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The Cranky Croc Hostel

Hostelworld.comUSD 24*
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02/04/2017 03/04/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights, a lovely spacious hostel with great bathrooms. The hostel itself is great for the money, cracking location in Le Candelaria which is walking distance from most of the sights. Well worth joining the "free" graffiti walking tour (they expect 1 20,000 peso donation) to explore and open your eyes. A safe location, just be...

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Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

The hostel was always clean, lovely rooms & spotless showers and bathrooms all the time The reception & cleaning staff were always friendly and helpful. Assisted me in sorting out my messed up flights with smiles on their faces. Freddie who does the walking tour is also lovely and will undoubtably help you and give you good advice. Will definitely...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Had a very relaxing stay here for three nights. Clean and quiet dorms, central location in La Canderella, friendly helpful staff and owners. Safe and secure with good lockers, CCTV and night doorman. Breakfast is really nice. Social area is functional but still good for food and a few evening drinks - they have plans to make it bigger too.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2017

The place is good. It's well located walking distance to several attractions, the starting point for walking tours and there are several restaurants and shops nearby. We stayed in a private room that was very spacious, clean, quiet and had a hot shower. They have a shared kitchen and lounge/dinning area and provide breakfast at an extra cost if you...

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Reviewed 14 January 2017

Kind and informative staff, a mixed and friendly clientele of all ages and nationalities, comfortable clean rooms and dorms all set in a historic and very beautiful house in the middle of the Candelaria district. Even the location is ideal walking distance to Montserrate, the Museo del Oro, Museo Botero, main plazas, and lots of restaurants in the Candelaria and...

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Arequipa
Reviewed 7 January 2017

Loved this place! Luxury at the end of my South America trip, maybe the best beds, rooms and bathrooms of any hostel I've been to. Hot water was lovely!! Also, the reception staff were very nice. I was given tips on where to eat and what to see which made for not only a good time at Cranky Croc but...

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Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

We stayed in the cranky croc for 2 nights, also during new years eve. The hostel arranged a dinner for all the people in the hostel with local food which was really nice. We stayed in a small but perfect private room. The showers are hot and clean. So are the bathrooms. The staff at the reception are very nice...

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Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Really nice place. Staff v friendly. Nice atmosphere and very centrally located with nice bars and restaurants within walking distance. Rooms and bathrooms v clean. Nice common area where you can sit. Have a drink and meet other guests. Definitely recommend

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Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hostel with clean double private rooms and lovely bathroom. Good breakfast and free morning coffees. Can book tours at reception. Definitely worth staying here and easy location for sightseeing.

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

Great hostel. We had a double room which was super clean, as were the showers and toilets. There was also a nice warm duvet because it is chilly in Bogota :) The staff were always helpful, the laundry service inexpensive and the hostel is in a great location. Bit pricier than some, but we really enjoyed our stay here.

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Additional Information about The Cranky Croc Hostel

Address: Calle 12d No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota 250055, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range: $14 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
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“Upstairs with a window and view”
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“Go for a private room - theyre great value and really comfortable!”
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