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Reviewed 24 September 2016

What a great place....everyone is so friendly. The drinks are cheap upstairs in the bar with a spectacular view of the bay! The restaurant next door is extremely cheap with excellent food. I have been staying here off and on for the past year. I have probably stayed here for a month total. I will always come back whenever i'm... More 

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Sant Pau d'Ordal, Spain
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Reviewed 23 September 2016

It's in a bad location, dangerous, the staff will try to sell you expensive stuff insted of giving you clear advise about the possibilities. The pool was very dirty... for sure there's better options in Taganga...

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Reviewed 5 September 2016

Staying at La Tortuga was already an experience by itself to begin with; The place is the coolest bamboo construction and the view from the rooftop is quite powerful since Taganga offers one of the most amazing sunsets and sunrises I've seen and then you have the people: from the staff that is very caring and friendly until the bunch... More 

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Reviewed 25 July 2016 via mobile

I have frequented the rooftop patio/bar on many occasions but this time stayed in the hostal for five nights in a private room. Despite having a private room, I got to know the other guests and staff very well. An extremely friendly and laid back place to stay, watch the sunset, and have a few cervezas. Will definitely come back... More 

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Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Large group of us stayed in La Tortuga hostel for a few nights. Good value for money, even private rooms are not that expensive. The roof top bar with hammocks, great views and music is probably the highlight. The pool does need an occasional extra clean but it's very refreshing! We found the staff helpful, a couple are scuba diving... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 26 May 2016

Somebody on the way recomend me the hostel. The place it's beatiful, all made with wood and palm. But not really comfortable. The room it's really hot and some days noisy because the bar it's upstairs. The place it's at 10-15 min walking from the center, that could be a problem at night, the streets are dark and alone, Also... More 

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Reviewed 25 May 2016

I only stayed in this hostal for a night but I enjoyed it a lot. Nice kitchen, a pool and an amazing rooftop with a great view. There was a really good party, good music, even some live drums and a good vibe. Had some interesting conversation with other guests. If I go to Taganga again I return!

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Reviewed 9 March 2016

We stayed at this hostel for 3 nights and it was a great experience. Rooms are quiet and clean, and equipped with a fan (you'll need it). The rooftop bar is a nice place where to enjoy a nice view of Tatanga, have a good and cheap drink and socialize with other guests.

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Reviewed 27 February 2016

I heard of this hostel from a friend in Panama, so I decided to check it out. I planned to stay 2 or 3 days, but ended up staying almost 3 weeks. Most of the people I met there were nice, the owner and the staff are amazing, there is a lovely rooftop bar, and a pool. What can I... More 

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Reviewed 17 February 2016 via mobile

4 of us stayed in a 4 bed dorm. Beds were nice. Bathroom was nice. Great rooftop bar. The place even has a pool. Need I say more? No I don't think so. Taganga is small so getting around from the hostel is pretty easy. The main strip of Taganga is no more than a couple of hundred metres away.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
In a traditional neighborhood on the sunny Colombian Caribbean coast, La Tortuga Hostel inmerses you in the local athmosphere. Here you will make friends and enjoy cocktails on our rooftop bar with a breathtaking view of Taganga bay. In addition to offering accommodation, we also have certified scuba diving staff that can show you the bautiful underwater world. La Tortuga adds something special to Taganga, making it more than just a jump off point from which to access Tayrona Park. This is a place where you´ll feel like staying, enjoying and relaxing. Just follow the turtle and welcome home! ... more   less 

Additional Information about La Tortuga Hostel

Address: Calle 9 # 3 - 116, Taganga 470007, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Taganga
Price Range: ₹ 1,026 - ₹ 2,736 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Dormitory bads are dirty”
 of 5 bubbles kanjaje, 22 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms facing the pool are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Ade77, 28 Mar 2015 | Read review
“The private rooms were nice, but the dorm rooms are relaxed and i slept great every night.”
 of 5 bubbles 302seanh, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“Dorms may get dirty quickly because of all the traffic with muddy shoes”
 of 5 bubbles exidez, 27 Dec 2013 | Read review
“you can stay in a dorm or in a private bedroom”
 of 5 bubbles Ankiwoman, 28 Jun 2013 | Read review
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