Make it your home.
Relax. Explore.

Why Casa Tunido? In short:

  • 100% pre-arrival check-in, 24/7 access to the house with digital codes – but happy to answer your questions online   
  • Affordable rates without compromising quality
  • Central location in historic center for easy access to attractions (Minca, Tayrona, Cienaga Grande, Taganga)
  • Three blocks away from the beach
  • Minimalistic design for a modern and serene atmosphere, spacious colonial house
  • Impeccable cleanliness standards


Tunido is a modern and spacious house situated right behind Iglesia San Francisco, in the historic center of Santa Marta, Colombia’s oldest city. In 2017 we transformed an old colonial-style house to host up to 26 guests. Tunido is a place where comfort meets affordability. We created a relaxed atmosphere for travelers and digital nomads, a house where guests can share travel experiences. Our central location makes it the perfect base for exploring the area. Up to 2023 Tunido was a hostel, in 2024 became a casa. Check-in is 100% online pre-arrival and you will be able to open the main entrance with a digital code 24/7. 

Casa Tunido - your favourite nest

After hiking the Lost City Trek, a day trip to Tayrona or Minca, a wild night out in Santa Marta, a lazy day on the beach… we want you to have a good night sleep and a comfortable stay at Tunido! All our beds are super comfortable! 

You can get some work done in our co-working space if you still have energy left! Or just hang out in the hammocks. Tunido’s modern design will make you feel relaxed and at home. 

Charbel Haddad
Charbel Haddad
21 November 2023
Excellent host and staff - warm and knowledgeable. Ran by a young Belgian man who moved here years ago and decided to build this place up with care. I felt welcome as soon as I entered and til the moment I left. Though we have a multitude of comfortable options to stay here in Santa Marta, their hospitality (and the quiet seating areas with hammocks) quickly won me over.
Jan Štych
Jan Štych
21 November 2023
The lady at the reception is super nice and extremely helpfull. What I really liked is the internet which is super fast and I could work comfortably from there.
Maëlle Duchaussoy
Maëlle Duchaussoy
25 October 2023
Este hostal es muy bueno ! la gente muy amable, las camas muy confortable y grande, todo es limpio y me gusta le decoración. le cocina muuuyyy rica ! el lugar es perfecto también. recomiendo 100%
Yelitza Ortiz rangel
Yelitza Ortiz rangel
29 September 2023
El lugar es muy lindo y ocogedor el personal muy amable y todo queda muy cerca
Katherine Gutierrez
Katherine Gutierrez
29 September 2023
Me gustó mucho el lugar, las personas que están allí son muy amables, la comida me encantó, volvería otra vez ☺️
María José Gutiérrez Navarro
María José Gutiérrez Navarro
29 September 2023
El lugar me encantó, estuvo muy bonito el hostal, las personas fueron muy amables, tanto los que trabajaban ahí como los otros huéspedes, la comida súper deliciosa, volvería cada vez que pueda.😍
Anne Barth
Anne Barth
7 September 2023
Eins der besten Hostel, in denen ich in Kolumbien war. Es arbeiten da einfach ausschließlich mega nette und hilfsbereite Menschen. Alles sauber, wirklich sehr gutes Essen, auch vegane Optionen. Die Betten im Dorm sind sehr groß mit eigener Steckdose, Licht, Vorhang und eigenem, großen, abschließbaren Gepäckfach. Möglichkeit Gepäck unter zu stellen, wenn man z.B. nach Tayrona fährt und nicht als mitnehmen möchte. Würde ich jederzeit wieder hin fahren.
Héctor Arévalo
Héctor Arévalo
10 August 2023
Excelente hostal, muy bien ubicado para conocer el centro de santa marta, buena comida, buenas habitaciones, muy aseado, Vanesa y Camila muy atentas. me quedaría cada ves que vaya a santa marta!!!
Adriana Cordoba Jurado
Adriana Cordoba Jurado
10 August 2023
Nos encantó todo. Llegamos a este hostal sin tener reserva y de entrada la atención fue espectacular. Tanto Vanessa con Camila fueron muy amables. El cuarto nos encantó, la comida estaba deliciosa y el hostal muy bonito y aseado. Felicitaciones, muy buen lugar. Volvería sin duda.

