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Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

2 stars
Calle Media Luna No 10-35CartagenaBolivarColombia
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Good3.4 / 5
Location
Great location
Service
Fantastic service
Comfort
More comfort would be nice
Breakfast
Breakfast can be improved
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Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

from NZ$14
  • Single Room (with air)
  • Double Room
  • Triple Room
  • Double Room (with fan)
  • Standard Twin Room (with Air Conditioning)
  • Triple Room (with fan)
  • Bed in shared dormitory 4 beds
  • Shared Dormitory (with Air Conditioning- 5 people)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays 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)

Pets

  • No pets or service animals allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transport

Parking

  • No parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included

Also known as

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

Policies

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 (16%) 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

Rollaway beds are available for COP 20000 per night

In the hotel

Services
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
Facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)
Accessibility
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 18-inch TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Kitchen
More
  • Daily housekeeping

Hostal Marlin, Cartagena’s small print

Also known as

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

Policies

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 (16%) 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

Rollaway beds are available for COP 20000 per night

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

Recent reviews

Good 3.4 /5 from 48 reviews

Hostal Marlin, Cartagena
Good3.0 / 5
Stay away from this neighborhood! For your safety
The woman at the front desk was wonderful. They let you leave your key at the front desk when you go out, that should have been a clue to how unsafe the neighborhood is. Our mattress was at least as old as the beautiful antique headboard it was attached to. There is no hot water, the bathroom is so small you have to sit sideways on the toilet. The walls have mildew all over them and somehow the Wi-Fi only works in the 105 degree lobby. Once you step outside the hotel you are immediately set upon by the relentless swarms of human vultures who follow you, insisting that buy their hats, tours, and drugs. The streets are Full of taxis, each one honking at you as they go by, trying to give you a ride. The amount of harassment was overwhelming. Our first trip out of the hotel my husband had his pocket picked. The police are corrupt and threatened to throw my husband in jail for a made up charge if we didn't pay them 2,000,000 pesos! We were able to talk then down to 700,000, but only because I was crying and people were starting to stare. Stay away from this neighborhood! Please learn from our disastrous stay.
4 night romance trip
Hostal Marlin, Cartagena
Excellent4.0 / 5
Overall is good
Staff are very friendly and helpful. The neighborhood has many restaurants, one travel agency, markets and it is quite close to the castle. Disadvantages are the bathroom conditions: area so small and the toilet doesn't work we'll
3 night trip with friends
Hostal Marlin, Cartagena
Excellent4.0 / 5
Cartagena 2015
Cartagena is beautiful city. If you like warm weather it is a place to be
1 night romance trip
Hostal Marlin, Cartagena
Fair2.0 / 5
OK for the price
It was very basic, tiny room. There was no space to use the toilet, had to sit on the side. We had to ask for towels and soap for the room. Convenient location to visit the Wall City. Reasonably clean.
1 night romance trip
Hostal Marlin, Cartagena
Good3.0 / 5
Simple place in a great location
Great location, near bars, restaurants and near the walled city in Centro, its a very simple place with small bathrooms. Staff is layed back and is a good place to meet and mingle with turists from around the world.
3 night trip with friends

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Hostal Marlin, Cartagena

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