Offering a barbecue and sun terrace, El Rio Hostel is located in Buritaca in the Magdalena Region, 30.4 miles from Santa Marta. The hostel has a private beach area and water sports facilities, and guests can enjoy a meal at the restaurant or a drink at the bar.

Rooms include a shared bathroom.

There is a tour desk at the property. The restaurant offers meals, including vegetarian options.

Guests can enjoy various activities in the surroundings, including horse riding, cycling and fishing. The hostel also offers bike hire. Taganga is 29.2 miles from El Rio Hostel and the nearest airport is Simón Bolívar International Airport, 32.9 miles from the property.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Top location: Highly rated by recent guests (9.0)

Free parking available on-site


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About El Rio Hostel

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  • Buenas, me podrías informar acerca de las políticas de cancelación?

    Hola puedes encontrarlas y leer acerca de ellas en booking.com


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    Answered on 14 March 2021
  • Buenas quisiera saber si reciben perros. Tengo un dóberman y viajaría con él

    Si!! Recibimos mascotas, pero la condición es que reserves en habitaciones privadas. Tambien ofrecemos un kit de cama para mascotas y taza para comida y bebida,, para que este comodo en caso de que lo necesites.


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    Answered on 18 February 2021
  • Hi! Which is the best way to arrive to El Rio from Minca?

    Hello the best way is a taxi.


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    Answered on 5 December 2021
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Hello, yes we have different tours around buritaca and activities inside the hostel.


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    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes


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    Answered on 14 October 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes.


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    Answered on 14 October 2019
  • I’m coming tomorrow from Cartagena and I’m interested to stay in your hostel. Can you tell me how exactly I get to your place? Thank you

    Hello! we are at 49klm on the way to riohacha-santa marta, around Buritaca town. if would you like we can arrange a taxi for you.


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    Answered on 4 July 2021
  • Is the restaurant and bar currently open, as well as the other activities provided at the hostel? for example tubing?

    Yes,The restaurant and bar are open.


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    Asked about: Deluxe Double Room • Answered on 20 January 2021
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?

    In our hostel we have the river, the beach is just at 10 min in Moto.


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    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Yes is quiet during the night.


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    Answered on 13 October 2019
  • hola, voy en carro con mi familia ¿tienes parqueadero?

    Hola buenas tardes. Si tenemos parqueadero privado.


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    Answered on 22 July 2021
  • Buenas noches. Me podría informar por favor como es la acomodación en la habitación y qué precio tiene. Gracias

    Hola, tenemos privadas a ciento cuarenta y nueve quinientos con ba;o compartido


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    Answered on 19 September 2021
  • Hola, Perdí un iPhone y unos auriculares móviles en el albergue la semana pasada. ¿Haz visto?

    Hola! Lamentablemente no lo hemos visto.


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    Answered on 5 December 2021
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    All the beds comes with the sheets, and towels are for free as long as the guest bring it back to reception.


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    Answered on 14 October 2019
  • hola, somos 4 personas, en cuántas habitaciones dormiriamos ?

    Hola, Contamos con dormitorios compartidos de 6 camas con baño privado y aire acondicionado o abanico, también contamos con cabañas privadas para 2 personas con baños compartidos.


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    Answered on 5 August 2021
  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    $0


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    Answered on 14 October 2019
  • How can I get to the closest beach from the property?

    To go to the closest beach you can take a moto taxi, and it will take less than 5 minutes.


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    Answered on 14 October 2019
  • Hola, Tienen servicio de internet ?

    hola que tal! claro tiene algo de cobertura en la propiedad y también podríamos compartirte desde el celular de la recepción.


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    Answered on 8 April 2021
  • Is there a shuttle available to get to the closest beach nearby? What are the other transportation options?

    To get to the closest beach you can take a moto taxi or we can arrange a taxi.


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    Answered on 29 November 2019
  • Do you have a kitchen so that we can cook our own food?

    Hola!! No, lo sentimos, por seguridad no se puede prestar la cocina para cocinar, tenemos un restaurante con un menú muy variado para todos los gustos.


