The private single room with private bathroom is just great. I moved around furniture a bit to be able to sit up and lean against a wall. Rubber (or plastic?) mattress cover repels the fitted sheet; it's worh breaking out your own sleeping bag liner. Hostel location - it's great to be surrounded by university students! Super bookstores. Breakfast is only adequate. Very good WiFi. Laundry handed in at 9 a.m. was clean and dry by noon. Staff was terrific for helping with luggage, taxi at 5 a.m., wake-up call, etc.
The first room I visited was unlockable: neither windows nor doors could actually be sealed. I secured the second room by wedging a ballpoint pen through the right place in the window frames. Test doors and window shutters to be sure they won't just pop open. Shower is hot with plenty of water, but a really inadequate shower curtain, so the floor is swamped. No wonder the laminate flooring by the bathroom door is lifting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Explora Hostels is located in the historical center of Bogota, La Candelaria. It's an old house with two spaces: half the place was renovated to make it modern and sophisticated. The other half features the original spaces of the house, so our guests feel at a colonial and ancient atmosphere. We have a trained staff in customer service and English, in order to give the best service to all our visitors. Our social area has two computers for public use, fully staffed and smoking area. The internet service throughout the house, allows our guests to stay connected to their surroundings at all times. ... more less
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