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The Cranky Croc Hostel

Calle 15 No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #25 of 149 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We absolutely loved our stay here the beds are so comfy and everything is spotless. The showers are hot and clean, the bathrooms are brand new. All the guests we came across were so friendly and the staff members were extremely helpful and friendly. I would highly recommend this hostel to anyone going to Bogota.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Didn't even have the chance to stay the night here but based here for the day - staff couldn't have been more friendly and were absolutely charming. Very helpful with things to do and let us base there when we were homeless. Can't review the accommodation but for kindness they get 5 stars from me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This must be the best hostel I have stayed during my 3 months trip from California to Mexico and through Cuba finally to Colombia, Bogota. Everything here is really clean and showers and toilets are hotel standard! Common kitchen is kept really clean too! Beds in the dorms are good quality and the pillow and sheets super comfortable and warm... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

Far from a pleasant experience. The private room was small, noisy and extremely cold. Common area was freezing and the roof was leaking. For 50 dollars per night, it was way overpriced. We shortened the duration of our stay at the cranky crock to stay elsewhere in Bogota and got more comfort for less money.

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46 reviews 46 reviews
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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

I've now stayed here twice while visiting bogota. Upon my second visit to bogota I stayed at a different for one night but it wasn't up to par with the cranky croc so I came back here again The staff here are very friendly and the hostel is in a great location They have a good social area and TV... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

We stayed twice during our recent trip to Colombia. First time we stayed in a 4 person private en-suite room and second time in a shred dorm. It is a very well run hostel with excellent security. The location is great, the staff are friendly, the bathrooms are clean and the prices good value for money. For the modern traveller... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

the hostal is really nice, with new bathrooms and a nice courtyard. Also the stuff is really friendly and they all speak english. Therfor we are about 30 years...maybe it was a bit to "young" for us... The area, calendaria, is very nice and maybe the best place to stay in bogota.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We had a really great stay here. It's in a good location in the centre of Candalaria, close by to many nice bars, cafés and shops. We stayed in a dorm which was clean and well equipped. Common area is small but has a very social and relaxed atmosphere, there is no bar so most people gather here in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

I stayed here for 4 days while visiting Bogota. Its in a good, safe location and within walking distance to all the main attractions.The rooms are pretty small and cramped but there is a nice bar area. You can order breakfast in the morning and dinner in the evening. Prices are reasonable and the portions are Hugh! I think the... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

This hostel is not that good there is nowhere to smoke so you have to go outside the hostel where you get lots of hassle from drunks and junkies and a crazy security guard that cycles about. The staff arent that helpful either i was using the computers one morning about 6am trying to fix my flight and i got... More 

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Address: Calle 15 No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 10
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