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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 #22 of 146 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 5 weeks ago
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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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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We have stayed for just one night in this hostel and werent very happy about the noise you get an a room. You can hear everything from a flush of a toilet two rooms down to receptionists chatting to each other. Beds are nothing special as well. Little disappointed with this place I must admin. One good point is guite... More

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

Hello Phouska. Sorry for the inconvenience, in those days we had a group and maybe thats why the noise at night. We are working to decorate and make better every room, we hope to have you back in Explora to live a different experience with us. Greetings from Bogotá. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

So it's start when I lost my credit card and I send a new one to the hostel, there were many problems with the shipment, and it's end when Jhon (the hostel owner) took me with her private car to the shipment poin ment (1 hour drive!!!). The hostel it's super clean and the wifi it's well, the location it's... More

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

Hola Aviat. Thak you so much for stay at Explora Hostels and your comments, this is, and always will be your home ;) Regards, Dani! More

West Linn
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

For a private room with a bath, I'm not impressed with the value. Bonus points: it feels safe, is clean, the wifi works well, and the staff has been friendly. Negative points: the mattress is super uncomfortable, I would rather be on my camping air mattress. The other guests were loud and apparently there weren't any quiet hours (or at... More

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

Hello Sarah, we are so sorry for the inconvenience, we will work in all the bad things that you are telling us to get a better service. Hope to have you in Explora again to serve you in the best way. Regards fron Bogotá. More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

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

Hello. Thank you so much for living the Explora experience, for your comments and your recommendation, we are working to be better every day. Regards from Colombia and we hope you will come back soon. Dani! More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

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

Dear D S, Thank you for sharing your experience with us, we always look at comments as our guide to improve our service. While we are the first to accept that errors can occur, I would like to state that we change the sheets after each guest leaves and these are sent to be washed and disinfected (as required by... More

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57 reviews 57 reviews
19 hotel reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

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

Hello. Thank you so much for your comments, they make us better every day. We have spoken with the team to make sure that they keep a better attitude for our guests, as we know, it’s nice to see a smile. You are always welcome and we hope you come back to live a different experience and we can assist... More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 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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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Wohoo!! Thank you very much for your comment, we want to be better every day. We hope to have you back at Explora Hostels ;) Dani! More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you so much for rating our service. We will wait for you and your friends in the future, besides cleanliness and good service, you will find many plans and activities to meet and connect with more people. Greetings from Colombia. Dani! More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
27 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
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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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for rating our service and recommending us. We hope that all your friends can come to Explora Hostels and have a good time in Bogota. Dani! More

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Daniel C, Gerente at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Dear Katherine, Thank you for taking the time to give us such valuable feedback regarding your stay. I apologize for the inconveniences you suffered during your time with us, clearly this is not the experience we are looking to offer. We work very hard to train our staff and make sure our receptionists make our guests comfortable. There are occasions... More

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Address: Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Explora Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 16
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