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Located in Taganga, within a few steps of Playa de Taganga and a 1-minute walk of Taganga Beach, Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging provides accommodations with a terrace and free WiFi throughout the property as well as free private parking for guests who drive. The property is around a 10-minute walk from Playa Grande, 3.3 miles from Santa Marta Gold Museum and 3.3 miles from Simon Bolivar Park. The guesthouse features an outdoor swimming pool and room service.

Guest rooms in the guesthouse are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels. At Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging, each room is equipped with air conditioning and a private bathroom.

Guests at the accommodation can enjoy a continental breakfast.

Speaking English and Spanish, staff will be happy to provide guests with practical guidance on the area at the reception.

Santa Marta Cathedral is 3.6 miles from Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging, while Santa Marta Marina is 3.8 miles away. The nearest airport is Simón Bolívar International, 13 miles from the guesthouse, and the property offers a paid airport shuttle service.

This is our guests' favorite part of Taganga, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 8.0 for a two-person trip.

Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging has been welcoming guests since Jun 5, 2019

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Property Highlights

Located in the top-rated area in Taganga, this property has an excellent location score of 8.1!

Breakfast Info


Free Private Parking Available On Site


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Room Type
3 twin beds
1 full bed
1 twin bed
1 full bed
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Travel Sustainable property
Travel Sustainable property
This property is part of the Travel Sustainable program, which means it’s taken significant steps to make your stay more sustainable.
Closest beaches
  • Playa de Taganga

    7.7 Good beach
    350 feet from property
  • Taganga Beach

    7.7 Good beach
    400 feet from property
  • Playa Grande

    7.9 Good beach
    1,500 feet from property
  • Playaca Beach

    8.0 Very good beach
    3,350 feet from property
Property questions and answers
Browse questions from guests for anything extra you want to know about the property
The property usually replies within a few days
  • Is your private beach next to the property or do I need to use a means of transportation to go there?
    the beach is a 5 minute walk from the hostel you don't need to take a transport
    Answered on 3 October 2019
  • Hello, I would like to know at what time you usually serve breakfast?
    Hello, breakfasts are served from 7 am to 9:30 am.
    Answered on 31 March 2022
  • When is the best time to visit your property for the perfect beach holiday?
    Any time of the year is good we are always in summer, but for reasons of seasons we recommend the low seasons that there is less influx of people, this is February to June (not Catholic Holy Week) and until November any date
    Answered on 3 October 2019
  • Los carros pueden acceder a la zona sin problema? Tienen parqueadero cerca seguro?
    Hola, si claro el hostal cuenta con su parqueadero.
    Answered on 31 March 2022
Area info *
Amenities of Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels
  • Private Bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Sun deck
  • Terrace
Room Amenities
  • Socket near the bed
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Walking tours
    Additional charge
  • Snorkeling
    Additional charge
  • Hiking
    Additional chargeOff-site
Media & Technology
  • Streaming service (like Netflix)
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable channels
  • TV
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals
    Additional charge
  • Breakfast in the room
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Free private parking is available on site (reservation is not needed).
    Front Desk Services
    • Invoice provided
    • Private check-in/out
    • Concierge
    • Tour desk
    • Express check-in/out
    • 24-hour front desk
    Entertainment & Family Services
    • Books, DVDs or music for children
    Cleaning Services
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Laundry
      Additional charge
    Safety & security
    • Fire extinguishers
    • CCTV outside property
    • CCTV in common areas
    • Security alarm
    • 24-hour security
    • Designated smoking area
    • Air conditioning
    • Packed lunches
    • Fan
    • Family rooms
    • Facilities for disabled guests
    • Airport shuttle
      Additional charge
    • Room service
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Entire unit wheelchair accessible
    • Entire unit located on ground floor
    2 swimming pools
    Pool 1 – indoorFree!
      Pool 2 – outdoorFree!
      • All ages welcome
      • Saltwater pool
      • Pool/Beach towels
      • Pool bar
      • Public Bath
      • Open-air bath
      • Solarium
      Languages Spoken
      • English
      • Spanish

      House rules

      Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging takes special requests – add in the next step!


      2:00 PM - 10:00 PM


      11:00 AM - 11:30 AM


      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 of all ages are welcome.

      Children 4 and above are considered adults at this property.

      To see correct prices and occupancy info, add the number and ages of children in your group to your search.

      Crib and extra bed policies

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

      No age restriction

      There's no age requirement for check-in

      Maestro Mastercard Visa American Express Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging accepts these cards and reserves the right to temporarily hold an amount prior to arrival.


      Parties/events are not allowed


      Pets are not allowed.

      The fine print

      This property does not accommodate bachelor(ette) or similar parties.

      License number: 68017

      Legal info

      This property is managed by a private host. EU consumer law relating to professional hosts might not apply.

      FAQs about Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging

      • Room options at Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging include:

        • Double
        • Quad
        • Dorm Room
        • Triple

      • Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging is 1,000 feet from the center of Taganga.

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

      • Check-in at Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging is from 2:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:30 AM.

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

      • Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging offers the following activities/services (charges may apply):

        • Hiking
        • Snorkeling
        • Solarium
        • Walking tours
        • Open-air bath
        • Swimming pool
        • Live sports events (broadcast)
        • Public Bath

      • Guests staying at Hostal Aurora, Smith Lodging can enjoy a highly-rated breakfast during their stay (guest review score: 9.5).

        Breakfast option(s) include:

        • Continental