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Swiss Hostal Martinik Reviews

Carrera 4 # 11-88, Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

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212 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 86%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Great staff and great BBQ on Friday night. Double security doors which made you feel safe. Pretty average beds though and nowhere to hang your stuff in the showers.


Bathrooms cleanest I have ever seen - cleaned/checked 4 times per day great hostel real friendly would highly recommend


The staff at the Swiss Martinik are some of the best I have stayed with. The hostel is beautiful and warming atmosphere. I have a pretty unfortunate circumstance while staying in Bogota and the owner and other staff were so supportive in helping deal with the situation. They really do go out their way to assist your stay in Bogota. Bless the Martinik! Will never forget the accomadations and warm heartedness and broad knowledge of the staff.

  • 14th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Fast wifi, free coffee, decent beds, incredibly friendly staff, warm atmosphere, and an unbelievable price for right in the Candelaria. The water pressure in the shower isn't great, but the water temperature IS.


The hostel staff is very friendly and helpful, and the owner is involved in making sure the guests have a pleasant stay. The hostel is within walking distance of a number of interesting activities and variety of cool places to eat. It's a very good value, and I would definitely stay there again!


Very nice and cozy place, excellent and incredibly friendly staff. Location pretty much perfect, right in the center of things. Would definitely stay there again!


Initially booked in for two nights online, ended up staying for five. The staff are very friendly and helpful and have extensive knowledge of the area. Free internet, free coffee all day, good communal areas, free local phone calls and more. Was given the option for two to share a single bed private room to bring the cost down a little, had to pay a little more on top of the single room charge. The owner is fluent in German, Spanish, French and English. Great location, highly recommend

  • 20th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Safe, clean, friendly staff, but bit noisy.

  • 14th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel is great value for money! Great location in the centre, free towels & breakfast, clean rooms, I'd recommend it.


Hotel bueno sera la nueva gestion por lo que falta de information buena Bogota. Atencion a las abitacion algunas parecen una carcel. BUENAS SON LAS ABITACIONES DE EL DORMITORIO No dejen nada afuera de la abitacion porque pueden desaparecer

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Hello and thank you for your comment. I am sure that you understand that at the rates we are charging, the rooms are very basic. Also, please do not confuse having left something behind as something having disappeared. Have a nice trip.


If all hostels were like the Swiss Martinik, the problems would be solved by a traveler for the most part! A beautiful place, clean, nice and cozy where you can walk to any place of interest Bogotá ... Reto, the Swiss owner and all the staff of young Colombians Fernanda, Diego, Jaiza, Yolanda and Paula have a kindness and unprecedented availability ... Very strongly recommended!


Good place but very noisy, especially if you have a room just in front of the showers!

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