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Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs

Santa Marta beach hotel with outdoor pool and restaurant

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NZ$119

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  • Beach
  • Outdoor Pool
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Km 48, Via Santa Marta - Riohacha, Santa Marta (and vicinity), 470009, Magdalena, Colombia
9.0.Superb.
  • The hotel bungalow itself was very nice for the price. The hotel bar (on the beach)…

    Oct 27, 2019

  • I highly recommend this jewel of relax , lay back place , Staff members are always there…

    Feb 8, 2019

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  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Pool
  • Airport transfer

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 12 guestrooms
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Near the beach
  • Restaurant and bar/lounge
  • Outdoor pool
  • Beach umbrellas

What’s around

  • Koralia Beach - 1 min walk
  • Buritaca Beach - 1 min walk
  • Quebrada Valencia Waterfall - 1 min walk
  • Mareygua Beach - 15 min walk
  • Tayrona National Natural Park - 10.8 mi / 17.3 km
  • Cabo San Juan del Guia - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Double Room
  • Family Suite (Tortuga)
  • Basic Shared Dormitory, Private Bathroom

Location

Km 48, Via Santa Marta - Riohacha, Santa Marta (and vicinity), 470009, Magdalena, Colombia
  • Koralia Beach - 1 min walk
  • Buritaca Beach - 1 min walk
  • Quebrada Valencia Waterfall - 1 min walk

What’s around

Landmarks

  • Koralia Beach - 1 min walk
  • Buritaca Beach - 1 min walk
  • Quebrada Valencia Waterfall - 1 min walk
  • Mareygua Beach - 15 min walk
  • Tayrona National Natural Park - 10.8 mi / 17.3 km
  • Cabo San Juan del Guia - 13.4 mi / 21.6 km
  • Palomino Beach - 15.2 mi / 24.5 km
  • Pueblito - 17.1 mi / 27.5 km
  • Mingueo Church - 28.4 mi / 45.7 km
  • Concha Bay - 31.8 mi / 51.2 km
  • Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino - 31.8 mi / 51.2 km

Getting around

  • Santa Marta (SMR-Simon Bolivar) - 51 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Area shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 12 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 1 floor

Arriving/leaving

  • Check-in time 3:00 PM-10:00 PM
  • Check-out time is 1:00 PM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

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

  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID*
  • No cribs (infant beds)

Pets

  • Pets not allowed

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms

Transfers

  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Parking

  • Free uncovered onsite self parking
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink

  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
  • Barbecue grills

Things to do

  • Beach sun loungers
  • Beach umbrellas
  • Outdoor pool
  • Spa services on site
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Beach towels

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Facilities

  • Year Built - 2011
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Garden
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace
  • Library

Accessibility

  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • Ceiling fan
  • Minibar

Sleep well

  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Turndown service

Things to enjoy

  • Yard

Freshen up

  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

More

  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Access via exterior corridors

Special features

Spa

Guests can pamper themselves by indulging in the onsite spa services. There are 2 treatment rooms including rooms for couples and outdoor treatment areas. Services include body scrubs and manicures and pedicures.

Dining

Merecumbe - Overlooking the garden, this fine-dining restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, and light fare. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Small print

Also known as

  • Hotel Merecumbe
  • Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs Santa Marta
  • Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs Hotel Santa Marta
  • Viajero Tayrona Hostel Ecohabs Santa Marta
  • Merecumbe Buritaca
  • Viajero Tayrona Hostel Ecohabs
  • Merecumbe Hotel Buritaca
  • Merecumbe Hotel Colombia/Buritaca
  • Viajero Tayrona Ecohabs Santa Marta
  • Viajero Tayrona Ecohabs
  • Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs Hotel

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 100000 per vehicle (roundtrip)

Area shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

Policies

This property does not provide hot water in Standard Room.

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.

Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property 24 hours prior to arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments and can be made by contacting the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:
  • For stays on or after January 1, 2022, 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.

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.

