Hostels in Taganga, Colombia

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

Taganga is a village of six thousand people during the high season. The area near the sea can be noisy at night with sound systems playing music. Everything is walkable in Taganga, so almost every Taganga hostel is close to grocery shops, bars, restaurants, dive schools, and of course the beach. The town is easily accessible from the nearby city of Santa Marta. You may have to take a taxi over as most minibuses don't allow you on with rucksacks (but you can try offering to pay double -- you'll still save plenty over the price of a taxi).

Taganga hostels are spread all over the village and there is no one area where they are concentrated. Prices are high for Colombia but it's worth bargaining, especially during the week, out of season, or if you are planning a long stay. It's possible to stay in a hostel dorm room for a very low price if you search, although these prices will become even harder to find as the inescapable rise of the boutique hostel hits. Many of the hostels come with kitchen facilities and it's definitely worth considering this, given the high prices in many of the beachside establishments.

The town itself is very relaxed during the day. Most people come here on the way to Tayrona National Park (tours can be easily arranged in the town) or to go diving, as Tanganga is the cheapest place in Colombia to gain your diving qualification. There are several reputable dive schools here.

Playa Grande is a beach just to the north of Taganga and is accessed by an easy winding cliff path. This is a much better beach than the thin strip at the town. There are many restaurants behind selling fresh fish dishes and it's now also possible to stay there in nice thatched huts.

FAQ about Taganga Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Taganga. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Taganga. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right? shows all 22 Hostels in Taganga. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
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Taganga Paradise Hostal & Diving is the best rated hostel for partying in Taganga.

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Your Packing List for Taganga

Your Packing List for Taganga

Pack smart, not hard


Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Taganga 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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Taganga 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 Taganga, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
22 Total number of hostels
$10 Average dorm price
$7 Cheapest hostel in Taganga
Hostel Villa Mary is the cheapest
16 Party hostels in Taganga
4.1 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Santa Marta (3 Km / 2 mi.)
Bonda (8 Km / 5 mi.)
Minca (16 Km / 10 mi.)
Calabazo (20 Km / 12 mi.)
Tayrona Park (28 Km / 17 mi.)
Cienaga (30 Km / 18 mi.)
Guachaca (38 Km / 24 mi.)

Travel Tips for Taganga - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Taganga. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Taganga. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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