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The Cranky Croc Hostel Reviews

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

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941 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 91%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 90%Facilities

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Nice hostel in a good location. Great bathrooms.


Great, fun and helpful staff. Comfy beds, hot showers, clean and well located. Go to Bogota? Go to Cranky Croc!


Only stayed one night because the loud construction noise woke us up around 8am after arriving in the middle of the night by bus from Salento. Staff seemed apologetic but couldn't guarantee when it would be finished that week so we headed elsewhere. The showers were modern and great! Private room was tiny and no private bath.


Loved this hostel, super close to tourist attractions, beds are super comfortable and very social. I became very ill 2nd time staying and the staff were super kind and took very good care of me. Thanks to Jesus, Miriam, Marlen, Laura and William


Great hostel, good location, nice helpful and friendly staff, bed is nice and comfy, hostel is clean, one of the best hostels I've stayed at in Colombia

  • 21st Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Indonesia
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


great hostel. very clean, good beds, outlets in the lockers. amazing showers.


They don't except credit card which is annoying.

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hey loved this place the best beds and showers a cool place to hang out and the staff were amazing ,well worth a look with a great location


The cleanest bathrooms in South America! Chargers in lockers in the dorms is a nice touch. Great atmosphere.


I really enjoyed my stay at the cranky croc. The beds and showers are among the best I've seen in South America and the breakfast is of high quality and worth the slightly high price. The staff is incredible, especially Laura who helped me find things to do around Bogotá and organize trips in the surrounding area. I would definitely recommend staying here and Bogotá in general.


Really clean good hostel, in a great location


Great hostel! Very clean, good food and comfy beds. Compliments to the great staff, they help you with everything! Definately recommed this hostel to everyone.


really well located in the Candélaria ,quite calm when they are not working in the building next door !! clean ,the banos are new a lot of Anglosaxon ,very few French people but WE WERE THERE !!


Good atmosphere, helpful staff, clean and secure. The neighborhood can be dangerous after 10 pm. The hostel arranges taxis for a price over the meter, probably with known taxi drivers. They would say that was for security reasons, but it did not seem honest to me.

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