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    Drop Bear Hostel

    Carrera 21 20 - 36 | Barrio Jardín, Santa Marta 470005, Colombia
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    Traveller (50)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (26)
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    Overview
    • Excellent71%
    • Very good20%
    • Average6%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “tv room” (25 reviews)
    “huge tv” (9 reviews)
    “table tennis” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Pool
    Restaurant
    Airport Transportation
    Suites
    Bar/Lounge
    Kitchenette
    Laundry Service
    Breakfast included
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    21 - 25 of 250 reviews

    Reviewed 14 April 2017 via mobile

    We came here as a family and had a room for 4 with a private bathroom and 2 bunks. The kids are late teens so loved the freedom, the pool, the TV room with its huge couches etc. I was worried I would hate it...More

    Thank Eis1
    Reviewed 24 March 2017 via mobile

    Best Hostel in Santa Marta, has everything you are looking for! I spent weeks here! Pool, tv room, affordable and very tasty food but also a kitchen if you prefer your own vegan food;), hamocks to chill out & you will spend nights in the...More

    Thank Manuela Z
    Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

    More than 1 hour drive from city center. No running water in room, no apology, blamed on me for wanting running water. Bed bugs bite me hard. Sex assault likely. Staff are always creeping on girls. Super sleezy and 5More

    Thank JGoldy145
    Response from Gabriel K, Owner at Drop Bear HostelResponded 29 March 2017

    Garbage customer, Garbage Review. Dude, when writing fake reviews the idea is to make it sound believable. I mean really, one hour from the city centre? It's only 10 minutes from one side of santa marta to the other. Also, just rattling off the most...More

    Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

    Drop bear is a really nice hostel only too far from the city. You have to take a taxi if you want to go for diner or a drink in town. Although the restaurant from the hostel is also quite nice. I booked a daytrip...More

    Thank Matthijssta
    Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

    Very comfortable; staff it's brilliant. Thanks Shayre and Maria for everything. Had the best time in Santa Marta. The hostel offers plenty of activities but make sure you book them in advance. 4 days wasn't enough for me to do it all!! Definitely coming back....More

    Thank Alejandro C
    Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
    546 reviews
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    654 reviews
    #3 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.6 km
     
    Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
    524 reviews
    #1 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
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    Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
    238 reviews
    #4 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.6 km
     
    About
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    Amenities
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    Details
    • Price range
    • US$11 - US$53 (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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