Selina Cartagena

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2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
2 outdoor pools
Suite | Free WiFi

Overview of Selina Cartagena

Selina Cartagena

3.0 star property
3-star hostel with 2 restaurants, near Cartagena de Indias Convention Center

7.4/10 Good

147 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Non-smoking
  • Air conditioning
  • Restaurant
  • Bar
The price is $52
Price available on 10/23/2022
Calle Larga No. 8B- 148, Getsemani, Cartagena Walled City, Cartagena, 130001
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • 2 restaurants and 2 bars/lounges
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • Business center
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
  • Self-serve laundry
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Elevator
  • 2 outdoor pools

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About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Ayala Center - 1 min drive
  • Clock Tower - 1 min drive
  • Bocagrande Beach - 6 min drive
  • Blanca Beach - 64 min drive

Getting around

  • Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 18 min drive

About this property

Selina Cartagena

3-star hostel in the heart of Cartagena Walled City
At Selina Cartagena, you can look forward to a terrace, a library, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Enjoy a meal at the two onsite restaurants. In addition to 2 bars and a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
You'll also find perks like:
  • 2 outdoor pools
  • An elevator, smoke-free premises, and tour/ticket assistance
  • Meeting rooms, a 24-hour front desk, and a front desk safe
  • A gift shop and luggage storage
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the bar, helpful staff, and walkable location
Room features
All guestrooms at Selina Cartagena have comforts such as air conditioning, in addition to amenities like free WiFi.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Hand sanitizer provided
Individually-wrapped food options available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 47 rooms


  • Check-in time from 3:00 PM - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • Guests will receive key retrieval information

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


  • Children (12 years old and younger) stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

Other information

  • Smoke-free property

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business center
  • Meeting rooms


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • 2 outdoor pools


  • Elevator
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking


  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only

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. Travelers 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.

Children & extra beds

  • 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 non-Columbian citizens) 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.

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property, and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.

Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.


This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Property Registration Number 53522

Also known as

Selina Cartagena Hostel
Selina Cartagena Cartagena
Selina Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
Selina Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation Cartagena

Frequently asked questions

Does Selina Cartagena offer free cancellation for a full refund?
Yes, Selina 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 to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
How much does it cost to stay at Selina Cartagena?
As of Oct 2, 2022, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Selina Cartagena on Oct 23, 2022 start from $52, 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.
What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Selina Cartagena?
This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and staff are given personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
Is there a pool at Selina Cartagena?
Yes, there are 2 outdoor pools.
Are pets allowed at Selina Cartagena?
Sorry, pets and service animals aren't allowed.
What are the check-in and check-out times at Selina Cartagena?
You can check in from 3:00 PM - anytime. Check-out time is 11 AM. Contactless check-in and check-out are available.
Is there an onsite casino at Selina Cartagena?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Rio Cartagena Casino (12-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Selina Cartagena and nearby?
Onsite recreation at Selina Cartagena includes yoga. Enjoy a swim in one of the 2 outdoor swimming pools or use the hostel's other amenities, which include 2 bars.
Are there restaurants at or near Selina Cartagena?
Yes, there are 2 onsite restaurants. Nearby restaurants include Las Indias Boutique Gourmet (3-min walk), Solar: Bar & Food (3-min walk), and León de Baviera (4-min walk).
What's the area around Selina Cartagena like?
Selina Cartagena is a short 3-minute walk from Ayala Center and 8 minutes' walk from Clock Tower. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities



4/10 Fair

SUSANA, 3-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

I stayed in room 109 Pros: -Great Social environment -provide shampoo, conditioner and body wash -whatsapp group creates a space to connect - they hold daily events Cons: -it was noisy because employees locker room was right below the room. - walls are thin (It felt like they were in my room) - bed sank in the middle, not comfortable - limited hot water
Gustavo, 5-night romance trip
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8/10 Very Good

Jim, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very Good

The common areas for this hotel are lovely. Great lobby and rooftop . The staff is very nice but check- in was disorganized. Room is okay, but small and basic. No hooks or wardrobe, bathroom was tight and because of open window , the music from the club was very loud until 2am,however it’s a hostel so we knew there would be noise. Great location and a good budget option!
Ryan, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Eric, 4-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

4/10 Fair

Did not like
Christina, 3-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

2/10 Poor

No hot water to shower! Heck in process took very long
Alba, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Perfect spot in Cartagena
Selina Cartagena was amazing! I can’t wait to go back soon.. great staff and location. Fun times at the rooftops too!!
Roberto, 4-night trip with friends
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10/10 Exceptional

Good standard for Selina hotels
Sebastian, 2-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Excellent hostel, friendly staff members always willing to help you 24/7, I've stayed five days and had a great time, highly recommended Cartagena Selina, it's best hostel I ever stayed in Colombia 🇨🇴, well I'm soon going back to Selina Cartagena
5-night trip with friends
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