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“fun!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of La Brisa Loca Hostel

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La Brisa Loca Hostel
Certificate of Excellence
Boulder, Colorado
Level Contributor
9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“fun!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2014

yes, it's loud, your roommates will come crashing in at dawn (or may not sleep at all) and people might be having sex in the shower. i am NOT a huge party animal, however when my friends and i stayed at la brisa loca we got in the mood and joined the fun. it's a great place to be if you want to meet people, have a little too much rum, swing in hammocks in the warm breeze on the rooftop and sleep in large, comfortable, colorful rooms. the staff is young and friendly. large TV room, a couple computers, awesome layout, good food, great location. it's a good choice, as long as you know what you're getting into ;)

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Maracaibo, Venezuela
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2014

Well it has a very good location, and the structure is nice, beautiful terrace! and the bar is awesome, bartenders are super cool guys. Bad thing, i understand there are hostel rules, for visitors, my friends were staying in another hostel coz there werent more available rooms at la Brisa, so when my friends came, the guy from the door, te security guy. was rude with them, didint expect that, so we decided to go somewhere else that night. i thought we were the only ones, but i heard complains about this guy. anyways it was nice to stay there lovely staff, good food, and best party!!!

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Lisbon, Portugal
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60 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2014

It's very well located, the rooms are not crammed with beds, it is very hot inside the rooms but it is very hot everywhere so I understand the why the aircon lost that battle, there are plenty bathrooms and clean, they printed our online plane tickets for free, we paid only 10000 pesos for one night and the terrace is very very nice.

There is also a bar, where amaizingly nobody spoke spanish. The worst/best thing about this bar is the closing hours, they don't exist, I guess it closes when the last drunk guy goes to bed.

So if you are planning to wake up early to go to Tayrona, you better not stay here. If you are planning to party all night long and play drinking games, oh boy you will have a blast!

It is a very good hostel, the staff is helpfull but they should really let people know that it's party oriented and not sleep oriented. That would avoid all the negative comments about the loud noise.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank MMadalena
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

Currently staying here and while te facilities are fine, it's horribly loud. There is a bass banging all night long and screaming from the bar. It is impossible to sleep even with ear plugs. Avoid this place at all costs if sleep is something you hope to do. There is no room that avoids the noise.

It's horrible

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank teachersummers
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

The customer derive from tge staff was wonderful, so friendly and helpful. The atmosphere of the hostel is relaxed but fun and the roof terrace was especially great to chill and talk on. Great bar with good breakfasts and the courtyard is a cool sanctuary from the heat. Great.

  • Stayed August 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank zoeonholiday
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72 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014

i stayed 1 night at La Brista Loca. there was only 1 bed left in a room with air-con, it was $35,000 a night.

When i arrived i was given new sheets and had to take off the persons dirty sheets from the prior night to put my new sheets on. the bathroom floor was covered in water and the toliet paper bin overflowing... <the beds were comfortable, but the fan in the room needed a serious service as it hardly disturbed the air. the aircon started at 10pm and stopped at 4am... the rest of the time the room was about 30 degrees and noisy!!!!

the only saving grace was the great roof top terrace - where we slept as it was cooler than the room when the aircon stopped at 4am! we did ask for it to be fixed, but they said they couldnt do anything until the morning.... I decided to change hostel to Hostel Mirama - only $15,000 a night, has aircon, yummy food, amazing fruit juices and extremly helpful staff... washing is also a third of the price at Hostel Mirama..

Oh - and the internet never worked.... very fustrating given it was so expensive to stay.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled solo
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Anna-Bellas007
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Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Level Contributor
170 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2014 via mobile

I was there with some friends, and I can say this is a average hostel... To much foreigns, wifi, some rooms with air, other has fan so you can choose. The price around 10USD for a room with 8 beds. Bathroom wasn't totally clean.
The best thing in last floor (huge terrace) there is a nice view! And spectacular breeze and nicest sunsets.

a beer to say u welcome!

  • Stayed August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cardkapt
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Additional Information about La Brisa Loca Hostel

Property: 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 #6 of 146 Speciality Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
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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La Brisa Loca Hotel Santa Marta

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