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La Brisa Loca Hostel
Reviewed 29 August 2013

I love this hostel! One of the best, if not the best hostel I've stayed at. This hostel is a one of a kind experience, the bar is a great place to meet people and party. If the Santa Marta heat is too much you can always take a dip in the pool or catch a cool breeze on the rooftop terrace. The bar staff was always helpful and the food is a step above other hostels food choices, cheap drinks and great parties. If your someone who goes to bed by 8:00 this may not be the hostel for you because the bar can close around 2:00 to 2:30. Ricky at reception was always there to answer my questions and recommended places to visit around Santa Marta. You must stay here if your in Santa Marta.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 23 August 2013 via mobile

La Brisa Loca is definitely the best hostal I have stayed in while traveling through Colombia. Location is perfect right in the center of Santa Marta close to everything you could need. Staff is amazingly knowledgable, helpful and friendly. Attached is a fantastic Mexican resteraunt. They have an awesome bar with a great staff. I only planned on stayed a few days and ended up stayed a few weeks.

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

I got back a day early from the Lost City trek and so had to find a bed at the last minute. This is a beautiful building with some great facilities. I stayed in a 6 bed air on dorm. Bed was comfy but linen falling apart and holey. There was a lockable crate under my bed. A brilliant idea was the individual safes with plug points inside them. Unfortunately half of them were broken. The bar was great - but it did play music loudly until about 2am despite all the signs telling people they would be kicked out if they made noise after midnight! There was a free welcome drink and welcoming atmosphere distinctly lacking in other Santa Marta Hostels. Although the bar was loud and crowd very young (think gap year) it wasn't horribly party party but maybe I hit a good night. I loved being right in Santa Marta as there are some great restaurants nearby (ouzo!) lacking in the hostels in the suburbs. Oh and there is a great pool!

  • Stayed: August 2013
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Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stayed one night in a private room w/ private bath w/ some friends and had a good stay, though considering we'd all just done the four-day Ciudad Perdida trek, it wasn't too hard to please us. Clean room, friendly enough and helpful staff, good laundry service (left our clothes in the a.m., got them back by 5 p.m.), wi-fi (but not in the room), fun bar, great location (close to the beach, restaurants), overall good stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 11 August 2013

By far the best hostel i stayed in Colombia. Expect good fun (ppl party yes), nice bar atmosphere, nice internet, standard rooms, lovely terrace, electricity plugs everywhere.

Thanks to the staff, they were extremely helpfull at helping us getting a hard-to-get tour, even tho they were not earning anything with it.

I would just improve security, some safety boxes in the room would be great instead of the wooden boxes.

Room Tip: Room n 101, no A/C, only fan, but close to reception, more security I guess.
  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 10 August 2013

La Brisa Loca is a must-stay while in Santa Marta. They managed to turn an old mansion into a stunning hostel. The staff is very helpful and accommodating. La Brisa offers anything you could want or need including full bar with foosball and pool tables, very nice swimming pool, fast wi-fi, root-top terrace with hammocks to relax in...the list goes on. It is also in a perfect location; 5 minute walk to the beach, next to walking street with cafes and bars as well as close proximity to 'el mercado' where you can catch buses to Tayrona, Minca etc. Overall it was a very enjoyable experience.

  • Stayed: August 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 6 August 2013 via mobile

This place is the epitome of hostels. Loud music but quiet at midnight, semi clean rooms and bathrooms. Not nasty but not exactly clean. The night I stayed at there were body shots at the bar and snorting in the bathrooms. Overall though the staff was very nice and a safe environment. I loved it there but this is a party hostel. The attached restaurant agave azul has excellent food.

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Additional Information about La Brisa Loca Hostel

Address: Calle 14 #3-58 | Centro Historico, Santa Marta 23420, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 177 Speciality Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range: £7 - £24 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Created by two brothers, Ryan & Evan Doré, La Brisa Loca encompasses everything great they found in the best backpackers hostels around the world after years of traveling and research. This beautiful, centrally located hostel is in a two-story, 80 year-old neo-Republican mansion that has been meticulously restored and remodeled to both recreate the colonial charm of the historic building while providing a variety of amenities for the value conscious backpacker. ... more   less 
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