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The Cranky Croc Hostel
Ranked #6 of 283 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
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Reviewed June 25, 2014

I liked this place. Its in a good location , very friendly staff (quite cute to) and very clean rooms and bathrooms. The communal area is smallish which makes it easier for everyone to socialise , the bathrooms are big and newly renovated and the beds are comfortable.

Cons.
There is renovation work going on so each day i didnt sleep past 9am or so.
The shower pressure turns into a drizzle when everyone is showering at the same time.

Everything else is was great.
I would stay here again , and thank you to the reception .... sorry for not checking out on time , and i found my recharger :-p

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 8, 2014

Stayed here for a couple nights. The beds were decent and the room was roomy. The location is fantastic. The bathrooms and showers were always clean. I think the only negative was that the staff were just going through the motions, never really eager to help you out.

Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 6, 2014

A hostel in the heart of it, staff and owner well versed with all thats happening and only to keen to help you out, being a small hostel enhanced my stay, easier to get to know others, never waiting to long for food , highlight would have to be the bus trip out to some god forsaken place to one of the largest night clubs I have ever been in

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 28, 2014

In preparing for my arrival to Bogota, I did my research of where to stay. The Cranky Croc seemed reasonable from what I read in my guide book and on tripadvisor. The staff were very friendly in email and offered me a pickup from the airport. Jose was very friendly, and patient as he waited 40 mins for me to come through.

When I arrived the staff were friendly. However, my dorm bed was way in the back, in a closet of a room, with no window. The bed was unmade from the previous guest and the room smelled.

After the fact, I learned that taking a taxi is much cheaper from the bus station or airport to La Candelaria than a pickup for 40,000 cop. And its safe to if you do so from the line and get a ticket.

I've no doubt this hostel works for some, and aspects of it are good. It didn't work for me. And I left immediately.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 25, 2014

Excellent location, extremely helpful staff (good English for those that need it), well priced, clean and with a good atmosphere. A great base to explore Bogota, easy to get to the main attractions and plenty of bars and restaurants on the doorstep too.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled solo
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Reviewed May 17, 2014

Secure hostel centrally located, friendly staff but take care at night in surrounding area and with taxis (like any major city) Clean dorms and very relaxed chilled vibe In the hostel felt really at home here

We stayed 9 days doing a Spanish language course with Learn More Than Spanish (who were excellent by the way) and it was quiet mid week but much busier at weekends so may need to book ahead. Did the "party bus" to chia one night, was ok (expensive) would not do again had much more fun in central Bogota salsa bars with local crowd and of you want a big club night there are much better options closer by

Room Tip: Dorm beds are very comfy
Stayed: May 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 24, 2014

Cranky Croc is the perfect hostel for the typical backpacker. Located in La Candelaria, so you're close to lots of museums, the monserrate lookout and some cool bars/cafes. The kitchen is modern and clean, as are the bathrooms.. best showers I've had in 5 months travelling! Bogota gets cold at night but with the best bed quilts I've seen travelling, you're sure to be warm. Beware: getting up in the mornings can prove to be difficult. There's a little restaurant, nothing fancy but if you find you don't want to venture out for breakfast or dinner they have the basics. The staff are lovely and helpful and there's a common area just past reception where you can mingle with fellow travellers. Although its not a party hostel, given there's no bar, they do sell bottles of beer to start your night off. Definitely recommend a stay here!

  • Stayed: April 2014, traveled solo
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Address: Calle 12d No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota 250055, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota
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Ranked #6 of 283 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Price Range: $20 - $43 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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