Games
- Book Exchange
- Free Breakfast
- Breakfast Not Included
- Ceiling Fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Accepted
- Free City Maps
- Free Internet Access
- Free WiFi
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Self-Catering Facilities
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Security Lockers
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- No Curfew
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Steam Room
- Taxes not included
- Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 3 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.
Must-Read Hostel InfoThis property has specific Terms & Conditions.
You must reconfirm the day before your arrival by 6pm, or your reservation may be cancelled.
Our cancellation policy is free cancellation up to 3 days BEFORE ARRIVAL. Please pay the full amount amount of your booked stay stay on arrival.
We accept cash or cards, all cards are charged 3% to cover our costs to the banks.
By making a booking all foreigners are considered to be buying a tourism package, which allows you to avoid a Colombian tax of 19% on top of the price of the room. To receive this you need to present your passport on arrival and sign a form. If you are not able to do this then we will unfortunately have to charge 19% on top of the price shown here.
Residents of Colombia are unable to purchase this package and must pay 19% IVA on top of the price shown here.
Disculpanos pero todos los clientes que son residentes de Colombia deberian que pagar IVA de 19% encima de los precios mostraron aqui en Hostelworld. Si tno eres residente de Colombia es posible a comprar un paquete de turismo que no es sujeto a IVA. Disculpanos los molestos pero es el ley de Colombia.
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From the airport it is 13 000 pesos in a taxi. You can get a ticket from the booth at the front of the airport and it will be the correct price, just tell them where you are going.
From the bus station the easiest way to get to us is by taxi. It can take 45 minutes to an hour and cost 15 to 20 000 pesos.
We are located in the heart of Getsemani, within the walls of Cartagena. On our front door step is Cartagenas best bar and restaurant district, along with all the budget shops and services that youÃï¿½ÃÂ´d need. ItÃï¿½ÃÂ´s a 5 minute walk to the historic centre, 5 minutes to the castle of San Felipe, 45 minute walk to the beaches of Boca Grande and a 10 minute taxi ride to the airport. The bus stop is at the end of the road and the marina for boats to Panama is a 5 minute taxi ride away.