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Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Stayed here the night we arrived in Bogotá. Organised the airport pickup (maybe slightly more expensive than a taxi, but super easy, efficient and just what you want after a full day of travelling and no sleep). Stayed in a double private. As always, more places to hang/store things and to be able to charge stuff wouldn't go a miss,...

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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Staff was very helpful, cheap breakfast, great wifi, very clean, super cozy, great affiliated sandwich spot next door, close to the downtown core, spacious room with super comfortable beds and would definitely stay there again.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Simon, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you had an excellent stay, we will continue working to improve our services for your next time with us ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice, clean hostel. Staff is really helpful and caring. I got my purse stolen and they were ready to help me with all the logistics. Would definitely stay here again. Great location. Kitchen a little small but was never too crowded.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Camille, thank you very much for your review and recommendation! We will continue to improve our service and have more option in accomodation for our guests, please remember you will have a discount in your next stay with us, just ask at the frontdesk ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Vogelenzang, The Netherlands
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The most amazing hostel that Colombia and Bogota has to offer to foreign and domestic travellers. The friendliness, kindness and helpfulness of the staff was extraordinary. I feel blessed that I rocked up to this hostel and stayed here on three different occasions. Especially the hostel manager Daniel has proven me a great service by helping out some (then) unknown...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Dennis! Thank you very much for your review and your recommendation. We hope to see again in Colombia and be sure we will continue to improving our service. Best regards from Bogotá.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed January 5, 2017

This is simply a great hostel in La Calenderia. We spent two weeks in June in this beautiful place and then came back for another week in late August 2016. The place is super clean, showers are strong and hot, the mattresses are comfortable, you can use the kitchen, there is a designated smoking area, nice hammocks in the court...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Jane. Thank you very much for this awsome review! We hope to see you again at Explora Hostels this year, we will have some new things to improve our service ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed January 3, 2017

Good amenities around the hostel, social area a bit small with the chairs and tables a bit small. Clean rooms, improvements in decor but still minimal. Staff friendly and play cool music. Only problem was that my money was stolen from my bag in my room by a supposed cleaner (who is now not working there any more) but I...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for your review and sorry for the inconvenience. Our commitment is to work with the right people and continue offering an excellent service to all our guests and they have a great experience in Colombia. Best regards from Bogotá.

Guildford, United Kingdom
Reviewed December 21, 2016 via mobile

Great hostel. Very clean, very friendly and helpful staff. Really nice laid back vibe. Wouldn't hesitate to recommend this hostel to anyone visiting Bogota. The beds were comfy and the rooms were cleaned on a daily basis. No breakfast included, but at only 4,000 pesos it wasn't expensive. It was far better than a standard hostel breakfast as well.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Mark, thank you very much for your review! Our commitment is to continue offering an excellent service to all our guests and they have a great experience in Colombia. Best regards from Bogotá.

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed December 10, 2016 via mobile

Visiting from Canada my friend and I booked this hostel the day we needed accommodations. And we were very impressed. Not only was the price extremely reasonable, but it was in the best area of town in my opinion. Great restaurants and great culture all around the city! The staff were extremely helpful and kind, and definitely made the stay...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello. Thank you so much for yur review! We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope to have you again with us. Best regards from Bogotá.

Cape Town, South Africa
Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

Spent five nights here. GOOD = Very clean, modern, comfortable beds, good wifi, great location. Breakfast not included but lots of good spots nearby. BAD = definitely not a social hostel (no common area to speak of), and to make matters worse I found staff very unfriendly/sometimes rude. I'm a 31 year old traveling alone, definitely not looking for a...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Gavin, thank you so much for your review. Please be sure we are going to improve our service and for the next year, we will have some interaction activities, thanks for your advice! We hope to see you again at Explora Hostels and please have a good time in Medellín ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Cali, Colombia
Reviewed October 29, 2016

I was very lucky to stumble across this hostel. I arrived in Bogota without a room reserved. My taxi driver happened to drive down Calle 12 and I saw Explora. It was pouring rain and I didn't want to walk around looking for a room, so I decided to check it out. I was immediately greeted by Elizabeth at reception....

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review. We will waiting for you again to give you the best attention ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

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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 

Additional Information about Explora Hostels

Address: Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Price Range: $10 - $30 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Explora Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“Express your wishes to the helpful staff”
 of 5 bubbles dennislinn2017, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“I liked having a view of the street in the shared rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 993joshd, Apr 28, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are not too expensive, upper level is primarily mixed bed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles janps2014, Feb 2, 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back away from the street are quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles thomaskJ6786WO, Jun 10, 2015 | Read review
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