The rates are good here which will probably be your main reaon for chosing this hostel. Other good reasons would be the friendless of the staff along with the ability to meet fellow travelers. The location also appears to be in a safe neighborhood. And it seems to be fairly central as we took numerous cabs from here and I don't think ever paid more than about 7 USD, zona Rosa, zona T, bullfight, downtown etc.
There are 3 big dogs that roam the common area, one of which sometimes barked at people but none ever became aggressive. I love dogs so enjoyed them, but just a note incase you don't.
The place as a whole was very clean, and we saw the cleaning staff doing floors, windows and walls during our stay. Our room was also clean. However in our three nights they never came back in to clean or replace towels. The shower as previously stated had good pressure
and was hot. The room however was basic no pictures or furniture, just beds. They were comfortable with no top sheet just a comforter, like Europe.
There is a computer on the second floor with free internet access and wifi is also available free of charge.
The included Breakfast for some might be a little thin with toast, coffee, ceral and limited fruit available. Sometimes other items were available at an additional cost.They also have two glass faced coolers with fruit juice,water,sodas and beer. It's on a honor system using a clipboard where you just put name.room and item taken, nice.
We also did a private tour provided by the hostel. One of the owners English speaking sisters acted as guide. Although not a licensed guide she did a very nice job and the tour was enjoyable and more reasonably priced than any of the tour companies that I contacted.
They do have washing machines available that I saw other guests use, but I'm not sure if theres a cost associated with that.
One thing to be aware of is that there is NO sign outside on the Hostel. It looks from the outside like any other house in the area, which may be on purpose?
Overall a nice safe budget place to stay in Bogota.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- La Pinta is the best centrally located hostel in Bogotá with just remodeled facilities and excellent access to transportation. Located in the skirts of Zona G (Restaurant and Gourmet Zone of Bogotá), 5 minutes walk from the Lourdes Church, twenty minutes from downtown (ten in taxi), fifteen minutes from Zona Rosa and twenty minutes from Usaquén, this hostel is made so that you have the best experience in Bogotá. The hostel has just remodeled and plenty of bathrooms, solid bunk beds with new mattresses and the best private rooms in town. With lots of common areas, like a living room with a chimney, big gardens with hammocks to take the afternoon sun or enjoy playing local games, a large shared kitchen and dining room a TV room with a collection of Colombian movies and video games, smoking terraces and a bar you can choose your area according to you mood of the day.But by far the hostel's best asset is the atmosphere. La Pinta is run by Colombian backpackers for international backpackers. While staying with us you will interact with local people that live in the house and that will be more than glad to show you around town, teach you about our culture, give you advice on future destinations in Colombia and make of this your best travelling experience. ... more less
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