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The Cranky Croc Hostel
Ranked #10 of 258 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Certificate of Excellence
London, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“The hostel with it all”
Reviewed 17 November 2011

The croc is a fine example of a hostel set up by a fellow traveller, they've thought of everything you may need. The dorms have very comfortable beds, with huge lockers, power outlets inside the lockers - you need your own lock - and reading lamps. The kitchen is fully decked out too. The TV lounge is complete with fireplace, bean bags, big screen TV and a media player with 100's of movies. Water was hot and high pressure, and the place was spotlessly clean. For 20,000 pesos a night it's great value. They have a restaurant with fairly cheap and yummy breakfasts and dinners, drinks and snacks available. The vibe is very cool, lots of great activities to see the best of Bogota by day and night and the staff were always helpful and informative. In all, a great start to my trip in Colombia!!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled solo
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Villaga, Italy
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Reviewed 15 November 2011

Dorm beds 20,000 Peso's per night ($10 USD). Very comfortable beds. Communal kitchen, free coffee 24/7, PCs available for internet (fee for use), free wifi, communal room with fireplace. Very convenient location, approx. 4 blocks from the gold museum. Taxi from BOG airport is 18,750 Peso's ($9 USD). Staff were friendly, helpful and all english speakers. I stayed in 2 different rooms during my one night stay (the bunk bed in the first room was too high for me to climb so I opted to switch beds). The first room I had was very, very nice, appeared to be recently renovated with an equally nice bathroom. When I swapped beds I was moved to a room in the far rear of the building
and it was of a much lower standard, a bit shabby, drafty, damp, with downtrodden bathrooms in ill-repair in that part of the building.

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  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Thank SBrady
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 11 October 2011

Plus points:
Friendly staff.

Very secure hostel with CCTV at front door and locks on the double rooms.

Rooms were very basic but comfortable and most importantly clean. Beds were comfy.

Good hot showers.

Good WiFi signal.

Minus points:
Not really there long enough to comment on.

Overall:
We only stayed there for one night. My Mrs was ill (nothing to do with the hostel), and the room was nice enough that we felt comfortable and at ease going to bed early.

  • Stayed October 2011
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Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2011

We stayed in a private room with private bathroom. The room was clean and the bed was comfy. Our room was located across from the common area (computer room, kitchen, TV room) so it was loud as travelers would hang out late. If you are a light sleeper I would not recommend this room.

The staff was helpful and knowledgeable about the bus system. The hostel is secure and I felt safe staying there. It is located in a great area of town - lots of restaurants and within walking distance to many sites! There is a nice dining area and a restaurant that serves breakfast daily. Also, there is a fireplace in the dining area and the staff ensured the fire was one if people were sitting in the room.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Bogota, Colombia
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Reviewed 8 September 2011

As far as hostels go, Bogotá's Cranky Croc is everything you could ask. It has a reputation among travellers as one of the best in the city and it's no wonder why. Clean, friendly staff, affordable and in the backpacker central - La Candelaria.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled with friends
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Thank RyanInColombia
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Property: The Cranky Croc Hostel
Address: Calle 12d No. 3-46 | La Candelaria, Bogota 250055, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
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Ranked #10 of 258 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Price range (per night): $15 - $44
Number of rooms: 10
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