We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Explora Hostels

Show Prices
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersSilver level
Enter dates for lowest prices
powered by PriceFinder
Check In Check Out
1 room 2 adults 0 children
We check 200+ sites to find the latest and lowest prices.
Professional photos
Explora Hostels
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"containerClass":null,"scriptFlags":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

137 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 65: English reviews
Start your review of Explora Hostels
 Click to rate
San Jose, Costa Rica
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

We had a private room with shared bathroom in this hostel for three nights. Our room was pretty small with minimal furniture, but it was clean and the bed was of a good size and freshly made every day. The shared bathroom was a bit cramped but it did have hot water and good water pressure. This place can be...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank shmatherine
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello, thank you very much for your review. We are so sorry that you don´t have a good night with us, as you saw, we are in an historical house and is difficult to make structural interventions to minimize noise. However, we will consider your review to implement a strategy to guarantee good nights for our guests ;) We hope...

Breda, The Netherlands
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

We stayed in total for 3 nights in Explora hostel. Great location, perfect service, the staff was very knowledgeable and helped with everything where possible. We stayed in a private room with private bathroom and it was clean with comfortable beds and hot shower. We went to Suesca for 1 night and we could leave our backpacks in the storage.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Marit S
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Marit, thank you very much for your review! We are so glad you have a good time with us and hope to see you again ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We stayed for a couple of days, with three friends, we found that the accommodation is very comfortable good view, we also tasted the restaurant and the very rich sandwiches reocemdado, in addition the prices are very accesible

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Awad N
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Awad, thank you very much for your review. We have new options at The Sandwich Boutique for your next time with us ;) We hope you have a good time in Colombia and please be back with us! Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a perfect hostel to call home while traveling through Bogota. Located in the historic old part of Bogota - La Candelaria, a great place to walk around and view the historic city with countless museums, old and beautiful Cathedrals, so many choices of places to eat or drink, music and art on the street including beautiful graffiti. The...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank David K
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Thanks to you David for this amazing review! We are very glad you had a really good time in Bogotá with us and we hope to see you again at our hostel, be sure we will work every day to be better. Please have a good time in your trip in Colombia and best regards from Bogotá! ;)

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It had everything I expect from a hostel. clean rooms and beds, safety, cold drinks and a simple breakfast. Nothing spectacular, but worth the price and in a very central position to explore the touristic center (La Candelaria). The staff was really friendly and was a great help with all sorts of questions.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Nicolas M
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Nicolas! Thank you very much for stay with us and your review. Remember that you will have a disccount in your next stay and we hope it will be very soon! Best regards from Bogotá.

Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here the night we arrived in Bogotá. Organised the airport pickup (maybe slightly more expensive than a taxi, but super easy, efficient and just what you want after a full day of travelling and no sleep). Stayed in a double private. As always, more places to hang/store things and to be able to charge stuff wouldn't go a miss,...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank amy_maisonette
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Amy. Thanks for your review! This year we will be working continuously to improve all our services and our guests have a great time with us. Remember you will have a disccount in your next stay ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Staff was very helpful, cheap breakfast, great wifi, very clean, super cozy, great affiliated sandwich spot next door, close to the downtown core, spacious room with super comfortable beds and would definitely stay there again.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Simon G
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Simon, thank you very much for your review. We are very happy that you had an excellent stay, we will continue working to improve our services for your next time with us ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 1 February 2017

Nice, clean hostel. Staff is really helpful and caring. I got my purse stolen and they were ready to help me with all the logistics. Would definitely stay here again. Great location. Kitchen a little small but was never too crowded.

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Camille S
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Camille, thank you very much for your review and recommendation! We will continue to improve our service and have more option in accomodation for our guests, please remember you will have a discount in your next stay with us, just ask at the frontdesk ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Vogelenzang, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 January 2017

The most amazing hostel that Colombia and Bogota has to offer to foreign and domestic travellers. The friendliness, kindness and helpfulness of the staff was extraordinary. I feel blessed that I rocked up to this hostel and stayed here on three different occasions. Especially the hostel manager Daniel has proven me a great service by helping out some (then) unknown...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank dennislinn2017
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Dennis! Thank you very much for your review and your recommendation. We hope to see again in Colombia and be sure we will continue to improving our service. Best regards from Bogotá.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 5 January 2017

This is simply a great hostel in La Calenderia. We spent two weeks in June in this beautiful place and then came back for another week in late August 2016. The place is super clean, showers are strong and hot, the mattresses are comfortable, you can use the kitchen, there is a designated smoking area, nice hammocks in the court...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Jane H
Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Jane. Thank you very much for this awsome review! We hope to see you again at Explora Hostels this year, we will have some new things to improve our service ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

50 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (30)
Viewed
Family/Play Areas (4)
Viewed
Dining (5)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (3)
Viewed
Room/Suite (5)
Viewed
Other (12)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (20)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Viewed
Room/Suite (6)
Viewed
View from Room (1)
Viewed
Other (11)
Check In Check Out
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Bogota hotels
Hotel Casa Deco
#13 of 268 in Bogota
717 reviews
La Candelaria
Hotel Augusta
Hotel Augusta
#80 of 268 in Bogota
308 reviews
La Candelaria
Masaya Hostel Bogota
Masaya Hostel Bogota
#1 of 237 in Bogota
584 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
La Candelaria
Casa Bellavista Hostel
Casa Bellavista Hostel
#10 of 237 in Bogota
232 reviews
La Candelaria
Fernweh Photography Hostel
12:12 Hostels
#11 of 237 in Bogota
170 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
GreenLeadersSilver level
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Airport Transportation
  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Explora Hostels is located in the historical center of Bogota, La Candelaria. It's an old house with two spaces: half the place was renovated to make it modern and sophisticated. The other half features the original spaces of the house, so our guests feel at a colonial and ancient atmosphere. We have a trained staff in customer service and English, in order to give the best service to all our visitors. Our social area has two computers for public use, fully staffed and smoking area. The internet service throughout the house, allows our guests to stay connected to their surroundings at all times. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Explora Hostels

Address: Calle 12C #3-19 | Barrio La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Price Range: $13 - $38 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Explora Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 28
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with HostelWorld and Booking.com so you can book your Explora Hostels reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Explora Hostels staff and other travellers.
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Explora Hostels staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Express your wishes to the helpful staff”
 of 5 bubbles dennislinn2017, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I liked having a view of the street in the shared rooms”
 of 5 bubbles 993joshd, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are not too expensive, upper level is primarily mixed bed rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles janps2014, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Rooms towards the back away from the street are quieter!”
 of 5 bubbles thomaskJ6786WO, 10 Jun 2015 | Read review
4 of 4