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    Drop Bear Hostel

    Carrera 21 20 - 36 | Barrio Jardín, Santa Marta 470005, Colombia
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    Traveller (50)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (26)
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    • Excellent71%
    • Very good20%
    • Average6%
    • Poor1%
    • Terrible2%
    Travellers talk about
    “tv room” (25 reviews)
    “huge tv” (9 reviews)
    “table tennis” (5 reviews)
    Free Wifi
    Airport Transportation
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    Reviews (298)
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    1 - 5 of 250 reviews

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Stayed at Drop Bear on two separate occasions and I absolutely love the atmosphere and the staff is friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The pool is perfect to relax and chill out, and I always had such a good time hanging out at the bar. The...More

    Thank FrancescaClava
    Reviewed 12 October 2017 via mobile

    This converted cartel house has the best set up I've seen in a hostel - a massive pool, a floor of hammocks, a balcony or two, a big tier of cushions in front a tv to recover by, pool table and comfy rooms and heeeeeeeaps...More

    Thank JessicaBr00ke
    Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

    We stayed here for 3 days and the hostel was amazing! Very clean swimming pool, billiards, ping pong, Netflix on a big screen and massive lounge room, bar and restaurant. The hostel is very clean also! Not to mention the staff are very friendly and...More

    Thank Austin K
    Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

    Excellent value hostel. Friendly, helpful staff. Great food & also kitchen facilities for cooking your own. Clean, spacious dorms, big bathrooms and great atmosphere in the evenings. Pool is another bonus. Cannot recommend enough!

    Thank 24ginab
    Reviewed 31 July 2017

    Drop Besr Hostel was one of my favorites that I've come across in South America. I spent 5 days sitting at the pool and ordering food from the kitchen, which was absolutely delicious. The chefs are not only incredibly kind, but they make fabulous food....More

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    Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
    525 reviews
    #1 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.5 km
    Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
    546 reviews
    #2 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.3 km
    Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
    654 reviews
    #3 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.6 km
    Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
    239 reviews
    #4 of 67 hotels in Santa Marta
    2.6 km
    Awards & Recognition
    Certificate of Excellence
    • Top amenities
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
    • Hotel Amenities
    • Laundry Service
    • Airport Transportation
    • Things to do
    • Pool
    • Restaurant
    • Bar/Lounge
    • Price range
    • US$ 11 - US$ 52 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
    • Room types
    • Suites ,
    • Kitchenette
    • Number of rooms
    • 9
    • Reservation Options
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    • Location
    • Colombia >
    • Magdalena Department >
    • Santa Marta District >
    • Santa Marta
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    Traveller (50)
    Dining (32)
    Pool & Beach (26)
    Room & Suite (20)
    Hotel & Grounds (72)
    Family and Play Areas (13)
    Business Centre & Event Rooms (1)
    Hotel Boutique Don Pepe
    239 reviews
    2.62 km away
    Casa de Isabella - a Kali Hotel
    654 reviews
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    Casa de Leda - a Kali Hotel
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    2.33 km away
    Hotel Boutique Casa Carolina
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    2.47 km away
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    16 December 2014|
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    Response from PuraVida55_13 | Reviewed this property |
    Enjoy the Drop Bear! They will most definitely take care of your bags as we left our stuff there for 5 days when we went to hike to La Ciudad Perdida. It is a great place, tell Regina that her favorite gringo says hello.
    Room Tips
    "Don't bother paying for the AC room, it was soooo loud and it really wan't worth the $40+"
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    "Get the dorm with aircon, I was always very comfortable but heard others in fan-only dorms complaining of the..."
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    "air con room is good in summer and wedges are delicious"
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    "The cheapest room is only a hallway with 6-8 beds in it"
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