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Hostal Marlin

2-star2 stars
Calle Media Luna No 10-35CartagenaBolivarColombia

City centre Hostel within walking distance of Puerta del Reloj
  • Free WiFi in the lobby
Great location
Fantastic service
Regular internet service
More comfort would be nice
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Hostal Marlin

from £8
  • Double Room
  • Double Room (with fan)
  • Bed in shared dormitory 4 beds

About Hostal Marlin

Caribbean townhouse hostel in Cartagena's Old Town

Near Clock Tower Gate

Nestled in Cartagena's charming Getsemaní district, Hotel Marlin puts you 5 minutes by car from the beach and a 13-minute drive from Rafael Núñez International Airport. The 16th-century Castillo San Felipe de Barajas fortress and the Clock Tower Gate are a 7-minute walk.

Ancient walls, mud bath

For panoramic views you can take an 8-minute drive to Cartagena's highest point, La Popa, and the Murallas de Cartagena, the Old Town walls, are a 13-minute stroll. If you fancy something a bit different, you can drive an hour for a healing mud bath at the El Totumo volcano.

Free coffee and computer

A travel desk is available should you be interested in a tour or day trip. Free coffee is on hand around the clock, and you can look up local attractions using the free hotel computer.

Free WiFi, cable TV

The guestrooms are decorated in brightly colored tiles and range from singles to quadruples, with lockers and safes available to keep your bags and valuables. To create a homely vibe, free WiFi and TVs with cable channels are standard in all rooms.

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 24 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-10:30 PM
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-out

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays 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)


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi and wired Internet access in public areas



  • Airport shuttle *


  • No parking

Other information

  • Resort fee included
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas (fines apply)

In the room

Home comforts
  • Ceiling fan
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
Be entertained
  • 18-inch TV
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • Phone
  • Daily housekeeping

Hostal Marlin’s small print

Also known as

  • Hostal Marlin Hostel Cartagena
  • Hostal Marlin Hostel
  • Hostal Marlin Cartagena
  • Hostal Marlin


If you are travelling with a child, your property may require you to present the following documents: Parents travelling to 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 travelling to Colombia with the child, that relative or legal guardian may be required to present a notarised consent of travel signed by both parents and a copy of both parents' ID. If only one parent is travelling to Colombia with the child, that parent may be required to present a notarised 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.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

This property does not have lifts.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Mandatory fees

You’ll be asked to pay the following charges at check in or check out:

  • The national sales tax (19%) is charged at checkout to citizens of Colombia regardless of the 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 non-taxable guest.

The charges below are included in the total price displayed:

  • Resort fee

Optional extras

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of COP 30000 per vehicle (one-way)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Hostal Marlin


  • In Cartagena Walled City
  • San Felipe de Barajas Castle (9-minute walk)
  • Puerta del Reloj (18-minute walk)
  • San Pedro Claver Church and Convent (22-minute walk)
  • San Roque Church (1-minute walk)
  • Trinidad Square (3-minute walk)
  • Santisima Trinidad Church (3-minute walk)
  • Ciudad Movil Cultural Center (3-minute walk)

Getting around

  • Cartagena (CTG-Rafael Nunez Intl.) 15-min drive
  • On-site parking not available
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

Hostal Marlin

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