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Explora Hostels

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 3 nights, it was a wonderful place to be near downtown in Bogota, good advices from the crew, excellent service & installations! Room with 4 beds, pretty clean... showers perfect, good recommendation for Candelaria Bogota.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Vic! Thank you very much for your review, please come back ot our hostel and remember you will have a special disccount in your next stay with us! Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have stayed in this hostel for 2 months within the last 2 years and I would highly recommend it. It is perfectly located in the centre of La Candelaria. The hostel is easily one of the cheapest in the area and also one of the cleanest I have stayed in. The staff were extremely helpful and friendly and I...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Tom, thank you very much for your recommendation. As you know, it will be always your home in Bogotá ;) Best regards and we hope to see you soon!

England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a good hostel, had the feeling more if a budget hotel than a hostel. There is a very very small kitchen and although there is nice very large outdoor space there isn't really a communal area area and it doesn't have the social aspects of other hostels. However the staff are extremely helpful, the rooms are clean and...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Roxanne, thank you very much for your review. Our commitment is to create some social activities inside the hostel for our guests, but please remember that we will have the best plans in the city for you in case you want to meet people or have a good time ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Perpignan, France
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A perfect place to stay in Bogota, calm ambiance, friendly staff, clean rooms and comfortable beds; perfect combo to have a great time in this beautiful city ! Near to the historical center in a calm street, this hostel is well situated.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Lou, thank you very much for your review. We hope to see you again at our hostel and remember that you have a special disccount on your next stay with us ;) Best regards from Bogotá.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed in a 4 pax dorm with clean sheets and lockers, where 3 of them were working fine. The staff is friendly and helpful. In this area most of the hostels are located and its close to the center and sightseeing spots. The whole Hostel is also very clean (restrooms, showers, restaurant Area)

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hi Pampy, thank you very much for the five stars ;) Please be sure we will continue working to have best attention and conditions for our guests. Hope to see you again at Explora and best regards from Bogotá.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I'm giving this place a 10 because it was exactly what I was looking for. I ended up staying for 3 weeks because I liked it so much. Basically I wanted somewhere that I could live rather than party and just sleep. If you're looking for the party hostel this ain't it but what it was, was very professional, clean...

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review
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Hola Otis, muchas gracias por tu calificación. Te agradecemos mucho por venir, te deseamos un excelente viaje y ojalá tu...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

it was my second time in explora, it feels good to go back there every time im in bogota :) great location, clean rooms hot shower and i love the staff they are always happy to help, moy amable :) i´m glad i found this place

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Michalna, thank you very much for your review. We are very pleased that you feel very good every time you stay with us. This will always be your home in Bogota and we hope to see you again soon. Best regards from Bogotá.

London
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Loved this hostel, nice and clean, friendly local staff great sandwich place (same owners) next door, nice communal areas. Only negative a little noise disruption from others but nothing excessive hence 5 stars

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Tim, thank you very much for the 5 stars ;) We are going to have new things in the sandwich place next days, so please, come back soon to enjoy our changes. Best regards from Bogotá.

Ulm, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hostel is one of the best hostels that I stayed in Bogotá. From the moment you enter you will be welcomed by a smile and and amazing friendly service. The area of La Candelaria is out of this world with it's amazing colonial colors and mountains at the back.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hello Ahmed. Thank you very much for your review and reccommendation, please be sure we will continue improving our service and we hope to see you soon again! It was a pleasure for us to serve you. Best regards from Bogotá.

Berlin, Germany
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ok, but not more. Baths haven´t been cleaned for days. The community/social area is very poor, there a four hammocks and one couch in the kitchen for all the people. Glad, we only stayed one night. Stuff´s very friendly and helpful though.

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Daniel C, Director General at Explora Hostels, responded to this review

Hi Sabrina, thank you very much for your review. Maybe one day was not enough to enjoy our facilities: 6 additional hammocks in hallway 2 on the first floor, reading room on the second floor and the additional loft with sofa next to room 28, spaces designed for all tastes and can be enjoyed by all guests. In addition, we...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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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: $14 - $42 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Explora Hostels 2*
Number of rooms: 28
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“First floor better”
timg69, 3 Apr 2017 | Read review
“I guess the more quiet double rooms are upstairs.”
saebryna, 29 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Express your wishes to the helpful staff”
dennislinn2017, 30 Jan 2017 | Read review
“I liked having a view of the street in the shared rooms”
993joshd, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
“Rooms are not too expensive, upper level is primarily mixed bed rooms.”
janps2014, 2 Feb 2016 | Read review
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