Hostel in Puerto Colombia, Colombia

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Get to know Puerto Colombia (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 Puerto Colombia. To help you make friends with Puerto Colombia before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Puerto Colombia is a town in the Atlantico district of Colombia near Barranquilla. It is only one hour from Cartagena and fifteen minutes from Barranquilla. Hence the name, Puerto Colombia was the first port on the Caribbean coast and enjoyed success as a thriving port city until the newer city of Barranquilla took over. Today, Puerto Colombia is a beautiful historical city with colonial-style buildings, although the port has been renovated and is on track to again being the largest port in Colombia.

To get here, you need to take a bus from Barranquilla to the centre of Puerto Colombia. The hostels in town are only a short walk from the bus stop in the middle of town. Because of its proximity to Barranquilla, Puerto Colombia might be a great place to stay if you prefer a smaller, quieter, quainter town. Hostels here are spacious and clean with a welcoming staff. They can help arrange tours to some of the local attractions or give you information about local transport. The word for hostel in Spanish is “hostal,” so you’ll have no problems finding one!

Puerto Colombia is famous for its pier, which extends several hundred metres into the Caribbean, and for its rapid decline. The city blew up with industry during the early 1900s and even had a railway built to serve traffic to and from Barranquilla. When Barranquilla built a canal through the Bocas de Ceniza, officials restricted trade from Puerto Colombia and finally banned it. The port fell into a rapid decline and In 2009, the pier collapsed during a storm, but efforts have been made to restore it, although as in most South American cities, its happening slowly.

The beaches of Puerto Colombia are popular with locals and tourists. Barranquilla doesn’t have beach access, so expect to see quite a few locals out at PC on the weekends with their family. Other attractions include Salgar Castle, mangroves, and Sabanilla.

Written by local enthusiast for Puerto Colombia hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Puerto Colombia hostels Jakob Lombardi

FAQ about Puerto Colombia Hostels

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

A hostel in Puerto Colombia costs on average $10 for a dorm. A hostel in Puerto Colombia with private rooms costs on average $27.
There is exactly 1 Hostel in Puerto Colombia, Colombia. compares the prices for this hostel so you can get the best price on any major booking site. compares prices for 1 hostel in Puerto Colombia, Colombia.

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Puerto Colombia.

KasaMar Hostal is the best rated hostel for partying in Puerto Colombia.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Puerto Colombia

Your Packing List for Puerto Colombia

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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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Puerto Colombia 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 Puerto Colombia, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
1 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$27 Average private room price
$10 Cheapest hostel in Puerto Colombia
KasaMar Hostal is the cheapest
1 Party hostels in Puerto Colombia
KasaMar Hostal is the best rated
9.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

El Valle (15 Km / 9 mi.)
Barranquilla (19 Km / 12 mi.)
Santa Marta (87 Km / 54 mi.)
Cartagena de Indias (90 Km / 56 mi.)
Taganga (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Turbaco (89 Km / 55 mi.)
Minca (93 Km / 58 mi.)

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