This is a really charming, quirky hostel set across 2 locations in the old town in Bogota. We had some problems however, which seemed to be mainly organisational issues with the staff. Our room was double booked the first night so instead of a private double room, we were put into a dorm. Also, we had arrived after an overnight bus journey, had informed them we would be arriving at 9am but were sent away & told check in wasn't until 12 so had to sit in a cafe for 3 hours. Credit to Alegria though as she gave us a four bed dorm to ourselves & didn't charge us for that night's accomodation. The second night we were in the hostel down the road and the room was beautiful, in an old colonial building with a big fireplace and gorgeous original features. Alegria just seemed quite stressed a lot of the time & if these double bookings/mistakes keep happening she will lose money as she can't keep giving people rooms for free! Friendly staff though, lovely hostels, both with kitchens and regularly cleaned. The area of Bogota is gorgeous & despite initial problems we wish we'd had longer there, it was a great finish to our south america trip!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are the first community of hostels, 7 hostels in a island, 7 houses with the same pool , sharing the bar and restaurant. The community offers water sports and local experiences . ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Alegria`s Hotel Bogota