Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar

Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar

Calle 74A # 1-20 In front of Sierra Laguna Condominium, Santa Marta, Santa Marta Municipality 470006 Colombia
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4.5
#4 of 117 hostels in Santa Marta
4.7 of 5 bubbles
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Located directly on Santa Marta's quietest and prettiest beach (Cabo Tortuga) and close to the airport (5 mins drive), Playa del Ritmo is the only beachfront hostel in the region specifically designed to allow travellers to experience the true Colombian Caribbean lifestyle! The hostel stands fifteen metres from the beach between a charming saltwater lagoon and one of the most beautiful seas in the world. Travellers will be captivated by the picturesque beauty of the place and the attentions of a team that is committed to making your stay unforgettable. With Santa Marta's most exclusive beach right on your doorstep, we invite you to come and enjoy a refreshing drink in the gentle sea breeze, under the shade of a palm tree or at our bar, and take advantage of the spirit of the place to make new discoveries and meet new people. We have a Restaurant Bar with healthy and vegetarian - vegan options, in front of the sea, where you will always find cold drinks and great music in the background. In case you want to cook, we have a shared kitchen for guests where you can prepare whatever you want. At Playa del Ritmo, travellers from all over the world spend their days relaxing on the beach, playing volleyball and football, kayaking, paddle boarding, yoga, snorkelling, sunbathing, or enjoying the best sunsets under the shade of the palm trees. Playa del Ritmo is one of the few beachfront hostels in Santa Marta. We can help you with additional Windsurfing or Scuba Diving courses. In case you want to do something different than just being in front of the sea, you can go in 5 minutes by bus to Rodadero, or in 20 minutes to the centre of Santa Marta, where you can find supermarkets, ATMs, shops, restaurants and bars. We are an hour and a half from Tayrona Park, 45 minutes from Minca and 2h30mins from Palomino. If you are looking for a place to relax, rest and have a cold beer on the beach, this is the place for you.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Yoga classes
Pool / beach towels
Free breakfast
Beach
Boating
Airport transportation
Car park
Wifi
Bar / lounge
Coffee shop
Restaurant
Breakfast available
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
Special diet menus
Wine / champagne
Canoeing
Diving
Game room
Hiking
Water sport equipment rentals
Windsurfing
Bowling offsite
Canoeing offsite
Entertainment staff
Evening entertainment
Fishing
Patio
Board games / puzzles
Nightclub / DJ
Taxi service
Couples massage
Foot massage
Full body massage
Hand massage
Head massage
Manicure
Massage
Neck massage
Pedicure
Adults only
24-hour security
BBQ facilities
Baggage storage
Mosquito net
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Sun loungers / beach chairs
Sun terrace
Doorperson
Infirmary
Express check-in / check-out
Laundry service
Washing machine
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Air conditioning
Private beach
Dining area
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Private bathrooms
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Anthony D wrote a review Feb 2020
Santa Marta, Colombia
5.0 of 5 bubbles
So I discovered this beautiful gem on my second week of vacation in Santa Marta unfortunately, because when I discovered it I went to the beach bar every single day of my stay. The bar is literally on the beach in Cabo Tortuga, has an amazing hipster vibe to it, the music is awesome, and the food is even better. I will be staying at the hostel next time I visit Santa Marta and ever so greatful for the friend that showed me this spot. Highly recommended A+++++
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from JohannD604, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Hello Anthony, thank you very much for your comment!! It´s amazing to notice you had such a great time with us at the bar. If you are planning to come back, you will be more than welcome to stay with us :) Please, come soon and nice travels ;)
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Paola L wrote a review Nov 2022
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
I went there as a remote worker and was pleasantly surprised. The hostel has a nice restaurant that caters for all tastes (veg, non-veg, etc), the staff is amazingly kind and efficient, the location was perfect for me and the room was just the right fit!

And it was not only just me!

There was a plethora of remote workers there, searching for a place right along the beach. You can take a dip in the ocean and go back to your computer after your break. WIFI is extremely good, and supported Google Meet video meetings without issue.

