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Hotel Escuela El Habitante

Calle 12 #4-23


The Hotel Escuela El Habitante has been a long-held dream of Fundación Tiempo de Juego. In 2012, the project of El Habitante won three prizes for social businesses at the Ventures Awards, which are sponsored by Dinero, a Colombian financial magazine. The hotel, which was originally intended to be in Cartagena, has the double purpose of contributing to the sustainability of Tiempo de Juego’s community-based projects on the ground, as well as exploring alternative ways of tourism development that are inclusive and ecologically responsible. At the same time, it is conceived as a training facility for local youth to learn skills and trades related to the hospitality industry.

Whether you’re in town for the first or tenth time, for business or for pleasure, this house will prove to be the ideal space for turning your visit into a trans-formative experience. Our promise is a tailored experience suited solely for you, in combination with a careful curation of the wonderful things this extraordinary territory has to offer and the incredible people inhabiting it.


  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Breakfast Included
  • Common Room
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Games Room
  • Housekeeping
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Reading Light
  • Towels for hire
  • Towels Included



Traveler Reviews

“Sorry to say - Its A Fire Trap”

Rating: 2 Reviewed on April 03, 2018

I didn't notice the problem at first, we had booked 2 nights and on the second day we realised this is not good. The management, presumably for security reasons, lock the front door at all times with...

“Cosy and beautiful little hotel close to the beach and city centre”

Rating: 4 Reviewed on February 23, 2018

We stayed two nights at this hotel and found the stays always very comfortable. The staff is friendly and rooms are big and clean. The breakfast is the standard Colombian breakfast which was quite...

“Great staff ”

Rating: 3 Reviewed on January 20, 2018

Cool old building, with plenty of character. Close to most of the stuff around town. The staff are helpful and friendly. It's more of a hostel than a hotel. There's a fair bit of noise, as all the...


From the Airport take a taxi or bus to centro historico.
Once in the centro you can walk down Carrera 5 down to calle 12 where you will find us on the right.
If you come to the city terminal you can take a cab o bus to the hotel


Cancellations must be done 24 hours prior to arrival date. Guests who fail to cancel will be charged the full amount of their reservation..

No children allowed
No smoking allowed
No pets allowed
Entry from 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Check out 9:00 am to 12:00 pm