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Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Didn't like it too much. Room was ok, but we were in front of reception and it was a bit noisy. And we like to smoke now and then, but this hostel had signs everywhere about how clean the air should be so we had to stand in front of the hostel to smoke. Also bathroom facilities were below standards....

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 October 2012

A solid place to rest your head in Bogota, comprising a good location and strong security. It would be difficult to be too effusive about this place but it's relatively clean and breakfast is provided (albeit the strawberry yogurt was rather sweet!).

Thank nick a
New Orleans, LA
Reviewed 5 September 2012

Whenever we visit Bogota, which is several times each year, we always stay at Platypus. Friendly, bilingual staff, clean and affordable accommodations, excellent location, and a nice array of accommodations...they have more to offer than the main (and original) hostel...just ask! Through the years, we have stayed at Platypus as backpacking youth, a tamer married couple, and now as a...

1Thank hotelosoperezoso
St Petersburg
Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stayed in this place after having read many good reviews about this place. However, the hostel is quite dirty, the bed is sooooo hard it was impossible to sleep on. I found several cockroaches in the room, too. As a pro, the location is good in the very centre of the old town.

2Thank Igor E
Cartagena, Colombia
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I spent five nights here a few weeks ago and had I not been ill and had the energy I would probably have moved hostels. The place wasn't horrific but it lacked any atmosphere. The staff were in general grumpy and unfriendly, and on the couple of occasions I asked for something i felt like I was intruding upon their...

1Thank Sam R
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 9 July 2012

We visited many hostels in this neighborhood and stayed at another one nearby as well (aventureros). Platypus is by far the safest, cleanest and most friendly. Highly recommended.

Thank Igotlostinthisworld
Panajachel, Guatemala
Reviewed 22 June 2012

I had asked the owner of a hostel in another town to help me find a hostel in Bogota among the bewildering abundance of choices. I said I wanted a quiet place, not a party hostel. He recommended Platypus, and I'm glad he did. It's a "typical" hostel with the usual array of services, including a kitchen, dining/TV room, decent...

Thank Raymundo02
Reviewed 27 May 2012

This was one of the worst (bar Silvia and possibly Turbo) rooms we have stayed in all trip. It had such an overpowering smell of damp that the first thing I did was go out and buy joss sticks and burnt several to try and overpower the dreadful smell. Not only was it smelly it was also cold, dark, damp...

1Thank Dave-n-Fran
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Reviewed 17 March 2012

We stayed at the Platypus for two weeks and found the owner to be the best we have ever stayed with.The rooms and bathrooms were basic but always very clean.Breakfast is included in the price and there is free coffee all day.All in all a great stay.

1Thank 644370Jaw1978
St Ives, United Kingdom
Reviewed 25 January 2012

Stayed over on a couple of occasions as booked and doing Airport stopovers. Good points is location to bars etc, cheapish and a 25k peso ride from airport. Bad, cold and feels damp due to this. Matresses so uncomfortable double bed room 7. Staff seem uninterested defininetly no cheery smile or welcome. However met the owner who is very nice,...

Thank kevin6322

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Additional Information about Platypus Hostel

Address: Calle 16 No 2-43, Bogota, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range: $25 - $96 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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