Important: This destination may have COVID-19 travel restrictions in place, including specific restrictions for lodging. Check any national, local, and health advisories for this destination before you book.

Skip to main content.
All properties in Cartagena, Bolivar, Colombia
1 room, 2 adults

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

3-star3 stars
Calle Larga, 9A-05, Getsemaní, Cartagena, 130001, Colombia

3-star hostal with restaurant, near Clock Tower
  • Free local cuisine breakfast and free WiFi
  • Don't stay here if you want to go to the islands, the luggage storage situation is a joke…Sep. 22, 2018
  • I absolutely loved this hostel. Beds are comfy, privacy screen and adjustable AC. Staff…Feb. 25, 2020

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

from A$73
  • Family Suite
  • Shared Dormitory, Shared Bathroom
  • Comfort Shared Dormitory, Mixed Dorm, Shared Bathroom
  • Superior Double Room
  • Double Room

What’s around Life is Good Cartagena Hostel


  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Clock Tower - 7 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 4 min walk
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle - 16 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 20 min walk
  • Marbella Beach - 34 min walk
  • Port of Cartagena - 38 min walk
  • Trinidad Square - 3 min walk

Getting around

  • Rafael Nunez Intl. Airport (CTG) - 8 min drive
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

At a glance

Key facts


  • 9 rooms
  • Arranged over 4 floors


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.
24-hour airport shuttle service is available on request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

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

Travelling with others


  • Parents must have child's birth certificate and photo ID *

  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours) *


  • No parking

Payment types at the property

* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • Free local cuisine breakfast daily
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Room service
Things to do
  • Pool sunloungers
  • Spa tub
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built – 2017
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
Sleep well
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Hair dryer (on request)
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Free local calls
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel’s small print

Also known as

  • Life is Good Hostel
  • Life is Good Cartagena
  • Life is Good Cartagena Hostel Hostal
  • Life is Good Cartagena Hostel Cartagena
  • Life is Good Cartagena Hostel Hostal Cartagena


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.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

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 sanitizer.

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

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check-in or check-out:

  • For stays on or after January 1, 2021, citizens of Colombia and foreigners staying 60 consecutive days or more will be charged a 19% national sales tax by the property at the time of stay. Foreigners 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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 30.000 per vehicle (one way)

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 for Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

  • Does Life is Good Cartagena Hostel offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Life is Good Cartagena Hostel 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.
  • Is parking offered at Life is Good Cartagena Hostel?
    Sorry, there's no parking at Life is Good Cartagena Hostel.
  • Are pets allowed at Life is Good Cartagena Hostel?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Life is Good Cartagena Hostel?
    You can check in starting at 3 PM. Check-out time is noon.
  • Are there restaurants at or near Life is Good Cartagena Hostel?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Life is Good Cartagena Hostel?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available. The charge is COP 30.000 per vehicle one way.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 53 reviews

Very good 8.0
Super nice place and great staff.
Super nice people at this place. Can't say enough about that. Comfortable with made-to-order breakfast. We wished our room had a window, but you can't have everything!
Michael, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
This is a lovely Hostel in a central location in Cartagena. Service is top-notch and the room was very nice for a hostel (albeit small, but that is to be expected). Everyone who worked there made us feel welcome, and the breakfast service was great. Highly recommended.
Didem, us2 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great experience!
Amazing staff, great location. Highly recommend this hotel!
us4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Nice clean hostel.
Nice clean hostel. I got the Double room and it was ample for 1 person. The free breakfast usually has 3 options.
ROBERT, ie3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Same class as a good hotel
We stayed in the private double room for four nights and it was very nice experience! The room was good and clean and all the staff was very nice! The two jacuzzis at the roof was also great to use in the afternoon! It is not a party hostel which I appriciated.
Petter, us4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Nice but expensive
The hostel was very smart; it felt more like a hotel than a hostel (there wasn't a real social feel). Our private room was very clean, the air con and shower worked pretty well (hot water intermittent like everywhere in Colombia), although we had no natural light which we didn't like. There is a kitchen but all the cupboards/fridge were locked (not sure if you have to pay to use it?), and laundry was expensive. Small pleasant roof terrace with jacuzzi pools and a couple of sun loungers. Included breakfast was pretty good - also free coffee/tea/cold water available all day, although things sometimes ran out. Staff all friendly and helpful. Great location in Getsemaní, a short walk from walled city. Road outside quite noisy, and also noisy from the downstairs bar/restaurant area. Overall a nice place, but not sure it was worth the price we paid.
gb4 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
The best hostel we have ever stayed at
Great hostel, great staff, great location and above all immaculate cleanliness. We stayed in a private room- its the little things that made all the difference. The last I ever stayed in a hostel was on a Euro trip and little things like the bathroom sink faucet, the quality of the mattress the wall paints - everything was of cheap quality- this however was NOTHING like it! Absolutely high quality construction, the most comfortable bed in all of our Colombia trip stays, the best breakfast we got and extremely helpful and kind staff. Highly highly recommended
Supriya, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great hostel in Cartagena
Great hostel, loved the breakfast, private room was perfect!
Sara, us2 night romance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Basic in great location with delicious breakfast
Pros: Location! It's right outside the old city. Aircon in the private rooms! Sooo necessary given Cartagena's heat and humidity. Breakfast! Delicious all 3 days we were there. Service! Awesome folks at the front desk who are ready to help with all things. Cons: Tiny - the room was very, very small for two people plus minimal luggage. Noise - there are some clubs nearby so you do get the noise associated with nightlife.
us3 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
helpfull and friendly staff, nothing was too much trouble
Robert, gbRomance trip

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

Is the description of this property not correct? Tell us