Masaya Santa Marta

Photo gallery for Masaya Santa Marta

Featured Image
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Premium bedding, in-room safe, blackout drapes, rollaway beds

Overview of Masaya Santa Marta

Masaya Santa Marta

2.0 star property

4.2/5 Very Good

Guests rated this property 4.4/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Kitchen
  • Breakfast available

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • Hand sanitizer provided
  • Personal protective equipment
Calle 8 #43A-89 Oficina 201, Barrio del Poblado, Sector Astorga, Santa Marta, Magdalena, 470004

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationCustoms House3 min walk
  • Popular LocationSanta Marta Beach7 min walk
  • Popular LocationMarina Santa Marta11 min walk
  • AirportSanta Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar)15 min drive

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

Santa Marta

Located near the beach, Masaya Santa Marta is in Historic Center, a neighborhood in Santa Marta. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Rodadero Beach and Tayrona National Natural Park.

What's nearby

  • Customs House - 3 min walk
  • Tairona Gold Museum - 4 min walk
  • Santa Marta Beach - 7 min walk
  • Parque de Los Novios - 7 min walk
  • Marina Santa Marta - 11 min walk

Getting around

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


  • Eli's — 3 min walk
  • Juan Valdez — 4 min walk
  • La Muzzeria — 4 min walk
  • La Casona — 4 min walk
  • La Perla — 4 min walk

About this property

Masaya Santa Marta

Santa Marta hostel in Historic Center, near Santa Marta Beach
2 outdoor pools, a restaurant, and a bar/lounge are available at this hostel. WiFi in public areas is free. Additionally, a poolside bar, a snack bar/deli, and a rooftop terrace are onsite. All 18 rooms provide free WiFi, premium bedding, and rainfall showerheads. Other amenities available to guests include ceiling fans, safes, and showers.
Masaya Santa Marta offers 18 air-conditioned accommodations with safes and complimentary toiletries. Beds feature premium bedding. This Santa Marta hostel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Guests can make use of the shared/communal kitchen. Bathrooms include showers with rainfall showerheads. Additionally, rooms include ceiling fans and blackout drapes/curtains. Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) are also available. Housekeeping is provided daily.
2 outdoor swimming pools are on site.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Guest accommodations are sealed after cleaning

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


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

Parking and transportation

  • Onsite motorcycle parking only

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–11 AM
  • 1 1 restaurant
  • 1 1 poolside bar and 1 1 bar

Things to do

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Billiards/pool table

Family friendly

  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Laundry facilities
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)
  • Snack bar/deli


  • Library
  • No elevators

Guest services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

Business services

  • Business center
  • Computer station


  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Garden
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Well-lit path to entrance


  • Designated smoking areas

Room amenities


  • Air conditioning
  • Bed sheets
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Ceiling fan
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)


  • Free toiletries
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shampoo
  • Shower
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels

Food and drink

  • Shared kitchen access


  • Safe

Similar properties

See similar properties



Check-in from 3 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age - 18


Check-out before 11 AM

Special check-in instructions

This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from October 25 2021 to March 1 2022 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk


No pets or service animals allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 50000 per night
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, 2022, 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.

  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 50000 per night

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
This property accepts credit cards and cash

We should mention

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.
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property
Alcohol is not permitted at this property

Property is also known as

Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
Masaya Santa Marta
Masaya Santa Marta Hostel
Masaya Hostel
Masaya Hostel Santa Marta
Masaya Santa Marta Santa Marta
Masaya Santa Marta Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Masaya Santa Marta Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Santa Marta

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings


Very Good

Rating 5 - Excellent. 47 out of 100 reviews
5 - Excellent 47%
Rating 4 - Good. 32 out of 100 reviews
4 - Good 32%
Rating 3 - Okay. 13 out of 100 reviews
3 - Okay 13%
Rating 2 - Poor. 5 out of 100 reviews
2 - Poor 5%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 3 out of 100 reviews
1 - Terrible 3%




Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

1/5 Terrible

Disliked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was disgusting. My shared dorm smelled like feet and old laundry. I felt like I was staying in a homeless shelter. One of the bathrooms had feces in the toilet. The couches were soiled. Never again!
Stayed 1 night in Jul 2021

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This is the best hostel i have ever been to! Great customer service, special mention to Davis, he helped me with any issues or need i had, from transportation, to excursions, to food, etc... Angie was also very helpful. The design of the property is awesome! Not your bare bones hostel, this one has pools, bar, restaurant, rooftop deck with great views and also activities like dance classes! They have raised the bar for hostels for me, i don't know how i will go back to a basic hostel again. I can't wait to visit again and bring my son, family, and friends. Thank you all for an amazing time!
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Comfortable, quiet hostel in Santa Marta
Had a great time staying at this quiet hostel. Location is right in the heart of the city. Beds (in dorms) have built-in privacy curtains. Downside of this is that the curtains are vinyl and do not ventilate well (I had to leave mine open to sleep). Towels are 3,000 COP when staying in the dorms.
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Hostels are a great way to meet people
Amazing people and service! Helped us book a sailboat tour to a private beach in the park. Had a salsa dancing lesson, which led to a guided Santa Marta night life experience with a local Colombian. The motor bikes are the most exciting way to get around the city!
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

4/5 Good

Traveled with group
Liked: Staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great combo hostel/hotel
Great central location with helpful staff and exciting nightly planned activities for guests. Two pools and a lively game/lounge rooftop. Beautiful city views and accomondations. They will also help plan city excursions as well.
Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019