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La Guaca Hostel

Carrera 8 # 27-75


This is the best place that you could come across in Santa Marta with backpacker prices.La Guaca Hostel is found in a huge, remodeled mansion very close to the historic centre of Santa Marta.
The hostel is located in a safe area of the city and is close to a variety of restaurants and shopping centres.
Public transport to other parts of the city and surrounding areas is easily accessible. La Guaca boasts a pool (jacuzzi included), Restaurant-Bar speciality in Tapas and Cocktails, an open-air Lounge room amongst other socializing areas, hammocks, boardgames, computers, TV Room, a well-equipped kitchen, free Wi-Fi and a variety of dorm rooms. These rooms are well-lit and extremely spacious and each one comes with private lockers, fans and an ensuite bathroom.
Everyday we serve homemade typical Colombian breakfasts accompanied by the fresh juice of the day. We invite you to take refreshing dip in our pool and enjoy the Caribbean heat. We’ll also help you organize and book any trips you are interested in, whether to the incredible beaches of Parque Tayrona, the magnificent Sierra Nevada and her mythical Lost City or more hidden destinations. Any information you need, we’re happy to help you with! Whilst you explore the surroundings we’ll happily take care of your luggage free of charge. Finally, here at La Guaca we’re all about backpackers looking after other backpackers and providing a social space to enjoy each other’s company!


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Air Conditioning
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • BBQ
  • Board games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hot tub
  • Housekeeping
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals available
  • Meeting Room
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Vending Machines



Traveler Reviews

“Excellent stay in Santa Marta”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on August 12, 2018

First i only booked one night in this hostal but I had such a great time that I stayed two more nights. Beds and showers are really confortable. Breakfast is tasty and served on the terrace, on the...

“Great staff ”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on August 10, 2018

We only used Santa Marta as a pit stop for two nights to go to Minca and Tayrona. The staff were incredibly helpful with all information, supermarket recommendations and being able to leave our bags...

“Great hostal in Santa Marta”

Rating: 5 Reviewed on July 19, 2018

Had a lovely time at this hostal, breakfast was tasty,free water and coffee. Beds were also really comfy. More than anything though the staff were super friendly and helpful. Paula sorted me out with...


La Guaca Hostel is located in the central district of Bavaria Santa Marta.

At the intersection of Carrera 8 and Carrera 12.
It is only 10 minutes walk from the historical center of Santa Marta.

The address of the Hostel is Cra 8 No. 27-75 SANTA MARTA (Magdalena) - Colombia


Please keep in mind cancellation policy is 24hours before day of arrival at the property. In case of no-show the hostel will charge the total amount of the first nioght of the reservation.

Check in from 13:00 to 23:00 .
Check out before 11:00 .

Payment upon arrival by cash.
Taxes included.
Breakfast not included - 7.000 COP per person per day.
No curfew.