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The Cranky Croc Hostel

Calle 15 No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Bogota, Colombia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed in Colombia for a total of seven weeks and during that time I probably stayed at the Cranky Croc for a total of ten days. It proved to be a wonderful base for me to see the sights of Bogota and meet fellow travellers, the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful (William and Laura especially) and the rooms... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Probably top 5 best hostels ive stayed in ever. its clean, beds are comfy, lockers, really good breakfast, tv-room, BEST toilet facilities, very chll, very nice. the only thing i wished they had was a kind of a more chill out open area with some couches. not just tables and chairs.

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hostel has the best location. It's within walking distance to the museo del oro and main attractions. They organized an interesting and enjoyable walking tour for our group, which was a highlight of our trip. There is a kitchen for guests to use in addition to a kitchen where breakfast and lunch (and dinner?) are served (at a reasonable... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I dont even know where to start... so ok first of all the location its the first one when getting to the candelaria area... with a BBC pub in the corner and some megaburguers and cheap nice pizza one block away as well! the staff is great and quite savvy about the city.. they will get you taxis, give you... More 

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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Really nice hostel. It's clean, showers are good and good WiFi connection. Breakfast reasonably priced & free coffee Has tv room, washing machine too. Good location Price was reasonable and worth it. Loved it so much that we will be staying here again

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Lisbon, Portugal
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Got a double room. Very, very, very basic. That is compared to other hostels in the candelaria (explora e.g. has much cheaper and nicer rooms). A bed with animal print sheets and a cupboard is the only thing in the room. They didn't even try to make it homey by decorating. Paid the 30.000 cop extra for the room because... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

We didn't want to go to cranky croc because of the name, we thought it was going to be a party hostel. We were pleasantly surprised to find it was the complete opposite. The staff were friendly, they had free computers to use, the layout was good and the dorm was great too. The beds were comfy, they had numerous... More 

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

The Cranky Croc Hostel was my first hostel experience in Colombia and by far one the best. The hostel is really modern with a very nice common room where to hang out, pick up stuff that other people no longer wants or have breakfast. The receptionists are really nice, provide you with all the help you need and speak both... More 

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Lima, Peru
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Stayed here for about 5 nights. Hostel crowd seem to only stick around for the weekend with the week being fairly quiet when I visited. Super clean brand new bathrooms on every floor. Most of the staff really helpful but one guy with short hair on reception was not. Doesn't really respond to you, read his book all the time... More 

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

This was one of my favorite hostels that I visited in South America. The rooms could feel a little crowded at times, but the beds were very comfortable and the rooms were cleaned frequently. The showers were spacious and were also cleaned frequently - and hot water! There is free coffee every morning in the well-equipped kitchen. There is a... More 

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