I stayed at a room with A/C and balcony, private bathroom, for 7 nights. It was just perfect to be able to get away from the noise and go back to my room to have meetings while gazing at the sea.

Everything is basic (hey it's a hostel) but super clean and efficient, and charming. The staff works very hard to keep up with everything and everyone and make a point of learning your name and making genuine connections. Don't even bother bringing a beach towel, they have everything you need.

I loved this place and will be going back to work and travel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
Room Tip: No need to bring towels. Bring mosquito repellent.
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Response from Johann Michel Díaz Castañeda, Dueño at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 01 Dec 2022
Hello Paola! Thank you so much for your comment and rating! We love to hear that you had a great time with us and that you really enjoyed our customer service! That's what we are all about. We are amazed that you had such a good impression regarding your whole experience with us!! Remember this is your home office in the Caribbean :) Please come back soon! We will be looking forward to seeing you soon!!
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Anna J wrote a review Apr 2021
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We had such a great time. It was a great place and the only hostel right on the beach. The guys running the place were super friendly and helpful. The food and bar were awesome. Every night there were beautiful sunsets. The rooms were simple but clean- We got a private room and the fan was a lifesaver as it was super hot.
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Date of stay: March 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The private Rooms facing the ocean are the best. Choose the lower floor rooms as it is hot on the...
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Response from Johann Díaz, Owner at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 13 Apr 2021
Hello!! We want to thank you for such a nice comment about staying with us, and as you said we are one of the only beachfront hostels in Santa Marta Area. Our commitment is to keep our staff upon the highest standards of quality and kindness. We hope you had a wonderful flight back to home. And please, don´t hesitate to come back as many times you want :)
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Natalia P wrote a review Aug 2022
Bogota, Colombia
3.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is located in front of a great and tranquil beach in Cabo tortuga sector. Easy access to Santa Martha and Rodadero by public transport. The hostel needs maintenance and cleaning. The room we got was quite old and the bathroom was not clean, the mattress was very hard. Room has air conditioning. You get 1 bottle of water as a compliment and breakfast was ok. The kitchen also needs extra cleaning and maintenance. It is a hostel so it has the hostel vibe, loud music in the afternoon and party vibe. But is just until 9 pm or so. It has a bar/restaurant where you can get fast food and other dishes and alcoholic and non alcoholic drinks. Water is an issue in Santa Martha, so traveler please be conscious when using this precious resource.

El hostel está localizado en una playa muy linda y tranquila en el sector de Cabo Tortuga. Es de fácil acceso a Santa Martha y Rodadero con transporte público. En general el hostel necesita mantenimiento y limpieza. La habitación en la que me alojé era algo vieja y el baño nos pareció sucio y necesita mantenimiento. El colchón bastante duro. Tiene aire acondicionado. El desayuno estuvo ok. Es un hostel entonces tiene la vibra de hostel con música a alto volumen que solo va hasta mas o menos 9 pm. Hay un bar/ restaurante donde veden comida rápida y otros platos, bebidas alcohólica y no alcohólicas. El AGUA es un recurso escaso en Santa Martha entonces querido viajero te recomiendo seas muy consciente de su uso durante tu visita.
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Date of stay: July 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
2.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Second floor rooms have access to a balcony and view to the beach.
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Response from Johann Díaz, Owner at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 18 Sept 2022
Hello Natalia, thank you for your comment and rating. As you mention, we are located in a quiet and tranquil area, far from the crowds of Santa Marta´s downtown. We appreciate your comment concerning maintenance, although it is clear that due to climate conditions and the proximity to the sea, it´s a matter of hard work and not easy going to keep at 100% every time. Our mattresses have been replaced lately, that´s the main reason you could feel them hard. Needless to say, remember this is your home in the Caribbean :)
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DAVENOMAD wrote a review Feb 2020
Frankfurt, Germany
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Was a very disappointing experience. The food is ok, the beach is beautiful, the attention by the staff is good. But Juan Pablo the owner is incredibly rude, he mistreats the staff, super young volunteers who are not receiving any payment which is illegal in many countries, he treats them in a horrible way, not only to the staff but also to the visitors. I felt uncomfortable to see and hear how was the treatment with the female staff and same with the customers, there are better places with better energy than this hostel. Everyone who was there commented about the despicable attitude of this person. Do not recommend.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from JohannD604, Director de Relaciones Públicas at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 15 Feb 2020
Hello Dave, We are deeply sorry for this type of situation that surely will not happen again ever. We are sorry to tell the guy you mention is not the only owner since this business is a partnership, but it´s really nice to know that the situation happened so WE the owners can sit with him and ask for a good explanation. We will be always recognized for being responsible and grateful for everybody no matter the issue involved. Please accept our apologies and be sure that one of the owner who is me will be personally in charge of taking into account this fact.
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Cesar wrote a review Feb 2022
Colombia
1.0 of 5 bubbles
The hostel is beautiful, yes, but I did not enjoy my stay there. I book a bed in a dorm for only one night, I arrive to the hotel almost at midnight, they gave my bed and everything so I decided to go out to the beach but when I came back there was a super drunk girl on my bed sleeping I try to tell her that bed was my bed and she did not wanted to leave I call the Watchmen and he did not helped me he only said 'there's another bed' which it wasn't my bed, no receptionist at the front desk at all, they did not even know how to manage the situation. I couldn't sleep at all because all of this situation which is not a great experience after you have been traveling for most of the day and you only want to rest.

