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“Only stay if everything else is booked out” 2 of 5 stars
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Carrera 4 No. 13-12 | Centro Historico La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia   |  
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Ranked #212 of 241 Hotels in Bogota
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“Only stay if everything else is booked out”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2011

We have stayed in 4 hostels in Bogota and this is defintely the worst. We only ended up staying here because everything else was booked out over the weekend. As with most places there was no hot water, despite being told there was before checking in. Bogota is cold and you don't want cold showers! It might be a general problem with the la candelaria area, but they should have been honest. Also there is no wifi, and the internet doesn't work anyway! All 5 computers are makeshift things made of bits and bobs that don't work properly. The biggest problem for us was the cigarette smoke. Despite signs everywhere saying not to smoke, EVERYWHERE smelt like smoke, including our room! At 50K for double w/ bath you can get much better. Try the chocolate hostel next door, or anywhere else!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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37 reviews 37 reviews
34 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2011

this property occupies a limited niche: a cross between a budget hotel and a hostel. Pros: location, price, security, private rooms en suite, hot water. Cons: no kitchen, no wifi, not much in the way of common areas and conviviality. Most backpackers prefer to stay in the many hostels nearby; those wanting private rooms w/ bath will probably want something a bit nicer and warmer (like all of budget Bogota, there's no heating). This hotel has lots of space and seems to have plenty of vacancies, so a good backup if you arrive on a weekend and other places are full.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2007

How lucky I was to find this great friendly place in the historic center of Bogota (La Candelaria).
The hotel is short walking distance to all museums and goverment buildings. Do not miss the Gold Museum ! ( Museo de Oro.)
Very clean and comfortable. The place even has its own restaurant (Kosher).
It was very affortable and safe, they will store your valuables for safe keeping free !, when I traveled out of Bogota they kept my laugage in a storage room for free.
Bed to share (4 beds in a room) cost me only 20,000 pesos (per person) including private bath.
They also have private rooms with TV and bathroom starting 45,000 pesos.
The lonley planet guide gave them a good review....I am happy I stayed there. Bogota was the highlight of my vacation!

  • Liked — Very central, walking distance from all historic attractions. Very inexpensive yet clean, safe with great and friendly service
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Carrera 4 No. 13-12 | Centro Historico La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
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Ranked #212 of 241 Hotels in Bogota
Number of rooms: 29

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