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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

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

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90%

Rating
820 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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91%

They don't except credit card which is annoying.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Hey loved this place the best beds and showers a cool place to hang out and the staff were amazing ,well worth a look with a great location


91%

Really clean good hostel, in a great location


100%

Great hostel! Very clean, good food and comfy beds. Compliments to the great staff, they help you with everything! Definately recommed this hostel to everyone.


86%

Good atmosphere, helpful staff, clean and secure. The neighborhood can be dangerous after 10 pm. The hostel arranges taxis for a price over the meter, probably with known taxi drivers. They would say that was for security reasons, but it did not seem honest to me.


94%

great hostel, cool social communal area with benches to sit at and meet people.. good new showers and nice comfy beds with duvets!! staff are helpful and the chef there does good breakfasts (have to pay extra) but also dont miss the bbq, the meat is amazing!


97%

Great hostel! Great showers, toilets, beds, breakfast, computers, wifi, staff and vibe in general! Also has a good kitchen to cook, and supermarket close by. Cool common area to mingle. Can bring in your own beers!


100%

Fantastic place!! Incredibly nice staff, very clean and all the great features you always wanted in a hostel (plugs in the lockers, reading lights, etc.)!

  • 14th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

This place is pretty cool, it had a really nice vibe and it was easy to meet people. The showers and bathrooms were insanely clean and the shower water was hot and high pressure.

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

Cute little hostel, close to all the attractions, rooms are clean and comfy, bathrooms and showers are super clean. The staff are nice as well. I enjoyed my stay and definitely recommend this hostel.


100%

You can really tell the person who designed it has spent a lot of time in hostels as everything is very well thought out. The rooms are clean, comfortable and the big lockers were great! The toilets and (hot) showers are cleaned regularly and there are laundry facilities too. The staff are really helpful and very friendly and the security guard at night helps if you are worried about security. Cranky croc was probably the best hostel I've stayed in and would definitely recommend!


97%

Really loved Cranky Croc! One of the best hostels i have stayed at from the hostel perspective rather than the people you meet - great location in La Candeleria - only a 2 min walk to the graffiti walking tour. Rooms are a great size with individual lockers, lights and plugs, super useful! Beds are comfy and warm which you need in Bogota. Showers were amazing! - hot, clean and private. Had a really nice social area downstairs by the coal fire too. Overall, definitely recommend!


97%

Great hostel. In the middle of the candelaria area where all the sight seeing occurs. Good security and a cozy common area.


89%

We stayed in a basic double standard room for 3 nights and really enjoyed our time. Common area was really great, with a fire at night and easy to meet people there. Very secure as there was a guard on the door at the evenings. Based in le candelaria so easy to walk to all the places to see. Only downside was building work starting at 7am next to our room but can't be helped. Would recommend!


86%

The staff is really nice


100%

Cleanest and best hostel I've stayed in yet in South America. Great atmosphere.


74%

Good place. Dorms were lacking a bit of air so I switched to a single. Other wise a good location and seems safe enough if you follow normal street smarts when getting to or leaving the Croc. A fun crown often develops at night in the common area and some good travel stories changed hands around the fire. A good time was had washed down with a few cold beers from the bar. It would be nice if they shared the washer and dryer with the guests but I guess there's not enough machines to go around.

  • 11th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


100%

Very well run hostel in a great location. Very clean dorms and bathrooms, nice common area. Having power sockets inside lockers is so useful, no idea why other hostels don't have them!


40%

I cannot understand the great reviews of this hostel. The lady on reception was exceptionally unhelpful, even though there were only 2 people ahead of us in the line it took over an hour to check in. She also gave us no help in planning activities, places to eat, bars to go to etc. The average age of the people staying in the hostel was about 60 years old; it is not a good place to meet people and is not sociable at all.


80%

Good: Location is better than other hostels because it is close to historic district AND commercial district. Toilets/showers are clean and upgraded. Staff is friendly and helpful. Bad: Bogotá can be chilly at night rooms are not heated. Many fruit flies during my stay. Wifi was down because they forgot to pay the bill. Even: iGringo is not a scam, but a scheme. Local guys get together charge 30k ($25) pp. A bus takes you to the club and back. Clubs are good, but guides get drunk on your $$.


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