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

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?

You can find our comprehensive analysis of all hostel prices in Cartagena here. We've found the average prices of dorms and private rooms, as well as the typical prices of hostels with various amenities, too.



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

Dorm Bed from $21.39
Private Room from $27.77
Overall Rating: 90%
Calle 7 Infantes, Cartagena
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.


Private Room from $55.54
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Cabrero Callé Real #42-67, Cartagena
This terrific hotel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. 24 hour reception, parking, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $16.89
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Manga Carrera 18B N 26-68, Cartagena
This terrific hotel offers friendly service. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Wi-fi, towels included, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $27.43
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Playa Blanca Sector Playa Tranquila, Isla Baru, Cartagena
You'll love this hotel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, security lockers, 24 hour reception, towels included, internet access, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $46.08
Private Room from $30.72
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 97%
Tierra Bomba, sector el Campo, Cra 1, Cartagena
Santuario Beach Hostel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, towels included, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $38.51
Private Room from $44.52
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 95%
Calle 30 # 10-81 Barrio Getsemani, Cartagena
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a microwave. Wi-fi, key card access, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $24.00
Private Room from $20.57
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
Getsemani, Calle Larga No.9A-05, Cartagena
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a bar, a common room, board games, and cable tv. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a restaurant, a cafe, and a microwave. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, 24 hour reception, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Dorm Bed from $31.93
Private Room from $40.49
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 94%
número 3-10 Carrera 4 Manzanillo del Mar, Cartagena
This terrific hostel offers friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, and a common room. The good location and overall vibe also make it very popular. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. 24 hour reception and towels included are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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