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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

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

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92%

Rating
914 Total Reviews
  • 90%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 92%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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91%

Good hostel in the middle of La Candelaria. There are a lot of organized activities by the hostel and the common area is very nice. The staff is as well very helpful and mostly in a good mood

  • 24th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

Great hostel: comfy beds, fab location, friendly and helpful staff and a cool atmosphere. My only negative is that the kitchen isn't very well equipped. I've already booked to stay here again at the end of my trip.


100%

This hostel is great to stay in, the staff are both friendly and helpful and it's in a great position in La Candelaria. The hostel organises BBQ 's and nights out and the main social area is great for meeting new people. The cleaning staff keep the hostel super clean and the facilities are good...excellent showers!


100%

Had really good time here, great staff team from the guard, front desk, cleaning staff, good job! Clean, good location, easy to meet other travelers, activities, good beds, real hot showers.


100%

good area for backpackers, walking distance if not short cabs to many places, security guard on the door every night and very friendly staff. over booked our dorm so we received a free upgrade to a private room 10/10

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

One of the best hostel we stayed at. Great location, lots of info on what to do, helpful staff, met some great people, the facilities are brand new, good restaurants closeby,... So good we ended our Colombia trip here too, so we stayed in total for 6 nights or so!


100%

Great staff, good showers, a great place to meet people


94%

It's a great place to stay, very centric, nice, clean, and with many activities to do in the hostel or with their partners. When I stayed they were adding a new area or remodeling an old one so there was too much noise since 8 in the morning. The staff is great,thanks to William I decided to stay longer in the hostel and Bogota :)


100%

Loved this hostel. Great location and they have many tours avaiable (walking/biking/party bus/etc). Super helpful staff. Great lounge area with a fire pit, nice breakfast selection, and good company. Central to the historic district Candelaria, churches, bars, and more. Comfortable bed with warm comforter for cold nights. Nice, hot showers- best facilities of my whole trip. Would highly recommend this hostel to future Bogota travelers!


97%

great hostel and you tend to meet great people..


94%

Stayed here on a layover, so didn't stay long - but still was impressed. The security guard went out of his way to walk me to an ATM at night to keep me safe, and the check-in staff were friendly. The showers and bathrooms were clean, the dorms were well-setup with individual lockers and charging stations. The beds were some of the most comfortable I have slept in in many weeks of traveling. Felt like a fresh clean hotel bed! Plenty of hot water in the shower too. Recommended!


100%

This is a nice hostel. Really nice facilities, nice beds, bathrooms, common area, and kitchen. Staff is friendly. I recommend.


97%

loved this place. so so easy to meet people, in a good location and great staff. also super secure!


100%

Great atmosphere, comfortable beds, nice blankets, great social area. First solo trip and made friends within 10 minutes of getting to the hostel. If ever in bogota I know where to stay. For those that don't speak Spanish. All the staff speaks perfect English, super friendly, Laura was awesome. Very accommodatin. Even the security guard was friendly.


66%

The Hostel is fantastically located in the La Candaleria region and the showers and toilets are very modern and in a good state. The rooms have lockers with built in plug sockets which is a nice addition. However, our stay was tainted with some huge problems. On both days there was no water in the mornings and construction work in the hostel meant that there were incredibly annoying banging noises starting at 9 am. The beds were rock hard and very uncomfortable and the wifi was very slow.


97%

I loved your hostel


100%

Very good hostel!


94%

Can't really speak highly enough of this place! Brilliant hostel in La Candelaria in Bogota. Friendly staff, great communal atmosphere, weekly party bus (not to be missed on a Saturday night) and a brilliant on site restaurant serving great coffee and very good, cheap breakfasts. Rooms are neat and tidy, and everywhere was clean all the time. Highly recommended.


89%

laura was great, and so was carlos the security guard. rooms were decent and kitchen, common area, tv rooms were standard. its a good balance between party hostel and place to rest! location is the best part, and the breakfast menu (not included, is extra) is great although a bit pricey. stay here on a friday, they have a great bbq dinner!


91%

Enjoyed my short stay at the Cranky Croc. Well located, great staff (Laura especially helpful), comfortable beds and for the size of the hostel always very clean. Breakfast (although need to pay) was welcome in the morning!


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