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San Pedro de Atacama, Chile
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

This was like a dream hostel. Lovely pool, cheap restaurant, great staff, comfy beds, big dorms. Really clean, despite the wild evenings. WiFi everywhere, big clean bathroom, a tab. comfy TV room, really safe feeling. I loved it. Good work.

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Reviewed 5 October 2016

The reception and staff are friendly and willing to help you organize anything you want or need! Awesome amenities include bar, restaurant, laundry services, air conditioning in bedrooms, awesome pool with tv, tv room with netflix, computers, and good wi-fi. Not in the center of the city but in a really nice and safe area, you can walk to the...

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Reviewed 20 September 2016 via mobile

Aesthetically Drop Bear is hands down amazing on all fronts. Giant crystal clear pool, cinema lounge are than can host 30 people, more or less depending on pillow/cuddling, and a cleaning staff that somehow cleans things before they become a mess. I expected to stay here for 3 days, but have been here a lot longer, and the reason why...

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Kitchener, Canada
Reviewed 18 September 2016

Easy to meet people by the pool. Cheap beer. My hat was stolen off my bed. The first night we stayed in a cheap room - it was more of a hallway that connected a bedroom and the pool - there were french doors connecting to the pool that basically stayed open all night and because the bathroom and the...

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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

I love this hostel!! I came here for a 3 day stay and left 5 weeks later. It has everything you need to base yourself while you explore the surrounding areas. In this 5 weeks I went on day trips as well as 2/3 night trips and was able to leave my big backpack in luggage storage for free while...

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Reviewed 30 August 2016 via mobile

Just want to make sure everyone knows! I don't prefer these types of hostels but if you do then you'll have a grand ol time. I moved to a quieter hostel in Santa Marta. Positives: the staff at Drop Bear are helpful. the juices are yummy. The tv room was fun for watching the olympics. But remember, parties.

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Zurich, Switzerland
Reviewed 27 August 2016

A great place to stay! Wonderful big space, huge TV room with netflix and all you want, a dozen hammocks on the first floor. Kitchen is OK and could use some new tools but they have a restaurant included which serves great food at reasonable prices. A supermarket is down the street. The pool is wonderful and the atmosphere is...

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

This hostel is amazing, great facilities, great staff and great community atmosphere around pool and bar. Being an Aussie, I felt right at home :). The slight downside is it's a little far from city but if you're doing tours they'll still pick you up. They have plenty of info about tours there.

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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I absolutely loved my stay at Drop Bear! Went for 1 night ended up staying a week. Felt so comfortable here, perfect balance of chill and party. Massive tv room, the pool was amazing, the staff were super friendly and really helpful. Definitely drop in if your around Santa Marta!

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Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 5 August 2016

We stayed here on two separate occasions (both before and after our trek to Ciudad Perdida) and really liked this hostel. The receptionist, Juliet, was excellent! She was friendly and made an effort with all the guests. The hostel has an interesting history - ask Juliet. We were staying in the old master bedroom which had an entrance hall, massive...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Come experience coastal Colombia and all that Santa Marta has to offer in the Australian Drop Bear Hostel. We are the central hub of Santa Marta for your day trips, treks and tours. Perfectly placed for easy access to the city centre, PARQUE TAYRONA, THE LOST CITY, DIVING, TAGANGA, PALOMINO AND MUCH MORE. As well as nearby supermarkets and ATMs. The hostel in extremely spacious with a restaurant, self-catered kitchen, massive TV/chill-out/games room, bar, gardens, over 20 hammocks and a giant pool. Not mention the most comfortable and clean beds in Santa Marta. So come join us for a cocktail, enjoy our daily activities like Monday Movie nights by the poolside cinema, Saturday night party buses, Thursday trivia and much more! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Drop Bear Hostel

Address: Carrera 21 20 - 36 | Barrio Jardín, Santa Marta 470005, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Price Range: $14 - $64 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 9
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