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Musicology Hostel Reviews

Calle 9 #3-71, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

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86%

Rating
339 Total Reviews
  • 87%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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83%

Great location, great staff, great crowd. The only downside is under equipped kitchen.


83%

Good kitchen to use, helpful staff. Atmosphere and people really great, but in the morning in the room was almost no air to breathe and was a bit stinky. Bad smell in the rooms, no windows, no fan, no AC, no air. It,s pretty cheap accomodation but for three days in a row brakfast looked exactly the same. Ananas papaya jam and bread. Papaya and ananas, ananas and papaya. Colombia has lots of cheap fruits. Could be a bit more creative

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

The rooms are right against the bar wall and the music plays until midnight. You can hear everything. Beds were very hard and uncomfortable. Other than that, it was ok for the price and we only stayed one night. Very small kitchen and small bathrooms. But rooms are big with a lot of space.


94%

Great place to meet people if traveling alone. Dinner is 5.000 cop and you get plenty to eat. Only downside is how cold it is due to lack of insulation. But, they give you planty of blankets so you can sleep well at night. I would stay here again.


80%

Really really cold everywhere! They do put extra blankets but this wasn't quite enough for us. My friend enjoyed the breakfast (bread, jam and fruit) but I did not. The showers were cold unless on a really low pressure. Wi if good in common areas. The staff were really friendly and helpful. There was a free salsa class the night we had to leave. Evening dinner is extra even though says included in lonely planet (not much extra though). Overall good area however Bogota in general very unsafe.


91%

Really great hostel.. good staff and a good atmosphere. Also does good value food and breakfast included in the price. One of my favourites in south america so far.


86%

Nice stay at Musicology Hostel! We really enjoyed the atmosphere in this big hostel, meeting super nice people from everywhere and also getting to know the staff! Breakfast was really good with bread/ croissants with ham and butter, papaya and tea / coffee / milk. The only drawback: it was pretty cold in there, considering the weather in Bogota and the fact that it's a really big place! We got two blankets for our beds, so that helped at night. Also, nice common area with music and drinks.


80%

The staff was super friendly! Very accommodating and helpful. However, the place was not very insulated and there was no getting away from the cold even inside the hostel. However, the price incorporated that into account.

  • 29th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Pakistan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Really nice and helpful staff. Love the layout. Restrooms were a bit lacking and water was not hot though.


100%

It's obvious that the people working there do it with love and they love what they do. It's very obvious in the atmosphere. SIMPLY LOVED THIS PLACE :-))


100%

Just PERFECT!!!!


100%

Simply perfect. 3rd time around and surely there will be more!


94%

The staff, paid and volunteers, were fabulous. It's a great place to meet fellow travelers and explore Bogota.

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


83%

Guess I'm too old for this type of let's play loud music at 2am but if you're into that then this hostel is worth a stay. Friendly staff, clean rooms, good bar. Only the wifi sucks. overall 4 out of 5 stars

  • 12th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Musicology is one of those rare places that never dissapoints. I've stayed on three seperate occasions and each time has been better than the last! The location is incredible with cool bars, street art, restaurants and museums all within walking distance. The staff is incredible! Both friendly and helpful, they have become dear friends who I hope to see again along my travels! Book it! You won't regret it!


49%

Hostel not really cosy or welcoming. It seems old, cold and dirty

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


63%

decent location but not a very comfortable stay. common areas are really dirty and not a great atmosphere. my bed sheets looked older than me and were torn in several spots and the bathrooms were pretty gross- also essentially no hot water


51%

Pretty dirty & cold. Wouldn't stay here again.


83%

A shame that the shower was cold and no warm water. Cumbia room was really nice,but the bed was too hard. The staff where very helpfull and kind. Respect for the cleaning woman. She cleanded everything every day but guest can make a mess of showers and toilets. Good area!


94%

Really cool atmosphere, fun but not to crazy. Some cool jams, good musicians and interesting people passing through. The staff are very diligent, helpful and great fun. Sometimes it feels more like a big family house with friends than a hostel. A good mix of Spanish and English speakers. Would def recommend it, have had a great time here.


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