ABOUT US

Hostel Mamallena Cartagena is conveniently located in the historic district of Getsemani, by far the most popular area in Cartagena for backpacker travelers to stay.

With many years experience in both Panama and Colombia, plus our very own travel and tour agency we provide a complete backpacker service to our guests, way above and beyond a simple hostel. 

Playa Blanca Shuttle

 SPECIAL OFFER – 20% DISCOUNT ON ALL ADVANCE RESERVATIONS

  • ONLY for guests booking accommodation via this website
  • Accommodation and shuttle payments payable on arrival

Our Rooms

Stay and relax in one of our modern and comfortable rooms

Boats To Panama

Book your sailing trip to San Blas, Panama with us

Discover Cartagena

Reserve local tours, and find out everything this city has to offer

100 MEGABYTE Wifi

Guests can now experience our FREE fiber optic internet, with full coverage in all rooms and social areas of the hostel.

Bar & Restaurant

Reasonably priced food and drinks are available including our famous all day Happy Hour, featuring 2 for 1 Mojitos, Cuba Libres and Caipirinhas.

Playa Blanca Shuttle

This is by far the best option to the beach. Return tickets are open and discounts are available for hostel guests booking in advance.

Friendly Staff

Our English speaking team are on hand all day to help. They can share their great local knowledge and answer any questions you have.

Featured Rooms

Check out our most popular accommodation

STANDARD PRIVATE

Dormitory Bed

ECONOMY PRIVATE

DISCOVER CARTAGENA

DISCOVER CARTAGENA

Bars In Cartagena

See our extensive list of the best nightlife spots in Cartagena.

Cartagena Attractions

A wold class city with lots to see. Check out our guide to the city.

DESTINATIONS IN COLOMBIA

Discover more great places to visit in Colombia.

cartagena food guide

From budget to boutique, Cartagena has it all.

MORE FROM MAMALLENA

Five other great Mamallena hostels in Panama and Colombia are ready to welcome you

Mamallena Panama City

THE ORIGINAL HOSTEL MAMALLENA!

One of the first backpacker hostels in Panama City, and still as popular as ever.

Mamallena Rincon del Mar

MAMALLENA ON THE BEACH!

Located right on the beach. You can take a few steps from the hostel and be in the sea.

Mamallena Boquete

HOME AWAY FROM HOME!

Conveniently located en-route to and from other popular destinations such as Bocas Del Toro.

Mamallena Eco Lodge

ESCAPE TO  SAN CARLOS, PANAMA!

Offering a completely natural outdoor pool and a vegetarian international cuisine.

Mamallena Bocas del Toro

BEACH PARTY IN BOCAS, PANAMA!

Visit our Mamallena location in one of Panama best beach locations

Travel Insurance, simple & flexible. Buy at home or overseas & claim online from anywhere in the world.

TRAVEL BLOGGERS

We are always interested to work with talented travel bloggers, photographers and videographers.

If you have a great blog and and want to work with us, then get in touch with us today.

Where to find us

We are located in the heart of the popular Getsemani neighbourhood

 

From The Airport
Licensed taxis are available from the outside arrival concourse. Join the queue at the taxi rank, an official will ask you where you are going before giving you a ticket, and directing you to your allocated vehicle. Tell the driver Hostel Mamallena, Calle Media Luna, Getsemani. The journey should take around 20 minutes, costing approximately 13,000  COP – 15,000 COP
From The Bus Terminal
The Cartagena terminal de transportes is located in the east of the city, quite some distance from the city center and tourist areas. We strongly recommend taking a taxi. Navigating the local buses will be very time consuming and difficult, especially with luggage. Taxis should cost 15,000 COP – 20,000 COP. And can take anywhere from 45mins to over an hour in heavy traffic. Tell the driver Hostel Mamallena, Calle Media Luna, Getsemani.
Boat From Panama
If you are looking at arriving to Cartagena by sailboat from Panama and the San Blas Islands then be sure to contact us for more information about your options. We can arrange your sailing for you as well as making sure you have accommodation arranged for when you arrive. tours@mamallena.com Boats arrive at Club Nautico Marina in Cartagena. This is a short taxi journey about 10 minutes to the hostel. Tell the driver Hostel Mamallena, Calle Media Luna, Getsemani.

Getsemani

Calle Media Luna  | # 10-47 | Cartagena de Indias | Colombia

cartagena@mamallena.com

Call Us: +57 (5) 6700 499