At Hostel Mamallena we pride ourselves on great customer service and providing a real backpacker experience.
To improve that experience we have just finished installing air conditioning in all of our dorms and most of our private rooms. When you book a room at Hostel Mamallena you now receive AIR CONDITIONING!
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 and Santa Marta/Taganga.
All our rooms on HW have private bathrooms(including dorms) and most are pretty spacious. We dont consider ourselves a party hostel, but were not boring either. Theres usually something going on in the patio or the bar. Wednesday is party night on Calle Media Luna, right in front of the hostel. Its pone of the best nights out in Cartagena and theres usually plenty of people at the hostel enjoying it before heading out.
We provide a kitchen for those of you who want to cook your own meals but we also have our own cafe and bar. Theres great homemade hamburgers and french fries, pastas and some of cartagenas best pizzas. Breakfast is provided free and is pancakes and syrup. All day is happy hour with 2 mojitos for 15 000 pesos, as well as other options.
If you like animals then you'll feel right at home here. We have our resident, and friendly, parrot, dog, cat 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
- Breakfast Included
- Breakfast not included
- Ceiling fan
- Child Friendly
- Common Room
- Credit Cards Not Accepted
- Currency exchange
- Free Internet Access
- Free Wifi
- House Keeping
- Internet Access
- Laundry Facilities
- Linen Included
- Luggage Storage
- Meals Available
- Outdoor Terrace
- Pet Friendly
- Taxes included
- Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
- Tours/Travel Desk
- Towels Included
- Washing Machine
Cancellation PolicyThis property has a 1 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.
Cancellation Policy: 1 day before arrival
Reception is open 24 hours!
Method of Payment before arrival: Cash Only!
Taxes are included.
Breakfast is not included.
Please note that we are under renovations and book accordingly.
If you think you won´t like basic rooms, even at our prices, then it might be an idea look elsewhere.
If you need help with selections then feel free to ask.
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From the airport it is 10 000 pesos in a taxi. Tell the driver �Hostel Mamallena en calle Media Luna, en frente de Hostal Media Luna� as we are kind of new and they may not know us yet.
From the bus station you can take a bus called Metro Car and it should take you to Calle Media Luna. Get off the bus and walk along the street, we are on the right hand side.
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 you´d need. It´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 15 minutes walk away.