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Attractively set in Cartagena de Indias, El Barrio Hostal has air-conditioned rooms, a shared lounge and free WiFi. The property is around a 3-minute walk from Bolivar Park, 400 yards from Cartagena's Gold Museum and a 10-minute walk from Cartagena's Walls. The property is allergy-free throughout and is located a 12-minute walk from Marbella Beach. Rooms include a private bathroom with a shower, while certain rooms contain a balcony and others also feature city views. The rooms have bed linen. Guests at the hostel can enjoy a continental breakfast. Popular points of interest near El Barrio Hostal include Bocagrande Beach, San Felipe de Barajas Castle and Palace of the Inquisition. The nearest airport is Rafael Núñez International Airport, 4.3 miles from the accommodation.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.8 for a two-person trip.

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Property Highlights

Located in the real heart of Cartagena de Indias, this property has an excellent location score of 9.8!

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Travel Sustainable Level 3
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Guest reviews


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Free WiFi
High score for Cartagena de Indias
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  • Evaldas
    United States of AmericaUnited States of America
    Location was great, clean rooms, friendly staff, tasty breakfast
  • Mitch
    Beautiful hostel right in the centre of everything. Clean, safe and quiet, yet right in the thick of things. Super gracious host, cute coffee bar downstairs and laundry to top it off! Filtered water to keep the bottles down, clean kitchen and a...
  • James
    United KingdomUnited Kingdom
    Really well located in the old town. The cafe staff downstairs were great. Comfortable common areas and terrace and good air con. Free water filter.

Area info

Amenities of El Barrio Hostal
Great facilities! Review score, 8.8

Most popular amenities
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels/Sheets (extra fee)
  • Private Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linens
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
Food & Drink
  • Coffee house on site
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Baggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • 24-hour security
  • Hypoallergenic
  • Air conditioning
  • Smoke-free property
  • Tile/Marble floor
  • Private entrance
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

House rules

El Barrio Hostal takes special requests – add in the next step!


From 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM


Until 12:00 PM



Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodations type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check what conditions apply to your preferred room.

Children & Beds

Child policies

Children not allowed.

Crib and extra bed policies

Cribs and extra beds aren't available at this property.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18


Pets are not allowed.

Mastercard Visa Discover American Express Cash El Barrio Hostal accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

License number: 62622

FAQs about El Barrio Hostal

  • The prices at El Barrio Hostal may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates, hotel's policy etc.). To see prices, enter your dates.

  • Guests staying at El Barrio Hostal can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 8.9).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • Continental

  • El Barrio Hostal offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

    • Check-in at El Barrio Hostal is from 3:00 PM, and check-out is until 12:00 PM.

    • El Barrio Hostal is 1,150 feet from the center of Cartagena de Indias. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.