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The Cranky Croc Hostel

Calle 15 No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia (La Candelaria)
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Ranked #24 of 139 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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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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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here in January 2014 at the end of a year long round the world trip. There is a social/dining area which makes it very easy to meet other travellers, have a chat and find people to hang around with. The hostel organise trips out to areas where bars and clubs are - just put your name on the... More

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Just stayed here for my fourth time. Amazing comfy beds, lockers with light and power point for each bed, fantastically renovated bathrooms and showers (you very rarely see this work quality in Latin American hostels), friendly staff (except one girl who should get over herself). Best WIFI I came across in Latin America. The owner Andy is a well travelled... More

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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
40 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

I stayed in this hostel for 3 nights while I was in Bogota and the overall experience was good. The hostel is well located though the place looks a little dated compared to many other hostels in town an the newer renovated section has been put together to classic latin american standards (i.e. shabbily). The rooms however are decent enough... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 via mobile

Got in at 7am and allowed me to check in early and get some sleep after a red eye flight. Once awake showed me everything there was to do in town and were very friendly. Bathroom Facilities were amazing and with hot water! Bed was noisy but hardly spent time in it.

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Dusseldorf, Germany
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Originally the overall rating would be better, as the first time we stayed at the Croc was fine. The private room is a bit small and not "pretty", it's kind of moist, as well, but it's fine for someone looking for a budget option. A downside of the ( I guess thanks to LP) busy Croc is, that it's really... More

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Carlinville, IL
17 reviews 17 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Staff is professional and there is excellent front door security. My room was more closet than a room. I could only stand up in the half of it. It is euphemistically call "the loft". There was no cleaning service for my four day stay. At about $30 a night, I consider it a poor value.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

Stayed in private room for four nights. Walkable location to graffiti art tour, Botero musuem, and tram to Monseratte. Hostel provides party bus to Carne Andre de Res, really fun vibe that attracted people from beyond our hostel. Received great service. Be prepared that La Candelaria is a "gritty" neighborhood (with lots of character). Don't expect pristine streets so set... More

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Sydney, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
15 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I liked this place. Its in a good location , very friendly staff (quite cute to) and very clean rooms and bathrooms. The communal area is smallish which makes it easier for everyone to socialise , the bathrooms are big and newly renovated and the beds are comfortable. Cons. There is renovation work going on so each day i didnt... More

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Changwon, South Korea
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61 reviews 61 reviews
55 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for a couple nights. The beds were decent and the room was roomy. The location is fantastic. The bathrooms and showers were always clean. I think the only negative was that the staff were just going through the motions, never really eager to help you out.

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Taumarunui, New Zealand
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

A hostel in the heart of it, staff and owner well versed with all thats happening and only to keen to help you out, being a small hostel enhanced my stay, easier to get to know others, never waiting to long for food , highlight would have to be the bus trip out to some god forsaken place to one... More

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Address: Calle 15 No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
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