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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Calle 16 No 2-43, Bogota, Colombia
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Platypus Hostel
Ranked #68 of 153 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
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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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Manchester, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

Stayed here for one night... was very happy with the location- right next to the old town. The rooms were amazing...for this reason i would class it more of a hotel b&b then hostel. The breakfast was great...cereals, coffee and cooked eggs. Lovely patio and the interior was relaxing and tranquil...perfect for unwinding after a day exploring the city. If... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2013

Now known as La chocolate hostel . Staff not helpful - aside from showing me the room, provided no other informationn about the hostel. Staff unable to help with with any travel ideas (lonely planet stated they were very helpful). Breakfast one and a half hours late (and this just consisted of a bought croissant and hot chocolate - not... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
16 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

We found platypus in a Columbian guide book and it sounded great,Pity print isn't a picture.Supposedly renovated with extra rooms,must have turned storage space into rooms.Small and not that neat,very cramped from common room to bedroom,Kitchen dirty and small,Staff more interested in the net than guest's. Parking was 2 doors up which was extra cost and make sure you have... More 

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Lamu, Coast, Kenya
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2013

No there isn't wifi in the rooms, there isn't satellite tv, and sometimes your shower might not be that hot, but people, that is not what backpacking is about. German is one of the friendliest, most welcoming, interesting hostel owners I've ever encountered, and the Platypus is the great mecca of old school, true adventure travelers who aren't just on... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2013

Very basic, no internet in rooms (at least when I was there) and as long as there was internet in their own office they didn't seem very inclined to solve it. Their was a technician coming manhana (tomorrow). Tomorrow never came, as always in LA. Wouldn't reccomend it.

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Malmo, Sweden
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We went there just for one night. We had a nice, but very small room. Luckely we had only backpacks and no trunks. There would have been no space to open them. The people there were very nice and we felt very save there. The breakfast was amazing and made with love. Thanks for everything.

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Bogota, Colombia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2012

I stayed here for about a month. I had my own room with a bunk bed for the whole time. The staff is very courteous and welcoming. They also are very serious about security so I felt safe there. A few nice rooms are upstairs. It is also a nice atmosphere because it is an open air setting, that is... More 

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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012 via mobile

Didn't like it too much. Room was ok, but we were in front of reception and it was a bit noisy. And we like to smoke now and then, but this hostel had signs everywhere about how clean the air should be so we had to stand in front of the hostel to smoke. Also bathroom facilities were below standards.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

A solid place to rest your head in Bogota, comprising a good location and strong security. It would be difficult to be too effusive about this place but it's relatively clean and breakfast is provided (albeit the strawberry yogurt was rather sweet!).

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New Orleans, LA
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Whenever we visit Bogota, which is several times each year, we always stay at Platypus. Friendly, bilingual staff, clean and affordable accommodations, excellent location, and a nice array of accommodations...they have more to offer than the main (and original) hostel...just ask! Through the years, we have stayed at Platypus as backpacking youth, a tamer married couple, and now as a... More 

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Address: Calle 16 No 2-43, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Hotel Class:2 star — Platypus Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Platypus Hotel Bogota

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