You will be staying in a rustic ancient building that lacks the entire spectrum of modern amenities. The staff are (by the owner's policy) single mothers who travel from the south of Bogotá to have a job, and they don't speak English well. The hostel is in the Calle 9 in the Candelaria, which means you have to take a taxi back at night.
That said, if you can handle the lack of toasty heat at all times, the need to speak some level of Spanish with the staff and the taxi drivers, the lack of 20-year-old partiers, etc., this is just such a gem. The building is so peaceful, and lovingly and carefully maintained, with two interior patios with flowers, hummingbirds, and hammocks, a rear garden, and so much light flooding in through the ceilings and patios. There is a comfortable kitchen and common room with old oven that tends to draw the occupants together (I got into great conversations while there). The women who work there are so sweet, and the people who stayed there were calm and open while I was there. I personally loved wrapping up in a wool shawl and sitting outside in the hammock, and I didn't mind being the generator of my own heat under wool blankets, but that's my type. And finally, most importantly, I felt completely safe and at ease - which in Bogotá is vital.More
- Free Wifi
- Free Parking