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Alegria's Hostel Reviews

Calle 9 # 02-3, Bogota, Colombia

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89%

Rating
675 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 96%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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80%

Nice hostel, nothing different. Luz and Ruben were really nice. Eduardo did not even say hi. It did seem that he did not care about the guest. One thing that did not like was that on my last night, there was a big party with people from other hostels, at least ten people. I do not think they should allow people to come to the hostel to party. There are many bars to do that. Staff speaks poor English.


83%

Alegria´s hostel is my first option in Bogota, i have been before but this time some things changed. The breakfast was very poor in the second house, the coffee and tea were served in cooking pots as soup, and no utensils in the kitchen, the girl of the staff was a little rude, a exception, because Sandra, la morena and the two guys are so friendly. The beds, the shower are very good, the dogs are amazing, and the atmosphere is nice, If you stay here you will feel at home!!

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hola! thanks for a realy nice comments! Sorry about the pots, this is our most tradicional mug made it for colombian indigenous and is for soup or coffe... sorry, is ower culture and tradicions. We gonna do it better, thanks!

83%

The room was really nice and big, but the way the staff was working was a bit inconvenient. The doorbell was not working so you had to knock all the time and sometimes the stay was at the other house, because they have 2 locations (the private rooms are at the other side of the street), so than you had to wait or walk to the other street (like 20 sec walk). We had a tv in our room and there was a dvdplayer in the comon area, but they were both not working.


77%

Staff was very helpful and friendly! Place is quite small, so if you are looking for a very social place this is probably not the hostel for you. But it was great for a quite night and good sleep.


74%

Lady behind the desk was very friendly and eager to help. Facilities were good and so was the location. The biggest issue for me was the stench of the dogs throughout the entire place- especially in the living room. The dogs were very cute but the smell made me feel quite sick. The fruit for breakfast was nice but the pastries were inedible!

  • 10th Aug 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


71%

Great location and I liked the kitchen and communal areas, but the bedroom was small, dingy and had no windows; Also the bathrooms could have been cleaned more often. Also, be sure to like big dogs if you book this hostel as there are 2 and they get everywhere!!


100%

Fantastic hostel, staff were extremely friendly and helpful, great location in the candelaria area, warm and comfy beds, super hot showers and a great kitchen! Beautiful dogs too! Highly recommended

Owner Comment (Hide)
estos comentarios tan hermosos llenan nuestros corazones de alegria y mos dan la fuerza para segir proyectando la mejor energia! Gracias por su aporte, gracias por llevarnos en su corazon. Gracias por visitarnos y no nos olviden!!! Los estaremos esperando de regreso!

94%

We loved this hostel. Had a great vibe, super relaxed and homely. Owner speaks great English but the rest of the staff are mainly Spanish speakers.

Owner Comment (Hide)
We love you!!!!!!!!! Gracias por tan linda energia y tan buen tiempo y precioso comentario, este lugar lo hacen sus huespedes y sus eperiencias y amor y alegria. Estaremos esperando su regreso.

69%

Great place to get a good nights sleep. Not amazing... no utensils, cutlerly, plates in kitchen.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por su aporte, definitivamente tenemos que cambiar cosas de lugar a un sitio mas visible para que las puedan encontrar. Muchas gracias por la recomendacion, ustedes haces que nosotros cada dia prestemos un mejor servicio. Felices vacaciones!

100%

Lovely hostel with nice staff always ready to advise / help you ! Warm atomosphere and very good location.

Owner Comment (Hide)
100!!!! this is love!!! thanks!! We are super happy with this coment and you comming soon. Welcome back home soon. please!

97%

Súper bacano! Great hostel and wonderful staff. Alegria has all the information you could possibly need to eat well, sight see, save money, and enjoy time in Colombia's bustling capital. The hostel is very comfortable with warm blankets and hot water. There are plenty of areas to relax and the included breakfast is just enough to fill your bellies before a day's adventure. One of my favorite hostels in all my travels through South America.

  • 21st Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
BACANO!!! Aprendiste buen español. Gracias por tan hermoso, comentario. You make my day. I love to give you my best for a unic expiriens! Thank! you are the people and the reason why i live this life and my life is the hostel

91%

The house is beautiful. Is one of those old house a from La Candelaria neigborhood, great architecture and some history. The staff, and Alegría of course, are very kind and helpful. There is always some nice activities scheduled.

  • 12th Jul 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Nice and quiet hostel that's in a good area of Bogotá. I was staying at the smaller of the two hostels but the bigger one had a great kitchen and lounge TV room. Met some nice people and good breakfast.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks for your coment, we love too see all the people cooking and enjoying together at the kithchen. Thats the best, nice people, food and some drinks in a big kithchen, love it!

100%

Never met anyone so enthusiastic about their city. Happy to help with anything she can, you are even given the managers mobile no. in case you need help. Awesome hostel which helps you embrace Bogota. Even as a non dog lover, I loved the hostel dogs.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Yeah!!!!! thanks!!! Beautiful comment, this is the best prize we could ask for!

100%

Bogota’s BEST accommodation! The owner Alegria is so knowledgeable and can assist you with everything you need. Viviana, Mercedes, Eduardo and all the staff are exceptionally friendly and welcoming and really made me feel at home. The houses are extremely clean, tastefully decorated, and the facilities and services are excellent. Well located and very reasonably priced. Thanks to all for making my stay in your city such a unique and fantastic experience! Espero volver pronto! Que les vaya bien!


86%

nothing really bad. the hotwater is REALLY HOT. only if there is a teapot o microwave will be nicer. but I love the stuff, very nice and friendly.

Owner Comment (Hide)
thanks!!! You have all the reason. Come back soon! You gonna see the new one :)

83%

The hostel was located in the beautiful Candelaria area of bogota... minute from the center. I really enjoyed our stay, and really have nothing but great things to say regarding the staff. i would recommend this place to everyone.

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Thanks!!! Estaremos esperandote de tregreso a casa, Bogota ya te extraña. No olvides por favor contarle a todos lo linda que es nuestra ciudad!

91%

The most helpful owner we have come across in Colmbia. Very welcoming hostel.

  • 23rd Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
es un placer atender a personas como ustedes, que aman nuestra ciudad y estan abiertos a escuchar todos nuestros secretos y conocer a Bogota en su mas bella esencia. bienvenidos de regreso a casa cuando quieran. Haremos una fiesta a su llegada! Gracias por ser parte de esta familia.

91%

Very cute and nice location. The dorms are nice and have a comforting fireplace. Great overall!

  • 18th Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Gracias por tan buen comentario, estaremos felices de tenerte de regreso pronto en casa, bienvenida, Y mil gracias por tu visita y ser parte del corazon de Bogota! Te estaremos esperando.

100%

A really nice and clean hostel with great assitance of the staff in terms of tour organisations, taxis to the airport etc. Stayed in the second house up the street for two nights and loved it. Good breakfast as well, and all in all totally worth the money. And: Beautiful dogs!

  • 31st May 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Amomos un 100% de calificacion gracias, pues sabemos que siempre podemos ser mejores y se cometen errores, pero un 100% de calificacion es porq llegamos a su corazon.

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