Sorry but you need to get a better staff and people who can know how to handle all of the situations to give the best solution to your guests.
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Date of stay: February 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Johann Díaz, Dueño at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 30 Apr 2022
Hello, we would like to apologize for the inconvenience that happened during your stay. It was for sure a bad experience with the situation of the drunk girl. We ought to reorganize our reception procedures to deal with such situations. Besides the bad experience, we would like to thank you for describing the series of mistakes that happened during your stay. Nice travels.
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lesliecadavid wrote a review Apr 2023
Barichara, Colombia
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Thanks to all the staff at Playa del Ritmo!! We went for one night and an employee of ours went and stayed a week. Very happy with the services, the food, cleanliness, and tranquility. A very good cost-benefit ratio. Recommend to anyone who wants a place right on the beach. Not in the town of Santa Marta but close enough. Thanks, and until soon I hope!!
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Date of stay: April 2023
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Playa del Ritmo Santa Marta, Director General at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 04 May 2023
Hello Leslie, Thank you so much for your comment and rating! We love to hear that you had a great time with us and that you really enjoyed our customer service! That's what we are all about. Please come back soon!
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SURFCITY123 wrote a review Apr 2023
Huntington Beach, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Very nice hostel right on the beach, very good for relaxing. Great bar and restaurant. Highly recommend this hostel. Can't get much better than this. Gracias Catalina, gracias Lucho, gracias a todos.
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Date of stay: April 2023
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Johann Díaz, Dueño at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 20 Apr 2023
Hello :) Thank you so much for your comment and rating! We love to hear that you had a great time with us and that you really enjoyed our customer service! That's what we are all about. Please come back soon!
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Leonie S wrote a review Dec 2015
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We booked for three nights, we already booked a ticket for a flight to Bogota, but we missed our flight on purpose because we didnt want to leave this hostel.

The staff is amazing! We felt like we were at home from the first moment. The private rooms are great and we also stayed at the dorm which is perfect as well!

They got everything you need. Superfriendly and good staff, beach, lovely rooms, clean bathrooms, lockers, kitchen, hammocks, cocktails!

We had the best time!
I really want to recommend it to everyone. Couples, solo travellers, friends; its awesome! You dont want to leave!

