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“Hostal Rana - The best Hostel I've stayed in!”
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Hostal Rana
Reviewed May 8, 2012

The hostel is a stone throw away from the main square, the owner and all staff were magnificent. The rooms are spotless and the beds are extremely comfortable. The outdoor space and vista of the mountain and moors make it picturesque and relaxing. The night staff are friendly and professional, and will try to address any queries you have. There is WIFI broadband with a good connection. Social areas like the lounge and the outdoor areas are fully fitted with sofas, large dining tables, hammocks, and seating make it a good place to relax and socialize with fellow backpackers. I truly and sincerely recommend Hostal Rana to anyone going to Villa de Leiva. It is the top hostel I have stayed in anywhere in South-America.

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  • Stayed: March 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

absolutely amazing accomodation for budget travellers. Cheap but consistent service. Clean and very well located. The staff was extremely helpful and the atmosphere was something special!!! Thanks Hostal Rana

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed February 6, 2012

A lovely hostel with a nice family vibe! Very clean, two kitchens, one outside in the garden which was lovely to cook and eat at the picnic table. Very friendly staff including Carlos who is really helpfull. Villa de Levya is bueatifull and this hostel made it better! Enjoy!

  • Stayed: January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Edboy24
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Reviewed January 23, 2012

We really enjoyed our stay here. Luis and his family are all extremely accessible, friendly and helpful and always offered suggestions for places to eat in town, tour agencies to use, even advice on additional places to visit in Colombia. Luis also saved us from being swindled by some over eager bus companies that were giving us false information about their routes. He is very sincere and genuinely wants to help! Our room was clean and had a private bathroom, closet, and nice large windows to offer views/fresh air. Nice outdoor area with hammocks out back too, and wifi. Good location, close to bus station and the center of town. Nice cozy and familial atmosphere (when you walk down the stairs you are basically entering their dining room area) but also has the privacy you need for your room. Highly recommended!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Brandori
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Reviewed October 22, 2011

Friendly comfortable guest house, felt a bit weird to be being in someone's family home but the dorms are out the back by a little courtyard garden with cooking facilities and handy travel guides and reference books section. I forget the guy's name but he was so helpful and speaks perfect English. They do Spanish lessons too, when I get to go back to Colombia I would definitely stay there again. Loved Villa de Leyva so much, cute place with very little nightlife but loads to do in the surrounding area.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank jamtrousers
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Reviewed October 13, 2011

There's nothing different to say about this hostel. It's a nice home, which the hostel was made. They have fair rooms and clean. Comfortable bed and nice sheets. The Bathrooms are also very ok. They don't have breakfast, but they said that on the website and also there's plenty of places around to eat, very well and cheap. There's some touristic information at some folders at living room. It's in a great location , next to the Plaza Mayor and the Terminal (Bus Station). So, it would be a 'fair' place if wasn't by the Nice and amazing Staff. The Owner was very nice and caring , as much as Claudia and other people around. It really make you feel home and always helping on your needs. The towels aren't rented they lend you. Just All you need.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Grazi_Codonho
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Reviewed August 10, 2011

Hostel Rana was excellent - the husband and wife who ran it couldn't have been more helpful, their advice about transport to and from Villa de Leyva, on local restaurants and the area was perefect. The rooms were clean and comfortable, and the location was perfectly in between the main plaza and the bus station. The atmosphere was really warm and welcoming, although not a party hostel. Villa de Leyva is a wonderful little town with some incredible surrounding countryside and plenty of activities, with great restaurants in town - although some are quite pricey so do look around. All in thoroughly recommended.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Olideacon
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Address: Calle 10a No.10-31, Villa de Leyva, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Boyaca Department > Villa de Leyva
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Ranked #34 of 110 Specialty Lodging in Villa de Leyva
Price Range: $19 - $28 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
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