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  • In order to make a group reservation on it is necessary to pay a deposit. The balance is due directly to the hostel according to their payment conditions.
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  • Please note that any cancellations must be notified directly to the hostel at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled arrival date, unless otherwise stated in the hostel's conditions.
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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card on arrival. Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

Cancellation / No Show & Reduction in Numbers Policy

First night fully charged for a no show or late cancellation

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

Any cancellations resulting from agreement to these terms and conditions under false pretences will result in loss of deposit.


The Cranky Croc Hostel

Book more than 2 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

The Cranky Croc backpackers hostel in the historic centre of Bogota is the ideal place to relax and meet other travelers.

Located nearby to Bogota most interesting sites, museums & nightlife, this beautifully remodeled colonial house features outdoor patios, lounge with big screen TV, netflix and directv, bar & restaurant, fully equipped guest kitchen, huge TV for sports, WiFi & internet terminals, 24 hour hot water, lockers with electrical sockets & many hooks in the dorms, tourist information, big beds with duvets & reading lamps, towels included, free luggage storage, laundry service & many social events. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.3

  • Security 9.7

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 9.4

  • Atmosphere 8.7

  • Cleanliness 9.5

  • Facilities 9.3

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    19 Mar 2020
    Brilliantly designed hostel with plenty of common areas, but also rooms that are separated and super quiet - with the biggest bunk beds I've ever slept in and great big lockers with power outlets inside them. Really good food and craft beer available from the bar/restaurant. And the staff who work there are all really helpful. The owner does an amazing job running this place, if I make it back to Bogota I will definitely stay here again.
    Australia, Male, 31-40
  • 10.0


    17 Mar 2020
    Very nice hostel, secure, clean, nice food, really good coffee. I stayed a couple of days before the total shutdown for covid-19, so was a stressful time looking for flights. But the cranky croc kept us well informed as much as possible. Will definitely return when I come back to Colombia.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Mar 2020
    Great location, excellent food, a well stocked beer fridge and nice clean rooms. Showers are clean and hot (in the morning/evening) and everywhere was well looked after and clean. I can’t comment too much on activities as the city went into lockdown pretty quickly but the walking tour was excellent. We were in a unique situation due to coronavirus but the hostel/the owner communicated with us as much as they knew and were helpful with letting people extend/cancel as and when they needed.
    England, Female, 18-24
  • 10.0


    11 Mar 2020
    By far the best place I have ever stayed!! I was here for almost 6 months during the quarantine, and it was the best travel experiences I have ever had. The rooms are super clean, the bathrooms are clean, ping pong table is great, staff is so nice, and the food is amazing. It’s in central Bogota so it’s close to a lot of nice restaurants and bars. Andy (the owner) is a really great guy and has set this up as a perfectly-run business.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    09 Mar 2020
    I traveled to Bogota for the first time back in March right before COVID 19 was declared a pandemic and the Cranky Croc Hostel was a good place to stay in. The staff was very friendly and the activities that they offer throughout the week are a great way to meet new people.
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 10.0


    02 Mar 2020
    I definitely would come back to this hostel.
    Italy, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    01 Mar 2020
    Friendly staff, luggage storage after check-out, private rooms have large bedrooms and en-suite, quiet at night, comfortable bed, wide choice of options for breakfast, beers on sale at reception, conveniently located, nice restaurants nearby.
    England, Male, 31-40
  • 9.4


    02 Mar 2020
    One of the best hostels I’ve stayed at. As a solo traveler I had no problem meeting other people including solo travelers. They had many activities that picked up from the hotel. The food was great although a bit pricey. Was really convenient to have there when you didn’t feel like wandering around. The area felt safe and walkable. The hot water was out the first two days but the owner was working around the clock to fix it. They had an agreement with another hostel if you needed it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    04 Mar 2020
    A good meeting place. Can be too crowdy/noisy at times. Clean and well-run, helpful. Prices are bit high, but they have a self-service kitchen.
    Norway, Male, 31-40
  • 8.6


    03 Mar 2020
    I can say I really liked the enviroment because as soon as I entered I was making friends in the lobby area. The staff were very helpful supportive and friendly. They had lots of info an the hostels offers many things. I had one downside being here. by night 3 I knew they were bed bug bites. Made them aware an were willing to change my bed. Gave me stuff for the bites an apologised I get its hard to avoid with frequent ppl. Other then that I really enjoyed my stay.
    Canada, Male, 31-40
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  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Adaptors
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Flexible NRR
  • Follows Covid-19 sanitation guidance
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wake-up calls
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Meals Available
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • DVD's
  • Wi-Fi


  • 2018

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Bogota

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