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Hostal La Candelaria Bogota
Ranked #54 of 239 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Leeds
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19 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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“Don't go out at night!”
Reviewed 8 September 2009

OK, it's cheap, but seriously this is not in a good area. In fact it's that bad that a lot of taxis refused to take us there at night, and once you're back there, you're stuck.
Bogota is generally a fairly safe place but not around la Candelaria. As for the hostal, their command of English is fairly non-existent, so they completely screwed up my booking, which meant that instead of the apartment I thought we had booked we had two unsatisfactory rooms, one of which didn't have its own bathroom.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled on business
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Manila, Philippines
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Reviewed 11 August 2009

We stayed at the Hostal de la Candelaria for 4 nights in August 2009. Overall, the place is a good value for the money, but there are some things that are less than stellar. Firstly, the hostel is very clean and pretty, the private rooms are spacious and have cable tv. On our first three nights we stayed in a private room "with bathroom", but the bathroom was actually across the courtyard, and while no other guests used the bathroom, it was not a truly private bathroom. Worse than this was the tremendous amount of noise in the courtyard. Although by and large the guests were respectful, every noise reverberates across the courtyard allowing you to clearly hear conversations from every room in the place. Finally, the hostel's location is certainly central, but not without drawbacks. The Candelaria would probably be a better place for true backpackers, rather than a couple looking to economise. The neighborhood is pretty grimy with lots of homeless teenagers and potheads, but it is centrally located to the major monuments and museums - it's a tradeoff we were willing to make for the money, but not the best accomodation I've been in.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled as a couple
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Dublin, Ireland
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Reviewed 16 February 2009

This is a really nice hostel in a great location.
The staff are really friendly and the hostal is clean and everything is new.
There's some really nice courtyards aswell to hangout in and the use of a kitchen.
They now have private rooms aswell as the apartments which have private bathrooms and a tv so its good value.
Its alot more relaxing and quieter than some of the other backpacker hostel so its perfect for people looking for something different.
I have stayed here twice and this is definitely my first choice for accomodation in Bogota

  • Stayed January 2009, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 March 2008

Hostal La Candelaria is one of the best hostels that I have ever stayed in. The owners are really nice. They went above and beyond to make my stay in Bogota great. The hostel is brand new and very clean. Each room is a two-story apartment that sleeps four people. The location is fantastic in the heart of the La Candelaria district in Bogota. I highly recommend staying at Hostal La Candelaria!

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Property: Hostal La Candelaria Bogota
Address: Calle 16 No. 2-38, Bogota 111711, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
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Ranked #54 of 239 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We offer to you a new hostel for tourists who visit our city and prefer to stay in the historic downtown of Bogota, close to all tourist places.La Candelaria hostel is diferent to others hostels in the zone because we take a family, quiet and safe atmosphere. We offer to you more space and comfort than other hostels and our cost is very good for you. ... more   less 
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