Opened in Febuary 2012, Hostel Mamallena, Cartagena is the first Colombian hostel opened by Hostel Mamallena, Panama(www.mamallena.com). Hostel Mamallena has long been regarded as a leader in providing a good hostel atmosphere, reasonable prices, friendly staff and great travel advice without compromising on the things that travellers want and need. Cartagena is a great city for backpackers, offering the right combination of history, beaches and parties. Hostel Mamallena, Cartagena is located within the walled city, in the historic district of Getsemani. Getsemani is known as one of the nightlife centres of Cartagena, and here you´ll find everything you need, within seconds of the hostel. Whether it´s bars and pubs, cheap or expensive restaurants, Getsemani has it all. And it´s only a few minutes walk from the more expensive center of Cartagena.
ROOM INFO AND BOOKING
Air con, air con, air con!!!
- 31 dorm beds with air con
Our dorm rooms are priced at 25000 with AC) and privates are 80000 for 1 or 2 people with air conditioning between the hours of 9pm and 9am. Compared to other Cartagena hostels we´re very reasonably priced for what we offer. We also have rooms available with two, three or 4 beds on special request. Email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to our reservations page.
If you come here you might have fun. You might meet some like minded guests and you´ll sit in the patio and you´ll have some drinks, plan the rest of your travels and just generally enjoy yourself in the hostel and Cartagena. The patio is situated between our private rooms and down from the dorms. While we do ask people to respect others we do encourage fun(with-in reason….), if too much fun might annoy you then we may be able to suggest another place to stay. We also currently don´t have AC, nor do we permit drugs. We post this here because, even with the amount of reviews(mostly good) that we have on the internet, some guests are surprised when they arrive and we´re not a 5 star hotel.
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MAMALLENA LATEST NEWS
The Mamallena cafe and bar is now offering breakfast, lunch and dinner. If you´re after something to remind you of home then we´re it. Our Italian chef makes great pizzas and all his pastas and gnocchis are made fresh on site in the kitchen. You won´t find another place in Cartagena that´s making such a high standard of food at such reasonable prices.
With an all day happy hour you won´t complain about our drink prices. All day every day it is 2 mojitos for 15000 pesos, you just can´t go wrong at prices like that. Come on in and choose your own music as well, you pick it and we´ll play it on you tube on the big screen TV. If you´re after sports then let us know and we´ll put it on. Drop by and tell us what you´d like to see.
All our dorm rooms now have AC as well as the majority of our private rooms. If you make a booking you will automatically be placed in a room with air conditioning. If we don´t have any available then we will tell.
Mamallena Tours and Travel has now also opened our office in calle Tripitia y Media, just two blocks from the hostel. If you´re after information on diving, Playa Blanca, Santa Marta or anywhere else in Colombia then be sure to drop by.