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Masaya Hostel Santa Marta

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a wonderful stay we have had at this hotel! More close to an hotel than a Hostel, we have stayed there with my wife, while travelling on the north coast of Colombia. There is an activity every evening on the rooftop and does not bother with noise among the whole hotel. The hotel is based on the perfect place...

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John P, Director de Recepción at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi Yves, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels. Kind regards

Mannheim, Germany
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great facilities with two pools and an awesome rooftop. Nice bar and decent breakfast. They charge for luggage storage, even if it is just on the day of check out. Don't think that is necessary but great hostel overall

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John P, Director de Recepción at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi Seb, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. About storage service we have already changed the price and is 5.000 COP per bag. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

Franeker, The Netherlands
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

the price they wanted to charge for a double room was way higher then the price on their website! In the end we got it for the latter but it took quite some effort. Some rooms are rather dark, some are beautiful and bright. Bed was comfortable,aircon silent, breakfast okay- ish, pool on the roof terrace - but not much...

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Nicolas P, Propietario at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We have solved this problem relating to Staff, days ago we had a new trainning with all receptionists. Thank you for helping us improve our services. We hope to see you soon in...

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 19 March 2017

We stayed here for five nights, and it had a great atomosphere, good room prices, but terrible service with very unhelpful staff. Over I would recommend it, but dont expect hot showers, or the staff to be able to tell you about local places to eat, or even check you in in under 25 minutes.

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Nicolas P, Gerente at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are sorry to hear that some things in the hostel did not meet your expectations, We have solved this problem relating to Staff, days ago we had a new trainning with all receptionists and also been added one more receptionist to the desk. Thank...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 15 March 2017

established hostel, good facilities, very cool dorms and bunkbeds with individual curtains, lights and towel rails. also provide personal lockers each. AC provided, but turns on at 10pm. plenty of bathrooms, 2 swimming pools used for the occasional toe dip. breakfast not included, but good value for money if you do decide to eat in. free wifi - temperamental, but...

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Nicolas P, Gerente at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed comment, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

Cool! I stayed in dormitories and i was able to store my things on lockers without any problem, there is good security. I like the events on the rooftop at night, and I love the swimming pool at day. I had a very good time there. 😎

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Hi, thanks for taking the time to write such a detailed comment, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

Reviewed 15 February 2017

Staff were friendly and helpful, and the hostel itself was clean and homey, with lots of activities. Food was good, and reasonably priced, and the location is right in the heart of the city, which made it ideal for sightseeing.

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Nicolas P, Propietario at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi Brandon, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

We spent two nights at Masaya and it was very nice! The dorms are comfortable and modern and the staff very friendly. The rooftop is very nice and there are two pools. Everything is clean and the hostel got a nice packpackers vibe. But in our point of view everything was rather pricy...

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Nicolas P, Gerente at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Nice big luxury hostels with pools and lots of things to do for sure it's a party place but that's mainly on the roof. Staff could be a little better but just maybe a bad day. You can also book tours from here. Santa Marta is a transit place no more than one day.

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Nicolas P, Gerente at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hello, thanks for taking the time to comment on your stay, we are sorry to hear that some things in the hostel did not meet your expectations, we hope to see you soon again in the Masaya hostels.

Michigan
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Me and my colombian fiance have stayed here 2 times now. It is a great base for the santa marta area. Or if you are headed more NE towards Tayrona or the dessert. They also off many tours. Though I have never done. People speak english. The roof is great to relax on and os where breakfast is too. Cooked...

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Nicolas P, Gerente at Masaya Hostel Santa Marta, responded to this review

Hi Brody, thanks for your comment and for choosing us for your stay in the city, we are very happy that you liked the hostel and its services. We hope to see you soon at the Masaya hostels.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
More than just a Hostel, Masaya is a site for meetings and cultural exchanges. Located in the historical center, definitely the ideal starting point to discover the city and enjoy everything it offers. Come immerse yourself into Colombian's culture in one of the most famous republican house of this Caribbean city. A rooftop here, some patios there, a sky-view pool, the background sound of a guitar and the famous "buena onda colombiana" floating in the air... The place where your backpacking experience step to a higher standard...A very complete ofer with 12 private rooms, 6 confortable dorms, a restaurant, travel and event organizations and much more! From local cooking classes to advanced steps of salsa, be involved in Colombian culture, thanks to daily typical events! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Masaya Hostel Santa Marta

Address: Calle 14 #04-80, Santa Marta 000000, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: £10 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Masaya Hostel Santa Marta 2.5*
Number of rooms: 18
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