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Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel Reviews

Carrera 1 12B-15, Bogota, Colombia

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296 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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.


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. :)


Good location, friendly and helpful staff. We had a private room that you had to go through a shared room to get to which was a bit annoying. Apart from that all good.

  • 24th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Super clean with a good common area. The staff were really helpful and fun. If you get the right crowd in, this hostel is pretty close to perfect but it was a bit quiet when I was there.


Great location, 5 min walk to the gold museum


Cute small and quiet hostel in La Candelaria, which was very home like. We stayed in the private room which was very comfortable. Staff at the hostel spoke limited English but were helpful in ordering taxis etc.


The place was ok and the staff nice. BUT! What bothered us, was that in the evenings some foreigners, apparently former employees, were hanging out in the common areas, leaving their stuff there, ignoring all customers, playing guitar and singing when people slept. It was impossible to cook in the kitchen because one girl of that group took over the kitchen! We had to listen to them curse and complain loudly all the time. It's a pity because otherwise the staff was very friendly and helpful!


Small hostel. Nice crowd and staff!


Very nice atmosphere. ..you really get to know the people in your hostel especially during breakfast. The breakfast was alright, bread with jam, and loads of coffee. The staff is amazing. Felt more like a home than a hostel.


Nice showers, good location. Decent breakfast. Big tv for worldcup, but not enough seats...

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Thank you. Your opinion is very important to us and we are improving every day.


Not a party hostel, but a good social hostel. The staff is really good.

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Thanks Matthew. Enjoy your trip and we hope too see you soon :)


What a super cosy little family hostel. Travellers from all over in a great setting. Loved this hostel....and it's cat! The lack of electrical sockets and wash basins would be my only gripes.

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