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

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92%

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

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100%

Great hostel, walking distance to a lot of Bogata´s main attractions. Amazing showers!

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


91%

This hostel is a good area for bars etc and have a guard at night that sits on the door to make sure people don't get harassed by beggars etc. The hostel has good wifi, social area, atmosphere and TV room. Breakfasts are not included, but offer cooked breakfasts which are delicious. The hostel also offers tours etc which are good. And finally they let you bring in your own alcohol. Only two downsides, the beds are slightly uncomfortable and the guy on reception is very unpleasant to deal with.


94%

Great hostel to stay in, really clean comfortable helpful and friendly. Disappointed I couldn't stay longer :)


100%

Very close to many of the must see places in bogota. the staff was very helpful and friendly, they are really open to help the guests. The hostel is really clean, they clean it several times everyday. The beds are made everyday with clean sheets and duvet.


94%

Very nice hostel in La Candelaria. Very-very clean, the ladies clean all day long. The building is renowated beautifully. The rooms are well equiped and there is a kitchen what u can use. Lots of bathrooms. Every sight is really close by including food and go out options.


94%

Great hostel. Good communal area and really well located. Would highly recommend

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Great hostel, can be social if you want but the rooms are far enough away from the common area so you can have an early quiet night if you want. The party bus/ club on Tuesday is a good night out and your allowed to bring your own booze into the hostel. Easy walk to all areas in La Candelaria. Only small issue is that the dorm itself was a bit dark and needed to be aired out.


97%

The hostel was great! The comon area is great everyone mingles, the bathrooms!!! Amazing! All new!! The beds were comfortable and the staff did everything to help us!


86%

The place is really professional run and around for a few years now, that is a good sign. Place is clean and they do checklists for cleaning the bathrooms. You have to pay for breakfast. I enjoyed staying there. Staff could be more motivated at times.


89%

Really enjoyed my stay here. The atmosphere is amazing - I met so many great people. Security is great, the rooms have huge lockers with two power outlets so you can safely charge your phone/laptop with no worries. The hostel also has its own security guard, who's very friendly. Toilets and showers are great, very clean and modern. Breakfast is extra but pretty good. The hostel sells beer but are perfectly OK with guests bringing in their own alcohol, which is nice.


91%

A very sociable hostel, great to meet new ppl. They organize activites at certain days (Saturday is Andres Carne del Res, a must if you are in Bogota). Had an amazing time here and would stay here again. Rooms and bathrooms were very clean. Staff was friendly. The hostel is at a good location to climb Monserrate or visit downtown.


91%

A great hostel that I just kept coming back to. Good location and friendly staff. Noise tends to echo a little.


97%

Really great hostel. Good eating/drinking area to meet people and good activities arranged by hostel. Walking tour is long but includes loads, do it! Nights out to speakeasy and the party bus night were brilliant. Staff were really helpful, from giving directions, to restaurant suggestions etc. Unfortunately showers weren't working so well when I was there, had heard they were good.


100%

Awesome hostel! Security guards are just amazing, and volunteered to walk us nearby (though it was safe), staff is soo friendly, rooms comfy and perfect location a few mins from the metro. There was even a mix up with my room and I got upgraded at no charge or fuss. Highly, highly recommend this place.


89%

great location, very near to the candelaria and to various other (more interesting) places like the septima (Av. 7) etc. Great beds and lockers (with power inside the lockers!), clean showers. quite social, "party-ish" atmosphere and they also organize stuff to do at night, like party busses etc. Pure Gringo-Parties though, not nearly as much fun as colombian partys (which you find all over this GREAT city!)...


100%

Stayed there twice. Great place to stay in the "old town". Met a lot of people there, clean, good vibes and helpful staff.


57%

This hostel has a weird atmosphere, seems that people there don´t interact much with each other - at least during our stay. Accomodations are simple but good, with a decent bed and sheets, and public areas are also pleasant and clean. Breakfast was expensive and not that good. However, the worst problem was security. The area feels safe during daytime, but at night beggars/dealers/potential robbers (it´s hard to distinguish them there) are straightforward agressive.


100%

Great hostel! This hostel is in a perfect location, has a really friendly and helpful staff and is super clean. Both the showers and bathrooms are maintained regularly. Perfect South American hostel for any backpacker!


100%

This was the second time I've stayed here, & can't reccomend it highly enough.. One of the best hostels I've stayed at all around the world especially in South Aerica.. Good staff, location, & spotlessly clean with a nice kitchen👍


91%

Loved it, stay here.


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