Kayros Vivienda Turistica
Clean and practical backpacker lodging in Santa Marta is offered at the Kayros Vivienda Turistica Backpackers. Modestly decorated private guest rooms and dormitories have satellite television and air conditioning or a fan. Linens and towels are provided. Some guest accommodations feature modern private bathrooms, while others share.
Wi-Fi is free and can be used in the common area downstairs, where guests will also find sofas and a television with satellite channels and DVD player. The rooms are distributed around a leafy central terrace, which contains dining tables and hammocks. A tent rental service facilitates overnight trips into nearby Parque Natural Tayrona, and programmed activities and events such as karaoke night add a fun and friendly touch. Airport transfers can be organized with hostel staff.
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Just 8 blocks from the Santa Marta beach, the hostel is centrally located for exploring the city. Historic sites such as the Catedral de Santa Marta and Casa de la Aduana are a few blocks away, and there are many conveniences such as banks and pharmacies within walking distance.
The Quinta de San Pedro Alejandrino is 10 minutes from the property by car or bus, and is well worth a visit for history buffs who are interested in seeing the mansion where Simon Bolivar spent the final days of his life.
Parque Natural Tayrona is a 25-minute bus or car journey from the property, and the hostel staff are very enthusiastic about advising guests on how to get there and what to do while in the park.
Food & Beverage
The hostel's kitchen is open for the use of all guests, and nearby convenience stores and supermarkets sell ingredients to bring back and prepare. Drinks and snacks are served all day at the friendly and tropical bar, which sometimes also hosts karaoke nights.
The on-site restaurant offers affordable local cuisine, and there is a barbecue for guests who want to cook out under the stars. People who prefer to leave the property to eat will find casual cafés, mid-range bistros, and upscale restaurants within walking distance. These include the popular bohemian El Bistro, and local seafood favorite Donde Chucho.
How To Get There
Take the Rodadero-Cruce Alcatraces road through El Rodadero and into Santa Marta, where it becomes Carrera 4. At the end of this road, go right onto 17th Street and follow this 6 blocks to the corner of Carrera 9, where the hostel will be on the left.
Amenities & Services
General:Communal Living Room, Breakfast, Restaurant, 24-Hour Front Desk, Air Conditioning, Ground-Floor Terrace, Patio, Family Friendly, Bar, Café, On-Site Convenience Store(s), Garden, Guest Kitchen.
Services:Free Use of Bicycles, Travel Desk, Tours and Excursions, Computers with Internet Connection, Luggage Storage, Currency Exchange, Personal Lockers, Laundry Service, Safety Deposit Box at Reception, Wi-Fi/Wireless LAN (free), Airport Transfer.
On-Site Activities:Hammocks, Live Music, BBQ Facilities.
Nearby Attractions:Historic District, Nightlife, Cathedral, Climbing, Swimming, Rafting, Nature Reserve, Scuba Diving Courses, Sailing, Dolphinarium, Scuba Diving, Colonial Architecture, Snorkeling, Jet Skiing, Beach, Museum, Canopy Tours, Surfing, Botanical Garden.
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