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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Cali, Colombia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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7 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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65 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

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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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 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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