1. La Brisa Loca

If you are planning to stay in the rush of the city, this is the place for you. Known for its social activities and hip party scenes, La Brisa Loca widely attracts tourists, backpackers and social birds to its nest. The two-storey hostel has a little pool on the ground floor with cool hangout spots throughout the hostel.

Best for: The hostel is best for party lovers and fun enthusiasts as it gets noisy after the sunset and music doesn’t stop throughout the weekend.

Google Rating: 4.5
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.0

2. The Dreamer Hostel

This highly endorsed hostel is located 15 minutes away from the city centre. The Dreamer hones a large swimming pool along a bar and barbeque. Popular among backpackers, this place too gets in the party vibe everyday and it is hard to find peace and quiet here. A bit away from the city, this place is sure to not disappoint you.

Best for: People who love to socialise and looking for recreational stuff, this is the place to be get the groove going.

Google Rating: 4.5
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

3. Drop Bear Hostel

Ever wondered how is it to live in a drug lord’s mansion, well if yes then this is the place to be for your next adventure to Santa Marta. Situated close to the city centre makes it a favourable location to stay for backpackers. The former drug cartel house now converted into a hostel is known for its extra comfortable beds and a swimming pool where all the people gather to party and have a gala time. Hostel also provides their guests with local tours and sightseeing options.

Best for: The curious and fun loving souls who want to taste every bit of Colombia. This place gets lit during evening and has a perfect mix to party and relax in Santa Marta.

Google Rating: 4.4
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

4. Calle 11 Hostel

Located close to the famous El Rodadero beach, Calle 11 generates high interest among backpackers who prefer a beach around. The whitewashed Greek architecture of this place will make you feel home in a mediterranean hideout. The super friendly staff and true cool vibes of this hostel are the most flaunted characteristics of this place. Calle 11 too is believed to be once a cartel house which gives it such a grand architecture. With all the fanciness, the hostel has a beautiful garden overlooking a lavishly styled swimming pool.

Best for: The culturally inclined travellers who like to feel at home. The friendly and safe atmosphere of this place is best for ones who want to feel the Colombian warmth.

Google Rating: 4.5
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5

5. Masaya Hostel

Last but definitely not the least on our pick is the Masaya Hostel. Masaya, unconventional than the rest comes with a bit of extravagance. Popular for its cultural events and true colombian ambience, Masaya also offers a range of facilities with two swimming pools, rooftop garden, open kitchen and a cinema room. It can accomodate guests in their array of private rooms and dormitories. Apart from being just a fancy place, Masaya hosts its share of parties and events for the travellers but at the same time remains a getaway place to relax through the day.

Best for: The getaway travellers and backpackers looking for a place to kick back and chill. Masaya turns up the heat during the night but keeps the chill vibe in the day.

Google Rating: 4.5
TripAdvisor Rating: 4.5