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Offering free WiFi, Hostel Mamabella is a backpackers hostel located in Getsemani, a 5 minute walk from the historic center of Cartagena de Indias.

Rooms are located around a common courtyard and offer air conditioning. They come with a private bathroom and are basic and simple. Dorms have 8 beds, lockers and a private bathroom.

A basic breakfast of pancakes is available each day and you may purchase other options from the cafe. A bar is located at the front of the building and is often open until 2am for you, and others, to enjoy.

Cartagena’s Convention Center is 1,650 feet away, while Rafael Nuñez International Airport can be reached in a 15-minute drive.

This is our guests' favorite part of Cartagena de Indias, according to independent reviews.

Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.0 for a two-person trip.

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Hostel Mamabella has been welcoming guests since Nov 22, 2013

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Located in the top-rated area in Cartagena de Indias, this property has an excellent location score of 9.3!

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  • The staff speaks English

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About Hostel Mamabella

Welcoming guests since Nov 22, 2013

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  • How much does it cost to rent a lock?

    We dont rent locks, but there are places close by where you can buy them, open to around 9pm

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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Do I need a lock for the lockers?

    Yes you do

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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Do you offer luggage storage?

    Yes we do, and as long as you are a client of ours then its free

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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Do you have planned events or activities?

    Yes we do, every day we have our shuttle bus to Playa Blanca, three times a day. We also have the volcano tour and other local trips. We ften have kareoke but the nights can vary.

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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Is it quiet at night?

    Well, that all depends on the night, and the guests. We´re not a prty hostel, but its very social here. Our rooms are around our common courtyard, which we close around 12am during the week. Our bar at the front closes at 2am. Many people seem to read reviews that state its noisy, then still book and make the same complaint. This comment is made in the interests of making sure you have all the information you need to book the right hostel.

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    Answered on July 30, 2019
  • Can I use my own sleeping bag?

    Sure, why not? But we do provide our own sheets.........

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    Answered on September 8, 2019
  • Are sheets and towels included?

    Of course they are!! Would be hard to sleep without sheets! If you need a towel, just ask

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Area Info *
Guests loved walking around the neighborhood!
Excellent location – show map
Restaurants & cafes
  • Restaurant Cafe de mar
    1.2 miles
Beaches in the Neighborhood
  • Marbella Beach
    3,550 feet
  • Bocagrande Beach
    4,200 feet
  • Crespo Beach
    1.7 miles
  • Castillogrande Beach
    2 miles
  • Laguito Beach
    2.1 miles
Closest Airports
  • Rafael Núñez International Airport
    2.6 miles
  • Ernesto Cortissoz International Airport
    61.3 miles
How to get to Hostel Mamabella from Rafael Núñez International Airport
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1 Restaurant On Site


    Food: American

    Open for: Lunch, Dinner

Amenities of Hostel Mamabella
  • Outdoor furniture
  • BBQ facilities
  • Terrace
  • Garden
  • Live sports events (broadcast)
  • Walking tours
  • Diving Off-site Additional charge
Food & Drink
  • Kids' meals Additional charge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
No parking available.
  • Pet bowls
  • Lockers
  • Vending machine (drinks)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Fax/Photocopying Additional charge
  • Tour desk
  • 24-hour front desk
Entertainment & Family Services
  • Board games/Puzzles
Safety & security
  • Fire extinguishers
  • CCTV outside property
  • CCTV in common areas
  • Key access
  • 24-hour security
  • Designated smoking area
  • Air conditioning
  • Family rooms
  • Non-smoking rooms
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish
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Sustainability initiatives

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

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12:00 PM - 10:00 PM


Until 11:00 AM


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Children & Beds

Child policies

Children of all ages are welcome.

Children 6 and above are considered adults at this property.

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Crib and extra bed policies

There's no capacity for cribs at this property.

This property doesn't offer extra beds.

No age restriction

There's no age requirement for check-in


Pets are not allowed.

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The fine print

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

FAQs about Hostel Mamabella

  • Check-in at Hostel Mamabella is from 12:00 PM, and check-out is until 11:00 AM.

  • Hostel Mamabella is 1,300 feet from the center of Cartagena de Indias.

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

    • Taxi 15min

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

  • Hostel Mamabella has 1 restaurant:

    • Restaurant

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

    • Diving
    • Walking tours
    • Live sports events (broadcast)