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    Answered on 17 February 2021
Property surroundings *
Guests loved walking around the neighbourhood!
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Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Cabañas de Buritaca
    3.1 miles
Natural beauty
  • River Rio Buritaca
    0 miles
  • Sea/ocean Caribbean
    1.9 miles
  • Mountain Sierra Nevada de Santa Marta
    24.9 miles
Beaches in the neighbourhood
  • Playa Buritaca
    1.3 miles
  • Guachaca Beach
    4.2 miles
Closest airports
  • Simón Bolívar International Airport
    33 miles
  • Riohacha Airport
    60 miles
How to get to El Rio Hostel from Simón Bolívar International Airport
    Public transport
    Free parking is available.
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Facilities of El Rio Hostel
Outdoors
  • Outdoor fireplace
  • Picnic area
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private beach area
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
Pets
Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.
Activities
  • Live music/performance
  • Happy hour Additional charge
  • Bike tours Additional charge
  • Walking tours Additional charge
  • Beach
  • Water sport facilities on site Additional charge
  • Nightclub/DJ
  • Horse riding Off-site Additional charge
  • Cycling Off-site
  • Hiking
  • Canoeing Off-site Additional charge
  • Library
  • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
  • Table tennis
  • Billiards
Food & Drink
  • Chocolate or cookies Additional charge
  • Fruits
  • Bottle of water
  • Wine/champagne Additional charge
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Snack bar
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
Internet
No internet access available.
Parking
Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not possible).
  • Street parking
Transport
  • Airport drop off Additional charge
  • Airport pick up Additional charge
Reception services
  • Lockers
  • Luggage storage
  • Tour desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Laundry Additional charge
Business facilities
  • Fax/photocopying
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Safety deposit box
General
  • Grocery deliveries Additional charge
  • Adult only
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Air conditioning Additional charge
  • Airport shuttle
  • Non-smoking rooms
Wellness facilities
  • Personal trainer
  • Fitness classes
  • Yoga classes
  • Fitness
  • Full body massage Additional charge
  • Hand massage Additional charge
  • Head massage Additional charge
  • Couples massage Additional charge
  • Foot massage Additional charge
  • Neck massage Additional charge
  • Back massage Additional charge
  • Spa/wellness packages
  • Spa lounge/relaxation area
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Pool/beach towels
  • Massage Additional charge
  • Spa and wellness centre Additional charge
Languages spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
  • French
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Sustainable initiatives

This property has taken steps to provide more sustainable and environmentally friendly travel

House rules
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Check-in

14:00 - 21:00

Check-out

07:00 - 21:00

Cancellation/
prepayment

Cancellation and prepayment policies vary according to accommodation type. Please enter the dates of your stay and check the conditions of your required room.

Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Adult (18+ years)
Extra bed upon request
COP 20,000 per person, per night

Supplements are not calculated automatically in the total costs and will have to be paid for separately during your stay.

There is no capacity for cots at this property.

The maximum number of extra beds allowed depends on the room you choose. Please check the maximum capacity for the room you selected.

All cots and extra beds are subject to availability.

Age restriction

The minimum age for check-in is 18

Pets

Free! Pets are allowed on request. No extra charges.

Mastercard Visa American Express El Rio Hostel accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.

The fine print

In compliance with Colombian migration laws, guests are required to provide their passport information upon arrival.

A 3.5% fee will be charged when paying by credit card.

Please inform El Rio Hostel in advance of your expected arrival time. You can use the Special Requests box when booking, or contact the property directly with the contact details provided in your confirmation.

Payment before arrival via bank transfer is required. The property will contact you after you book to provide instructions.

FAQs about El Rio Hostel

  • Check-in at El Rio Hostel is from 14:00, and check-out is until 21:00.

  • The following parking options are available to guests staying at El Rio Hostel (subject to availability):

    • Parking on site
    • Parking
    • Street parking
    • Free parking

  • El Rio Hostel has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

  • El Rio Hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Spa and wellness centre
    • Massage
    • Cycling
    • Hiking
    • Bicycle rental (additional charge)
    • Billiards
    • Library
    • Table tennis
    • Canoeing
    • Horse riding
    • Personal trainer
    • Head massage
    • Walking tours
    • Back massage
    • Happy hour
    • Nightclub/DJ
    • Water sport facilities on site
    • Spa lounge/relaxation area
    • Live music/performance
    • Full body massage
    • Bike tours
    • Foot massage
    • Beach
    • Fitness classes
    • Private beach area
    • Hand massage
    • Neck massage
    • Yoga classes
    • Spa/wellness packages
    • Fitness
    • Couples massage

  • El Rio Hostel is 0.7 miles from the centre of Buritaca.

  • From the nearest airport, you can get to El Rio Hostel by:

    • Bus 2h

  • The prices at El Rio Hostel may vary depending on your stay (e.g. dates you select, hotel's policy etc.). See the prices by entering your dates.