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Calle Cochera de Hobo # 38 - 27, San Diego, 130001 Cartagena de Indias – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.4/10! (score from 115 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at El Genoves Hostal.
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Outdoor Pool (all year), Grounds
Food & Drink
Free! WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
From 2:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
Children cannot be accommodated at the hotel.
All adults are charged 100 % of the room stay per night per person when using existing beds.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
Additional fees are not calculated automatically in the total cost and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.
Pets are not allowed.
Based on 115 reviews
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Offering a vegetarian bar-restaurant, a shared lounge and a 24-hour reception, One Day Hostel is located close to the waterfront in Cartagena de Indias. Free WiFi access is available.
Score from 2 reviews Wonderful
Featuring a spa and common areas for reading and relaxing, Hostal Casa Baluarte offers free Wi-Fi and massage services in Cartagena. Bocagrande beach area is 5 km away.
Score from 113 reviews Good
Featuring a garden, a patio, and a bar, Hostel Green House Coffee Bar offers free Wi-Fi and Continental breakfast in Cartagena de Indias. Bocagrande beach is 3 km away.
Score from 48 reviews Good
Surrounded by a tropical garden and offering an outdoor pool, Hotel Boutique Santo Domingo is located in Cartagena de Indias. Free WiFi access is available.
Score from 5 reviews Good
El Genoves is a very friendly place in one of the cutest streets of Cartagena. It's really laid back, with very friendly staff. You can really see the love that is put in the hostel. A nice place for backpackers, but the double room is also definitely recommendable for couples or families.
Perfect location in the center of the old town. Nice and helpful staff. Very nice to have the pool, even though it was very small.
The room has air conditioning, but the one unit for a 12 bed dorm didn't really keep it cool. It is also only on from 10pm to 10am, so there is no cool place to relax during the day.
Location - that's pretty much the only good thing about this hostel. However I don't recommend it, there are tons of much better hostels around it, even 4-5 stars good hotels for the same price.
We stayed at the 3 beds room - Too expensive for what they offer - Pictures are deceiving (trust me) - Wifi is poor at least you're on the first floor near the front desk - Air conditioning definitively does not work well (it's old) and doesn't get cold enough for a city like Cartagena - We stayed for three nights and the room was never cleaned! - The swimming pool is tiny and not much used for it is located right in the middle of where everybody passes by, the kitchen, and the first floor rooms. - There's only one small table to have breakfast for the whole hostel - No microwave!!! - The customer service is awful, the young guy with green/blue eyes is not kind at all and does know nothing about what to do in Cartagena, tours in the city or directions; not to mention he doesn't resolve anything. Don't recommend it at all.
The moment I arrived, I was told there is no bed at all because some not-in-time website update. I don't know if it's true. But I have not received any email notification or phone call before. The receptionist recommand a nearby hostal and disappear, turns out the hostal is not good and I need to move again the next day.
The location and interior design is nice.
The staff seems to be tired of tourists, not very friendly and helpful. Confusion, whom get's free breakfast (private rooms). Little space for breakfast (one table).
Cleanliness, breakfast, quiet, beautiful.
The place io beautiful and the only hostal with a pool in the center!
The staff were alright, but the bathrooms ran out of toilet paper everyday and we're not filled, they were quite filthy even though they were beautiful.
Just the fact they don't let the air condition on after 10 A.M. And Cartagena is incredibly hot!
The hostal is in a great location, very clean and reliable wifi. The staff is great and it is really helpful that one of the receptionists speaks english so that anglophone travellers are able to communicate. The staff are also very friendly, accommodating, and helpful. Overall a great place to stay while in Cartagena!
The location, room amenities , and cleanliness are impeccable. Wifi is very reliable provided your room in located on the bottom floor. Breakfast is very basic (coffee, toast and jam, cereal and milk), but it is all you really need.
The staff can, at times, be abrasive. The guardian doesn't speak english so it can be difficult to communicate any needs you may have.
Loved the pool and the relaxed atmosphere it was in a good location also
the beds where the only bad point and only because as someone who is tall I found it uncomfortable to try and sit up on them without banging my head the bunks where just too low
Great location in the old town.
4-bed dorm is a bit compact.
Perfect location, clean, comfortable and nice little pool.
They offer two breakfasts. A deluxe breakfast if you are staying in a private room and a regular breakfast if you stay in a dorm. This was not explained well to everyone so it created some confusion at breakfast. I would suggest clearly explaining this at check in.
Very nice common spaces inside the hostel,helpful personel, good ubication-within the beatiful San Diego quarter.nice coffe for breakfast.
Breakfasts for dormitories are different from.those staying in private rooms.
Location great, in the heart of the walled city but on a quiet street. Clean, good wifi, comfy beds. Would stay again but only if 4 bed dorm available.
12 bed dorm claustrophobic, about 40cm between bunks. Aircon on 8pm-8am but insufficient for room, if you are not near it you will be hot, when turned off room heats up rapidly! Pool more of an ornimental water feature, good for dangling your feet in though, communal areas can get crowded.
The hostel is very close to the Plaza San Diego and all that Cartagena has to offer. The staff speaks virtually no English but was friendly and helpful. My king room had good ac though the walk up a narrow stairwell is not for everyone. Recommended.
Wifi iffy. No hot water in the showers though the cool water was refreshing. Breakfast is meager and sometimes non existant.
Super clean and quiet in an excellent location.
Excellent location in a quiet st in the old city
The staff were a little grumpy, but nothing too serious
It is clean and tidy, they accept credit card, location is convenient. One of the staff (young male) is helpful and friendly.
The staff is generally lazy and don't smile (except the young man). Told the staff that the door handle to my room was broken but only fixed 24 hours later. The breakfast was not prepared, not even hot water to make coffee, while staff were sleeping till 8am. One night the reception was turned into a hair saloon by the receptionist (after she finished work) band her friends for 2 hours, leaving no space for hostel guests to sit to use the internet, and they just ignored you when you asked if they can make some rooms for guests to sit.
very clean hostel, well equipped kitchen, great neighborhood
Nice location, great beds, breakfast included, good kitchen, small pool.
A bit expensive but good value for money.
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