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Come stay in our magnificent converted Colombian Villa in El Rodadero, the safest barrio of Santa Marta, only minutes walk from Santa Marta’s best beach.

Relax by the pool, meet other travelers, and have a fun night out in Santa Marta’s best bars and restaurants. The story goes that the Villa was once owned by a cartel before being abandoned and later turned into the stunning Hostel that it is today. Come and experience our truly unique hostel!

  • Clean, spacious rooms
  • Great friendly staff
  • Awesome pool
  • The best location
  • Fun, relaxing, enviroment

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What MAKes US Different


You will sleep well- All rooms are spacious, clean, and have air conditioning to cool off at night! All of our dorm beds have privacy curtains, an individual light, plug socket, shelf and lockers. As for the private rooms- they are all different. You can choose from a simple single room, to a large master bedroom with your own balcony overlooking the garden. We are here to ensure a good nights rest.


Besides being super clean and organized, our priority is our friendly service. Looking to do Ciudad Perdida, Minca, or Parque Tayrona? We've got you covered and can book it all. Need info to get to the next destination? Let us help you book your transportation. Free luggage storage means you can have piece of mind when you want to head off for a couple of days. We are here to serve you!


We are located in the heart of El Rodadero, the safest neighborhood in Santa Marta! We are just a five minute walk to one of the best beaches around. A two minute walk to all major supermarkets, restaurants, ATMs & bars. Only 20 minutes by taxi to the airport & 15 minutes to the historical center of Santa Marta! We are also close to Minca, Tayrona National Park, and plenty of beaches on the coast.

What our Guests say

"I usually don't bother making reviews but must say Calle 11 is an exceptionally well run hostel that made my stay an amazing experience. It's a great location, the staff are so helpful, its clean and the rooms are very comfortable. The pool area is the best for a few beers and chilling out and meeting other travelers. I really can't think of any way to improve the place and having stayed in the area a fair bit, I believe it is by far the best hostel in Santa Marta. Calle 11/10!"
Liam - Austrailia

"Have you ever dreamed about a villa with a pool, terrace bar, many balconies etc. You can enjoy all of these in Calle 11 hostel 🙂 relaxed atmosphere and helpful stuff are just bonus points... One of the best accommodation in this price range, that I had during my trip around South America!"

Alan - Slovenia
"Calle 11 has been one of my favorite hostels during my 5 month trip in Latin America. The entire property looks like a miniature version Santorini Greece with its white walls and terraces overlooking the private pool and El Rodadero. The rooms and facilities are very clean and the staff are friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. The hostel is positioned perfectly as a base to launch into overnight excursions in the Jungles of Minca and Tayrona National Park."
Mackenzie - USA

"Beautiful old mansion converted into a hostel. Really chilled out place with good music played by the pool all day. Excellent kitchen for cooking so you can save money by cooking yourself. The Aussie owner Brock is always trying to improve the place and all the staff are very nice. Good location near a big shopping mall, supermarkets and the beach. Good place to base yourself if you want to do some diving also. Overall one of the nicest hostels we've stayed at in Colombia."

Enda - The Netherlands
"I'm in love with this hostel. Amazing mansion that has been converted into killer hostel . Staff are awesome, drinks are cheap, beds are comfy and pool and setting made me rebook several times. Good vibes. Stayed one night in a bigger hostel downtown which definitely felt unsafe to walk around at night, then I moved to Calle 11 and could relax and felt really safe. Main beach was busy but went to salguero beach 10 minutes walk had it all to myself. Calle 11 is "the" place to stay in Santa Marta."
Darcy - Austrailia

"We stayed here 3 times in total - kept coming back as we loved it so much. A lovely atmosphere with friendly staff who had loads of helpful information. Perfectly located to base yourself for trips like Parque Tayrona / Minca but also just a great place to chill by the pool and relax in the fab inside/outside lounge areas. Entire hostel was super clean - kitchen was cleanest we’ve come across in South America. Super cheap fresh fruit cocktails in the evening and offers good brekkie options."

Eleanor - UK
"We had a great experience staying at Calle 11! We intended on staying one night and extended 2 more nights (wish it could have been more) because of the inviting, clean, fun and down to earth environment here. The staff is awesome and helpful. The building is beautiful and well kept. We met some wonderful people. Plus it is convenient to get to Santa Marta and other surrounding areas. We would definitely come again!"
Lex - USA

"Really good hostel. Stayed here 3 times. The area where the hostel is located is very safe and close to supermarkets and street food. The hostel is very clean, the dorms are spacious with good beds with curtains for some privacy, a shelf with a charger and a little light. They have an amazing pool, so it’s really chill to relax at the hostel after a day trip like Tayrona Park."

Faye - The Netherlands
"This hostel has been my absolute favourite so far. The pool is amazing and the design of the hostel is really interesting. Definitely would recommended it! Plus the people working at the hostel are really nice and welcoming. I have nothing but good things to say about this place."
Riana - Canada

"Already left a comment saying that I keep coming back so YES, I love this hostel and definitely recommend it to all the travelers that appreciate the hard work these hostels require! Thanks for making me feel home every time I am there 🙂 Cannot wait to come back!"

Alex - United Kingdom

"This hostel is about good quality, a clean place and just a great time. Everyone is open and the owner makes sure the place looks great at all times!"

Lennard - Argentina

What WE Offer


Swimming Pool

Air Conditioning

Pool Side Bar

TV Room & Lounge

Free Lockers

Free Wifi

Happy Hour

Comfortable Beds

Laundry Service

Multi - Lingual Staff

Plentiful Outlets

Fully Equipped Kitchen

Advice & Tours

Free Luggage Storage

2X1 Happy Hours

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