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Musicology Hostel

Calle 9 N 3-71, Bogota, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Mazatlan, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015 via mobile

Getting from the airport to the hostel was a breeze and the staff on duty were so welcoming and even expecting me. The hostel is in a great location and offers free daily walking tours, salsa lesson night and free breakfast and coffee. The beds were made daily and the rooms always cleaned in the early afternoons. The staff were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

The owners claim that this hostel is the ideal backpacker haven but I found the facility lacking in major areas: the wifi went down for two entire days! Unacceptable. Their idea of luggage storage was an UNLOCKED closet that smelled of urine and mold. The dorms themselves each have a unique smell, while cleaned everyday by staff, the smells and... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Employees playing guitar at 2am. Party all the time despite the supposed "be quiet after 10" rule. Cigarette smoking inside during breakfast (also against their "rules"). No lockers. Room door could barely close. Bathroom fixtures falling apart. Their breakfast is stale bread and rotten fruit. You're better off without breakfast, as you'll have to go out for a second one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

I went here after seeing it recommended in the Lonely Planet, which was a huge mistake. My girlfriend and I booked a private double room, which turned out to be right next to the bar. The walls are paper thin and they play music until the early hours, so sleep wasn't an option. I got out of bed to go... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

My boyfriend and I checked in to a private double room. It was basic but seemed fine - until my boyfriend found broken glass on the floor. Despite being half empty, they'd also put us in a room right next to the bar, which is very noisy and open until the small hours. We asked to move and the next... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Why this place is recommended by lonely planet is beyond me. The 10 bed dorm where we stayed was smelly and cold. The threadbare sheets you are provided with look they were bought from a 2nd hand shop in the early 90's and when combined with high ceilings it makes for a very chilly night. The plumbing in the ensuite... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

This place is cheap and it's located in Bogota, so you cannot expect it to be that nice. It's basic and the folks that work there are nice, so you get what you pay for, it's just that you pay very little (like $10-15/night). The wifi was OK and the food they provided was an decent bonus, but the bathrooms... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Your average hostel. Poor wifi, and quite poor electric 'hot' water showers. It was quite cold when we were there, and the hostel has quite high ceilings and no heating. We were given one blanket, but luckily there were some unused beds in our dorm room so could use those blankets also- otherwise I would've been quite cold at night.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Stayed here for 2 nights, in a double private ensuite room (Rock n'Roll). Upon arrival, I waited at the reception for the emotionless reception girl to attend to me, after she finally finished all her tasks. The room was not cleaned well. There was some garbage on the floor in the toilet, which I had to pick up myself and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014 via mobile

The location is good and close to the old town. But the hostal itself is dirty and uncomfortable. The cheap prove alone cannot justify it. Just for sleeping cheap , nothing more. I have no idea why lonely planet recommends it !!!?!!?

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