La Villana Hostel

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Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor pool, sun loungers
Outdoor Spa Tub

Overview of La Villana Hostel

La Villana Hostel

2.0 star property

3.8/5 Good

Guests rated this property 3.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet friendly
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
Calle 17 # 3-70, Centro Historico, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470001

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSanta Marta Cathedral1 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Marta Beach4 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarina Santa Marta7 min walk
  • AirportSanta Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar)15 min drive

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About this area

Santa Marta

La Villana Hostel is located in Historic Center, a neighborhood in Santa Marta, and is in the city center and near the beach. Parque de Los Novios is a notable landmark, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Simon Bolivar Park and Santa Marta Beach. Take an opportunity to explore the area for water adventures such as scuba diving.

What's nearby

  • Santa Marta Cathedral - 1 min walk
  • Parque de Los Novios - 3 min walk
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 4 min walk
  • Santa Marta Beach - 4 min walk
  • Marina Santa Marta - 7 min walk

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 15 min drive


  • Maharaja India — 2 min walk
  • Patio Querido - delights’ graden — 2 min walk
  • Radio Burger — 3 min walk
  • Carambolo — 3 min walk
  • Ikaro — 3 min walk

About this property

La Villana Hostel

Adults-only Santa Marta hostel in Historic Center, near Parque de Los Novios
This hostel features an outdoor pool, a restaurant, and a nightclub. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a bar/lounge, a snack bar/deli, and a conference center are onsite. All 8 rooms offer kitchenettes, free WiFi, and ceiling fans.
La Villana Hostel offers 8 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and ceiling fans. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Accommodations all include kitchenettes. Housekeeping is provided daily.
An outdoor pool and a spa tub are on site.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • No onsite parking available
  • 24-hour drop-off airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Airport shuttle on request
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

Food and drink

  • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7:30 AM–11 AM: COP 8500 per person
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Arcade/game room
  • Bicycle rentals
  • Nightclub
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa tub


  • Front-desk safe
  • Gift shop/newsstand
  • Library

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Computer station
  • Conference center (431 square feet of space)
  • Meeting room


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Pool sun loungers
  • Terrace


  • Designated smoking areas
  • Renovated entire property - December 2014
  • TV in lobby

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan

Food and drink

  • Kitchenette


  • Safe

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Check-in from 2 PM - 7 PM
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets stay free
1 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

This property welcomes adults only
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information


You'll be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • For stays on or after January 1, 2023, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travelers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

We have included all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: COP 8500 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: COP 30000 per vehicle

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
No onsite parking is available
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
This property accepts credit cards

We should mention

There is no hot water on site
If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for non-Columbian citizens) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.
This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only; guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Villana Hostel Santa Marta
Villana Hostel
Villana Santa Marta
La Villana Hostel Santa Marta
La Villana Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
La Villana Hostel Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Santa Marta

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 3 out of 9 reviews
5 - Excellent 33%
Rating 4 - Good. 3 out of 9 reviews
4 - Good 33%
Rating 3 - Okay. 1 out of 9 reviews
3 - Okay 11%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 9 reviews
2 - Poor 22%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 9 reviews
1 - Terrible 0%




Staff & service


Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Villana Hostel Review
It was awesome. No complaints. Would stay here again in future trips.
Stayed 4 nights in Dec 2018

2/5 Poor

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Disliked: Staff & service
The receptionists are so rude and changed my original booking from a 4 people dorm to 16 people dorm, when I asked them they asked me to pay more if I want to stay in my original room. Not so friendly and making things very difficult.
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2018

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Located in a great spot in the city and all of the staff members were excellent. They have pretty good ac. Showers are cold but it didn't really matter because it's super hot and humid!
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2017

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Nice area close to everything in town center

4/5 Good

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great hostel in the best part of Santa Marta!
This is a great hostel! I booked a triple room for a two night stay prior to a Ciudad Perdida trek and a one night stay upon our return. Instead of the triple room (which looked nice on their website) they put us in this great room called Kinky, which is a huge lofted room with it's own entrance next to the hostel with space for 6 guests. We loved it! The pool is a bit on the small side, but it's surrounded by lovely huge palm trees and it's certainly big enough to cool down when needed. There were good things on offer to guests - playstation, big screen TV in a common space for films, board games, rental bikes. Initially I had tried to book a different hostel that seemed to have a nicer pool but in the end I am so glad we ended up at Villana because it is definitely in the best part of the city - very close to cute restaurants and bars. This is very important, because Santa Marta on the whole did not feel overly safe, and we felt a bit vulnerable at the idea of walking around most of the streets after dark. The one problem we had at Villana was with the laundry service. Our clothes weren't ready when they were supposed to be our last morning, and so we had to delay our transfer to Tayrona. When we sorted through our stuff after leaving Santa Marta we found that a lot of it was still dirty and some of our things were missing. Apart from that our experience with Villana was very positive.