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“Good location, great atmosphere”
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The Dreamer Hostel
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Wyndham, Australia
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23 reviews
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“Good location, great atmosphere”
Reviewed 15 July 2014

My girlfriend and i stayed here on and off for about 10 days while we did some overnight trips and the Lost City trek. It's a great place with super friendly staff. We had a 4 bed dorm with a/c which I would highly recommend as it was so hot when we were there.
Great tv room with huge selection of movies for when you just want to chill.
My only negative comment would be the lack of organisation behind the bar. Don't get me wrong the bartenders are awesome but they constantly had to deal with lack of glasses in happy hour and lack of ingredients for the cocktails.

Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 10 July 2014

We had Dreamer in Santa Marta recommended by several travelers we met and we had a good experience.

Some pro's: cool hang-out places (hammocks, cushions, swimming pool etc.) fantastic food (get the steak it was unbelievable), fresh mango falling off the trees, large supermarket Exito on 5 minute walk.

The kitchen upstairs was great, though limited in utensils. They also have a movie room, which was awesome.

We stayed in a private first (Egypt) and then in a 4-bed dorm (USA). It's cleaned daily and your bed is made too. I would recommend staying in an airconditioned room because it's so hot in the 4-bed dorm it's nearly impossible to sleep with the heat.

Staff was super friendly and helped us at all times. We had a nasty taxi-driver and they helped us solve the problem (thanks Diego!). They remembered names, made you feel part of the 'family' and nothing was too much to ask.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2014 via mobile

Want to listen to bob Marley on repeat whilst continuously jumping into the pool bum first with other like minded splashers or recline on the sunloungers gazing at your iPad waiting for the snails pace WiFi to work? Fall asleep to the soporific sounds of Daft Punk's Get lucky volume at 11, and raucous backpackers necking cheap shots whilst playing the guitar badly? Then stop looking dreamer... Your dream is here.

Otherwise, this is a Hostel that ticks the boxes and is set around a nice pool with average amenities and goodish food... Slightly overpriced and over hyped. Try and get an air con dorm unless you like waking up in a pool of your own sweat. Staff are lovely, attentive and helpful.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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Reviewed 3 July 2014

The Dreamer Hostel in Santa Marta is the perfect place to hang out and relax. We spent over a week there in total. To start with, The yard has a pool and is surrounded by trees with different fruits on them, which creates the impression of a little piece of paradise. The rooms are very clean and so are the floors and bathrooms because they have a 24/7 cleaning service. They have a pool table and a nice tv area on the 2nd floor to hang out with a wide range of different movies. You can also buy things and the close by supermarket and cook them as there is a common kitchen featuring 2 refrigerators, where you can keep your food cold. But their kitchen is not to be missed. If you want to order something from the menu, they have some really nice plates to offer. My favourite was the "chicken fajita", but pasta was also pretty delicious.

Every day there is a different activity, e.g. a party bus on friday, which takes you to a beach in Santa Marta, where locals spend their evenings and you can dance with them or hang out. After staying for a little while, the ride goes on and will finally let you off at a club in Santa Marta (e.g. La Puerta) to party the rest of the night. But The Dreamer Hostel is not a Party Hostel in the first place. It achieves a very pleasant balance, as the hostel bar closes at midnight, so people who want to sleep can do so and the others just go out.

But the best thing about the hostel is the staff. They do everything for you, e.g. Once I needed a basket to wash my dirty laundry and had asked them for one and they immediately got it for me from the cleaning ladies, so I could wash my clothes. But not only that, they are very funny guys and treat you like a friend. They even play football with.

All in all, it was a great stay, which is why we checked in again, after we went to Tayrona Park (National Park with beautiful beaches). We really enjoyed the time.
Thanks for making our stay so comfortable and unforgettable!!!

Room Tip: The rooms have names of different countries. For Dorms, choose Brasil or Italy because they have A/C...
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Santa Marta, Colombia
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Reviewed 26 June 2014

Last week we were there and the place it´s amazing, the Staff like Esther, Tony and the funny little red hair are very helpful, since the beginning they help us to organize our trip, we went to palomino that it's a dream come true, Tayrona National park and the Best diving course with Santa Marta Dive and adventure! Thanks to all of them!

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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 June 2014

i spent 6 moths in Colombia twice and am so happy i have found this place, so relaxing great food and nice atmosphere at nights they have a great pool and you are a 3 minute walk from the beach. they also have a great tubbing river close by

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 22 June 2014 via mobile

I really like this hostel, can say it's one of the best I've been in at my trip. Very relaxing, beautiful, clean and the staff are awesome. You got everything you need, and it's located 5 minutes walking from a nice Plaza with big super market. I went there for 2 nights and stayed another one just because it was that nice to be there.

Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
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Property: The Dreamer Hostel
Address: cr 51, 26D-161 (diagonal 32) Los Trupillos de Mamatoco, Santa Marta 5, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 151 Speciality Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Dreamer bring to Santa Marta a new concept in QUALITY BUDGET ACCOMODATIONS, here you can indulge in a bit of luxory at backpackers rates.Escape from the caribbean hot enjoying our big swimming pool, hammocks and garden, available guest kitchen, TV lounge, Bar and Italian Restaurant...Our Vibe is relaxed.The hostel is located in a strategic position just outside the crowded city center but on the way to the Tayrona park,Minca,Taganga and Rodadero. Bus Station is three minutes ride away and in the immediate area you'll find supermarkets,Cinema,ATM etc travellers from all walks of life are welcome ... more   less 
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