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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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Lisbon, Portugal
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

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 2 days ago NEW

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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24 reviews 24 reviews
19 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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6 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews 65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Just stayed at cranky croc and had a great time, met fab people. Location is wonderful. Room is clean and the bathrooms are reallllllly clean considering shared. The staff are nice particular shout out to Sergio (think that's how you spell it) who worked on the night shift and Carlos the bouncer. Great guys, full of information and nice to... More 

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Oakland, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

This is the first review I have ever written but I feel the need to. To be invited into a hostel by the gentleman who essentially perfected everything there is about no customer service what so ever wasn't a very good welcome. Seemed to be the consensus around the hostel as well. Hopefully you arrive while he is not working.... More 

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Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

this was a great hostel to stay in. It was a great location with walking distance to everything you need. The staff were super helpful and friendly and the breakfast in the morning was cheap and tasted good. We stayed in a private room which was sufficient and was located further enough away from the main area so we could... More 

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Jerusalem, Israel
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

This is a great hostel located a walking distance from everything.it is a great place to meet people. You can choose to chill out or party. The staff was very friendly. The downside is that it is not the cleanest hostel.

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77 reviews 77 reviews
17 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Stayed at the hostel in November. They also organized me an airport pickup late at night what I thought was very comfortable being exhausted from a long flight. Couldn't have chosen a better hostel to start my south american tour. It is located right at la candelaria and offers nice activities. Also the staff was nice and the prices reasonable.... More 

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