The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews
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Great that lockers had chargers, location in la candalaria is good, but loads of dodgy characters around that area. Staff a bit rude at times - when asking nicely for a bottle of water at the front counter, was basically shouted at to go away and come back in 20 minutes until they finished their accounts. Weird.... Breakfast nice and relatively inexpensive. Rooms nice and spacious.
Good place to go, lots of social events and tours starting either at the hostel or very close by. Staff a friendly, helpful and have good English. Atmosphere is an odd thing to rate- as it generally depends on the other guests! But a great one nonetheless. Food and drink offered at the hostel is a mixture of quality and value, some a little more prices than locally. Rooms could do with slightly better lighting, but have good lockers and plenty of plugs and the beds are, well, a dream.
Very clean and centrally located. There is a great communal area, ideal for meeting fellow travellers. Staff are very accommodating and helpful!
One of the cleanest hostels I've been too. Great vibe from the staff & fellow travellers. Lots of activities at night to bring people together. The party bus was a good time, though a bit expensive. Take advantage of the cuba libres on the bus, because the clubs prices are ridiculous!
Loved this place! Best showers I've had in a long time, staff so lovely and helpful (shouts out to Freddy), super social hostel and super close to heaps of things.
I stayed at the Cranky Croc for five nights and it was one of the best hostels I have ever stayed at. Comfy beds, perfect location, super clean and nice showers and toilets, great common area with AMAZING and cheap breakfasts in the mornings and nice big security lockers in the rooms. Great social atmosphere and easy to meet people. Only down side for me was the wifi - decent in the common area but non-existent in the bed rooms and cut in and out a lot. this is it's only downside however!
The staff are hopeless! I was overcharged for my stay and so was the girl I left with. We were also charged 27,000 for a private car to the airport but he didn't even drop us off at the right airport! A yellow cab will not cost any more than 25,000 and would take you to where you're going.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
The double room with bathroom was great - large with nice furnishings. It's an old building so you can hear noise from other rooms a bit. Good facilities including bar.
Great hostel, clean bathrooms with excellent showers. Good atmosphere, close to the main touristy sites.
The hostel was always very clean. They have a great common area as well where everyone is very social and gathers before going out. Staff are also super helpful as well and will be able to assist you with whatever you need. Definitely would recommend this place to anyone traveling to Bogota.
Cranky Crock hostel was one of the friendlier hostels I've been too while traveling around South America. The common area was great for meeting people and the staff was very pleasant from the girls at reception to the house keepers who worked around the clock - the bathrooms and rooms were spotless! The showers were also very nice. I truly enjoyed my stay and recommend it to anyone staying in Bogota. The location is also perfect!
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Good hostel in good location. Most staff very helpful but the reception staff member on in the morning and early afternoon is very unhelpful and even rude, a view shared by many other guest whilst we where staying there. Bathrooms excellent.
you need more front desk staff to help out they have to much work on their hands
Real neat hostel, they always help you with your plans, activities inside hostel are missing though
Security was great- location is in a slightly dodgey area, so it was nice to have. Staff was for the most part helpful. Cleanest dormrooms we slept in during stint in Colombia- cleaned everyday. Warm showers!! Atmosphere was great- good common area for gathering.
Great staff who spoke perfect English with good knowledge of the area! good location, and atmosphere. Hostel offers plenty of activities both at night and during the day! Great place to meet people so would recommend for those travelling alone!
Very clean, comfy beds, fun central lobby area, and hot pressurised showers. One of the best hostels in SA.
Really cute place, and well maintained. The staff could have been more welcoming and friendlier.
Really good hostel. Very clean and good location in old town. Staff helpful, security guard at gate at night.