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Musicology hostel

Hostel | Calle 9 # 3-71, La candelaria/Historic Center, Bogota, Colombia 00

85.0% Overall Rating

41 out of 47 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (27/11/2015)

"Was just meant to stay for two days but ended up staying for two weeks+! The hostel is set in a 200 year old building giving the place character. It is in a great location in the historical core to the city meaning you…"

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  • Bar
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Wheelchair accessible

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 8.01

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

Cancellation Policy

Customers can cancel their reservation free of charge up to 2 days before arrival (local time). Payments made to HostelBookers are non-refundable.

Check-In/Out Details

Earliest check-in: 7:00
Latest Check-out: 12:00

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So why book at Musicology Hostel?
Because we are first of all travelers and then business owners.
Because we know that it's the little things that make the difference.
Because we offer the highest standards of accommodation, cleanliness and a welcoming multilingual staff at the best price.
Because we are ecologically-aware (all wood used in the hostel is from demolition sources, including the bunk beds, bar and reception). We recycle everything and operate a paper-free business Read more

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Shared Rooms Help! A shared room (typically a dorm) is a bedroom which you share with other people from the property. The number of beds in a room is shown in the room name, e.g. ‘5 Bed Dorm’, and you can book as many as you need. Some properties have male only dorms and female only dorms.

4 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Private bathroom)

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8 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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12 Bed Dorm - Mixed (Shared bathroom)

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Private Rooms Help! A private room is a room that is not shared with other people from the property – in other words, you book and pay for all the beds in the room. If you are traveling alone, for example, but want to book a double room, you must pay for two people in order to book the whole room.

2 person (Shared bathroom)

Breakfast included

Deluxe Double (Private bathroom)

Breakfast included

Deluxe Single (Private bathroom)

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2 person (Shared bathroom)

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About Musicology hostel

We, the new owners of Musicology, are long-time backpackers that between us have visited more than 50 countries and slept in hostels in all of them. Implementing the wisdom we've acquired along the way we are proud to operate the dream hostel, offering the highest standards of accommodation, cleanliness and a welcoming multilingual staff for the best value.

Our beautifully-restored colonial house has two patios and hammocks to chill out in. We offer a fully-equipped bar and lounge with reasonably-priced food and drinks and a daily happy hour as well as a common room to watch movies, hang out and use high-speed internet on our public computers for free. WiFi is also available at no charge throughout the entire hostel.

We often offer live music and have an awesome speaker system in the bar but at the same time strictly maintain quiet hours to make sure that anyone who wants a peaceful night of sleep gets it.

All of our dorms have big lockers and our en-suite rooms have recently been remodeled and are among the best of all Bogota hostels!

Our rates include a free breakfast with unlimited Colombian coffee and tea, towels, local calls, use of our guest kitchen, a book exchange, free and secure luggage storage for as long as you need, complimentary use of hostel facilities after check-out time and early check-in at no charge should your room or bed be available.

Our reception is 24-hours, there is no curfew or lockout, we offer laundry service and even a Friday-night bar hopping party bus!

In addition to the high-quality services we provide, we also pride ourselves on our ecological principles. We are among a small few of hostels in Bogota that recycle and all wood used in the hostel from our bunk beds to the bar and reception came from demolition sources.

Our amazing staff will be more than happy to assist you with your onward travels, advice on what to do in Bogota and just about anything else you need.

So come stay at Musicology and let the music rock your soul!!!

Accommodation Information

These are the different options of accommodation we can offer perspective guests:

12-bed standard mixed dorm 19,000 COP (Reggae and R&B)
8-bed mixed deluxe dorm 23,000 COP (Soul)
4- bed mixed superior dorm with private bathroom 26,000 COP (Jazz and Bossa Nova)

Private: (price per room per night)

Twin room with shared bathroom (bunk bed) 54,000 COP (Salsa)
Double room with shared bathroom 58,000 COP (Cumbia)
Single deluxe room with private bathroom 60,000 COP (Samba)
Double-bed superior room with private bathroom 72,000 COP (Blues and Rock & Roll)

Now, what type of music will it be?

Location Information

Musicology hostel is situated in La Candelaria, in the heart of the historic center of Bogota.
- 3 blocks from Plaza Bolivar
- Two blocks from the only supermarket in the La Candelaria area and an ATM
- Close to the best museums in the city including Museo Botero and the Gold Museaum
- Easy access to Monserrate
-Less than 10 minutes walking to Las Aguas and Universidades Transmilenio stations providing easy and inexpensive public transportation to anywhere in the city.

From the airport:

Official taxis outside the international arrivals area cost between 25.000-30.000 COP.

There is also the option to take the Transmilenio metro system directly from the airport to the Las Aguas station and walk on the 4th avenue for less that 10 minutes to reach the hostel. Take bus K86 from the airport just outside the international arrivals terminal to the first stop (Portal el Dorado) and change there to the J6 which will take you close to the hostel.

From the Bus terminal:

Take a taxi (just like at the airport) as you go out from the arrival platforms. The procedure is exactly the same as in the airport. A taxi ride from the bus terminal should cost $10000 Colombian pesos during regular hours, and around $13.000 Colombian pesos if you take the service after 8pm until 6am.

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