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El Viajero Cartagena

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Overview of El Viajero Cartagena

El Viajero Cartagena

2.0 star property
City centre Cartagena Walled City hostel with bar/lounge

7.8/10 Good

14 verified guest reviews

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet-friendly
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • 24/7 front desk
Calle 38 No 9-45, Cartagena

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Bocagrande Beach - 9 min drive
  • Ayala Center - 12 min drive
  • Clock Tower - 17 min drive
  • Blanca Beach - 64 min drive

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 19 min drive


  • El Balcón - 2 min walk
  • La Mulata - 2 min walk
  • Mistura - 2 min walk
  • La Galeria Gourmet - 2 min walk
  • Teriyaki - 2 min walk

About this property

El Viajero Cartagena

A great choice for a stay in Cartagena, El Viajero Cartagena is only 4 mi (6.4 km) from the airport. You can unwind with a drink at the bar/lounge, and local cuisine breakfast is available daily. A terrace and a garden are other highlights.


English, Spanish

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 23 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM until 11:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age – 18
  • Check-out time is noon

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
  • This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*


  • Pets allowed (dogs and cats only, 2 per room, up to 37 lb per pet)*
  • Service animals welcome
  • Specific rooms only*
  • Pets must be supervised


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • No on-site parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:00 AM–10:30 AM
  • Bar/lounge

What to do

  • Beach nearby


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas
  • Communal living room


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • Shower only
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi


  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1 2023, residents of Colombia and non-residents staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Travellers on a tourist visa will not be required to pay this tax. The tax may be charged where a room is shared by a taxable and a non-taxable guest.

Optional extras

  • Local cuisine breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately COP 15000 per person

Children & extra beds

  • If you are travelling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: parents travelling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for non-Colombian citizens) at check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is travelling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is travelling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by the other parent. Visitors who plan to travel with children should consult with a Colombian consulate office prior to travel for further guidance.


  • Service animals exempt from fees
  • Pets are allowed for an extra charge of COP 80000 per pet, per stay


<p>This property does not have lifts.</p><p>This property only accepts cash.</p>
Property registration number 22078

Also known as

El Viajero Cartagena CARTAGENA
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
El Viajero Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation CARTAGENA

Frequently asked questions

Does El Viajero Cartagena offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, El Viajero Cartagena does have fully refundable room rates available to book on our site. If you’ve booked a fully refundable room rate, this can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in, depending on the property's cancellation policy. Just make sure that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at El Viajero Cartagena?
As of 8 February 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at El Viajero Cartagena on 23 February 2023 start from €62, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Are pets allowed at El Viajero Cartagena?
Yes, cats and dogs are welcome, with a limit of 2 per room and maximum weight of 37 lb per pet. There's a charge of COP 80000 per pet, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
Is parking offered on site at El Viajero Cartagena?
Sorry, there's no on-site parking at El Viajero Cartagena.
What are the check-in and check-out times at El Viajero Cartagena?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - 11:00 PM. Check-out time is noon.
Is there an on-site casino at El Viajero Cartagena?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Rio Cartagena Casino (8-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at El Viajero Cartagena and nearby?
El Viajero Cartagena has a garden.
Are there restaurants at or near El Viajero Cartagena?
Yes. Nearby restaurants include Restaurante 1621 (3-min walk), La Cevicheria (3-min walk) and Tabetai Sushi Bar (3-min walk).
What's the area around El Viajero Cartagena like?
El Viajero Cartagena is in Cartagena Walled City, a short 7-minute walk from Clock Tower and 12 minutes' walk from Cartagena de Indias Convention Center.







Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




8/10 Very good

Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Bad check in and unclean baths
When I arrived, I stood in front of the Afro-Caribbean working the desk and he ignored me until a female checked me in. He was basically doing nothing. The main area where people smoke and party all night is right outside the dorms so forget about sleeping. Bathrooms are always disgusting. Had booked 7 days but stayed only 3 long days before going somewhere else.
Cindy, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

This hostel is the perfect place to stay. Not only is close to everything but the staff members make you feel at home. I was there for 4 days and believe i will be back soon ☺
walquiria, 4-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The hostel is located near restaurants and historical points. The staff is super nice and helpful. They help me order a taxi. I loved the hammocks and the environment. Breakfast was really good (you have to pay extra). Common restroom were often clean during they day but the bathroom in my share room was not. Recommendation maybe having a mop in the room that it can be used after showers. My room was next to the street and it was really noisy at night. The room had AC at night but during the day they turn it off and it gets super hot, having a fan during the day would be very helpful.
Issamar, 2-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

The staff was exceptional. They are staffed 24/7 and was able to provide excellent recommendations for any activity. You’ll especially enjoy the mango tree that drops mangos throughout the day and night. I ate 1-2 per day.
4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

Cesar D., 2-night trip
Verified guest review

2/10 Poor

We showed up to the property and were told that our reservation through Expedia was never received or could not be seen. They were unable to help us any further, did not show any recourse, did not suggest or help us find another accommodation. Very concerned and disappointed about the experience
3-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

I don't really have anything bad to say. The hostel is very nice and secure. The hostel also secures your bags for you if you need (I needed for the day after I checked out). It is also a great place to meet other travelers if you are looking to make friends. All I did was talk to others in my dorm and make plans with them. The staff were really nice and friendly. Location is great - I went out every night and it was a short walk to the bar areas. It was great - I highly recommend.
6-night trip
Verified Orbitz guest review

6/10 Good

Por el precio aceptable
El hostal tiene buen ambiente, la habitación es muy pequeña, las cajoneras son muy ruidosas al abrirse, se que es un lugar de mucho calor, pero no todos están acostumbrados a bañarse con agua fria. La repisa que tienen a lado de la cama es muy pequeña solo cabe él celular. Laura de recepción muy amable, me dio toda la información necesaria. Había otra chica un poco apática, los demás chicos súper lindos.
3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

La zona es fantástica, llegas andando a todos los sitios. Están remodelando el hostel, por lo que no había actividades y el desayuno lo cobran aparte (12,000 cop).
Raul, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review