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Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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...

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Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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...

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London
Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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...

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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...

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Reviewed 28 December 2016

It is all bout the hostel. Amazing vibe, really good service, pooltable, water pool, great breakfast buffet, TV to watch a movie, beerpong games. This is a place you go to relax in between tours or trips. It is around 20 minutes from the city centre, but there is a lot to do in the hostel. Make sure to also...

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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 23 December 2016

As a frequent traveler to Colombia this is where I stay when I go to Santa Marta (unless I am in Taganga diving). The hostel itself is clean, and relatively spacious. It can be a bit of a party scene at times but I am usually able to find a quiet spot if I need it, and they are good...

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Reviewed 23 December 2016 via mobile

Our stay was perfect. The staff is super friendly and help you plan your trips. There is an pool table and a bar. We could freely stash our bag during multiple day trips and it really felt like a home every time we came back. The place truly fits the name. 10/10 would recommend ! Xx Alex and Simon

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Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice place to hang out for a few days and/or book the next part of your trip. Great staff, restaurant, bar and pool! Also important: the pool ;). Highly recommend this place. This is what a travellers hostel should look like!

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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: $14 - $67 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“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
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