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Casa Platypus

#86 of 241 Hotels in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
Carrera 3 No 16-28, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #86 of 241 Hotels in Bogota
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Lima, Peru
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The place is centrally located, but maybe we were unlucky as we arrived in the weekend, there was nothing to do, and was kind of creepy in the night. The hostal uses natural feather blankets and pillows, which for some reason I am allergic to. It took me until 4 am to find out that was the reason I couldn't... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a pleasant casa. However, we were extremely disappointed to discover there were NO platypi anywhere. And we looked hard. One of the main reasons we stayed is that my daughter,Lila, is a platypus fanatic. We found no other egg-bearing mammals either. Breakfast was nice.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

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 March 20, 2015

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

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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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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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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158 helpful votes 158 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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