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The Cranky Croc Hostel

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Hostel clearly built for backpackers by backpackers. The hot water was a MAJOR plus. Charging point in lockers. Not much of a party atmosphere, but so well located that this is not a problem. Staff was very fiendly. A bit costly for Colombia, but well within Bogota prices. Free towel on arrival. Freshly cooked pancakes for breakfast (for a fee)....

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Brooklyn, New York
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I liked our stay at the Cranky Croc, everyone who worked there was really nice and could speak English when my Spanish failed. Good location in the Candelaria, quick walk to Plaza Bolivar and Museo de Oro. The shared bathrooms are new, very clean, and modern. The only complaint I had was our private double room was a bunk bed...

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a few lovely days here! Bed was comfy, bathrooms are super clean and new, hot showers, breakfast delicious, staff very helpful and the activities organized by the hostel were fun. A fun mix of travellers of all ages. Thanks for having me and hope to see you again!

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Reviewed October 29, 2016

The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is in Candelaria, not far from many museums as well as the Plaza de Bolivar and other sights. Each bed has its own locker with a socket for charging your electric devices inside. Breakfeast not included but available for a fair price. Nice common area where you can meet other travelers,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed October 20, 2016

We needed a good location and a big room because we were going to be here a few days getting motorbike maintenance work done.We found the hostel airy,light and very comfortable.It is the first place we have been in with decent reading lights and hot water in the tap in thee hand basin.

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Tilburg, The Netherlands
Reviewed October 5, 2016

The Cranky Croc hostel is quite a social hostel, so if you are looking for a quiet place this might not be for you. That being said, we are not the typical party backpacker at all, but we had a great time at the Cranky Croc. The location is superb, they have a great kitchen + cater different meals and...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed October 2, 2016 via mobile

The owner of this fantastic hostel is Australian guy called Andy and such a legend he did everything to make our stay here very memorable and we can't thank him enough for that if it wasn't him giving great recommendations of things to do or places to eat then it was just him being friendly and always up for a...

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Australia
Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

Guys at the front desk are so nice! Clean rooms, comfy beds, great showers. Super close to everything relevant in bogota. I missed out on breakfasts but apparently they're good! The place is so big though, it felt kind of empty when I was there; definitely book a larger dorm, or you really need to make a point of hanging...

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Reviewed August 10, 2016

Good people, good food, activities from local guides, clean beds, nice showers. Really chill place overall with a great vibe. Freddy from The True Columbian Experience also organizes events like walking tours and a weekly party bus that you shouldn't miss. Would come back again if I'm ever around Bogota in the future.

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Reviewed August 9, 2016 via mobile

Situated right in the Calandaria area, you find a bank around the corner (600m), Botero museum 4 blocks away. Breakfast not included - and a bit pricy, but the omelette is fantastic! Expect to pay COP 25000 (or more) for taxi to/from bus terminal.

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Additional Information about The Cranky Croc Hostel

Address: Calle 12d No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota 250055, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range: $10 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs with a window and view”
 of 5 bubbles MonicaJ_11, Oct 20, 2016 | Read review
“book ahead of time!!”
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“Go for a private room - theyre great value and really comfortable!”
 of 5 bubbles daniellecX4019BO, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“Don't sleep in my bed”
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“the rooms are great and have huge lockers with outlets inside”
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