Hostels in Barranquilla, Colombia

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Get to know Barranquilla (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Barranquilla. To help you make friends with Barranquilla before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Located at the mouth of the Magdalena River where it meets the Atlantic Ocean, in the north of Colombia, Barranquilla is an industrial hub and a commercially important port city. The weather is hot, the people are friendly, it is very close to other popular tourist destinations in the country, like Cartagena and Santa Marta, and there are plenty of hostels and hotels to choose from.

The best time to visit Barranquilla is during Carnaval, which is traditionally held during the month of February. The whole city comes to life with street parties, parades, and all day frivolities you can dance your little heart away too. It is also the worst time of year to find accommodation, so if you are intent on visiting during the festival, it is advisable to book your hostel well in advance.

If you are arriving at any other time of the year, there is not a whole lot to do. However, some suggestions would include the following: a visit to the city zoo, a fairly small property with an interesting variety of exotic and native animals on display, or a visit to one of the quaint museums in town, including the Caribe Museum, to learn more about the history and culture of the area surrounding Barranquilla.

Outside the month of February, finding a good hostel at a reasonable price should not be too difficult either. Most are located around the city centre, and you may need to take a taxi if you are arriving by bus or plane, as the terminal is by no means close to anything.

Travel tip: If you areplanning to fly to the region to explore either Cartagena, Barranquilla, or Santa Marta from within Colombia, check the prices to and from Barranquilla. It is less touristy, and the flights tend to be cheaper using this city as your entry and exit point while still being very accessible to the other two destinations.

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FAQ about Barranquilla Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Barranquilla. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Barranquilla. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Barranquilla costs on average $35 for a dorm. A hostel in Barranquilla with private rooms costs on average $116. shows all 8 Hostels in Barranquilla. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay. compares prices for 8 hostels in Barranquilla, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Barranquilla such as
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The Meeting Point Hostel is the best rated hostel for partying in Barranquilla.

It offers: Pub Crawls, Bar.

Your Packing List for Barranquilla

Your Packing List for Barranquilla

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Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Barranquilla and Colombia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Barranquilla Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Barranquilla, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
8 Total number of hostels
$35 Average dorm price
$116 Average private room price
$12 Cheapest hostel in Barranquilla
La Quinta Bacana Hostal is the cheapest
3 Party hostels in Barranquilla
The Meeting Point Hostel is the best rated
Most Barranquilla hostels are located in
Barrio Delicias
7.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Valle (4 Km / 2 mi.)
Puerto Colombia (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Santa Marta (70 Km / 44 mi.)
Taganga (73 Km / 45 mi.)
Minca (75 Km / 47 mi.)
Bonda (78 Km / 48 mi.)
Aracataca (77 Km / 48 mi.)

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