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Hostal La Candelaria Bogota

Calle 16 No.2-38, Bogota 0111, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Olomouc Region, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For me "La Candelaria" is a perfect located hostel for tourist-like people: close to historical centre, museo de ouro, teleferico de Monserrate... I spend altogether four nights there. The rooms I occupied had basic equipment, were clean, the shared bathrooms were maintained very clean also. I appreciated free wifi and breakfasts: toasts-margarine-jam-coffee-banana. The staff was nice and helpful. I was... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

Stayed here for 4 nights and it was great. Clean as a whistle, extremely quiet, and close to restaurants (including Sant Just, a superb French place), nightlife, city centre. Very friendly staff too! Only thing to note is to not turn shower on all the way, otherwise it won't get hot. If it's on just a bit, it's very hot.

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Medellin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

It's not the most amazing, classy hostel ever - but it's a reasonably quiet and tidy one - right in the centre of La Candelaria. The staff were tremendously helpful - especially a Colombian woman and a Swiss/German girl - as I had passport/visa problems.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2013

The room and in the inside are nicely decorated and VERY CLEAN. And you feel safe, knowing you are surrounded by a pretty bad neighborhood It does not have the trashy backpacker style of some places... It is more business like The bedding is a little bit cheap...but ok Some doors showed they were forced the entry and one of... More 

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San Francisco
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

This was my first stop in Bogota and I felt very safe. The rooms, bathrooms and common areas were very clean and comfy. I reserved a private room that listed a double bed in the photos and description so I was surprised that I was placed in a room with bunk beds. However, I had the whole room to myself... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

Very clean, pleasant place. Staff was extraordinarily helpful. Location good, not far from historic sites. There's a good vibe with the guests, but it isn't like a backpackers' dorm. Street feels desolate at night, but I had no bad experiences.

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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

I stayed here for just over a month in June/July 2012 while I studied Spanish at a nearby school. I absolutely loved it! It's clean, comfortable, safe and provides really friendly service. It's not a party hostel, in fact I'm not sure I'd call it a hostel at all as there are only private rooms, no dorm rooms. But if... More 

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Cracow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

Descent hostel im Candelaria district. Beds were clean. It is easy though to miss that place since the sign is not visible enough.

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New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2010

Based on what we saw in the other hostels in the area, it is a cleaner and nicer one but a bit more expensive - we paid 80,000 pesos ($40) for two of us in a room with private bathroom while most others cost about 55,000 pesos ($27.50) for doubles with a private bathroom. The room was very nice and... More 

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Leeds
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2009

OK, it's cheap, but seriously this is not in a good area. In fact it's that bad that a lot of taxis refused to take us there at night, and once you're back there, you're stuck. Bogota is generally a fairly safe place but not around la Candelaria. As for the hostal, their command of English is fairly non-existent, so... More 

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