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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

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

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844 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Fantastic facilities!


Good hostel. Unfortunately the staff were not friendly and not very helpful. The showers were hot and the duvets thick which was needed in cold bogota.


Very comfortable hostel with good beds (that were even made while staying at the hostel several nights), lockers with electricity sockets, best WiFi connection I've seen in Colombia, and a great location two blocks from the gold museum in La Candelaria. Definitely recommend the Cranky Croc!


The hostel is perfectly located if you want to be in the heart of la Candalebria, very close to all the museums (de l'oro, Botero, ...). The showers are the best I had in Colombia, the toilet were the cleanest, the 4-bed dorms are big enough, with nice lockers with power inside, very convenient :-) I found the staff quite helpfull too! Only minus is I found the common room a bit cold and not super cosy, but I would definitely recommend this place if you want to stay in the heart of things!


Nice place overall. Best showers and toilets with hot water all the time and heated floors. Newly renovated. Comfy beds. Nice staff. No problems to report here. I'd stay again no problem


This hostel found a good balance between being a party hostel and regular hostel. The noise level of the commons doesn't carry though the hostel. The kitchen is ok. The front desk staff is always available for directions, help, or calling taxis. The area is a known staftey issue from years past but the hostels in the area have several private security guards who are visible in the nearby streets.


Amazing bathrooms. Good social areas although it does get quite cold.


It's a great hostel! Parties outside and won't get noise in the rooms. Staff are very very friendly! Location is very good as well. Everything is very good, just I don't like that there are spiders in my room.


The owner and staff were pretty friendly straight away. Its in a bit of a sketch area but there is a security door and guard at the front and lockers in the room. Real comfy beds and a bit of a social area in the middle and the breakfast is really good.


The showers are really nice. We also appreciated the lockers--they're big, they light up when you open them and have outlets inside of them.


Great place for a couple of party nights and to explore Bogotá downtown.


great location and BEDS!!!! would stay there again. in the three nights I spent there though, every night the vibe was completely completely different. hit or miss but comfort wise, definitely in the top 3 of over 40 hostels had an amazing night there (Halloween) recommended!!!

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