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Casa Platypus

#61 of 240 Hotels in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
3.0 of 5
Carrera 3 No 16-28, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #61 of 240 Hotels in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Vancouver, B.C.
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88 reviews 88 reviews
26 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of Casa Platypus can't be beat. Walking distance to pretty much any major attraction if you're there for 2-3 days. The staff are excellent, and went out of their way to help us. (And for those whose Spanish is not good, they also speak English). The building is super cute, and the rooms are well-appointed. The only complaint... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

German made a dream come true: He put up the perfect hostel in Bogota. The location is just next to Las Aguas bus stop, but still within the boundary of the historic Candelaria district where you can find some of the top museums, fine restaurants and bars. Within a few hundred meters is a bank with an ATM, a laundry... More 

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A terrific hostel in a great location. Yes our room may have been on the small side and the price a little on the 'big' side, but the bed was superb and the bathroom also. Breakfast excellent and the staff (Roman especially) very helpful. Looking forward to our next stay!

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58 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

I stayed at this hotel for 2 nights as part of a group tour. I was pleasantly surprised to arrive here. the location was great walking distance to restaurants, museums, and monserrate. the hotel had a cute rooftop terrace with nice views. the breakfast was nice and I loved you could utilize the kitchen anytime other than breakfast. the room... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Beautifully maintained historic home located in the center of Bogota's bohemian La Candelaria district. Daytime receptionist Roman is knowledgeable and helpful. Charming rooms and good shower, but matress quality left me wanting.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 via mobile

After a little bit of difficulty finding the hotel due to confusion with the address for Platypus Hostel we were warmly greeted by the staff at Casa Platypus even though it was after 11pm. The hotel has quite simple rooms around a central courtyard. The location is very convenient for a lot of sightseeing options. The only issue we had... More 

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136 reviews 136 reviews
39 hotel reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

A well located hotel in heart of La Candelaria, with exceptionally friendly and very helpful staff. The rooms are nice, clean and well laid out and easily had the best shower of anywhere else we stayed in the Colombia - so hot and big. Nice bedding too. I stayed here twice, once on arrival and again before departing Colombia, 1st... More 

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London
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113 reviews 113 reviews
73 hotel reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Find it really difficult to see how this establishment can describe itself as a "luxury hotel" as it is little more than a fairly decent backpackers` hostel. In a good location, for sure, it has a very pleasant reception area (with an equally pleasant receptionist, Paloma) and ground floor courtyard. However, rooms are very basic and, when I stayed there,... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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64 reviews 64 reviews
31 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

A well located hotel in heart of Candelaria. Good breakfast. Plenty of hot water. Walking distance to all sights. Great front desk staff fluent in English and very helpful. Arrived very early 7am and were given a room right away. This was much appreciated after a red eye flight and missed connections. Thank you Roman!!! Would highly recommend this small... More 

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cork
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21 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Lovely rooms, great WiFi, lovely food, good kitchen facilities and lovely staff who speak good english - I really liked this place. It is very well located in Candelaria for banks, food, nightlife, museums and close to the start points of the Graffiti tour (also recommended), the bike tour, Montserrat and Musee Botero. Special mention to Roman who helped me... More 

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