La Brisa Loca

Calle 14 N 3-58, Santa Marta, Colombia, Distance from city centre: 1.4km
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Rating: 85%from 5 reviews

  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 80%Staff
  • 88%Security
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Location
  • 88%Value for money
  • 84%Facilities
The Newest and Best Backpackers' Hostel in the Historic Center of Santa Marta, Colombia

Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker.

With an ideal, central location we are only a few feet from Plaza San Francisco, one block from Parque Bolivar, two blocks from the oldest Cathedral in South America (repent your sins free of charge), and three blocks from the beach and local nightlife (with bars and clubs playing sexy salsa to booty shaking beats). Our location in Santa Marta is perfect for enjoying the city.

Experiencing Colombia outside Santa Marta couldn't be easier: a visit to the beautiful white sand beaches in the Parque Tyrona is a must for any self-respecting beach bum; if you prefer your coffee roasted rather than your skin, visit the stunning mountainous coffee region of Minca, which has a number of waterfalls and natural pools for you to explore; take the plunge and check out the array of colors and species on display with the very reasonably priced SCUBA diving in Taganga, as well as in Santa Marta; or become Indiana Jones and venture deep into the jungle to the lost cities of the Sierra Nevada and to the exotic region of la Guajira. There is so much to do here, but then you must face the greatest task of all… leaving the hostel!

Taking in the traditional style and color schemes of authentic Colombian Caribbean architecture you will enjoy and appreciate the highlights of the region not only out and about in the oldest colonial city in the Americas, but also comfortably in your hospedaje. From cooling off in the pool in the open air colonial courtyard, (please no fruit revealing banana hamocks), or watching the bustling city streets from one of our balconies, to scouring the seven seas for salty sea dogs and pirates atop ye olde crows nest (well from our roof top terrace anyway… g'arrr!)(coming soon).
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour security
  • Air Conditioning
  • ATM
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Bicycle parking
  • Book exchange
  • Breakfast not included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Currency exchange
  • DVDs
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free Wifi
  • Fussball
  • Games Room
  • Gym
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Kitchen
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Pool Table
  • Restaurant
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels Included

Cancellation Policy

This 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.

Directions
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From Bus Terminal
The easiest and safest way to get here is take a taxi from outside the terminal. Be sure and negotiate a price of 4,000 cop before getting in. Tell them the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico, right next to Plaza San Francisco.

From Taganga
If taking a taxi, be sure to negotiate a price of 7,000 cop before getting in. Tell them the address is Calle 14 Numero 3-58 Centro Historico, right next to Plaza San Francisco. Or take the bus (collectivo) for 1,000 cop and get off on the beach right next to Parque Simon Bolivar. Walk away from the beach along the left side of park and continue half a block after the park ends and the hostel will be on your right side.

From Parque Tayrona
Pick up the Cheech n Chong bus at the park entrance and take it to the end of the line, El Mercado, Calle 11 con Carrera 11 in Santa Marta. From there you can get a 3,500 cop taxi (see above for address) or walk your way back trough the market, 7 blocks towards the beach and three blocks to the left.

Located Near

La Brisa Loca Hostel is located in between Parque Bolivar and Plaza San Fransisco, 3 blocks away from the beach on 14th street

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