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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 Cartagena de Indias Convention Center
  • 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
  • Super nice people at this place. Can't say enough about that. Comfortable with…Feb. 12, 2020

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

from A$78
  • 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
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 4 min walk
  • Clock Tower - 7 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 21 min walk
  • Port of Cartagena - 38 min walk
  • Trinidad Square - 3 min walk
  • Santisima Trinidad Church - 4 min walk
  • Colon Theater - 4 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 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
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 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.

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:

  • The national sales tax (19%) 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.

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.

Recent reviews

Superb 9.0 From 53 reviews

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

Life is Good Cartagena Hostel

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