The Best Hostels in Santa Marta, Colombia, for Budget Travellers and Backpackers

The Best Hostels in Santa Marta, Colombia, for Budget Travellers and Backpackers Santa Marta, Colombia
Santa Marta is a city in the Magdalena Department of Colombia's Costa Norte. Over the last decade, security has steadily been replacing the shadow of the Colombia's violent past. One destination in Colombia's northeast region is now attracting more international visitors, the coastal Caribbean area of Santa Marta. Established in 1525 by the Spanish as a base of conquest, Santa Marta sits at the foot of the world's highest coastal mountain range, the towering Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta. It is South America's oldest European-founded town and the second most important colonial city on Colombia's Caribbean coast. While many travelers complain about Santa Marta's horrible traffic and unsightly urban sprawl, the city holds a numerous amounts of great hotels, bars and restaurants and holds a few fantastic destinations nearby to which you can go during the daytime.
How much do hostels in Santa Marta cost?

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



Dorm Bed from $9.76
Private Room from $14.63
Overall Rating: 89%
CR 51, 26D-161 Los Trupillos de Mamatoco Diagonal 32,, Santa Marta
If you are looking for a fun hostel with a relaxed atmosphere where you can rest, meet people, share a good conversation over a few drinks or just sunbath by the swimming pool, this is the perfect place for you. The Dreamer Hostel is the closest hostel to the Tayrona Park and Minca, a town of many tourist attractions and intends to fulfill every travellers' needs. The location allows easy access to all that Santa Marta has to offer and all the natural attraction of its surroundings, especially the Sierra Nevada mountains and the amazing Tayrona National Park. This makes the Dreamer Hostel an excellent base for discovering the city sights and its nightlife as well as the natural beauty and adventure activities the region has to offer. The hostel features a big garden, a swimming pool and there is a basketball court in front of the property. Nearby you will also find the Coelhos Bar, which opens every day, and an Italian restaurant, which makes delicious homemade pasta and opens for breakfast, lunch and dinner. For those who like to make their own food, there is also a fully equipped kitchen opened all day, two dining areas, a BBQ and a nice TV lounge with cable TV and DVDs.The Dreamer Hostel has a wide range of accommodation from comfortable and spacious dorms to twin and double rooms ensuite and with air conditioning. The establishment provides information to travellers and organizes tours to the main attractions in the region like the Lost City or the dream destination of San Blas and Panama for those who want to continue travelling to central America. Towels included, free wifi, security lockers, laundry facilities, a book exchange, a pool table and luggage storage are also available.


Dorm Bed from $7.48
Private Room from $18.70
Overall Rating: 87%
Cl. 21 #No.3-40, Santa Marta
Fatima beach is located in the historical center of Santa Marta, the gateway for trips into the Tayrona National Natural Park, multi-day guided treks to the Lost City (Teyuna) archaeological site in the Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta mountains and adventure sports such as diving for example. The beach is only five blocks from the hostel. They have 3 private rooms, 10 mixed dorms which have either 4, 6 or 8 beds. All rooms have air-conditioning and the dorms are spacious and provide each guest with a security locker to keep their belongings safe. The facilities include a 24 hours reception, laundry service, free Wi-Fi, towels included, equipped kitchen, computers, living room with TV, two Jacuzzis, a restaurant/bar and a breakfast included.


Dorm Bed from $11.19
Private Room from $0.13
Overall Rating: 92%
Calle 14 04-80, Santa Marta
Sit back and enjoy a unique experience at Hostel Masaya while soaking up the sun and the sea views. The staff at Masaya hostel is passionate about Colombia and travelling and aims to give you the opportunity to dive in the local experience. Hostel Masaya wants you to sample the local delights, enjoy the fabulous Colombian hospitality and take part in some unique cultural experiences. The hostel provides a great atmosphere for relaxation, whether it is by the pool, in one of the many quiet reading spot or by joining in one of the daily cultural activities. From learning Salsa to making your own empanadas, the establishment has something to involve every guest in discovering Colombia. Hostel Masaya is fully equipped with luxury private rooms, comfortable dorms with plugs, fans and lockers for every bed, 2 swimming pools, a cinema, a roof terrace bar with BBQ, a pool table, and free WiFi. Guests staying in private rooms have a free daily breakfast.


Private Room from $19.14
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
calle 26 numero 2a-24, Santa Marta
You'll love this hostel because of it's good location and quality amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, a bar, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast, a cafe, and a microwave. Wi-fi, luggage storage, 24 hour reception, parking, towels included, internet access, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $16.03
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
km 28 Via Riohacha Vereda el Trompito, Santa Marta
Eco Hotel Kuima is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, and cable tv. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast. Wi-fi, parking, towels included, and air conditioning are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $35.07
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Km 42, Troncal del Caribe, Guachaca, Magdalena Primera entrada a la derecha después del puente d, Santa Marta
YAY Sustainable is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's a restaurant. Wi-fi, laundry facilities, luggage storage, parking, towels included, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.


Private Room from $21.37
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
Km 38 Via Riohacha-Santa Marta, Santa Marta
Blue Mango Hotel is very popular due to the atmosphere, great location, and long list of amenities. It features friendly service, a swimming pool, and a bar. When it's time to eat, it's also nice because there's free breakfast and a restaurant. Wi-fi, luggage storage, towels included, internet access, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable. And Blue Mango Hotel is also child friendly.


Dorm Bed from $8.75
Private Room from $8.75
(Prices vary by season)
Overall Rating: 100%
calle 6 #1B-25, Santa Marta
This terrific hostel offers friendly service and board games. 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 cafe, and self-catering facilities. Wi-fi, security lockers, luggage storage, towels included, air conditioning, and housekeeping are also on the list to make sure your stay is very comfortable.
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