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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

Calle 12d No. 3-46, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia

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88%

Rating
732 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 85%Facilities

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80%

Nice place, very well located. Dorms are nice with huge drawers for backpacks. Andy was a great help during our stay also


100%

Really enjoyed my stay with my two friends. The location was brilliant and could not get over how clean the place was. Andy, the owner, was so helpful with booking our trips and suggesting where to go on leaving Bogota. The atmosphere was great and met some really cool people. Would definitely recommend staying in the Cranky Croc for anyone who stays in Bogota.


89%

Lovely, modern showers and toilets. Helpful staff. Comfy beds. Breakfast not included, which seems standard in colombia, but has a cafe though service can be slow.


91%

Staff were amazing! Great location although (like anywhere) just be careful going out after dark. Appreciate the new bathrooms :-)


89%

This hostel is the best I have stayed in since i travel Colombia! The breakfast, the staff and the rooms are perfect. The hostel is really close to tourist sights like the gold museum or the lift to Montserrate!


91%

Great Hostel, clean cosy, efficient and great wifi too. Excellent location as well and helpful staff. A little bit noisy but that depends on whose staying at the time and is common to many backpackers/hostels - take a set of ear plugs and you will be fine. I thought it was great value and would definitely stay there again.

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Great hostel! Amazing bathrooms/ showers, good common space, and friendly staff. The location is great as long as your not wondering alone after dark and the hostel itself feels very safe. I would recommend this hostel!!


94%

The Crancky croc was a excellent place to stay in Bogota. Everything was clean, staff is very friendly (especially Catalina!) good decent beds and nice comfy warm blankets which are a must in Bogota. Only little bad point is that when I came in most people where behind a screen (laptop, cell). This happened multiple times during my 2 day stay. Not sure if it's the problem of the facebook generation, maybe it was because alot of people were leaving or maybe it's the layout of the living space.

  • 3rd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Great hostel, very well located (with a French bakery, good restaurants and bars really close), very friendly staff, I already stayed there two years ago and it was even nicer (greater facilities) this time! Best hostel possible in la Candelaria and in Bogota !!


97%

Amazing staff, great location, very good value. Highly recommended.


94%

A friendly vibe and clean rooms make this hostel a solid option in La Candelaria. I would stay again just for the super hot showers and generally clean and usable shower/bathroom situation. The front desk staff is helpful and knowledgeable.


60%

This is a tale of two hostels. I'm reviewing only my experience. The room where I was put was in another building where a bunch of junk had been piled (wood, beanbag chairs, pieces of metal) and it was in bad shape. No space here to describe. Not good. The Good: Common area was rusticly nice with lots of wood. On day two of my stay I met some people and I saw their rooms. They were gorgeous. Bright. Clean. Views. Location of hostel is central. If you get a different room things will be better.


94%

Only had a night here, but it seemed convenient to most places people wanted to go in Bogota.

  • 20th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

nice place, good atmosphere, clean place, common erea bit cold but who cares good place to meet other travellers.


89%

Comfy beds, nice area to socialise. Showers were usually clean and always had hot water.


97%

The best beds and showers, great staff, really easy to meet people - a perfect hostel for those who travel alone!

  • 6th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

The place is nice. The rooms are ok, not too fancy. The bathrooms have just been renovated and are really clean and comfy. The common area is nice but I experienced better atmosphere in other hostals. Take a jumper with you because the nights might be cold. Anyway, nice hostal with a good price range.


83%

Cranky Croc is a great hostel, the staff are fantastic and very helpful. The only bad thing is the location, from a security standpoint. The area where the hostel is located is called La Candelaria and is extremely dangerous, especially at night. People will get mugged right out front of the hostel, despite there being security cameras. Stay in large groups and never travel alone at night.


80%

Good hostel with a central location. Easy to meet other travellers.


97%

Nice bathrooms! And comfortable beds, good staff and all the rest. One of the best hostels in Colombia.


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