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Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

2-star2 stars
Calle Media Luna No 10-35, Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia, 800-491-6126

City-center hostel within walking distance of Clock Tower
  • Free WiFi
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Tasty breakfast
Delicious food
Regular internet service
More comfort would be nice
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Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

More Info: 866-539-8117

  • Double Room
  • Double Room (with fan)
  • Bed in shared dormitory 4 beds

What’s around Hostal Marlin, Cartagena


  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Clock Tower - 5 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 6 min walk
  • Port of Cartagena - 41 min walk
  • San Roque Church - 1 min walk
  • Santisima Trinidad Church - 3 min walk
  • Trinidad Square - 3 min walk
  • Ciudad Movil Cultural Center - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 16 min drive
  • Onsite parking not available

About Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

Caribbean townhouse hostel in Cartagena's Old Town

Near Clock Tower Gate

Nestled in Cartagena's charming Getsemaní district, Hotel Marlin puts you 5 minutes by car from the beach and a 13-minute drive from Rafael Núñez International Airport. The 16th-century Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress and the Clock Tower Gate are a 7-minute walk.

Ancient walls, mud bath

For panoramic views you can take an 8-minute drive to Cartagena's highest point, La Popa, and the Murallas de Cartagena, the Old Town walls, are a 13-minute stroll. If you fancy something a bit different, you can drive an hour for a healing mud bath at the El Totumo volcano.

Free coffee and computer

A travel desk is available should you be interested in a tour or day trip. Free coffee is on hand around the clock, and you can look up local attractions using the free hotel computer. There is a shared kitchen from 7 AM - 10:30 PM and the front desk is open 24-hours a day.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The guestrooms are decorated in brightly colored tiles and range from singles to quadruples, with lockers and safes available to keep your bags and valuables. To create a homely vibe, free WiFi and TVs with cable channels are standard in all rooms. Rooms are also equipped with air conditioning, cable TV and private bathrooms. Laundry service is available (surcharge).

At a glance

Key facts


  • 24 rooms
  • Arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-2 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


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

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • No parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
Working away
  • Computer station
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Television in common areas
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 18-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Stovetop
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Daily housekeeping

Hostal Marlin, Cartagena’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Marlin
  • Hostal Marlin Cartagena
  • Hostal Marlin Hostel Cartagena


If you are traveling with a child your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents traveling into Colombia with a child under 18 may be required to present the child's birth certificate and photo ID (passport for foreign visitors) upon check-in. If a relative or legal guardian is traveling into Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarized consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is traveling into Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarized 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have elevators.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged upon check-out to citizens of Colombia regardless of length of stay and to foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more. Foreigners on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. Furthermore, the tax may apply per room when the room is shared by a taxable and a nontaxable guest.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of COP 0 (subject to availability)

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of COP 0 for adults and COP 0 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

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