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Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel Reviews

Carrera 1 12B-15, Bogota, Colombia

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303 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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Staff were friendly and helpful, and the dorm was quite spacious. There were not enough bathrooms for all the guests though and the kitchen utensils were continuously used by staff and then not cleaned. Location was good, close to a supermarket and within walking distance to the main square and the sights of the historic centre. Breakfast is basic (rolls and jam) but the rolls were fresh straight from the oven each morning.


The way the hostel is decorated gives it a great vibe. Its a pretty mellow place so you really have no reason to stay there. If you want a good nights sleep, stay here. Most people seemed to be starting their travels in Colombia at this hostel so its not really a place to hang out and meet lots of other travelers.


Great hostel. Very nice staff, always recommending things to do and places to visit. Good breakfast. Hostel a great communal feel, makes it easier to meet and hang out with other people. Hot showers are consistent unlike other hostels I've stayed at in Bogota. And this is still one of the cheapest hostels in all of Colombia.


Located at the top of the hill in La Candelaria the hostel is in a great location for exploring Bogota. The hostel is small but has a good vibe. The staff are really helpful and can sort you out with any information you need. Would definitely stay there again.


This hostel has a lot of character and SHOULD be better than it actually is.staff were the major let down.beds in the dorm are not safe (though look very pretty). I was on the top bunk. There was no ladder...and I fell off, hit my head...and the staff did not care. It's happened to others, so do something about it! It's in a great central area, however, so use it as a base. If you've travelled a lot, you'll have seen fantastic hostels, and bad ones. This is in middle, so don't expect much.


At first glance, this place seems like nothing special - just some poky dorms set around a small, if colourful, courtyard. But stay awhile and you'll appreciate the tight security, the knowledgeable, friendly staff, and the location - just a stone's throw from the heart of La Candelaria, a few blocks from the city's Transmilenio buses, and a short walk to Monserrate. On the downside, there are only two bathrooms, so get ready for queueing, and the breakfast is decidedly average.


This small hostel had a great vibe. You get to know pretty much everyone in the hostel, and the atmosphere is friendly and social. The area seemed sketchy- the hostel is on a street thats not very busy, in an area where muggings are pretty common. Just be alert. The staff wasn't overly friendly, but that didnt bother me. You will hear the noise of the common area all night long (even with earplugs), not a good place if you are a light sleeper. Bathrooms awkwardly located next to common area.


I think the staff is what stood out for us most about this hostel. We had been staying in private rooms for the rest of the trip, but this place came highly recommended and we had to share a 6-person room when we were there. The hostel itself was a converted old house, into a nice and friendly environment with a local cat. The staff was great in helping us organize our day trips and in giving us great recommendations and just being friendly overall. I would definitely stay here again.


Amazing Hostel! If you're landing into Bogota, Lima Limon is the place for you. Sonia and Alvaro are always willing to answer questions and ensures that everyone has a fun and safe time during nights out on town. The hostel is cozy and the atmosphere is social which makes this place perfect for getting to know people and having a good night of rest. Staff was excellent, and bathrooms are clean with hot water. I stayed here just a couple weeks ago and recommended this place to everyone I met.

  • 5th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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Thanks Sasha. I hope everything is going well in Canada. :)

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