Tip-Top Backpackers is a colorful, family-run hostel near one of the main plazas of La Candelaria. The hostel is bright with fresh flowers and an open courtyard and has a fun, laid-back feel. The owners are very friendly and are always around to help you orient yourself in Bogota, getting to know them was a real treat -- Maria even made borscht for the guests while I was there! I didn't take any of the offered tours, but participated in some of the activities organized around the city, including a tour of Plaza Bolivar and the different palaces, which helped me meet some of the other guests. I would recommend this hostel to anyone looking for a different vibe in La Candelaria, I had a great time and felt safe and comfortable.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Tip Top Backpackers is a small, cozy and lovely renovated colonial house hostel. It is located in the beautiful historic district of La Candelaria and within walking distance of the major cultural attractions, restaurants, bars, banks, ATMs and moneychangers. It is only a short 5 minutes walk from the famous Monserrate mountain and palace. In the area there are a variety of interesting walking and bike tours, including the popular Bogota Graffiti tour. In addition, our hostel offers information about weekly events such as Spanglish exchange Tuesday, free latin dance classes on Wednesdays and Karaoke Thursdays. This hostel has the perfect location to explore the vibrant city of Bogota. Other information about our backpackers hostel includes our 4-9 person dormitories, safety lockers to keep your valuables, a variety of beverages for sale, and friendly staff to help. We also offer 2 special out of the city tours, 1) to the Salt Lake Cathedral and 2) to Guaraita Lake, both including a typical Colombian style lunch and tour guide. ... more less
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