There seems to be a few good options for hostels in Santa Marta/Tanganga... I'm looking for a youth hostel with a pool and proximity to the beach... I'll be traveling alone and always look to hostels to meet up with other travelers... Any recommendations? I'm eyeballing Casa del Ritmo, The Dreamer Hostel, and La Masia Summer Hostel...
We went to the Dreamer one night and it has a pool, the hostels in general are not very cheap in Santa Marta, but those ones are well set up. Also make sure you go to Costeno Beach - it's only 40 minutes away by bus, but such a gorgeous spot! about 5 years ago
The Dreamer is not anywhere near the beach it is near a mall in Santa Marta, if you want to be able to swim in the sea you need to stay in Taganga, Divanga would be good for partying, La Tortuga is pretty nice, The Alchemist is super cheap and great for meeting people but a total stoner hang out, Casa Felipe would be my favorite, it is a bit further away but has nice rooms, hammocks everywhere, cheap food and the best roof for sunsets. over 3 years ago