FROM CARTEGENA - We recommend catching a door to door service with Marsol for $42.000. It is almost the same price as a bus from the terminal, faster and more comfortable.

BUS TERMINAL - We suggest taxing a cab, 5000 COP to the hostel. A bus is available but you first must catch a bus to the city centre then catch another to Mamatoco for $1200 COP

AIRPORT - Catch the blue airport bus to the city centre for $1200 then catch another bus from the Carrera 5 to Carrera 21 (any bus that says Mamatoco will take you past Carrera 21). Walk 5 blocks towards calle 22 and you`ll find us between calle 20 and 21. Taxis from the airport cost $25000 COP


  • Free Internet Access

  • Free Parking

  • Free WiFi

  • Towels Included


  • Air Conditioning

  • BBQ

  • Bicycle Parking

  • Book Exchange

  • Cable TV

  • Ceiling Fan

  • Common Room

  • Outdoor Swimming Pool

  • Outdoor Terrace

  • Parking

  • Security Lockers

  • Self-Catering Facilities

  • Swimming Pool

  • Wheelchair Friendly


  • 24 Hour Reception

  • 24 Hour Security

  • Internet Access

  • Laundry Facilities

  • Luggage Storage

  • Tours/Travel Desk

  • Towels for hire

Food & Drink

  • Bar

  • Meals available

  • Restaurant

  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


  • Board games

  • Games Room

Come experience coastal Colombia and all that Santa Marta has to offer at the Drop Bear Hostel. We are also the central hub of Santa Marta for your day trips, treks and tours.

Perfectly placed for easy access to the city centre, PARQUE TAYRONA, THE LOST CITY, DIVING, TAGANGA, PALOMINO, MINCA AND MUCH MORE. As well as nearby supermarkets and ATMs.

The hostel in extremely spacious with a restaurant, self-catered kitchen, massive TV/chill-out/games room, Bar, gardens, lots of hammocks and a giant pool. Not to mention the most comfortable and clean beds in Santa Marta.

Come join us for a cocktail by the pool.

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85% Overall Rating / 547 reviews

Atmosphere: 88%

Location: 70%

Facilities: 88%

Value For Money: 87%

Staff: 88%

Cleanliness: 87%

Security: 90%

Latest Review

Anonymous on 8 September 2017

We stayed here 1 night after Tayrona in a private ensuite. The room was huge and we had a balcony with a hammock facing the road. The vibe in the hostel is super relaxed and the facilities in general are quite impressive. The bar gets very lively at night so be prepared for a party. The neighbourhood is a little rough but that's too be expected in Santa Marta. Overall we had a great stay.

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Sat 23 September 2017 - Sun 24 September 2017  |  

Average price per night

Dorms Price Beds
EUR 11.02
EUR 10.15
EUR 10.15
EUR 10.15
EUR 9.28
EUR 8.12

Average price per night

Privates Price Rooms
EUR 15.95
EUR 24.65

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  • Cancellation Policy

    This property has a 1 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

  • Important Information

    Things to Note

    Please Note: Check in Time:14pm Check out Time:11am Credit Cards Accepted as payment upon arrival Cancellation Policy: 24hours. Breakfast Not Included. Taxes Included.


    Credit Cards Accepted

    No Curfew

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