Spacious privates

All rooms are air conditioned, have a double bed and a private bathroom. Towels and soap included. From 130.000* COP (excl. VAT).

4-person family room

All beds have private plugs, lockers, a light and a curtain for max privacy. Room has an ensuite bathroom. From 180.000* COP (excl. VAT) for the whole room.

10-person family room

All beds are double (!) have private plugs, lockers, a light and a curtain for max privacy. From 350.000* COP (excl. VAT) for the whole room.

Free Fast Wifi

Fast 100+ Mbps internet connection in all common areas and rooms. Co-working spaces available for free, printer and scanner available for guests.

Free Drinking Water

Refill your water bottle for free during your whole stay! Try to avoid plastic waste and bring your own refillable bottle.

Delicious Breakfast

We serve a luxurious breakfast every day. Pancakes, cayeye, Colombian arepas, fruits, vegetable salad, yogurt and granola are on the menu. Please let us in advance if you want breakfast.

Central location

Located at the heart of Santa Marta. At walking distance from bus connections to Tayrona Park, Minca, Palomino. Shuttle service to Barranquilla, Cartagena and to the International Airport.

Frequent asked questions (FAQs)

I need to make a modification or cancellation to my reservation, what do I do?
If you made your reservation directly through our website or WhatsApp, you should check the allowed time for making modifications or cancellations to your reservation. We allow free cancelation and modification up to 5 days prior to check-in. If you are within the allowed time frame, contact us, and we will be happy to assist you with the changes you need. If you made your reservation through Booking, Hostel World, Expedia, AirBnb or any other digital platform, you should make the modification or cancellation directly with them.

What time is check-in and check-out?
Check-in time is at 2:00 PM, and check-out time is at 11:00 AM.

Is there a curfew at the hostel?
No, there is no curfew. Digital door open 24/7 for your convenience.

Is breakfast included in the stay?
No, but we offer delicious breakfast with vegetarian and vegan options at a competitive price. Breakfast from 7am to 9.30am. Let us now beforehand if you would like breakfast.

Is there Wi-Fi available at the house?
Yes, we offer free high-speed Wi-Fi (100Mbps+) throughout the hostel for all our guests. There are Ethernet ports for direct internet connection for digital nomads.

Do you have air conditioning in the rooms?
All rooms are equiped with air conditioning all day all night and a ceiling fan. 

Do all the private rooms have en-suite bathrooms?
Yes, all the private rooms and the 4-person family room have a bathroom inside the room.

Are linens, towels and soap provided?
Yes, fresh linens are provided for all guests. Soap and towels are provided in the private rooms double and triple.

Does the house have a pool?
No, but we have the Caribbean Beach 3 blocks away!

What are the opening hours of the restaurant?
We serve breakfast from 7am to 9.30am (reservation needed, please ask when you book). 

Is there parking available at the hostel?
No, there is no private parking on-site. There is a secure parking place one block away from the house. Prices for 12h (night): car = 10000* COP, moto = 5000* COP. 

Are pets allowed in the house?
Unfortunately, pets are not allowed in the hostel, with the exception of service animals.

Is the house wheelchair accessible?
Unfortunately it is not. The private double and triple rooms are situated on the first floor. 

Are there laundry facilities on-site?
Yes, we provide self-service laundry facilities for our guests at an additional cost.

What are the nearby attractions and activities?
Feel free to ask for recommendations and guidance during your stay.

Do you have a trusted taxi service that can pick us up at the airport?
Yes we do! Please contact us through WhatsApp at +573144342163. Airport to Tunido is 45.000* COP. 
Can I leave my luggage at the house before checking in or after checking out?
Yes, between 7am and 2pm we can store and open the locked room.
I would like to book the whole house for a party, wedding or another kind of private event. Is this possible? How can I contact you?
For a reservation of more than 15 people, please contact us directly through email at
Are there any volunteering opportunities at Casa Tunido?
Yes, of course! Please contact us directly through email