La Tortuga Hostel

Rental with Snorkeling

1 star

Calle 9 # 3-116 Taganga, Santa Marta 570005

+57 313 561 0143
Very good

based on 130 reviews

jeu. 3/7
ven. 3/8

About La Tortuga Hostel, Santa Marta

Value for money
Situated in Taganga, La Tortuga Hostel is an easy drive from Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino and Playa Blanca. It offers free wireless internet in public areas and is moments from Taganga Beach and other tourist attractions. Guests of the hostel can unwind in the outdoor pool. Staff are available 24 hours a day and can assist with booking tours and tickets. Rooms at La Tortuga Hostel are comfortable and provide a ceiling fan and a mini bar. All feature their very own bathroom where a shower can be found. The hostel provides easy access to Estadio Eduardo Santos and Catedral de Santa Marta. It is also a short car ride from El Rodadero Beach.

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Hostel Amenities & Facilities

  • Snorkeling
  • Outdoor pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room service
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24hr front desk

Health and safety

  • Daily housekeeping
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Face masks for guests available
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Physical distancing rules
  • First-aid kit
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • CCTV in common areas
  • CCTV outside property
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Screens or physical barriers placed between staff and guests in appropriate areas
  • Mosquito net
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Thermometers for guests provided by property
  • Safe
  • Guests can opt-out of accommodation cleaning
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities


  • Window
  • Quiet street view
  • Family rooms
  • Sea view
  • Garden view
  • Inner courtyard view
  • Landmark view
  • Lockers
  • Mountain view
  • Tile/marble floor
  • City view
  • Pool view
  • Storage available


  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Wi-Fi available in all areas
  • Internet
  • Linens
  • Fan
  • Towels
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Towels/sheets (extra fee)
  • Trash cans

Things to do

  • Fishing
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Canoeing
  • Scuba diving
  • Diving
  • Snorkeling
  • Cooking classes
  • Karaoke

Services and conveniences

  • Wake-up service
  • Concierge service
  • Safety deposit box
  • Room service
  • Tour desk
  • Key access
  • 24hr front desk

Accessibility and suitability

  • Entire unit located on ground floor
  • Non-smoking rooms available
  • Pets allowed on request. Charges may apply.
  • Non-feather pillow
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs
  • Designated smoking area


  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Toilet paper
  • Public bath
  • Private bathroom


  • Minibar
  • Shared kitchen
  • Special diet menus (on request)
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation


  • Terrace/Patio
  • Grill
  • Balcony
  • Garden

Media and entertainment

  • Shared lounge/TV area
  • Gaming console
  • Streaming service

Pool and spa

  • Massage
  • Outdoor pool

Parking and transportation

  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)


  • Laundry facilities
  • Pants press


  • Socket near the bed


  • Desk

Places of interest near La Tortuga Hostel

Attractions in Santa Marta, Colombia curated by momondo

La Tortuga Hostel location: Calle 9 # 3-116 Taganga, Santa Marta 570005

Top landmarks

Taganga Beach0.2 mi
Estadio Eduardo Santos2.1 mi
Carlos El Pibe Valderrama Statue2.1 mi
Customs House2.4 mi
Casa de la Aduana2.4 mi
Santa Marta Historic Center2.4 mi
Santa Marta Cathedral2.4 mi
Simón Bolívar Park2.4 mi
Parque de Los Novios2.5 mi

La Tortuga Hostel Reviews

Very goodBased on 130 verified guest reviews

Pros +
  • Super friendly staff and other guests. (in 9 reviews)
  • Best hostel in town. (in 4 reviews)
  • The bar on the roof is also a good complement for relaxing at night. (in 2 reviews)
Cons -
  • "Hostel needs a little maintenance and cleaning, but can't complain for the price" (in 3 reviews)
  • "Around the hostel is a lonely dark roads, you have to keep safe" (in 1 review)
  • The pool is dirty and full of leaves and scum. (in 1 review)

La Tortuga Hostel room booking info

Check in/Check out

Check in anytime after 12:00 PM, check out anytime before 11:30 AM


Cancellation/prepayment policies vary by room type and provider.

Frequently asked questions

  • How does La Tortuga Hostel compare to other 1 star hotels in Santa Marta?

    1 star hotels in Santa Marta typically cost $22/night, but La Tortuga Hostel is typically available for $11/night, and is rated equally to its competitors.

  • How far is La Tortuga Hostel from Santa Marta Simon Bolivar?

    There are 10.8 mi between Santa Marta Simon Bolivar and La Tortuga Hostel. The drive to and from the airport should be about 32min, depending on traffic. Take into account high traffic times, especially near more metropolitan areas.

  • What is the best way to get to La Tortuga Hostel from Santa Marta Simon Bolivar?

    If you’re looking for a simple travel option from Santa Marta Simon Bolivar to La Tortuga Hostel, consider calling a taxi or rideshare service to take you to the hotel as well as around the city during your visit.

  • Is La Tortuga Hostel pet-friendly?

    Feel free to bring your dog with you while staying at La Tortuga Hostel.

  • Are there food options at La Tortuga Hostel?

    One of the easiest dining options for Santa Marta guests staying in La Tortuga Hostel is to get room service, which is available to all hotel guests.

  • Does La Tortuga Hostel have a pool?

    La Tortuga Hostel does have a pool on site that hotel guests may use. Be advised that hotels typically have rules associated with pool usage. momondo would advise you to check with the front desk before taking a swim.

  • How close is La Tortuga Hostel to Santa Marta city center?

    When staying at La Tortuga Hostel there is just 2.6 mi between you and Santa Marta city center. While making your way to the center of Santa Marta, you should plan to visit Santa Marta Historic Center, along with all the shops and restaurants.

  • What is the phone number for La Tortuga Hostel?

    The best contact number for La Tortuga Hostel is +57 313 561 0143.

  • Does La Tortuga Hostel have Wi-Fi available?

    Yes, La Tortuga Hostel has Wi-Fi available to hotel guests.

  • What time is check-out for La Tortuga Hostel?

    The required check-out time is 11:30 AM. Please plan accordingly before your departure to avoid any penalties or fees.

  • How much is a room at La Tortuga Hostel?

    $32/night is a good average price right now, and some users have even reported deals that start from only $11/night. However, prices can change based on the time of year you’re booking, the type of room you prefer, etc. Fill in the form above to get deals for your trip.

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