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Selina Cartagena

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2 outdoor pools
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
7.2 out of 10 Good
7.2/10 Good

165 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Air conditioning
  • Bar
  • Laundry facilities
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
  • Breakfast available
  • Business centre
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Library
  • Front desk safe
  • Laundry service
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Laundry facilities
  • Lift
  • 2 outdoor pools

Room options

About this area

What's nearby

  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Ayala Center - 3 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 25 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 1 min drive
  • Clock Tower - 1 min drive
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle - 3 min drive
  • Marbella Beach - 15 min drive
  • Murallas de Cartagena de Indias, Colombia - 14 min drive
  • Blanca Beach - 62 min drive

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 14 min drive


  • Taboo - 3 min walk
  • San Nicolás - 1 min walk
  • Di Silvio Trattoria - 3 min walk
  • La Casa de Socorro - 1 min walk
  • Marea by Rausch - 5 min walk

About this property

Selina Cartagena

Only 4.1 mi (6.6 km) from the airport, Selina Cartagena puts you within a 10-minute drive of Ayala Center and Bocagrande Beach. After splashing around at one of the 2 outdoor pools, you can visit one of the 2 restaurants for a bite to eat, or unwind with a drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges. Fellow travellers like the helpful staff and bar.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

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


Contactless social distancing 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 sanitiser 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 until 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 cots (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

  • Continental breakfast (surcharge) each morning 7:30 AM–11:00 AM
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges

Travelling with children

  • Children stay for free (see details)

What to do

  • Yoga classes
  • Beach nearby

Working away

  • Business centre
  • 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


  • Lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Room amenities

Home comfort

  • Air conditioning

Freshen up

  • Rainfall shower heads
  • 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. 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

  • Continental breakfast is offered for an extra charge of approximately COP 27000 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.

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 sanitiser.

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

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


This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

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 that you check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
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 sanitiser, 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, neither pets nor service animals are 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 social distancing and check-out are available.
Is there an on-site casino at Selina Cartagena?
No, this hostel doesn't have a casino, but Rio Cartagena Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.
What is there to do at Selina Cartagena and nearby?
On-site 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 on-site restaurants.
What's the area around Selina Cartagena like?
Selina Cartagena is a short 3-minute walk from Ayala Center and 3 minutes' walk from Cartagena de Indias Convention Center. The local area is walkable and popular for its beaches.







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Property conditions & facilities




2/10 Poor

Bad smell and rooms with no windows
The room we stayed had no windows and it smelled really bad. At the hotel they took a long time to change rooms and even the new room was not working. The AC was leaking and it also had a very bad smell. For the price I would expect something better.
Adriana, 2-night business trip
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4/10 Fair

Dirty, loud, uncomfortable and rude
What a bad experience 1. Dirty shower. Hairs all over the shower 2. No space between toilet and wall. Had to sit down with open legs 3. Uncomfortable pillows 4. Guard at night was super rude and disrespectful 5. Extremely loud at night. You could hear all the hallway and neighbors. Conclusion: never going back to a hole like this
micahel, 1-night trip with friends
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2/10 Poor

Andrew, 1-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Location is perfect! 2 roof top pool options. Rooms are smallish but clean and nice. The common areas are nice and open. Plenty of restaurants and bars within walking distance. Very close to the Walled City and other must see spots.
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2/10 Poor

Harprit, 7-night trip
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8/10 Very good

Sonja, 4-night trip
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10/10 Exceptional

Room was amazing, only downside is that the cleaning service of the rooms was very slow, one day they didn’t come at all so we had to request it and then it was done promptly, otherwise clean and comfortable rooms. Great location and atmosphere
Arti, 4-night romance trip
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4/10 Fair

SUSANA, 3-night trip
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2/10 Poor

Zulmari, 3-night trip
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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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