Johan, both of the Davids, Carolina, Lady, Marco, Ana maria, the housekeeping staff, kitchen staff, ceasar the security guy, the dogs, and everybody else; THANKS for making this place unforgettable! You guys are awesome! Cant wait to go back!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 11 Jun 2016
Howdy Leonie! Thank you so much for this nice review about Playa del Ritmo! Needless to say, it was such a great moment to have you and Nicole as Guests here! It´s really amazing from your part to say Playa is definitely unforgettable. We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept. Remember, Playa del Ritmo will be be your House on the Caribbean at anytime!! Please, come back soon!!!! Muchos besos y abrazos para ti y para Nicole ;) Johann Díaz Customer - Experience Marketing
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Jeroen B wrote a review Dec 2015
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed at playa del ritmo for a few days and it was the perfect getaway to relax after days of travelling. It's on the beach, the food served at the bar was very good and the staff went out of their way to provide great service (for instance when I lost my backpack). I highly recommend this place to everyone!!
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Date of stay: December 2015Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Johann D, Guest Relations Manager at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Responded 11 Jun 2016
Dear Jeroen! Thank you so much for this nice review about Playa del Ritmo! We are greatful for your recommendation, and we will be still working hard to maintain our customer experience and enhance our concept. Remember, Playa del Ritmo will be be your House on the Caribbean at anytime!! Please, come back soon!!!! Johann Díaz Customer - Experience Marketing
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Answer from Marco S
Gaira, Colombia
Hi From the airport a taxi will charge you between 20.000 COP and 22.000 COP it's very close to the hostel but it is like an "airport fee" if you want to take a bus, you can take the RODADERO one and your stop is in SIERRA LAGUNA then you can walk 100mts until the end of the road there is the entrance of the hostel. the bus costs 1600 COP
Luz P asked a question Jan 2021
Bogota, Colombia
Qué costo tiene la noche
Felipe C asked a question Apr 2018
Medellin, Colombia7 contributions14 helpful votes
Se puede ir de día de sol, almorzar, ir a la playa del hotel??
Answer from Marco S
Gaira, Colombia
Claro que si, puedes pasar el tiempo que desees mientras consumas en el bar :)
Answer from Johann D
Bogota, Colombia61 contributions16 helpful votes
Hola!! Lamentablemente no desde mañana pero sí desde el viernes tenemos capacidad para 7 personas.
Answer from Johann D
Bogota, Colombia61 contributions16 helpful votes
Hola, pueden acceder si los huéspedes de Playa autorizan su pasadía, si van acorde a la atmósfera que ofrecemos en Playa, y si hacen uso adecuado de nuestras instalaciones y de la playa. Para ello, pedimos que informen con antelación con la Recepción o con el área de Bar. Gracias por preguntar y los esperamos ;)
Paola L wrote a tip Nov 2022
41 contributions9 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"No need to bring towels. Bring mosquito repellent. "
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Natalia P wrote a tip Aug 2022
Bogota, Colombia37 contributions8 helpful votes
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"Second floor rooms have access to a balcony and view to the beach."
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Anna J wrote a tip Apr 2021
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"The private Rooms facing the ocean are the best. Choose the lower floor rooms as it is hot on the 2nd floor"
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elliott m wrote a tip Mar 2020
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Rooms on east side (back) are quiet end unit nice sun in the morning nice temp. in afternoon evening...room with fan is all you need."
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570andrew wrote a tip Oct 2019
New York5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"private room for sure"
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PRICE RANGE
R 530 - R 712 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaMagdalena DepartmentSanta Marta MunicipalitySanta Marta
NUMBER OF ROOMS
18
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Frequently Asked Questions about Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar
Which popular attractions are close to Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Nearby attractions include Casa de Buceo (3.7 km), Parque Nacional Natural Tayrona (8.0 km), and Catedral de Santa Marta (2.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a dining area, and a view of a nearby landmark.
What food & drink options are available at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Yes, free parking, a parking garage, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sie7e Mares Santa Marta, Restaurante Karey, and Pizza & Pasta.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Yes, guests have access to yoga classes during their stay.
Does Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar have airport transportation?
Yes, Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar offers airport transportation for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Yes, laundry service and a washing machine are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Italian.
Are there any historical sites close to Playa del Ritmo Beach Hostel & Bar?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Paseo El Camellón (8.0 km) and Alcaldia de Santa Marta (3.0 km).
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