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Reviews of Swiss Hostal Martinik

Hostel | Carrera 4 Numero 11-88, La Candelaria, Centro Bogota, Colombia 11001

85.9% Overall Rating

81 out of 88 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (09/09/2014)

"The hostel is well located for travelers to have easy access to some of the key attractions of Bogota. The staff are very helpful and friendly and for a first time experience in the city I think most people would find…"

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Facilities

  • Self-catering Facilities
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Washing machines
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Luggage Room USD 0.49

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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85.9%

Overall Rating

81 out of 88 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Swiss Hostal Martinik'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
89.6%
Facilities
82.4%
Cleanliness
85.6%
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85.6%
Value
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85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 September 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel is well located for travelers to have easy access to some of the key attractions of Bogota. The staff are very helpful and friendly and for a first time experience in the city I think most people would find the hostel satisfactory. As long as you're not expecting absolute luxury but still want to be in a place that is clean, secure and conveniently situated, where also you can intereact with lively, interesting people then Swiss Martinik is definitely a good pick.

Disliked: The internet connection is not always reliable and during my stay the entire block lost power on 2 occasions (one of which was for 12 hours) however the blame cannot be shouldered by the hostel management as it is somewhat common in most of Bogota and Colombia.

The property's response is...

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

03 September 2014

Liked: Anna was helpful in providing an orientation and an overview of the services.

Disliked: Once inside the property, there was NO security. The property also lists that it has a luggage room. That "room" is a pile of bags just placed between the fireplace and the receptionist. The bags are not tagged, or marked in anyway as to who they belong to. We felt like we were stuck between a rock and a hard place: don't bring valuables out onto the streets, but there's nothing to prevent any of the guests or staff from stealing valuables if they are left in the room. Seriously, the "lock" could be removed with a screwdriver, and no evidence of trespass would've been left.

The property's response is...

25.7%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 August 2014

Liked: It was basically just a place to sleep.

Disliked: Bad vibe, new hostel owner who began half a year ago is rude and uncaring. She's a neurotic control freak and when I didn't receive a locker, she basically just told me "too bad".

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Keren Dakar-yulevich

Alone

Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

09 July 2014 Keren would recommend this property

Liked: Its was very clean nice and lovely pepole clous and neer to canter :) Thank You :) Keren

Disliked: :) im was happy

The property's response is...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Boaz Sat

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2014 Boaz would recommend this property

Liked: Staff: very friendly, english speakers, which helped me a lot with information and also with carring my suitcase and calling for a taxi. Location: exelent, at the center of la calendria, which enable walking to the musiums, Bolivar squire and la monserrate. The place and the room: very clean and comfortable. Price: very cheap.

Disliked: I took a private room, which was very small, but very cheap!

The property's response is...

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sabrina Spycher

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

28 February 2014 Sabrina would recommend this property

Liked: I had a good stay in this hostel. Clean rooms, friendly staff and good situated.

Disliked: Sabrina left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

robert saxton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2014 robert would recommend this property

Liked: friendly staff, location

Disliked: robert left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

16 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Under new management, this hostel is extremely clean and has great local and 'traveller' staff. Lots of good information about the local area of Candelaria and a chill, fun, non-party environment.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Andre de Souza Carvalho

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2014 Andre would recommend this property

Liked: A very nice place in a pretty location and with a lovely staff! Excellent value 4 money

Disliked: Andre left no negative feedback.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Lauren Moore

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2014

Liked: Breakfast wasn't bad, kitchen was good for cooking if you're into that...

Disliked: ABSOLUTELY FREEZING. I was never so cold in a hostel in all of South America. The beds were the most uncomfortable, and don't get me started on the pillows. I didn't know that they made bedding out of plastic, i had to make a fake pillow out of blankets. could not sleep for the life of me the entire time i was there. Showers were far away from the dorms and didn't have enough space to keep your clothes dry and change after your shower. The big dorm got really noisy at night as well, reccomend paying a bit more for the smaller one that is more removed from the common area

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Loukas Manesis

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

22 January 2014 Loukas would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location

Disliked: The wifi was broken during my entire stay

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

29 December 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is great, rooms are good, bathrooms and showers are very clean! A good place to stay in Bogota!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mariana Monti Muccioli

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

17 November 2013 Mariana would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff, good atmosphere, at candelaria that is the historical center

Disliked: I liked everything, but some guys that I meet at the hostel were complained about the bed, that is to hard and some of them had difficult to sleep

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

21 September 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I like that they had a lot of extra stuff. Like computers for us to use, free breakfast included (not that good, but it's something), TV Room, drinks to sell, big kitchen, book sharing, another big room on the second floor.

Disliked: The lockers were outside the bedroom. The place may need some improvements, some things were kind of old.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Karsten Berger

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 July 2013 Karsten would recommend this property

Liked: .

Disliked: .

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Ryan McKenzie

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

29 June 2013 Ryan would recommend this property

Liked: Good location in the historical district. Decent breakfast of granola, toast&jam. Large kitchen. Good common area also.

Disliked: Rooms are pretty basic but fine. Pillows very thin not very comfortable.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

kai herkel

Alone

City break

24 June 2013 kai would recommend this property

Liked: Location was very good in La Candelaria.

Disliked: kai left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Justin Pryce

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 June 2013 Justin would recommend this property

Liked: Really friendly staff, good facilities

Disliked: In the cheapest room it's really noisey from traffic

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were welcoming and happy. The kitchen was big and clean. The breakfast was good!

Disliked: Beds in the dorms were a little bit uncomfortable as they had thick plastic coverings on the mattresses and pillows.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

04 March 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, free WiFi+computers, situation

Disliked: No privacy in 10-bed dorm because situated next to reception and common room and the door was always open (also loud). Better separation like the other rooms would be great.

The property's response is...

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

13 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I stayed at the Martinik Hostel two times during my 2 weeks trip to Colombia. Friendly staff and the location is great, and from there is easy to get to anywhere you want to go.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Morales Diana

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 February 2013 Morales would recommend this property

Liked: Es un lugar muy agradable, 100% recomendable, Fernanda y Yaithza son muy amables, te ayudan en todo para que tu estancia sea confortable, te proporcionan toda la información necesaria para visitar sitios de interes en Bogotá.

Disliked: --

71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Georgios Axarlis

Alone

Business / conference
Visiting friends or family

03 February 2013 Georgios would recommend this property

Liked: The price is great, the staff is very friendly, breakfast is included and the wifi didn't fail once.

Disliked: The room was extremely small. Three showers available, two of them with strong water pressure but somehow i always got the third one...

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Maria Sotelo

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2013 Maria would recommend this property

Liked: Lo mejor: el staff y la ubicación.

Disliked: Le falta un poco de onda y de ambientación.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

richie robinson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2013 richie would recommend this property

Liked: place was good, not great. nice comfy beds and pillows and really good hot showers. location is pretty good as well. easy to reach lots of cafes and the transmilenio.

Disliked: have you ever heard of in this day and age, the designated smoking section to be inside a kitchen!? well, perhaps its the european influence, but this is a terrible terrible rule, and very off putting. can you imagine preparing your dinner on the stove, with about 4 or 5 smokers all milling around with their fags trying to blow the smoke up the exhaust?!! really nice! tell them to go outside like the rest of the worlds establishments are doing. other wise, everything is ok :)

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