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Hostal Bakano Backpackers
Ranked #122 of 257 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
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“Great location, safe & friendly”
Reviewed February 17, 2014

Very reasonable for Bogota prices, this hostel is friendly, 24/7 staffed, hot water & laundry.
Rooms are basic, breakfast is bread & coffee, big kitchen & fridge for self catering.
Location is good - close to bus stops & good for getting to Monserrat & the old town sites

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 14, 2014

Smaller hostel with nice ambience, lovely courtyard, hammocks in the foyer, good WiFi. Two minor weaknesses: No outlets around many of the beds to charge your device overnight while you sleep (you will need to use an outlet in a common area) and the entrance to the hostel is buzz-in only, which is ok but sometimes it can take the staff a moment or two to let you in, which can be a bit eerie if it's late at night. No keys for dorm rooms; you just enter and climb into your bed. Secure storage (with your own lock) available in the front office.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled solo
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Frankfurt, Germany
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Reviewed May 15, 2013

Very friendly owner and staff, has a basic small kitchen, TV, WiFi and computers for using. Is pretty new, so there are still some stuff to do. A small garden with a table for smokers.
For breakfast you get instant coffee and cornflakes. That could be improved, but its fast and easy. And if you go to the coffee zone in Colombia you get good coffee there.
Dorms 6 or 4 beds (bunk beds) have mostly no windows, but therfore are really quite. Some matresses are a bit soft,check it out.
Staff is really helpful, but sometimes forgets about their chores being too much on the phone and on FB.
TV is sometimes annoying, but it is a matter of taste.
All in all a good hostel with some more potential.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed December 5, 2012

Great hostel in La Calenderia, Bogota. Very clean, welcoming and a nice small roof terras. Its great when you are looking for a hostel with a nice, tranquille environment. Hostel owner can join you to markets etc, depends on you if you want so....

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Hostal Bakano Backpackers
Address: Calle 16 # 2-86 | La Candelaria, Bogota, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Room Service Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #122 of 257 Specialty Lodging in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The best located hostel in the historic district of La Candelaria at Bogotas Downtown. The current concept Bakano Backpacker Hostel emerges from years of travel experience, in which there is direct contact with different hostels. Viewing valuable and innovative concepts from other hostels, inspire the idea to create a hostel different from the others. It differs in the sense that the guest feels at home, for which it is very important to the quality of facilities and service that provides hostel. ... more   less 
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