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Masaya Hostel Bogota
Ranked #1 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
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Reviewed 17 June 2014 via mobile

A very nice place to stay in Bogota. The staff is really friendly and makes sure that it is not too noisy at night, which I really appreciated. There is a lot of common space to hang out if you want to and breakfast was good! I also loved the shower. It was a normal one (not an electric one) with great water pressure and nice temperature. I would definitely go back!

Stayed: June 2014, travelled with friends
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Nicolas P, Gérant at Masaya Hostel Bogota, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2014

Good morning,

Thank you for your advise about the hostel! We are very satisfied that you appreciated the cleanliness, the comfort and the professionalism of our employees of Masaya.
Avoid the noise during the night is very important for us to assure the tranquillityt!!

You can follow us on our Facebook page: Masaya hostel Bogota!!

Best regards and see you soon in Masaya

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Reviewed 15 June 2014

The hostel was in a central location in la candelaria. The staff provided suggestions for activities and restaurants. Good common space, 3 computers and internet that works in the common areas. The breakfast is good as well, but is not included in the price of a shared room.

The rooms were decent - be sure to mention what type of room you want - dorm, double, all girls, etc. It is not a party hostel so good for the traveler who doesn't want to be kept up all night by loud revelers. I stayed next to a large dorm with 10 beds and they were quite loud, so be sure to bring ear plugs. Also, there was only one bathroom with 2 working showers for all the women in the hostel - so you may have to wait in line.

Overall, the experience was very good and I would stay there again if I was passing through Bogota but would assure I got a private room. If you can, bring along your own towel, albeit a rental is quite cheap.

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Liz C
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Nicolas P, Gérant at Masaya Hostel Bogota, responded to this reviewResponded 17 June 2014

Hello,

Thank you for your opinion! We are satisfied that you appreciated your stay in our hostel. It's true that our hostel is not an party but a cultural hostel with our different activities around the culture of the country (dancing class, karaoke, concert with local artist...)

You can follow us on our Facebook page: Masaya Bogota and discover our hostel Masaya Santa Marta in the Coast Caribe!

Best regards

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Reviewed 14 June 2014

However, one of the staff told us to walk through a tough slum to get to Montserrate...and we nearly got mugged! its only a $3 cab ride...why they didn't recommend this is beyond me...felt it was terribly irresponsible of them to suggest this when even locals don't do this! aside from that, i had a brilliant stay...enough to make up for the near mugging. Lots of places to socialize..garden...bar...kitchen...pool table, tv room, courtyard! the rooms...LOVE the bunk beds with curtains! Tidy bathroom though the shower needs hooks! Great location, in Candelaria in the heart of Bogota walking distance to everything...but don't walk to montserrate...

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Sandra N
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Nicolas P, Gérant at Masaya Hostel Bogota, responded to this reviewResponded 16 June 2014

Good morning,

Thank you for choosing Masaya as your accommodation during your stay in Colombia! we are very satisfied that you appreciated the service and the cultural activities of our hostel!!!
we hope that you spent a good time in Colombia!!

You can follow us on Facebook "Masaya hostel Bogota" to see all the news about the hostel and the country!

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Reviewed 8 June 2014

Awesome setup with tons of common space to chill out. Full kitchen, some sort of renovations going on when I was there, I think they are adding a bar/kitchen but don't quote me on that. Construction wasn't overly distracting. Front desk people were great and helpful. Only downside is noise travels and an almost unbelievable rate into rooms. They do a good job of asking people to be courteous of others later in the evening, but in your room you can hear even faint conversation (at least this was true in the rooms off the back courtyard). Hostel has a cat with 3 small kittens to keep you company. Usually keep to their own, but are quite happy to be pet and played with. Drinks are reasonably priced as well. Insulation is poor, so if you're a cold sleeper, consider extra sleeping sheets/bag. You could probably ask the front for one as well.

Stayed: May 2014, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 June 2014

This hostel was very friendly and relaxed, it was a nice place to spend the evenings just lounging around - it was cool how all the common areas were open-air, although when it started raining that was not the best.
The staff were extremely helpful and friendly, and the location was great - it was easy to walk to different tour offices and all the museums, as well as lots of restaurants and cafés.

A few things were not 100% ideal - the bunk beds were *very* low, and I am not that tall, so someone taller would probably be really uncomfortable. Also the bathroom was a walk down and up a lot of stairs, which is a bit difficult in the middle of the night! They did have the nicest showers I've ever seen in a hostel, though!
Generally very clean and well-maintained though. Would recommend!

  • Stayed: June 2014, travelled solo
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Thank Isobel206
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Nicolas P, Gérant at Masaya Hostel Bogota, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2014

Good afternoon,

Thank you for your comments!! We hope that you spent a pleasant time in Bogota. It's a nice reward for us that you enjoyed your experience in our hostel.

You can follow us on our Facebook page: Masaya hostel Bogota to see all the news about masaya and Colombia!

You can also live the local experience of masaya Santa Marta

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Reviewed 28 May 2014

This is a very well run hostel, with friendly knowleadgeable staff on a great location in La Candelaria. We stayed in a private ensuite room, which was a bit small, especially the bathroom (knees to the wall when sitting on the toilet). But the bed was good, with a duvet thick enough to keep us warm on chilly nights, the room has a safe and a tv and there was a beautiful wallpainting. The water from the modern rainshower was hot and the room was cleaned daily. Also there were clean fluffy towels everyday.
There are nice communal areas, great for meeting people. The breakfast was the best we had during our four weeks in Colombia.Wifi did not always work in our room, but once outside it was very quick.There is a no noise after 11 pm policy and even though we slept close to the bar and near the billiard room, we slept like baby's and hardly heard any noise.
The hostel is located on a nice quiet street, with a lovely restaurant next door (try their delicious and cheap crepes and juices). Also there are a lot of restaurants in the neighbourhood. The centre is only a 10 minutes walk away.
The hostel offers a free tour by moto-taxi, which was big fun.
If we come back to Bogota, we will definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Me and husband and three kids stayed in a room with 5 beds and it was excellent. Yes, we had to share bathroom but it was no problem at all. Lovely friendly staff and excellent breakfast at a very cheap price. Hot showers were great. The walls a bit thin but hey, for this good price and location you just put up with it.

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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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Thank Chris M
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Nicolas P, Gérant at Masaya Hostel Bogota, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2014

Hello,

We are satisfied that you appreciated “la Buena onda de Masaya” with the professionalism of our staff, the quality of the breakfast and the cultural activities proposed every night!!
It is true that our location is ideal in the Candaleria with a lot of musuem, restaurants, la plaza Bolivar...
You can follow us on our facebook page: Masaya hostel Bogota and discover our hostel masaya Santa Marta

Safe trip in Colombia!!!!

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Address: Carrera 2 # 12-48 | La Candelaria, Bogota 111711, Colombia
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Region: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Price Range: £19 - £40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Masaya Hostel Bogota 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As a new generation Hostel, Masaya Hostel Bogota wisely mixes the spirit of a hostel with hotel comfort. In a national heritage listed Colonial house of 750 m2 and in the heart of la Candelaria, Masaya Hostel Bogota has superior comfort, a wide offering of services and a variety of planned events to soak you with Colombian culture. ... more   less 
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