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La Tortuga Hostel

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04/06/2017 05/06/2017
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2015

I stayed for 4 nights in January and was impressed by the hostel. Clean bedrooms plenty of space to chill by the pool and a cracking view from their Bar. I would stay here again. Thank you Monica and Mr. Marley for a nice stay.

Thank iestynrr
Reviewed 8 January 2015 via mobile

When I arrived the hostel looked so awesome. Then I took turns for the WORST!!! Pros: A pool a bar and great views, able to accommodate changing travel dates! Con: -cramped rooms ( if you have bags it's tight). -Wifi only works on half the building -The free computer is awkwardly next to the respetionist (arms reach) so they see...

Thank studentvsworld
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 27 December 2014

We had a great experience here, only ending up staying 2 nights after booking in for 3, as we wanted to stay at our dive school overnight. The staff were accomodating and very helpful, and the rooms and bathrooms were clean however our room on the ground floor had a window that didn't open which didn't help the hot nights...

Thank lviero
München, Deutschland
Reviewed 24 December 2014

The pictures look nice, but it feels like after building the hostel the owners didn't put any effort into the hostel to keep the standard high. You could definitely get a lot more out of this nice wooden building and the nice location in this lovely little village. Maybe it was due to off-season (were there in October), but I...

Thank Jukkabrother
Reviewed 17 November 2014

Stayed here for a few days. Staff was kind and made us feel welcomed. Walk to the beach was a little bit of a walk but still worth the price. Had a great time here and would recommend to anyone who is on a budget.

Thank stinavu
Bairnsdale, Australia
Reviewed 13 October 2014

This hostel was one of my favourite places to stay in South America! The staff were friendly and helpful. The bar upstairs is great, one of the best views of Taganga and sunrise you will find. It's a little walk to town, but Taganga is tiny, so no problems. The pool is a win, definitely great to cool off. There's...

Thank clarkefl
Reviewed 2 October 2014

The hostel is very nice, as is the stuff! They even helped me to get back my lost mobile phone. Garden with pool, clean kitchen, big beds, great roof top bar, with hammocks. It is about 5 minutes to walk to the beach

Thank Asilmurg
Reviewed 2 October 2014 via mobile

Enjoyed this hostel, good wifi, lots of areas to hang out in, good laundry, staff are helpful, hammocks, pool. Met some cool people there, quite a big hostel but very friendly and they have turtles!! Dorms don't have a lot of room to put your stuff unfortunately and there are hostels heaps closer to the action down on the beach,...

Thank Sophie O
Pai, Thailand
Reviewed 30 August 2014

There is not much in Taganga to begin with, but La Tortuga looked like it once was the happening place to be. We stay one night because we couldnt do another. The room was extremely hot with only one mounted wall fan for 6 people. I ended up sleeping outside in a hammock because of the heat. The party on...

Thank tylermais
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 7 July 2014

I had an amazing time at this hostel. The owner Mona is fabulous, really friendly and helpful going out of her way to speak to and have fun with the guests. The hostel is really chilled, a place where you can relax and but also has a great bar! The rooms are clean and comfortable and there is a pool...

Thank Daniel C

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a traditional neighborhood on the sunny Colombian Caribbean coast, La Tortuga Hostel inmerses you in the local athmosphere. Here you will make friends and enjoy cocktails on our rooftop bar with a breathtaking view of Taganga bay. In addition to offering accommodation, we also have certified scuba diving staff that can show you the bautiful underwater world. La Tortuga adds something special to Taganga, making it more than just a jump off point from which to access Tayrona Park. This is a place where you´ll feel like staying, enjoying and relaxing. Just follow the turtle and welcome home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Tortuga Hostel

Address: Calle 9 # 3 - 116, Taganga 470007, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Price Range: €14 - €39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dormitory bads are dirty”
kanjaje, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pool are quieter.”
Ade77, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms were nice, but the dorm rooms are relaxed and i slept great every night.”
seanhC6041QF, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Dorms may get dirty quickly because of all the traffic with muddy shoes”
exidez, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
“you can stay in a dorm or in a private bedroom”
Ankiwoman, 28 Jun 2013 | Read review
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