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Route 90, Los Naranjos, Tayrona National Park, Santa Marta Municipality km32 Colombia
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At The Journey Hostel you can wake up in the morning and decide for yourself whether you want to be Indiana Jones or Mr. Hasselhoff from Baywatch. Or both. A stone's throw from here you will find the UNESCO site and Lonely Planet highlight of Colombia TAYRONA PARK. Here you can either explore monkeys and birds in the dense jungle, or watch the picturesque beaches from underneath the palm trees. In the opposite direction from the hostel - a 15-minute bus ride away - you have the waterfalls CASCADA and VALENCIA to climb and swim in. But if you feel more like Garfield the cat we also have the perfect setting for chilled out days at The Journey Hostel. In the shades of thatched huts our staff provides you with cheap beers, snacks and home cooked meals. And you are never alone in our social areas. Inspired by a young Colombian architect's thoughts, this new hostel is still being developed. Having lived and studied in Canada, and travelled through of Central America, he knows the needs and joys of backpackers. You are invited to be a part of his dream in the making - whether you are Indiana Jones, Hasselhoff, Garfield or someone else. DIRECTIONS: From Santa Marta take a bus towards Palomino and ask to be dropped off at The Journey. It takes 40 minutes. From Palomino do it the other way around. Take a bus towards Santa Marta and jump off at The Journey. It takes 45 minutes.
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Free breakfast
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Luke S wrote a review Mar 2020
Tamarindo, Costa Rica4 contributions2 helpful votes
I loved my stay at Journey hostel. The location is perfect; there are several beautiful remote beaches nearby and a few local surf spots. On the way to the beach you can spot several different types of monkeys only minutes from the hostel. The place itself is beautifully constructed by bamboo and woven palm fronds. The hostel blends nicely into the mountainside and provided incredible views. The food is amazing and the staff is friendly and helpful. They were always willing to help in any way possible. I would recommend this place to anyone!
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Date of stay: March 2020Trip type: Travelled
Marcos M wrote a review Dec 2019
8 contributions3 helpful votes
It's a really nice hostel, the dorms are open and the view is great. There's contact with nature, but keep in mind that you're by the highway. Location is good for going to tayrona and doing some hikes nearby. On the site they warn you that you might be without internet, but they don't mention that the hostel has energy problems as well. During four days, twice without power, one time over half a day. Bring cash because you might not be able to use credit card without power, also they charge extra 6% for that which they told me only in check out. The staff is very friendly and helpful, but some new people were learning, so one of the staff sold me four drinks on happy hour and I ended up paying all of them instead of two, which turned out quite expensive. Food is great.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled
Response from Journey H, Owner at The Journey Hostel
Responded 22 Jan 2020
Dear Guest. Thank you very much for staying with us and for taking the time to review. We take your criticism seriously and are thankful for the opportunity to answer to it. Unfortunately, December 2019 has been really windy and the whole region has been fighting with power cuts. It is definitely our goal to invest into a better electricity generator in the near future. We would like to excuse for any inconveniences this might have caused you. You are right, we should definitely inform our customers right away about the 6% credit card charge. We will implement this immediately and take all the relevant, internal measures. We are sorry that you were not charged the happy hour prices, that is not acceptable. If you addressed this right away with our receptionist, I am sure that a solution would have been provided. We hope to see you soon again The Journey Hostel and wish you an awesome week.
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Michelle E wrote a review Nov 2019
Avoca Beach, New South Wales, Australia66 contributions57 helpful votes
This place was really cool even though its under construction. I stayed here in a private room in November with my boyfriend. The room was like a treehouse hut style with a private bathroom. The rooms from the room were 10/10. The food was awesome, every night was a different home cooked meal. The staff and volunteers were always so helpful & friendly. You could literally walk to the main entrance to Tayrona from the hostel, its pretty close. 20 minutes tops. The bus stops here if you hail it every 20 minutes or so.  If you go to Tayrona, make sure you book the Journey Hostel!  You can catch the bus to Palomino as well, its very easy andcheap
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Date of stay: November 2019
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jayblow83 wrote a review Aug 2019
Perth, Australia18 contributions2 helpful votes
I stayed here quite a while back, apologies for the delay. just doing reviews now my travels are ending. loved everything about it, Inti and Luna are amazing people and am happy to call them my friends now. you will love this place. foods amazing, super well priced, amenities great, location perfect. will arrange to visit again soon. Jay the fijian peace
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Date of stay: March 2019
madiweber wrote a review Aug 2019
Guatemala City, Guatemala2 contributions
My two friends and I visited Journey Hostel in July of 2019 and had absolutely wonderful end to our 2.5 week backpacking adventure. The staff is incredibly welcoming and we instantly became friends. Some of our favorite moments were hanging out, singing with a guitar in the newly-built bar area after a long day of hiking and swimming. The hostel is very close to the entrance of Tayrona park. In addition, there are plenty of other (outside of park) beach (and one waterfall) hikes. The staff gave us ideas and directions for how to plan our days and even took us on a secret beach hike on our final morning. We honestly wished we could have stayed at Journey for another week--if felt like home. Luna, the owner, was a life-saver and helped us figure out a big issue with our flight on the day we were leaving. Thanks to Luna, Joyce, Henri, Kate, Michael, and all the other staff members. <3 Rylie, Milly, and Madison
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Date of stay: July 2019
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalityTayrona National ParkLos Naranjos
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Journey Hostel
What are some of the property amenities at The Journey Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at The Journey Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at The Journey Hostel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Journey Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Casa Tayrona Los Naranjos, Restaurante Don Samuel, and Tayrona Pizzas.