We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Dreamer Hostel

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
The Dreamer Hostel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

581 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 373: English reviews
Start your review of The Dreamer Hostel
 Click to rate
Province of Malaga, Spain
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This is definitely the place to stay! I really loved the atmosphere there. People at the reception are very nice, swimming pool is right in the centre and quite big so ideal to relax. There is also a snooker which is nice and the bar/restaurant is a good place to meet people. In the night they organise activities which is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Fartigolle
Austin, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dreamers is a great place to stay, Lots of young people, great food, bar, well thought out hostel with all you need, plus it is close to the Simon Bolivar museum (where he passed), an ultra modern mall and all the facilities. Having a pool in Santa Marta is a very nice asset for a hostel and this one is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank CFEIII
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Diego is a very rude guy working there, he told us we only had a reservation for 3 nights, but we reserved for 4 nights with another guy. He then said we couldn't stay and said we should go immediately. Worst experience in whole Colombia. To add is that the restaurant is over priced, they sell water for a very...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Ronald H
Manchester, England
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited this hostel as part of a 6 month travelling trip through South America, and this easily rates as one of the best hostels we've stayed at. The staff are incredible and so helpful to plan local trips and beyond. They all speak really good English, and are very friendly - from the cleaning staff to reception, to the...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Flapster
Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Reviewed 17 February 2017

At the time we visited Santa Marta, I learnt after I booked that Tayrona park was closed, so I had to rearrange my trip and I changed the dates we stayed at the Dreamer and there was no problem, we stayed two nights in a double ensuite room with a fan which was perfect for us. I was aware that...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Audrey S
Reviewed 7 February 2017

They really try their best to make things good here. It has a pool and hammocks around it so that makes for a decent place to relax. It is however also sold out pretty much every day (you need to book in advance) so the amount of people combined with it having a bar next to the pool make it...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Arjen S
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 February 2017 via mobile

This place made my trip to Colombia. Such a fun hostel. They just know how to make sure you enjoy yourself. Clean rooms/showers good aircon, great pool, bar, games. Above all really well run so everybody has a great time. Choose to be really laid back or get involved with everyone else - either is fine there is plenty of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank duncanreader
Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 28 January 2017

I do not think this is a bad place at all, it was just DEFINITELY not for me. My friend and I stayed here one night because sooo many people and guides had told us this was a great spot and I'm sure it was for them. The hostel is nice enough with a good amount of outdoor space. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank NDZ4
London
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

In the words of "Ronseal" it does exactly what it says on the tin! A great sociable hostel with the perfect location for all the trips you want to do in the area. I was super sad to move on. The staff are amazingly friendly, honest and helpful always addressing you by your name and having fun. This hostel is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Helena111
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 31 December 2016

We booked one night and stayed for four as it was a perfect base for day trips in and around Santa Marta. The reception advised on what you could do during the stay and they will organise the tours for you so it's really easy. We did a Minca day trip and an overnight at Tayrona National Park. There is...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank HeatherNolan1

129 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (91)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (19)
Viewed
Room/Suite (13)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (3)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (4)
Viewed
Other (47)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (38)
Viewed
Pool/Beach Area (9)
Viewed
Dining (6)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (10)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (8)
Viewed
View from Room (2)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Santa Marta hotels
4.7 km away
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
#2 of 147 in Santa Marta
668 reviews
3.9 km away
La Guaca Hostel
La Guaca Hostel
#3 of 147 in Santa Marta
164 reviews
2.3 km away
Drop Bear Hostel
Drop Bear Hostel
#5 of 147 in Santa Marta
275 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
6.7 km away
Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta
Calle 11 Hostel Santa Marta
#1 of 147 in Santa Marta
157 reviews
4.8 km away
La Villana Hostel
La Villana Hostel
#9 of 147 in Santa Marta
204 reviews
7.3 km away
Casa del Ritmo
Casa del Ritmo
#7 of 147 in Santa Marta
168 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
Room types
  • Kitchenette
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Laundry Service
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 

Additional Information about 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
Price Range: $13 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your The Dreamer Hostel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Dreamer Hotel Santa Marta
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Dreamer Hostel staff and other travellers.
6 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (6)

Questions? Get answers from The Dreamer Hostel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“We were staying at "Filipinos" room which was perfect, a bit far from the music and the pool.”
 of 5 bubbles audreys394, 16 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go for the 4 people dorms, not the 10 people ones.”
 of 5 bubbles arjens2017, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Use for inbetween travel not to enjoy santa marta”
 of 5 bubbles isabels693, 27 Dec 2016 | Read review
“The dorm with air conditioning is freezing.. The one with a fan is just right”
 of 5 bubbles kissthebandit, 22 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Ask for the 4 bed dorm with ac !”
 of 5 bubbles U8023COdanielc, 30 Sep 2016 | Read review
5 of 5