The Best Hostels in the Rosario Islands, Colombia for Budget Travellers

The Best Hostels in the Rosario Islands, Colombia for Budget Travellers The Rosario Islands, Colombia
The Rosario Islands, also referred to as Coral Islands of Rosario, is an archipelago located off the coast of Colombia, approximately 100 kilometres (62 miles) from Cartagena. The Rosario Islands are integrated by 28 islands and all of them form one of the 46 Natural National Parks of Colombia, created to protect one of the most important coral reefs in the Colombian Caribbean Coast. Only three of these islands are property of the Colombian state. Before establishing the national park in 1977, wealthy families used this natural paradise to build their summer houses, but then the government allowed them to keep their properties, only if they paid annual rent and taxes to be there, and complied with certain rules to preserve the ecosystem of the islands. People can visit the national park area of the islands, and tours are available. Isla Rosario has an aquarium and open-sea oceanarium that people can visit. Activities on the Rosario Islands include swimming, snorkeling and fishing, among others. The best time to visit Colombia in general, and especially the Rosario Islands is the dry-season months from December to March. These uninterrupted sunny days are just perfect for a Caribbean coastal experience and to enjoy all the activities it has to offer.

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Dorm Bed: $21.67
Private Room: $32.51
Overall Rating: 84%
Located in the Rosario islands national park, just 50 minutes by boat from Cartagena and 10 minutes from Playa Blanca, Fulano Secret Paradise welcomes you in its old French colonial style house. The hostel is part of the very first "hostel's community" created for backpackers who want to enjoy this "secret paradise", once considered a luxury touristic place. Come and relax in their huge terrace, lay on the 4 people hammocks, practice the wide range of activities provided by the hostel including snorkeling, kayaking among the mangroves, diving, paddling, eat and drink at the community bar and restaurant and don't miss the night visit to the "Enchanted Lagoon", where you will have the opportunity to see thousands of luminescent planktons sparkling under the moon! The friendly staff will definitely do all their best to make sure that your stay on one of the most beautiful island of the entire Caribbean Sea is complete and unique! The establishment has two double private rooms, one dorm with 11 beds and a 6 hammocks room. All beds and hammock are provided with mosquito nets, towels and lockers.

Isla Grande, Archipielago Islas del Rosario , Rosario Island, ,
Dorm Bed: $22.94
Private Room: $23.41
Overall Rating: 83%
Right in the heart of the Colombian Caribbean, in Isla Grande near Cartagena, Local House Hostel is located in a unique hostel community called Hostales Paraiso Secreto, where there are 7 different hostels in the same property. Participate in unforgettable activities like kayaking through mangrove tunnels at sunset, night swimming in the enchanted glowing lagoon, snorkeling in beautiful reefs, dancing champeta with the locals on Friday and Saturday, and beach bonfires. Local House Hostel offers the guests a private white sand beach, blue waters, floating sun deck, pool, restaurant and bar in an eco friendly environment. When you are done with your activities or relaxing at the beach, come enjoy the beautiful house decorated with a cool, creative vibe, hand painted tiles and contemporary art. Use the large guest kitchen and make the most of all the space in the backyard to make new friends and relax. Free amenities including free white linens, mosquito nets, security lockers, an outdoor swimming pool and self-catering facilities. Opt for a triple private room or a mixed dorm of 4 or 8 people.

Paraiso Secreto Casa #4 Isla Grande, Arechipielago , Rosario Island, ,
Dorm Bed: $17.00
Private Room: $26.00
Overall Rating: 87%
My Casa Nativa Hostel is a magical place also found in Hostales Paraiso Secreto, conveniently located on Isla Grande. This lost paradise used to be the most luxurious resort on the Rosario Islands. After being abandoned for many years it has become today an eco-sustainable hostel community for backpackers. You will find a private beach, a swimming pool, spacious seating areas, an exclusive entrance to the tunnels of mangrove trees and the enchanted lagoon. For the restless travellers, My Casa Nativa Hostel offers snorkelling, biking around the island, kayaking through the mangrove tunnels and walking tours to the enchanted lagoon.My Casa Nativa Hostel has three private rooms with AC and private bathrooms and one with a balcony. There are two shared mixed dorms with 9 beds, AC and lockers and one shared dorm of four beds exclusively for women, with a fan and shared bathroom and a private room with a fan and shared bathroom as well. Of course the hostel also has free WiFi, a book exchange, a travel and tours desk, a games room with board games and DVDs and a restaurant, bar and cafe.

Islas del Rosario, Isla Grande, Sector El Paraíso Oficina 705, Edificio Concasa, La Matuna Calle 32A , Rosario Island, ,
Dorm Bed: $22.72
Private Room: $36.70
Overall Rating: 86%
Galeria Isla Hostel is found an hour away from the city of Cartagena, where it is necessary to take a boat to Isla Grande in the Rosario Islands. Also located in Hostales Paraiso Secreto, the hostel is surrounded by four other hostels that share a pool, a private beach and a restaurant. It uses limited electricity from 7pm to 9am and 12pm to 2pm. The hostel is very clean, has a nice interior that feels like home, and has a great atmosphere in this beautiful island. The staff is very nice and ready to help. The charming and comfortable hostel house has a common room, a BBQ, self-catering facilities, a cable TV, ceiling fans, housekeeping and a games room with DVDs and board games.

Isla Grande, Islas de Rosario , Rosario Island, ,
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