What we look for most in a hostel, apart from cleanliness and hot water, is the people. And, although it is always a lottery as to what the backpackers themselves are like, the staff themselves should be much less of a gamble. So, when it comes to affability, helpfulness and downright goofiness, the local staff at this Croc are anything but cranky. There’s also a well-appreciated TV room and communal area, a big kitchen; and a cat and dog couple with an endearing – if a little weird – relationship. When this is added to its enviable location right in the heart of the Candelaria, what you get here is one of our top picks for hostels in Bogota, and, indeed, in Colombia over all.
Calle 12D #3-46, La Candelaria
10 bed dorms COP$23.000
6 bed dorms COP$24.000
4 bed dorms COP$25.000
Private with shared bathroom for one person: COP$50.000
Private with shared bathroom for two people: COP$66.000
Private with shared bathroom for three people: COP$96.000
Private with shared bathroom for four people: COP$120.000
Private with private bath for one person: COP$60.000
Private with private bath for two people: COP$80.000
Private with private bath for three people: COP$108.000
Private with private bath for four people: COP$140.000
Restaurant (breakfast and dinner)
Lockers with power-points inside
Paul G says: I feel a little biased about reviewing the Croc, as I now regard the guys that work there as mates. But that’s just how the Croc is: friendly, helpful, and kind of hilarious. Everyone is made to feel welcome there, and that’s why it holds a warm place in my heart.