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“SUPER cozy hostel in La Candelaria” 5 of 5 stars
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Lima Limon Candelaria Hostel
Carrera 1 no 12B-15, Bogota 111711, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #12 of 162 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“SUPER cozy hostel in La Candelaria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

From the airport, my girlfriend and I took a cab to Lima Limon. The first "cabbie" to approach us didn't offer a very good price (about 50,000 CP) so shop around a bit (our return to the airport cost half that price and picked us up from the hostel).

The area that the hostel is located is pretty awesome: La Candelaria. It is close to the university and thus has a younger crowd. This means small shops nearby with cheap, delicious eats, bars, and the tinkling of live music, or sometimes the boom of loud music, all within 10 minutes walking.

Lima Limon is fantastic and we could have stayed there for a long long time simply because of how dang cozy it is. The walls are painted with trees, or have small installations decorating them. Everything is colorful and tasteful. There is a nook up the stairs, perfect for reading a book or catching up on some work in peace, and a desktop computer just below it. Hot showers all the time, good wifi, a quaint kitchen, and an excitable fat cat are some other bonuses. Sound carries in this hostel, but people are respectful of each other - which brings me to the best part of staying here. Everyone who works there made us feel like part of a home instead of temporary guests, and it followed that everyone we met seemed to feel it and become very relaxed, as if in their own home. If there were no seats available on a couch, people would sit on the stairs or bring chairs from the dining table to sit around and watch World Cup games. The same would happen at night as people got ready to go out. We would sit around and drink a beer (which they offer nice and cold for a good price) and weigh options for the night. Another favorite part is there is a chance you could get in on a pickup football (soccer) match if that's your thing as there are three courts nearby this hostel. Overall, this place was seriously amazing and I've been wanting to go back every since!!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 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 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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Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

Lovelt little hostel, very nice people, great kitchen and a funky chill vibe, really liked this place, not as flash or lush as some others but just one of those places you feel comfortable in as soon as you arrive and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Mitaka, Tokyo, Japan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

This hostel was in a nice location and had very friendly staff. La Candelaria is a hilly neighborhood to walk, but beautiful. Plenty of nightlife to check out in the area as well as amazing little bars and restaurants. The rooms were clean as were the bathrooms. My only complaint is that the 3 shower rooms didn't have anywhere to hang up clothes, towels, etc. Also, no towels to rent. Wish that would have been an option. Otherwise, terrific.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Athens, Greece
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Stayed for a few days. Very nice cosy hostel at candaleria! Clean bathrooms and rooms. Private or shared. The kitchen a little small but functionable. The guys running the hostel are great!!! anything can be answered and solved at Lima Limon! Andre and Sonya will take care all. Had a great time and for sure i will be back again! Thank you guys! Recommended!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Located in Old Town - La Candelaria a bit of a walk to the local bus stations in a very hills area. Great if you want a great leg workout. It has private and 4 and 6 bed dorms, a small kitchen with only the minimal utensils and no supplies. The free breakfast is bread, butter, jam and coffee. They do have 3 bathrooms with showers but they are all down stairs. The TV only plays DVD’s no TV stations, I advise you to bring ear buds so you can drown out the load nightly conversation if you plan to retire before midnight. The bunk beds are made out of bamboo and are noisy with every move and there is no storage under the beds. But they do have small wooden storage boxes you can use, but as normal be sure to bring your own lock.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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17 hotel reviews
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013 via mobile

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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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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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 #12 of 162 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lima Limon Candelaria is a boutique art hostel which combines art, colors, comfort and a relaxing atmosphere. Lima Limon 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 Bogota was founded in the 16th century.We are really close to the historic "Calle del embudo", the most famous street in Bogota, 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 Limon 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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