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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

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

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1087 Total Reviews
  • 91%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 96%Cleanliness
  • 92%Facilities

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Nice staff. Relaxed rooms with large lockers. Location is good and the hostel is well suited to meet other travellers. Highly recommend it!


Very solid place overall! Well-situated in the middle of Candaleria and the common areas were nice to hang out in. The room/facilities were very comfortable/clean. The only thing was the WiFi was a bit spotty at times.


A really comfy hostel, with lovely beds and dorms and fantastic bathrooms. Really easy to meet people there and to also join the excellent walking and bike tours of the city.


The place had a Good balance Of fun and quiet time, its not a Hardcore party hostel But there aré Many activities to do


Great location, friendly staff, very clean facility. Bathrooms were kept clean and look better than some hotel bathrooms. Only down fall was the noise in the morning from rennovations/additions to the place.


A really cool place to stay at....one of the best hostels I've stayed at around the world for the price you pay.


Awesome hostel in great location. Staff are friendly and helpful, and the cleaners deserve a special mention too, they do a fantastic job :) Close to the museums etc. Would stay here again.


Perfect location. Awesome rooms, showers and bathrooms. Rooms don't have locks though which some people may have an issue with. The girl that worked in the afternoon was super rude to me when I asked a question which was a shame. Other than her all the staff were awesome.


Had a really good stay in the Cranky Croc, my first stop in Colombia! Theres a nice common area so its easy to meet people. Great location in the Candelaria and staff were really helpful.


The hostel is in a great location to see the sites, you can walk to the monserrate, gold museum, Botero museum all in 5 minutes. You can also sign up for the Bogota Bike Tour at reception which is really good fun and a great way to see the city. The hostel was very clean and secure with a very sociable common area next to reception. The showers were amazing and the beds were comfy. id recommend this hostel.


Had a couple of days at Cranky Croc and the bed / shower were great. It is a good social hostel where it is easy to meet people. The free walking tour by Freddy was a good chance to explore the city and meet people. It would have been nice if the hostel organized some other day activities. Overall the Cranky Croc does the job!


Had a great time at the Cranky Croc, the location is great and there is lots to do. Good beds, great showers and all very clean.


Great hostel in a great location. Really easy to meet people.


A great hostel with a diverse group. It was safe the owner very helpful. Would and probably will go back to stay there. Great location to get around.


It was a perfect stay at the cranky Croc hostel. Rooms were clean staff overall friendly and the crowd amazing. It was just unfortunate that the breakfast and dinner was not very good... Just go outside and you will definitely find some better place to eat.


Great location and easy to meet other traveler's!


Amazing showers and bathrooms. Would recommend.

  • 28th Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


AMAZING HOSTEL. the facilities are unbelievable - top notch wifi, huge beds, lockers with electrical sockets, delicious cheap breakfast, decent location and great staff. it was a little quiet when i was there but there are many night activities on offer. would not stay anywhere else?


Cranky Croc is a bit pricey for what it offers, but well-located and you can take an awesome walking tour with Freddy straight from the hostel Monday-Friday at 3 pm. Highly recommend the tour!

  • 22nd Oct 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A great place to stay and easy way to meet lots of new people. Fun vibe and great location!

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