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    Drop Bear Hostel

    Carrera 21 20 - 36 | Barrio Jardín, Santa Marta 470005, Colombia
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    3/9/2017 4/9/2017
    Traveller (50)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    Overview
    • Excellent71%
    • Very good20%
    • Average6%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “tv room” (25 reviews)
    “huge tv” (9 reviews)
    “table tennis” (5 reviews)
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
    • Standard 10 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite
      US$18
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    • Standard 10 Bed Mixed Dorm
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    • Standard 8 Bed Mixed Dorm
      US$23
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    • Deluxe 4 Bed Mixed Dorm Ensuite
      US$25
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    • Standard Double Bed Private Shared Bathroom
      US$28
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    • Basic Single Private Shared Bathroom
      US$36
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    • Deluxe Double Bed Private Ensuite
      US$41
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    1 - 5 of 247 reviews

    Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

    Excellent value hostel. Friendly, helpful staff. Great food & also kitchen facilities for cooking your own. Clean, spacious dorms, big bathrooms and great atmosphere in the evenings. Pool is another bonus. Cannot recommend enough!

    Thank 24ginab
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Drop Besr Hostel was one of my favorites that I've come across in South America. I spent 5 days sitting at the pool and ordering food from the kitchen, which was absolutely delicious. The chefs are not only incredibly kind, but they make fabulous food....More

    Thank cms649
    Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

    This is the first bad review I have ever written. The hostel was average however in all of our travels through central and South America we have never encountered ruder staff. There are plenty of other better hostels in Santa MartaMore

    Thank Jw3377
    Response from Gabriel K, Owner at Drop Bear HostelResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hi Jonathan, ive just spoken to my staff about this and it seems your ugly review is because you booked one night with us and thought it was actually two and we had no more space to accommodate you and your group. Given that members...More

    Reviewed 8 July 2017 via mobile

    Not terrible but not great. Food is decent and relatively well priced. You have to walk through the dorm room to get to your private room, which can be a pain. Staff are a mixed bag. Some are super friendly, and some that just sit...More

    Thank Tom P
    Reviewed 6 July 2017

    This is a fascinating hostel. It's an old cartel mansion. That said, because of it's history, it's very odd in terms of rooms. There's some terrible smells in the rooms. One night in the AC room, there was actually a spray device, spraying something in...More

    Thank Melissa A
    Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
    488 reviews
    #3 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
     
    Park Hotel
    120 reviews
    #43 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
     
    Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
    526 reviews
    #2 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
     
    Hotel Imperial Caribe
    8 reviews
    #56 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
     
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    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
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    • Pool
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    • Price range
    • US$14 - US$51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
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    • Location
    • Colombia >
    • Magdalena Department >
    • Santa Marta District >
    • Santa Marta
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    Traveller (50)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Hotel & Grounds (72)
    Family and Play Areas (13)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
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    Blakenamy
    15 December 2014|
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    Response from PuraVida55_13 | Reviewed this property |
    Enjoy the Drop Bear! They will most definitely take care of your bags as we left our stuff there for 5 days when we went to hike to La Ciudad Perdida. It is a great place, tell Regina that her favorite gringo says hello.
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    "Don't bother paying for the AC room, it was soooo loud and it really wan't worth the $40+"
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    "Get the dorm with aircon, I was always very comfortable but heard others in fan-only dorms complaining of the..."
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    "air con room is good in summer and wedges are delicious"
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    "The cheapest room is only a hallway with 6-8 beds in it"
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