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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Reviewed 15 March 2016 via mobile

Biggest thing going for it is the good location as it is easy walking distance to the central attractions of Bogota. The rooms though are cramped and beds not too comfortable. Nevertheless, if you are on a budget, and comfort is a bonus rather then a must, then it will be sufficient.

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Near Cambridge
Reviewed 3 March 2016

We were a family group of three and had a room near the entrance with a dividing wall: perfect for parents and grown up daughter! It was quiet, with a nice breakfast, very friendly and helpful staff. The beds were comfortable and we had our own bathroom.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 March 2015

Stayed for 1 night recently,thankfully no more. Very very noisy room, not only loud outside noise all night but you could clearly hear conversations from the rooms next door. Room and bathroom really small. On a good note the staff were lovely and helpful

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Manchester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 May 2013

Stayed here for one night... was very happy with the location- right next to the old town. The rooms were amazing...for this reason i would class it more of a hotel b&b then hostel. The breakfast was great...cereals, coffee and cooked eggs. Lovely patio and the interior was relaxing and tranquil...perfect for unwinding after a day exploring the city. If...

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Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 20 March 2013

Now known as La chocolate hostel . Staff not helpful - aside from showing me the room, provided no other informationn about the hostel. Staff unable to help with with any travel ideas (lonely planet stated they were very helpful). Breakfast one and a half hours late (and this just consisted of a bought croissant and hot chocolate - not...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 15 February 2013

We found platypus in a Columbian guide book and it sounded great,Pity print isn't a picture.Supposedly renovated with extra rooms,must have turned storage space into rooms.Small and not that neat,very cramped from common room to bedroom,Kitchen dirty and small,Staff more interested in the net than guest's. Parking was 2 doors up which was extra cost and make sure you have...

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Lamu, Coast, Kenya
Reviewed 30 January 2013

No there isn't wifi in the rooms, there isn't satellite tv, and sometimes your shower might not be that hot, but people, that is not what backpacking is about. German is one of the friendliest, most welcoming, interesting hostel owners I've ever encountered, and the Platypus is the great mecca of old school, true adventure travelers who aren't just on...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 25 January 2013

Very basic, no internet in rooms (at least when I was there) and as long as there was internet in their own office they didn't seem very inclined to solve it. Their was a technician coming manhana (tomorrow). Tomorrow never came, as always in LA. Wouldn't reccomend it.

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Stuttgart, Germany
Reviewed 19 December 2012

We went there just for one night. We had a nice, but very small room. Luckely we had only backpacks and no trunks. There would have been no space to open them. The people there were very nice and we felt very save there. The breakfast was amazing and made with love. Thanks for everything.

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Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I stayed here for about a month. I had my own room with a bunk bed for the whole time. The staff is very courteous and welcoming. They also are very serious about security so I felt safe there. A few nice rooms are upstairs. It is also a nice atmosphere because it is an open air setting, that is...

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Address: Calle 16 No 2-43, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
Hotel Class:3 star — Platypus Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
Platypus Hotel Bogota
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“I graded swimming pool and fitness center as excellent... but they dont have one??”
 of 5 bubbles ChloeB605, 22 May 2013 | Read review
“Great for small people(no offence),if you are a large person consider somewhere else.Dont take room 1 as next to common area where people chat all night.”
 of 5 bubbles mycityofsydney, 14 Feb 2013 | Read review
“The rooms upstairs have a little more private and secluded.”
 of 5 bubbles PatrickOKeefe, 11 Dec 2012 | Read review
“Away from the office as buzzer rings all night.”
 of 5 bubbles kevin6322, 25 Jan 2012 | Read review
“Try not to get the room at the entrance.”
 of 5 bubbles mopeot, 17 Apr 2011 | Read review
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