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Explora Hostels

2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia (La Candelaria)
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Ranked #20 of 141 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed here two nights over the weekend in a private room with ensuite. The hostel was clean and provided liquid handsoap and large public toilet style loo roll - much unlike other hostels that provide little or none of either. The staff were helpful and we would overall recommend staying here.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pro (singular): hot showers in the morning, with excellent water pressure. That's it. My bed was absolutely unacceptable; it was lumpy and dilapidated. The bunk bed next to mine creaked so much, you'd think there was an orgy going on on top of it. When the poor girl was just trying to pull her covers up. (Everyone was annoyed.) Street... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location of the hostel is very central in La Candelaria, the touristic part of the historic center, where pretty much all backpackers go to. The dorm rooms are clean and every bed has a big locker underneath. The bathrooms were ok, but could be better maintained. The girl at the front desk never managed to smile once, which is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent experience staying in the Explora Hostel. They were polite and accommodating. Highly recommend this clean facility. I always particularly enjoy a place that has an area to socialize with fellow travelers and organize your thoughts and travel plans...they've got hammocks and an entire lounge area with sofas within which to do that. Thumbs up!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Nice atmosphere. I totally recomend it. The place is clean. On reception I always found friendly advices. The social area and the breakfast are great. Easy to socialize with other backpackers and make new friends.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

It was the first hostel I slept in and I want to say it is a very quite cool hostel with such an amazing service, very clean place also in the shower and toilets, they have a very good website, and it's very close to the "La Candelaria" and all the good pubs!!! I sincerely recommend about this hostel!

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

I had sent a reservation to Explora for 2 private room with private bathrooms a couple of weeks before we departed for Bogota and got a confirmation that our rooms were booked. Just in case, I sent them an email the day before we left. They emailed me that I had not made such reservation! I was aghast and sent... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

My review is a bit delayed - my apologies to Joan and the staff - but I've been meaning to sing the praises of Explora ever since I stayed there in January. A group of friends and I used Explora as our home base for our 2 week trip to Colombia this past January, the vast majority of which we... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

I saw a Few hostals in Candelaria And this one Seemed to be the most clean And calm one. The Price is avarage. The only Thing is that the towels costs extra. But they Rent New Mountain Bikes here to have a Ride at Septima which is a big plus. Nice place!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here in April at the beginning of our South American journey. Our booking got stuffed up on their system so we couldn't stay the first night but the lovely owner Joan helped us out and we stayed across the street but were welcome to use Explora's much better facilities. The place itself was airy and... More

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Address: Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
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Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Explora Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 13
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