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Conveniently set in Santa Marta, Gagaka Rua hostel provides air-conditioned rooms, an outdoor swimming pool, free WiFi and a garden. With a shared lounge, the property also features a terrace, as well as a bar. The accommodation offers a shared kitchen, a 24-hour front desk and organising tours for guests. Guest rooms include bed linen. An American breakfast is available daily at the hostel. Popular points of interest near Gagaka Rua hostel include Bahía de Santa Marta Beach, Simon Bolivar Park and Santa Marta Gold Museum. The nearest airport is Simón Bolívar International, 17 km from the accommodation, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

Couples particularly like the location — they rated it 8.3 for a two-person trip.

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Property highlights

Situated in the real heart of Santa Marta, this property has an excellent location score of 8.5

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Room type
Number of guests
1 extra-large double bed
2 single beds
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Property practices

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Guest reviews


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Guests who stayed here loved

  • Jay
    United Kingdom United Kingdom
    Staff are very friendly, they provided us with recommendations and told us where about to go in Santa Marta. The beds were perfect the best sleep I’ve had in South America. The private rooms are extremely spacious. The location is about a 5 min...
  • Philippe
    Canada Canada
    Super good value for the price you pay! Centrally located next to the marina, the place looks like a small oasis. The person at the reception was very helpful with recommendations. The room has a small window with no direct light but it was ok for...
  • Chun
    Taiwan Taiwan
    Location is great, close to the beach and not far away from the bus station; friednly staff; delicious breakfast; nice rooftop pool; good internet; clean bathrooms

Property surroundings

Facilities of Gagaka Rua hostel
Great facilities! Review score, 8.7

Most popular facilities
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Toilet
  • Shower
  • Linen
  • Garden view
  • Outdoor furniture
  • Sun terrace
  • Private pool
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cleaning products
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Clothes rack
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
  • Bicycle rental
    Additional charge
  • Bike tours
    Additional charge
  • Walking tours
  • Pub crawls
    Additional charge
  • Games room
Food & Drink
  • Fruits
    Additional charge
  • Wine/champagne
    Additional charge
  • Bar
WiFi is available in public areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
Reception services
  • Invoice provided
  • Private check-in/check-out
  • Luggage storage
    Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment and family services
  • Board games/puzzles
Cleaning services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry
    Additional charge
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Smoke alarms
  • Security alarm
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Shuttle service
    Additional charge
  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Tile/marble floor
  • Family rooms
  • Airport shuttle
    Additional charge
  • Non-smoking rooms
Outdoor swimming pool
  • Open all year
  • Adult only
  • Pool is on rooftop
  • Shallow end
  • Pool bar
  • Pool cover
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
  • Body scrub
  • Body treatments
  • Pedicure
  • Manicure
  • Facial treatments
  • Beauty Services
  • Sun umbrellas
  • Sun loungers or beach chairs
Languages spoken
  • English

House rules
Gagaka Rua hostel takes special requests - add in the next step!

From 15:00 to 23:00
You'll need to let the property know in advance what time you'll arrive.
From 06:00 to 11:00
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 option.
Children and beds

Child policies

Children are not allowed.

Cot and extra bed policies

Cots and extra beds are not available at this property.

Age restriction
The minimum age for check-in is 18
Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable.
Cards accepted at this property
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The fine print
Need-to-know information for guests at this property

Payment by credit or debit card will generate an additional charge of 5% of the reservation amount.

Please inform Gagaka Rua 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.

Guests under the age of 18 can only check in with a parent or official guardian.

It is not possible to stay at this property for Coronavirus (COVID-19) quarantine purposes.

License number: 90313

FAQs about Gagaka Rua hostel

  • Gagaka Rua hostel is 200 yards from the centre of Santa Marta. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Guests staying at Gagaka Rua hostel can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 7.2).

    Breakfast option(s) include:

    • American

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

  • Yes, this hotel has a pool. Find out the details about the pool and other facilities on this page.

  • The nearest beach is just 150 yards from Gagaka Rua hostel. All distances are measured in straight lines. Actual travel distances may vary.

  • Check-in at Gagaka Rua hostel is from 15:00, and check-out is until 11:00.

  • Gagaka Rua hostel offers the following activities / services (charges may apply):

    • Games room
    • Beauty Services
    • Body treatments
    • Pub crawls
    • Manicure
    • Walking tours
    • Body scrub
    • Bicycle rental
    • Facial treatments
    • Swimming Pool
    • Pedicure
    • Bike tours