At Hostel Mamallena we pride ourselves on great customer service and providing a real backpacker experience.
We also provide three things that most hostels of our standard don't. Our airconditioning is actually turned on 24 hours a day, very rare in this city. And even though we have a bar, we still allow you to bring in your own alcohol! That seems to be less and less common these days but its sure to save you a little cash. The third way in that we are different is that we will let your friends visit you at the hostel. As long as they are respectful of our other guests, and try to consume some of our alcohol in the bar then they are more than welcome to come and visit you at 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 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.
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
- Currency Exchange
- 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
- 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 16% 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 16% on top of the price shown here.
Colombians are unable to purchase this package and must pay 16% IVA on top of the price shown here.
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From the airport it is 12 000 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 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 30 minute walk away.