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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 2 restaurants, near Cartagena de Indias Convention Center
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  • We were under no illusions that this would be a fancy hotel. We had booked a suite, but…Dec. 31, 2019
  • Stayed for one night in a private room with private bathroom. Room was pretty,…Dec. 21, 2019

Selina Cartagena

from A$65
  • Standard Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Shared Dormitory
  • Basic Room
  • Suite
  • Family Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Private 6 Bed Room

What’s around Selina Cartagena


  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • Cartagena de Indias Convention Center nearby
  • Clock Tower nearby
  • Plaza Santo Domingo nearby
  • Las Bovedas nearby
  • Bocagrande Beach nearby
  • Port of Cartagena nearby
  • Castillo Grande Beach nearby

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) - 2.8 miles/4.4 km

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, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • 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)


  • Restrictions apply *


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

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

At the hostel

Food and drink
  • 2 restaurants
  • 2 bars/lounges
Things to do
  • Number of outdoor pools - 2
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
Working away
  • Business centre
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Library
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
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.

For details on pet restrictions, contact the property 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

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.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 113 reviews

Good 6.0
Make no mistake it’s a hostel, even the individual rooms are noisy and not sound proof.
ca1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Very disappointed
Very disappointing. Most of the staff are rude. I asked for a blanket but one of the guys in reception said oh we gove only to private room. I was so surprised then when i said then do u expect me to freeze just coz i am in 7 beds dorm and got mad then he said ok iwill give u the blanket. I got sick coz of their strong freezing AC and yet that was their reaction. I kept booking eveytime extra night to recover but everytime a lot of shot hapening like their nusic is so loud and annoying that goes daily bery late so no sleeping at all and i booked extra day so i rest during the day but still they came rudely waking me up the moment i went to nwd and movwd mw to another room. They care only about making money from u . We wanted to gi fr day trip befor hwading to santa marta and then they said we habe to pay 15 per bag if we wanna keep or bags. So rediculous .for my friend theybsaid after 12 u pay and for mw after 3 and anotehr fork after 6 so at least make one version. The worst ever. U have to always wait for s looong time to get somgyh u wated my time money energy and tuined my holiday plam ssinwc i was agaying more here just coz got sick coz of you not caring . I had to ask many times juts to habe the ac lowered a bit . I have more 7 reviews to write for you . Get ready ....
MARIEM, us1 night trip
Poor 2.0
Only as a last resort
Had a private room for 3 nights. Staff was really unhelpful every step of the way...your presence at the desk and any questions are ignored. Absurd levels of music on some nights, felt like I was sleeping in a club (even tho they describe the hostel as “chill”). Music blasted till 2am. Salsa class canceled last minute. Pools on both roofs alternated between cloudy/green and blue, and had plastic and garbage in them. Bathrooms near pool and on ground level floor were filthy, like a public bathroom in Paris. Common areas and elevators had disgusting smell. Overall, a bad experience.
ca3 night romance trip
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
us8 night business 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

Selina Cartagena

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