We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Amber Hostel

Show Prices
Book on TripAdvisor
Trusted partner. We work with to make your booking as easy as possible.
Secure payments. We use industry-leading practices to keep your information secure.
Enter dates for best prices
powered by PriceFinder
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
We can't find prices for this hotel
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Cartagena
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Management photos
Amber Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

18 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 8: English reviews
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 May 2015 via mobile

Not the best hostel in Cartagena. It was cheap and I had the dorm to myself, so that was nice. But it's not very clean, the light in the dorm is blue and the fan sounds like a chopper. I read some stories of the staff being a bit strange to girls - in my stay the nightguard suddenly hopped... More 

Helpful?
Thank Evelien R
Austin, Texas, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 May 2012

We arrived to find that the dorm room we booked was filled up. They wouldn't let us just have a different dorm room for the dorm price since it would just be the two of us. The internet was out, so we moved on.

Helpful?
2 Thank Trey B
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2011

Despite other reviews being less than favourable I personally have no hesitation in recommending San Blas Hostel. Upon arrival the owner greeted me with 2 maps of the area n suggestions of where to head too to explore the main sights.And the assurance that it was a safe area. I booked a dorm bed for 18000 but actually had the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Radinka
Edmonton, Canada
Level Contributor
15 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 March 2011

The female staff are incredibly indifferent to you, the male staff hound you even when you get up in the night to go pee, the staff are also doing strange things to women including one account of tying a bracelet on a female guest in the dorm while she slept as 'a gift'.. there are many men in this hostel... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Afrinina

Travellers are raving about these Cartagena hotels

Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2011

Hi We stayed 1 night with these people and it was a nightmare as it rained the whole night flooding the place. The electrical appliances sparked during the night and were unplugged. The power points crackled all night from the moisture and no fuse seemed to be working. The morning was a blessing to wake up to. We told the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Slider8p
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
146 reviews
146 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 136 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2010

Stayed here for 3 nights in total. First night was in a small private room with one double bed and private bathroom for 40,000. Had aircon so was okay, but it started raining really heavy around 2am and was awoken by water seeping through the roof and dripping on my head, feet and all over the floor. Rain stopped around... More 

Helpful?
Thank Shannonluke
Saskatchewan
Level Contributor
15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 April 2010

This place is great. There are several dorm rooms and privates. There is a nice little oputdoor courtyard and plenty of room inside to hang out too. Free Internet. Kitchen and fridge for shared use. Clean bathrooms.

Helpful?
1 Thank anjelle
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 May 2009

We stayed here after sailing form Panama with the hostel's part owner. It's clean, in a reasonable location (not in the nice part of the old town, but just outside in the slightly run down part of old town, but most of the other backpacker hostels are there too). We originally stayed in a dorm (18,000 pesos for an airconditioned... More 

Helpful?
2 Thank BazzaDP

6 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (6)
Viewed
Room/Suite (2)
Viewed
Other (4)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Cartagena hotels
0.2 km away
San Felipe Hotel Cartagena
San Felipe Hotel Cartagena
#69 of 145 in Cartagena
296 reviews
0.1 km away
Hostal Las Tortugas
Hostal Las Tortugas
#104 of 140 in Cartagena
51 reviews
0.5 km away
Pachamama Hostel
Pachamama Hostel
#18 of 140 in Cartagena
91 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
0.1 km away
Casa Viena
Casa Viena
#33 of 140 in Cartagena
131 reviews
0.1 km away
Hostal Casa Victoria
Hostal Casa Victoria
#39 of 153 in Cartagena
62 reviews
0.4 km away
Hostal Santo Domingo Vidal
Hostal Santo Domingo Vidal
#1 of 140 in Cartagena
92 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )

Additional Information about Amber Hostel

Address: Calle de la Magdalena No 10-103 | Getsemani, Cartagena, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bolivar Department > Cartagena District > Cartagena
Price Range: €12 - €36 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 80
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Amber Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?