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.
WINNER WONDERLAND
Win Big When You Book on TripAdvisor

Aluna Casa y Cafe

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
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
1 room
Check In Check Out
Please enter your travel dates to continue
Check Availability
Book on
or compare prices from up to 200 sites including:
Professional photos
Aluna Casa y Cafe
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"]},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

215 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 152: English reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed at Aluna for 2 nights. Left my bag in their locked bag storage while I went camping for one night. My passport was hidden in the bag. After camping, I stayed one more night at Aluna and then headed off to Cartagena in the morning (I didn't open my bag). It was only when I got to Cartagena and...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ABrooke92
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had a great sleep in this hostel, but one thing that really disapointed me is that the internet didn´t work properly on the second floor, in my room. When I wanted connection I had to go down to the common area. In my room there was one fan.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fabio V
Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Myself and my boyfriend stayed in Aluna on 5 separate occasions over a couple of weeks. It is an excellent base for visiting the many surrounding attractions. El jefe Jim, and his amazing staff made the place feel like home, especially the ever friendly Hidalgo (not certain of spelling) and Julio. Great location, onsite cafe, roof terrace, kitchen. We'd love...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank lisamullee
Munich, Germany
Reviewed 19 October 2016

I had a great stay for a week at Aluna Casa y Cafe! Throughout my travel, I stayed in Santa Marta for a week to to my Advanced Open Water diver license and to explore the area. The receptionist Hidalgo was one of the friendliest, most attentive and upbeat persons I have met! I slept in the 6-dorm up on...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Simon G
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We reserved a room with a double bed. The room was beautiful. The staff was very helpful and the location is great. In one word good value for money and I definably recommend this place if you want to stay in Santa Marta.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank JulesJanssen
Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

A really nice place to stay in Santa Marta, you feel welcome from the moment you step in. I stayed in the dorms, clean bathrooms with very welcome showers (after sand in Teyrona and heat of the Ciudad Perdida hike). Kitchen facilities cleaned every day. There is a cafe with breakfast if you want some treats, but there is also...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Griet D
Antwerp, Belgium
Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice and clean hostel in Santa Marta operated by a very kind and helpfull Iris couple. It has everything you need, is clean, has a very nice kitchen and is nicely located. We also stayed in another hostel in Santa Marta, but this one was nicer! One of the best hostels in Colombia so far.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank leMassiveN
Tokyo, Japan
Reviewed 21 May 2016

I stayed at Aluna for rest and a shower before and after the Ciudad Perdida trek. I got my own spacious room for around $33 US -- a great deal. The restaurant where you can buy an inexpensive breakfast is cute, and the staff is very helpful. I recommend this place.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank ryanhayward
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I ended up at Aluna totally by chance arriving on a late bus from Cartagena. I ended up staying 3 nights because the staff, especially Patrick, the owner, was kind and super helpful in giving me information about things to do around the city and region. It's in a nice location, easy to walk to the beach, center, and market...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank ryann_nichole
Vienna, Austria
Reviewed 9 May 2016

Very nice place, beautiful people. nice breakfast! the owner does lots of environmental work. reforesting the sierra nevada. stay in his Hotel, its very nice and at the same time you are supporting a good cause!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank 313irmgard

54 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (34)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
View from Room (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
2:43
Videos (2)
Viewed
Other (15)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (9)
Viewed
Room/Suite (4)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Other (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Marta hotels
0.2 mi away
Hotel Miami SM
Hotel Miami SM
#40 of 69 in Santa Marta
49 reviews
0.3 mi away
Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
0.3 mi away
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
#1 of 125 in Santa Marta
621 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
2.8 mi away
The Dreamer Hostel
The Dreamer Hostel
#2 of 125 in Santa Marta
559 reviews
3.2 mi away
La Guaca Hostel
La Guaca Hostel
#4 of 125 in Santa Marta
145 reviews
0.2 mi away
La Villana Hostel
La Villana Hostel
#6 of 125 in Santa Marta
178 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Aluna Casa y Cafe is a small family run guesthouse that caters for the independent traveler looking to explore and discover the natural and cultural landscape of the carribean coast of Colombia. Situated in the historical centre of Santa Marta, Aluna is within walking distance of restaurants, bars, supermarkets and the just 4 blocks from the beach. Aluna is designed around a 1920's Spanish villa and is centered around a shaded courtyard. The guesthouse has 3 floors, a roof terrace that looks out over the Sierra Nevada, a guest kitchen, TV room and a cafe. We also have the best book exchange on the coast and a luggage storage facility. *Aluna - Kogi Indian concept - thought, memory and possibility - past, present and future. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Aluna Casa y Cafe

Address: Calle 21 21 No. 5-72 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: £8 - £39 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Aluna Casa y Cafe 2.5*
Number of rooms: 14
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld, Booking.com, Hotels.com, Expedia, Priceline, Travelocity, Agoda and Odigeo so you can book your Aluna Casa y Cafe reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
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

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Aluna Casa y Cafe staff and other travellers.
1 question
Ask a question

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Aluna Casa y Cafe 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?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“A room on the third floor, they say that internet works there”
 of 5 bubbles FabioV554, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
“chose more the rooms in the first floors, not the last one because no wifi”
 of 5 bubbles geraldineg994, 6 Dec 2015 | Read review
“Get air conditioning”
 of 5 bubbles V2274RXmatts, 8 Jul 2015 | Read review
“All good rooms with aircon or/and fans”
 of 5 bubbles Andrew-M-Fenn, 28 May 2015 | Read review
“Wifi is only available in the cafe area. I would choose a room upstairs. There is some nice outdoor space.”
 of 5 bubbles AmiiStephenson, 14 Jan 2015 | Read review
5 of 5
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Price Your Stay