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Explora Hostels

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2.0 of 5
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Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
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Ranked #17 of 162 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

very nice hostel ,good citchen big living room to chill eith tv to rest a bit very very kind and helpfull dtaff that alwayeys gonna help rrally recomended very good location close to the teleferico and to the gold muzuem hope u enjoy ur staying because no dauts to hostel in bogota cheers!

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your review, we hope you have a really good time in Colombia. Regards from Bogotá. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was visiting the city for a week and stayed in this hotel, really quite liked me, is a very comfortable and welcoming place, you get a service of high quality for someone who has a not very large budget and with the advantage of be located near the main places you should visit in Bogota. If you ever go... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hi Pacho, thanks for the review we really appreciate your comments. We hope to have you back on Explora to give you the best attention. Please remember you can now book directly through TripAdvisor and get exclusive deals in this channel. Greetings from Bogotá. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The washrooms and public spaces are pretty nice. Internet did not work in our room so we had to use the hallway. Also, rooms are bare so there is nothing but a bed in it. No shelves even to hang your towel. Finally, staff does not speak great english and we got some poor travel advice from one of them.... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Dianne, thank you for review our hostel, with that we´ll improve our service. We hope you have a really good time in Colombia and come again in the future, please be sure that we will improve the english level for all our staff. Best regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have literally been to nearly every hostel in the Candelaria district and spent nearly all of my 2 months in Bogota calling the Explora my home. There was only one hostel priced lower per night and after spending exactly one night there, I happily returned to Explora. The staff there was consistently amazing, without exception. The bedding was always... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Adam, thanks for the review and all the recomendations you gave us during the time you were at Explora, we had a really good time with you here. We hope to see you again in our hostel and as you home, you will always be welcome. Best regards from Bogotá. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Meant to stay 3 nights but ended up staying a week because of a change to our trip schedule. This is a pleasant and friendly hostal. It was quiet, so we always got a good night's sleep. It is in the heart of La Candaleria, so there are plenty of bars and parties around if you fancy. The staff are... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Lizzy, thank you for review our hostel, with that we´ll improve our service. We hope you have a really good time in Colombia and come again in the future. Best regards. More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Explora is comforatable, friendly, warm and super social at the same time. It has clean comfortable beds, good WiFi, clean bathrooms, breakfast(not included), and very friendly staff. Very accomodative even with late hours. Its an excellent place to be in even if you are new to Bogota and do not know anyone, this place will make you feel at home.... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Divya, thank you so much for the review and help us to improve. We hope you have a really good time in Colombia and come again to Explora ;) Best regards. More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

This is a great hostel! I came on my own to Bogota, afraid that it'll be hard to socalise in the huge city, but it was really easy to meet great people from the rest of the world in the hostel! It's really clean, organized and has great service! I really recommend :)

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for your review and help us to improve. Please do not hesitate to return to Explora to give you the best attention. Thanks again and best regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

We stayed for 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm. It was clean and comfortable but looked right out onto the street with a hole in the glass window so pretty noisy. Also there were only a few plugs which were all hidden - we had to move the beds to find them. However they had these great wooden padlockable... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Laura, thank so much for your review. As you saw, we are fixing some things in the hostel, including the dorms to minimize the noise and the showers to have the best attention for all our guests. Next time you come to Colombia, please do not hesitate to return to Explora to give the best possible care. Best regards. More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

The place is OK, nice area, nice beds, good wifi, but you charge for EVERYTHING. I was affraid of breathe because I was expecting to pay something. Breakfast? not included. Towels? not included. Soap? not included. Shampoo? not included. I know is a hostel, is clear, but even in cheapers hostel than Explora you receive a better service. I would... More 

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Anibal. Thanks for your review and help us to improve. In our hostel you can ask for free towels in private rooms, people in dorms has to pay for that. Next time you came and you stay in private rooom, please ask at the front desk for all things that you need, we will do the best for you.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Stayed in the 6 bed dorm. Helpful staff, clean bathrooms, nice backyard, good location; you can walk to the landmarks easily. You can order breakfast if you like. I met very interesting and clever travelers in this hostel. May be it was just a coinsidence or may be it is just a good choice ;)

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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Olga, thank you so much for your review and recognize our job. For sure we always have very interesting people in here to connect people around the world. Next time you came, be sure that we will do the best for make your stay unforgettable. Best regards from Bogotá!! More 

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