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Reviews of Explora Hostels Bogota Hostel

Calle 12c # 3 -19, Bogota, Colombia

Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 94%

Safety 86%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Late Check-out
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Cafe
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 14.50USD
  • Breakfast 1.27USD
  • Towel 0.54USD

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 12:00

Policies

  • Child Friendly
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Taxes Not Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Bogota?

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Atmosphere 80%

Cleanliness 82%

Facilities 82%

Location 94%

Safety 86%

Staff 92%

Value 90%

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89% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: Helpful and friendly staff, room was very clean with a great shower. Wi-fi worked in our room though slow by European standards. Communal area comfortable though quiet. Secure as entrance was always locked and monitored by the front desk. Right in the middle of Candlearia, so close to the attractions at that end of town.

Disliked: Room was a bit spartan, could have done with some coat hooks or shelves to put stuff on. I wouldn't class this as a party hotel, which suited us but maybe not for all. One computer terminal for the whole hostel seems odd.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Liked: Cheap and close to the attractions of Bogota. I feel safer in the neighborhood despite walking at 11pm.

Disliked: None.

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Dec 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Liked: T

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
06 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Yes, definitely! Very easy to meet other travelers.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
18 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: This is a great hostel with a great vibe and decent common area. It seemed to be easy to meet other travellers. The staff are awesome, really friendly and knowledgable about various activities.

Disliked: its built in a very tradition style meaning you are likely to get woken up early. When they advertise a room with private bathroom it's not ensuite as you might imagine, it's a bathroom upstairs! they should make this clear when you book

Customer would recommend this property

77% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 60%
77% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 May 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Bathrooms were cleaned regularly, helpful staff, good location

Disliked: When other guests are noisy outside it's very easy to hear in the room, plastic sheet over matress (in doulbe room) makes for sweaty nights, very small kitchen, only window is out to the floor, so you have to keep the curtain closed or everybody can see right in

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Compared to other hostels in the Area like cranky crocs and Su candeleria, this one is much nicer. The rooms are minimal but immaculately clean. The beds were comfortable and the showers were hot and strong. The staff is friendly. And this place is perfect quiet to sleep in. There are hammocks and. Common era to meet travelers, but this is not a place to party. The beer/breakfast was impressively cheap as well. The location is ideal as there are no bars on the block so you can get a great night of sleep. I imagine there is no party hostel in bogota as it is new to the tourist circuit.

Disliked: It was quiet.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 60%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Friendly staff, good location and options of private rooms with washrooms

Disliked: That you couldn't bring your own alcohol in without a bottling fee, and the wifi was intermittent to the point of non-existent in the rooms

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 80%
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91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
15 Nov 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Friendliness and very kind assistance of the staff

Customer would recommend this property

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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Work / volunteering

Liked: Explora is a fun and friendly hostel in a perfect location in La Candelaria+ one of the cheapest!!

Customer would recommend this property

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