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“A nice hostel in Bogota” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel

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Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel
Carrera 1 no 12B-15, Bogota 111711, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #3 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
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“A nice hostel in Bogota”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This hostel has a really great vibe with its unique layout an colorfully decorated interior. I can't comment on the free breakfast because I had to leave early for a flight, but thy do have a kitchen available for anyone to use.

The hostel is a close five minute walk to a delicious bakery as well as the Botero museum.

My only complaint is lack of electric outlets for charging devices. Otherwise, the staff was very friendly and helpful.

  • Stayed October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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 September 23, 2013 via mobile

I stayed here for 9nights&felt very safe&welcomed. It was a home like environment were you met lots of people. Staff are great, hostel is really clean at all times & its great location. I was worried incase the cat would annoy me looking for food like other cats in hostels but no this one is well fed my staff&is a fat lazy spoilt cat

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

A very interesting hostel in Bogota and quite a friendly place that feels much more like a friend's house than a hostel. Staff were very friendly and helpful in terms of things to do around Bogota. I liked the solid bunk beds made of large wood logs and they were comfortable too. The whole hostel is very light and airy and has a very arty feel to it. Bathrooms were a little small, but perfectly adequate. We cooked in the kitchen just the once and it was fine although would be a bit cramped if everyone wanted to cook at the same time. It's not a large hostel though so there'd be more chance that you'd cook with others and share anyway rather than like in some of the larger anonymous hostels. We stayed in another hostel in Bogota for our first visit there and were much happier here at Lima Limon.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This hostel was my last one after six months of traveling all through South America so I looked for peace and quiet- which can easily be found there.
It is not located that good- a bit far from the main things in La Candelaria area and up a hill. However- there are some really nice bars within 5 minutes walk from there.
The rooms are pretty ok. I stayed in a 4 people dorm with my friends. The rooms was very nice but nobody bothered to let us know that the only entrance to a private couple room is through our room. That didn't prove to be such a problem (I guess the couples were trying to keep it quiet:)). Showers are nice, kitchen is pretty small.
The staff are eager to help but were unable to get us a big taxy to get to the airport.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013

We volunteered and stayed here for nearly a month. Andres and Sonia are very helpful and friendly. They make you feel welcome, answer all your questions and like to chat. The bathrooms have amazing water pressure and hot water always. There are two computers available for use and wifi. The breakfast is fresh bread, jam and arequipe (one of my favorite things from colombia) and you can drink coffee all day long. The Tv room is comfortable and there are Bogotà brewing company beers available for purchase, best beer Ive had in a long long time. I loved it here and loved Bogotà, didn't want to leave would've stay if I could have!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in Lima Limon for about a week. It was a really lovely place with comfy beds, speedy wi-fi, great location computers free to use, really helpful friendly staff and a free breakfast!

Only minor point is there's not a great deal of comfy space to chill, but with so many cool places to go in Bogotá it's not much of an issue...

All in all a great place to stay!

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Honestly one of the best hostels Ive stayed in. Good bed, amazing building, excellent breakfast and the staff are really friendly and helpful. I have backed packed through every country in south america - trust me stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Additional Information about Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel

Address: Carrera 1 no 12B-15, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 142 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lima Limón Candelaria is a boutique art hostel which combines art, colors, comfort and a relaxing atmosphere. Lima Limón Candelaria Hostel is located in the neighborhood of The Candelaria, the historical center of Bogota, only one block from the “Chorro de Quevedo” square, where Bogotá was founded in the 16th century.We are really close to the historic “Calle del embudo”, the most famous street in Bogotá, which contains the best bars and restaurants.Candelaria is the right place if you want to visit excellent museums and monuments. It is just a five minute walk from the hostel to the Gold Museum and the Botero Museum.Also, you can enjoy the best view of the city in the Montserrate hill, only five blocks from the hostel.You will fall in love with Candelaria and with Lima Limón Candelaria Hostel.Lima Limon Candelaria has an art gallery and a 24-hour front desk service.ServicesFree internet with Wi Fi-Free Breakfast-Complete Kitchen-Hot Shower 24 hs.-Free Coffee 24 hs.-Free Lockers.-Library with book exchange.-Art gallery with expositions.-Towels-Helpful staff 24 hs.-Storage room.-Tours. Tourist information.-T.V with cable (Direct TV) 24 hs and DVD. ... more   less 
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