Between February 26th - April 30th we will be building a new dorm and dining area. There will be a construction team around the hostel between the hours of 9am - 5pm Monday - Saturday. The hostel will remain open throughout.


Entre el 26 de Febrero y el 30 de Abril vamos a tener un equipo de construcción acá en El Rio construyendo un nuevo dormitorio y comedor, trabajando Lunes - Sábado, 9am - 5pm. El hostel queda abierta durante este periodo. 

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Proud winner of Hostelworld's best hostel in Colombia 2018 and second best in Latin America, El Rio Hostel is nestled in the jungle alongside the Buritaca River. With its own private river beach, a riverside bar and sundeck, a host of nature activities nearby, and the Caribbean coast just a 30-minute walk away, El Rio Hostel is the ideal getaway for those looking to explore the wild side of Colombia. 

We don't have wifi - prepare to disconnect!

Please note that there are no cash machines in the area, however we do accept credit cards or PayPal, with a small fee. As we are a little isolated, sometimes we can have connectivity issues which affect our card machine, so bring cash if you can. The nearest ATMs are in Santa Marta. 




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