La Villana Hostal is easily one of the best hostals i have been to, its cheap, clean, safe and stylish. It is also located next to the best bars and restaurant in Santa Marta. The friendly staff helped me plan my trip to tayrona and the lost city, both were incredible ( i recommend using the contacts the hostal has to offer as i had heard terrible stories about shabby tour agencies ripping people off). Also if you visit be sure to try some of the exotic cocktels, preferebly while bathing in the enormous jacuzzi!!!! All in all a great place to stay!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
La Villana is a beautiful place. It's not very large, so it doesn't get too busy or loud, yet Inside it's very charming and pretty. At night time, the place lights up nicely under the palm trees. It's in a good location in the center, walking distance to shops, bars, and restaurants. The staff we're very open and helpful and everything was clean. Really enjoyed the stay, will go back there again.