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Casa Candela y Chocolate

11/06/2017 12/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 17 August 2015

I honestly can't understand why this hostel isn't packed? I got in quite late and really friendly guy checked me in and gave me a map of Santa Marta, he showed to my room and gabe me a frrsh fruit juice which was a really nice touch. All of the staff were absolutely great and anytime I asked them something...

Thank Clare C
Reviewed 3 July 2015

I stayed several nights (1 night before hiking to the lost city, one night after the hike, then one night after Tayrona). Two of the nights I was lucky enough to have the dorm to myself and the friend I was traveling with. Excellent location, and staff was super friendly. My only complaint is that due to lack of A/C,...

Thank JessRollin
Reviewed 24 January 2015 via mobile

Overall hostel was OK. Though when I was cutting an onion in the kitchen, the knife I was using randomly broke (clearly the knife was very low quality and it was not my fault.) The man working there told me I must go buy a new one, very rudely, and justified this command by saying that other tenets had stolen...

Thank TheCyclingSailor
Reviewed 7 January 2015 via mobile

This hostel is nothing but accommodating. I arrived with out reservation and they told me hang tight we will find you a bed and they did! The staff is incredibly friendly and they all know perfect english super helpful when trying to organize you life out here. They have fast wifi and give you a welcome present. A free fresh...

Thank studentvsworld
South Pole
Reviewed 29 December 2014 via mobile

Stayed here one night. The place is quite shabby and poorly maintained. Quality of sleep was not very high due to uncomfortable mattresses and no aircon. Staff was very friendly and helpful. However, the proprietor of this hostel has set a lot of rules. I understand the necessity for rules in a hostel, but many of the ones implemented here...

1Thank Mike J
Innsbruck, Austria
Reviewed 20 November 2014

It'cheap, staff is helpful, breakfast is good for a free one. the dorm was hot, but not impossible to sleep. location is centric and i didn't feel any danger there. the only thing is that they are quite strict about their rules and they have ridiculously many of them! but usually this will not be a problem and in one...

Thank christoph2727
New York City, New York
Reviewed 16 April 2014

I stayed here for one night and the place is not great in general. Not a great vibe and fairly downtrodden. However, what really was unpleasant was I booked for one night and did not realize there was a mistake in the booking in the morning. When I explained to them there was a mistake they already charged my credit...

2Thank EstK1717
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Cordial saludo, Nuestro staff vela por prestar el mejor servicio a nuestros huespedes, sin embargo es de entender que todo...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 13 March 2014 via mobile

I felt like i was home here, great staff, nice breakfast for the price. And you can book the lost city trek through the hostel. Highly reccommended. The location is also great, the water is a couple of blocs down the street great for sunsets not for swimming. The beds are cozy but it is soo hot. Fans are provided...

Thank chelleg1211
Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 28 February 2014 via mobile

I stayed here three nights with a friend and we were so happy to have discovered this little place! It's a great location to the main street, the beach, restaurant and bar strip and supermarket. Best of all breakfast is included and the price of the dorms is cheapest I've seen in santa Marta! Now it gets very hot at...

Thank Joanna S
Cusco, Peru
Reviewed 17 February 2014

I stayed here for two nights. On arrival, I was given a juice and a biscuit - which was most welcome after the long, cold, sleepless bus journey from Medellin. Daniel is very helpful. Nero, the dog is crazy and the cat and turtle and chilled. The rooms are big and beds are comfortable. It's nice to have your own...

Thank Baby M

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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Candela y Chocolate Guest House is 100% made and attended by Colombian People, We are Located on a Little Ancient House in Santa Marta Historic Downtown. Our main Goal is be the best hosts for city and all the wonderful natural treasures around us promoting its preservation. We are proudly environmentalist and we have a desire: make this project sustainable and friendly with the environment ... more   less 

Additional Information about Casa Candela y Chocolate

Address: Carrera 12 # 3-01, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $17 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Candela y Chocolate 2*
Number of rooms: 19
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“Try the room closer to the kitchen with extra fans.”
travelingupward, 25 Nov 2013 | Read review
“Dorms are best”
louis_hamps, 27 Jun 2013 | Read review
“Get there early for a lower bunk since there are floor fans.”
Upcycledbliss, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“Ask for a non bunk bed”
sconkers, 29 Jul 2012 | Read review
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