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Hostel Specific Terms & Conditions

The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card 1 week prior to 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.

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

Additional Info:

Gay friendly groups
Family Groups
Old age groups
Backpackers groups
Musicians groups
Artists groups
Expatriat groups
Exchange students groups

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


Vivo Hostel

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • Perfect Location
  • Superb Staff
  • Fantastic Cleanliness
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Property Description

In the historical center of Bogotá, Vivo is the hostel where you can have your most pleasant approach to the best of Colombia: history, joy and comfort in a place that feels like the house of a close and generous family member. Vivo Hostel is the perfect experience for you who want to have a safe place to get to Bogotá; very close to nature, picturesque and full of life, its walls are shaped of the history of this bohemian city that offers a wide variety of possibilities for everything type of visitors.From our facilities to the careful seasoning of our food has been thought meticulously to make you live in our world; we want to give you a experience much more fun, exciting and fun than you can have in a hostel. Vivo reflects our way of feeling and thinking: we want you to take the best of Colombia in every detail. We have worked day and night to offer you more than a hostel: an experience to remember.

Many of the buildings in the La Candelaria neighborhood - many of them colonial and republican styles - have been preserved and have been declared assets of historical and cultural interest. In this area of the historical center of Bogota there are about 500 institutions or artistic groups, museums and research centres, as well as theatres, libraries and universities.

Above a brief of our rooms:

Sierra Nevada Apartment: Beautiful colonial apartment located on property with internal fruit garden and hammocks. Full kitchen, living room, dining room, double bed, single bed and sofa bed with bathroom for exclusive use. The apartment is included at the Vivo hostel property, which has a bar service, craft shop, reception, kitchen, ballroom, solarium and hammock kiosk. Located in the heart of the historic center of “la candelaria”.

Purple Suite: Beautiful matrimonial bedroom in a colonial house with more than 300 years old located in the historic center of la Candelaria. Double bed with night tables, lighting, plugs with USB port, trunk and wardrobe, garden views. Shared bathroom Continental breakfast included.

Guajira Room: Cosy space created in the wattle of a colonial house located in the heart of the historic center of la Candelaria. For the defiant of gravity! It has a hammock network and a wayuu hammock that evokes the beautiful and warm Guajira in the north of Colombia. We will have the pleasure of serving you every morning with a delicious Colombian breakfast and you can enjoy our green gardens with fruit trees and hammocks.

Pink Room: Shared room with 6 single bunk beds (maximum capacity of 6 people) have lighting reading and plugs with USB port. Rate includes a delicious Colombian breakfast and at the same time you can enjoy our green gardens with fruit trees and hammocks.

Yellow Room:
Shared room with 3 single beds and 2 double bunk beds (maximum capacity of 7 people) have lighting and plugs with USB port.Rate includes a delicious Colombian breakfast and at the same time you can enjoy our gardens with fruit trees and hammocks.

Green Room:
Shared room with 6 single beds and 3 double bunk beds (maximum capacity of 12 people) have lighting, and sockets with USB port. Rate includes a delicious Colombian breakfast and at the same time you can enjoy our gardens with fruit trees and hammocks.

Vivo Hostel Conditions and Policies:

Cancellation policy: 48h before arrival.

Check in from 15:00.
Check out before 12:00.

Payment upon arrival by cash.

Taxes included.
Breakfast included.

Reception open 24/7.
No curfew.
We do not accept customers younger than 18 years of age.
The maximum period of stay is of 14 days.

Special Events: Barcu from 9 to September 29: conditions: 50% deposit and cancellation with 1 week in advance without penalty.
Payment by bank transfer. Property will contact you for payment details. View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 9.4

  • Security 9.4

  • Location 9.2

  • Staff 9.6

  • Atmosphere 8.9

  • Cleanliness 9.6

  • Facilities 9.2

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    09 Jan 2020
    Amazing time at Vivo Hostel! I felt very comfortable, vivo has a homey feel and was kept very clean. Also had amazing staff who were all very helpful! There’s also 2 dogs that really help make the place feel like home. Lots of shops, restaurants and museums nearby/walking distance and a great atmosphere if you just want to chill out at the hostel. 10/10 recommend
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    13 Dec 2019
    Had an amazing stay at Vivo hostel. The staff went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and had everything we needed. (Including giving us popcorn when we had film nights) It is absolutely spotless, rooms were lovely and the hostel dogs make it feel so homely. It is in a perfect location surrounded by cafes and street art. 10 minute walk to the main square. We absolutely loved it here and would highly recommend. Also breakfast included which was lovely. xxxxx
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Nov 2019
    The staff here are simply amazing - they cannot do enough for you. The atmosphere and the running of the hostel is exactly as it should be. The room was clean and comfortable. The surrounding area has everything you need including a local shop, a bakery and a pharmacy. In addition, you are only a few minutes walk from all the main areas including Bolivar Square. The area is extremely safe will plenty of security and helpful locals. A perfect gem amongst the streets of Bogota!
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    22 Oct 2019
    Vivo is just great. Located right in the Candelaria district& very close to City Center. The staff are all super friendly & helpful. I would highly recommend this place to anyone.
    USA, Male, 41+
  • 10.0


    06 May 2019
    Amazing stay 10/10
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    02 Apr 2019
    Vivo Hostel was my first stay of a 2 month trip through Colombia and a very welcome to Bogota. The hostel is new and its employees and owner are very charming. I fell sick while in Bogota and they really took care of me! Facilities are nice and clean and wifi is stronger than in many hostels I've been to. Highly recommend this place and will go back at the end of my trip. Thank you very much!!
    Switzerland, Male, 18-24
  • 9.4


    08 Oct 2019
    Great location!! All the staff was super friendly and welcoming. Good breakfast. I was able to get a good night sleep, since it's quiet, which I really appreciate in a hostel. They have two gorgeous doggies, bonus 😊.
    Costa Rica, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    18 Apr 2019
    Vivo Hostel was a dream! The staff was more than willing to make my trip to Bogota an amazing one. Every day they asked me what I wanted for breakfast - and made it, by hand right then! The location isn't the greatest (a rough neighborhood is not far into the mountain), but it's still close to a LOT in La Candeleria. I've stayed in hostels all over the world at this point, and this was probably THE comfiest bed I have ever come across in one. They provided towel and locker lock too!
    USA, Female, 31-40
  • 8.3


    07 Jan 2020
    Vivo is a nice little hostel. It’s situated a little walk from the main attractions on the area. I have to say that Will the guy on reception is the nicest, friendliest and most helpful guy I have come across. He makes the hostel. I went to Bogota to learn Spanish and will took time to help me improve. He also put on dance classes that were great and got everyone involved. It was just quite and the other guy on the desk was not much on a personality.
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    14 Aug 2019
    I had the loft room, which is a loft within a 5 bed dorm so you can hear everyone in the dorm/see their lights. The bed was super comfy and clean though and you have privacy. The WiFi does not reach in the loft, so you need to go in the lobby. The lobby however is very cold since all the doors and windows are open to outside. 4 choices for breakfast and a walkable neighborhood. Bathrooms are shared between genders so be prepared to always walk in to a toilet seat up with pee in the bowl :(
    USA, Female, 18-24
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Towels Included
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Dryer
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers For Hire
  • Hot Showers
  • Microwave
  • Reading Light
  • Security Lockers
  • Utensils
  • Internet Access
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Restaurant
  • Board Games
  • Wi-Fi