FAQs

  • Yes, Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • Yes, there's free self parking.
  • Yes, there's an outdoor pool.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 3:00 PM - 10:00 PM. Check-out time is 1:00 PM.
  • Yes, Merecumbe offers garden views. Nearby restaurants include Don Samuel (6.3 mi).
  • Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is COP 100000 per vehicle roundtrip.
  • Have fun during the warmer months with activities such as volleyball. Additional recreation nearby includes ecotours. Enjoy a swim in the outdoor pool or use the hotel's other amenities, which include spa services and a picnic area. Viajero Tayrona Hostel & Ecohabs also has a garden.
9.0.Superb.
  • 6.0.Good

    Hotel turned hostel

    The owners have recently rebranded the place as a hostel, while maintaining the hotel-style rooms on site. The old hotel website (when it was called Hotel Merecumbe) made it appear like a luxury place. It is a good value place to stay if you are paying the hostel prices but very poor value if you are paying for the hotel rooms, as the facilities, including the food, are not up to the right standard, particularly at the hotel room prices.

    Michael, 3 night romance trip, Jan 30, 2019

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Best hotel in Leticia.

    Resort is beautiful. Those with high expectations, please keep in mind that Leticia is extremely remote, so comparing Viajero to a regular Dicameron all-inclusive isn't possible. The rooms are huge and beautiful. The grounds are superb and the people are wonderful. Highly recommend.

    Alexander, 3 night romance trip, Jan 26, 2019

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  • 6.0.Good

    Food was horrific and rooms were uncomfortable. One couldn’t swim in the ocean either.

    Anon, 3 night trip, Dec 23, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    What a great place! We would definitely go again! The staff is all very helpful and several are english speaking- which is a rare find in Colombia. The food was good. The beds are very comfortable and the atmosphere is enjoyable. Laundry service is available. It's a 15-20 minute taxi ride to Tayrona NPP entrance, so that was farther than we had thought it would be- but it was not a problem. We traveled in November which is the end of the rain season, so the nearby Buritaca River was dumping a lot of run-off and debris into the ocean, therefore, the beach was not swimmable while we were there due to all the extra mud and branches in the ocean. It is a lovely location and we enjoyed our stay!

    3 night trip, Nov 14, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Great stay. Parts were under construction, most notably a pool which looks like it will be amazing once finished. But otherwise great. It is not located close to any of the coastal towns, but east bus access to Parque Tayrona.

    2 night romance trip, Oct 21, 2018

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Nice eco resort on the beach. Close to Tayrona and great staff. The hotel also serves as a Hostel and the vibe is definitely more of a hostel scene than a luxury resort. Food was great, drinks were tasty, but probably not the gourmet dining scene that the website makes it seem like. Rooms do not have AC, no pool, and while the property is on the beach you really can not swim in the ocean due to current and an incredible amount of debris in the water on the shore. Overall satisfied with our stay but I think for the price you can do better.

    Simon, 3 night trip, Oct 17, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Great place!! Highly recommended

    Beautiful region close to Tayrona park, Palomino and many other magnificent places. The cabanas are beautiful and very comfortable. The service was espectacular, it has the vibe of a hostel with the accommodation of a quality hotel. Ideal to relax, chill, meet people and just enjoy the place. We really enjoyed the restaurant,good quality food ant reasonable prices.

    marcos, 4 night trip with friends, Sep 4, 2018

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  • 10.0.Exceptional

    Un lugar espectacular, la comida excelente y muy variada, el personal con buena vibra y actitud de servicio.

    4 night trip with friends, Apr 11, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excelente opción cerca del Parque Tyrona

    Muy buena estadía. Menú del Restaurant poco variado pero algunos platos bien buenos. Excelente el ceviche. Muy bueno para descanso y habitaciones con todos los servicios. Es un poco más que un simple Hostal.

    Manuel, 2 night family trip, Mar 31, 2021

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  • 8.0.Very good

    Excelente servicio y actitud de todas las personas, tanto los de servicios generales, cocina, staff y por su puesto, los viajeros voluntarios. Nuestra estadía fue perfecta de principio a fin. Ya estamos planeando nuestro próximo viaje. Para mejorar: cobertura de wifi, variedad de snacks y jugos o bebidas en la playa

    5 night romance trip, Feb 8, 2021

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