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1 room, 2 adults

Selina Cartagena

3-star3 stars
Calle Larga No. 8B- 148, Getsemani, Cartagena Walled City, Cartagena, 130001, Colombia

3-star hostel with outdoor pool, near Puerta del Reloj
  • Free WiFi
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From 329 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

  • Had a private room for 3 nights. Staff was really unhelpful every step of the way...your…Jun. 27, 2019
  • My absolute favorite chain of hostels. As a solo female traveler I highly recommend. Look…May 8, 2019

Selina Cartagena

from A$80
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Double Room
  • Suite
  • Standard Quadruple Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Triple Room
  • Deluxe Single Room
  • Single Room with Shared Bathroom
  • Standard Single Room
  • Single Suite Room

What’s around Selina Cartagena


  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Puerta del Reloj - 6 min walk
  • San Pedro Claver Church and Convent - 13 min walk
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle - 16 min walk
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center - 2 min walk
  • Clock Tower - 6 min walk
  • Bocagrande Beach - 19 min walk
  • Port of Cartagena - 40 min walk

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 8 min drive

At a glance

Key facts


  • 47 rooms


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

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 stay 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 allowed *

  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

At the hostel

Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Luggage storage
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Disabled parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Daily housekeeping

Selina Cartagena’s small print

Also known as

  • Selina Cartagena Hostel
  • Selina Cartagena Cartagena
  • Selina Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation
  • Selina Cartagena Hostel/Backpacker accommodation 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.

Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

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

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of COP 34000.00 per pet, per night

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.

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Recent reviews

Good 7.8 From 63 reviews

Poor 2.0
Selina treat their higher end guests badly
They were doing work on the building the week I was there - they closed two of the three bars and limited service everywhere. I choose this hotel because of easy access to coworking - it was difficult to get in (often I had to climb over building works), unpleasant in there (most people working in the coworking had to wear dust masks), and expensive. I can understand if this was simply one difficult week, but the thing that really annoyed me most intensely was that apart from the lovely manager of the coworking place, NOBODY apologised for the inconvenience. Not when food wasn't available, not when there was filth and dust everywhere, not when there weren't enough tables in the one remaining open bar, not when everything they told me from when my laundry would be due to where food was available was wrong. And they outright told me I was wrong when I told them I couldn't connect to wifi in my room. The one nice thing they did was upgrade me to a suite - and it was that suites very size and thick walls that prevented me from getting wifi other than in one tiny corner next to the door. The service (apart from in coworking was dreadful). I was paying for a nice room and I was treated with less respect than a $15 a day hostel guest. I like Selina's mission - and have visited their hotels in three countries - but this stay has put me off the whole chain. Avoid
usBusiness trip
Poor 2.0
Not up to scratch at all
On the outside this Selina matches the trendy and impressive vibe of the Selina chain. However the dorm room itself was not up to Selina standards by a long shot. The dorm room was cramped and crammed with as many bunks as was possible to fit, without any consideration of space needed for luggage/ lockers etc. The bunk beds were a rickety, poor quality so you can feel every movement of the person sleeping above or below you. The dorm room was stuffy and has only one tiny (jail cell style) window. There was a gross leak in the ceiling that was dripping onto my luggage. The bathroom was clean but very small with no ventilation. The check in/checkout process was extremely slow and painful. No blanket was provided with the bed, so with the air con on (no option to change the settings) I was cold through the night.
Emma, gb2 night trip
Fair 4.0
In the middle of it all- including loud nights
My husband and I are young(ish) in our early 30's. We love traveling and being in the middle of everything to walk to. Selina was great in terms of location, but we had a few other issues. First, we arrived at 1pm, and checkin is at 3pm. We could see empty rooms, but they wouldn't let us check in until 3pm. We had to sit in the hotel pool area on the roof for 2 hours in clothes we just wore for hours on our flights from the U.S., since they didn't have a private/secure bag check. We were only in town for 2 days, so this really was a huge bummer. That night after walking all around the city, we came back to the hotel after dinner in hopes of a good sleep so we can get up early the next morning to explore. However, the roof deck hosts a disco at night, and we heard blasting techno music from 8pm until almost 2am. There was no TV in the room to help drown out the music with white TV noise. Our mattress in the hotel room was rock hard. I felt safe in the area, and the hotel was decorated beautifully. I really enjoyed the looks and location.
Bryanna, usRomance trip
Exceptional 10.0
Modern design, safe and clean building
This was in a busy and convenient location of Getsemani. We had a deluxe private room that felt very secure and the decor was modern and comfortable. The only bad experience we had was that we showed up for the free salsa class and the instructor did not. We also did not get great wifi here. We loved that there was a 24hr security guard, and that the front desk employees all spoke english.
Sarah, us4 night romance trip
Very good 8.0
Selina Cartagena
overall positive, 2 buildings one quieter, one more lively with the rooftop bar. Good rooftop bar views. Staff okay. Not in the historical center but walkable.
Abhishek, us2 night trip

Selina Cartagena

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