Best Hostels in Cartagena, Colombia for Solo Travellers, Couples, and Small Groups

Cartagena is a city in Bolivar, Colombia. It sits on the Caribbean Sea on the northern coast of Colombia and was the first Spanish colony on the American continent. It also became one of the first sanctuaries for freed slaves in the Americas. It's a diverse city with a lot of fascinating things to offer visitors and it has become one of the most visited cities in the country. Peak times to visit include the December holidays and the holy week when schools are out and most Colombians go on vacation.

The city can be divided into two parts. The walled colonial city has many nice restaurants, clubs and hotels. There's also a long strip of hotel towers and condos that face the beach. This area is known as Bocagrande. Most of the budget hotels and hostels in Cartagena are found in Getsemani around the Calle de la Media Luna. Prices and quality can vary dramatically so it is best to do some research and read reviews in advance.

How much do hostels in Cartagena cost?

Average Dorm Price $13 ($9 to $26)
Average Double Private Room Price (in a hostel) $49 ($10 to $169)

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $13.89
Private Room: $34.73
Overall Rating: 91%
El Genoves Hostal is located in an upscale part of the city in San Diego, which is inside the walled city. The hostel is between San Diego Square and Fernandez de Madrid Square in the old city. It's on one of the most beautiful streets in Cartagena and is close to many restaurants, bars, and entertainment venues. It's housed in a historic house that highlights colonial style architecture in the area. There are also many amenities available to guests including air conditioning, a beautiful and refreshing pool, and a terrace on the top floor. There's a television room where guests can relax and a full kitchen where you can prepare your own meals. Wi-fi and a free breakfast are also included in the price of your room.

This is a clean and comfortable hostel with friendly staff and a great atmosphere. It has private double rooms as well as dorms that sleep four, six, and eight people. It's a great place for all types of travelers, whether you're traveling alone, as a couple, or with a group of friends.
Calle Cochera de Hobo 38-27 , Cartagena, Colombia,

A good hostel for solo travellers, female travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $15.00
Private Room: $19.25
Overall Rating: 88%
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel is located inside the city walls. It's in an area that is filled with history and character. There are colorful and quaint streets and many great restaurants and cafes nearby. The hostel is a beautiful 19th century colonial house that has two large patios where guests can relax. There's also a bar that plays music for dancing and serves cocktails. They host nightly activities as well where you can enjoy a fun atmosphere and get to know other guests.

This hostel is part of a chain of hostels in the area that is receives regular awards and positive reviews. They are found in popular travel destinations throughout South America and you can be assured that there's a good reputation here.

The hostel has private rooms and shared dorms that you can choose from. Single, twin, double, and four bed private rooms are available and six, eight, ten, and twelve bed dorms are available. Female only and co-ed rooms are both available. Breakfast is also included in the price of the room.
Calle 7 Infantes , Cartagena, Colombia,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $14.44
Private Room: $18.05
Overall Rating: 84%
Hostel Mamallena is another popular hostel in Cartagena. It's a social place to stay, and although they won't describe themselves as a party hostel, there always seems to be something going on. There's a patio and bar area where many guests hang out. Every Wednesday night there's a party in Calle Media Luna, which is right by the hostel, so you can be assured other guests will be heading out to enjoy the fun as well. It's easy to find other travelers here that want to hang out and have a good time.

The bar is in the front of the hostel and stays open until around 2 am. They serve reasonably priced drinks and it has a fun atmosphere. The hostel also has several great amenities for guests including a very small shared kitchen, knowledgeable and helpful staff, and air conditioning that is on 24 hours a day.

Dorms sleep up to eight people and double or four bed private rooms are also available.
10-47 Calle Media Luna Getsemani , Cartagena, Colombia,

A good hostel for solo travellers, couples, and small groups.

Dorm Bed: $9.45
Private Room: $12.76
Overall Rating: 79%
Mystic House Hostal is also located in a colonial style house. It's a comfortable and relaxed place to stay that is close to everything. It's about five minutes from the main tourist center and is in a quiet area where you can be assured a good nights sleep. The hostel can offer all kinds of tourist services and arrange trips to nearby locations, city wide tours, and travel to Panama by boat.

There is a nice common area and a terrace where guests can relax as well. There's also a kitchen which closes at night. The hostel has both fans and air conditioning in their private and shared rooms. Private rooms include doubles and four bed family rooms. Dorms sleep four, eight, or ten people.
Calle de la Media Luna ·#10C - 36 Getsemani , Cartagena, Colombia,

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