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Good hostel and good facilities except for: - there only seems to be 2 toilets in the whole hostel. Clearly not enough for about 30people - wifi doesn't reach all rooms - it took about 20min to check in, mainly because the lady had to keep walking 20m to open the door everytime, they should invest in a camera and electronic door opening!
Alegria's hostel has felt like home to me. I have spent several weeks here taking Spanish classes and getting to know the neighborhood, La Candalaria. There's a nice kitchen and lots of people cook every night. The staff, especially Viviana, has been so hospitable and helpful for any information or help you can think of. The area is close to so many museums, restaurants, bars, tours and shops nearby. And the ambiance is great--it strikes the right balance between peaceful and social.
Really lovely stay, warm and welcoming atmosphere, homely, great breakfasts, clean kitchen, comfy clean beds and plenty of hot water!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
- (1 review)
Very noisy. Half of room looked like the photo, the other half had a chest of drawers blocked by another bed. No sign of the hammocks, etc in the other photos. Very little info on what to do in Bogota or elsewhere.
Increíble este hostal! What a great hostel! Incredible people, the friendliest staff, a perfect location to start exploring the city, good breakfast, and all safe! For the colder nights in Bogota they provide you with two duvets and a planket and warm water showers are also available. Furthermore, there is a bbq in the garden to have a party. Overall just great!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
For the main floor bathroom, it would help to have a more secure latch inside. There were many times where I saw or experienced people walking in accidentally since the lock is so flimsy inside. Embarrassing moments could be avoided. Also, it would be nice to have soap in that same bathroom. Also, there was someone outside who was trying to get in at 4am - staff should've addressed this as it happened but it went on for a long time. I think he was sound asleep?
Very friendly staff and a great atmosphere. Plus, cute dogs.
Lovely hostel. Felt at home due to great staff and other guests. Awesome dogs!
Great value for money hostel in La Candelaria. Friendly, helpful staff, good free breakfast. Only complaints were that the WiFi router was not strong enough to work in the outdoor sunny area,
Alegria's Hostel was the perfect place for us to start our travel through Colombia. The staff was incredibly nice and helpful. The people in the hostel were super nice but not too loud. The house is beautiful and our room was perfect (especially the beds were extra comfy!) for a really good price! For New Year's the "hostel mom" cooked us a typically Colombian dish that was absolutely delicious! The location is perfect to walk to all sights and museums. I absolutely recommend this hostel!
The only thing better than the facilities was Viviana's contagious happiness!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 18-24
- (1 review)
The Christmas meal was a wonderful treat that brought all of us travelling explorers together. It was very nice of the hostel to do this for us!
Very cold hostel . Dog hair everywhere. Tiny communal spaces. Considering its so cold in Bogotá there needs to be more indoor warm areas. I just felt cold the whole time I was there and couldn't wait to leave.
Quite loud, just two bathrooms, small public area, nice staff, basic breakfast, bit clammy in the rooms
at night you dont want to walk to it alone. in two it's fine. Very safe, door's always locked and you have to ring it. Basically a small quiet hostel, if you want to meet a lot of people etc there are better hostels.
Cutest dogs, wireless in the rooms, great kitchen. Somewhat of a walk from the main tourist spots but not too bad. Very friendly staff. Not close to much in the way of food or stores but overall good value for the price. Plus nice outside terrace.
If you have to go to Bogota, this is a good place to stay. We arrived really early in the morning on a night bus and they let us check into a room right away because it wasn't occupied (at no additional charge). The breakfast was also quite nice. One point of criticism is that they need to get a new mattress for the room we were in--it was all caved in!
I have stayed at Alegria's Hostel twice and enjoyed it both times. The hostel building has a lot of character, the showers have hot water and good pressure, breakfast is provided and the staff are really helpful and friendly. Vivianna works so hard to make the hostel super clean and to offer help if needed. The only thing I would change would be to provide soap and a hand towel in the bathrooms,but I forgot to ask them why they don't do this, no great issue though.Really enjoyed my stays there.
Good place to stay in Bogotá. Good location and the staff is really nice, including Moca and Poker, the dogs. My complaint is about the lockers, that are too small and outside the room.
Staff very friendly; always ready to help. In case you, don't speak Spanish fluently, don't worry. They tell you things again and again.