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“Sweet like chocolate”

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Casa Candela y Chocolate
Bogota
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12 reviews
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“Sweet like chocolate”
Reviewed June 21, 2012

Just left the hostel from a 2 day visit!! Was very pleased with the whole experience the whole hostel was very clean and for the price you cant go wrong!! The breakfast was very good aswell! Also the lady in reception was very helpful in information in the area which was a great help!! If you dont fall in love with the hostel you will be sure to fall in love with the cutest kitten there!!!! haha enjoy

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed June 3, 2012

a great little hostal which is good value, friendly and clean, with a guest kitchen and a little cat too.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed April 13, 2012

Stayed here for one night; I originally planned on staying longer.

The good: Nice breakfast (eggs & coffee), good location (not a good block, but close to the beach). The bed and pillow were comfy. Small chests were offered as storage lockers. Wifi worked very well.

The bad: The place felt very minimal and impersonal, the staff don't speak English (not a deal breaker, but would have been nice), and there wasn't a lot of comfortable common space.

My biggest problem was when it was time to check out: I had 5 hours between check-out and when my bus was leaving. Every other hostel I've been to had no problem with their guests hanging out until they could leave, but here the owner asked me to pay COP$6000 for the privilege of sitting in the common area for a few hours, even though I had packed up everything and vacated the room. Ridiculous.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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Judy Astrid C, Owner at Casa Candela y Chocolate, responded to this review, April 15, 2012
Thank you for comment about the hostel, your opinion is very important to the hostel, thats the best way we have to improve the next experiences of our guests.
I'm sorry you don't be agree with the politics of the hostel, the hostel has a check out time (1:00 pm) and the rate charged for the aditional time is not for a "privilege" is for confort of our clients , the most of times they need take a shower, sleep, connect to internet, coooking some meals, those are the services you get when you pay the rate( $5.000 but not $6.000,) the totally access to the hostel facilities.
About the hostel building and the dorms, I want to tell you we are working really hard for improve every day, the hostel has dorm rooms only, and when you choise a Dorm the privacy is not the same than if you choose a private room, if thats what you mean when you say "impersonal".
I invite you consider come back the next time, and I guarantee you´ll realize the work we make day by day for improve and offer the best experience to our guests. Dont deny us the chance.
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed March 17, 2012

My friend and I loved staying in this place. The owner is a lovely woman, so sweet. You can really tell a lot of love is put into the hostel, and we felt very at home. If we ever come back to Santa Marta, we will be staying here!

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Casa Candela y Chocolate

Property: Casa Candela y Chocolate
Address: Carrera 12 # 3-01, Santa Marta 470004, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Magdalena Department > Santa Marta District > Santa Marta
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #79 of 163 Specialty Lodging in Santa Marta
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Candela y Chocolate 2*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Candela y Chocolate Guest House is 100% made and attended by Colombian People, We are Located on a Little Ancient House in Santa Marta Historic Downtown. Our main Goal is be the best hosts for city and all the wonderful natural treasures around us promoting its preservation. We are proudly environmentalist and we have a desire: make this project sustainable and friendly with the environment ... more   less 
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