Good deal for the location
Posted Jan 6, 2014 on Hotels
The hostel was well situated. Very close walk to Old Town and even closer to the main strip with all of the bars (Cafe Havana, for example) and other hostels without being right on top of them. Great, cheap Colombian lunches at the restaurant right down the street. The area felt safe and the hostel has a nice vibe. Lively but not too crazy. Raumir, the main host while we were there, was really lovely. Though if you ask for help getting a boat directly to Playa Blanca, DO NOT let anyone book you through Liza Mar. The hotel staff made it explicitly clear to the company that we wanted a direct ticket. When we got to the docks at 8am, the sales woman, who spoke fluent English and could absolutely understand us, straight-up LIED and put us on an 8:30am boat that went to several other locations before going to Playa Blanca. She neglected to mention that the direct boats supposedly leave at 10am. Total BS and a really sad waste of our day since it was our only full day in Cartagena.