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Carrera 9 #54 A-15, Bogota 110231 Colombia
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#81 of 554 Specialty lodging in Bogota
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We offer you unique experiences & services of Co-staying, Coworking & Co-living. Comfort, rest & entertainment. We're your home in Bogota!
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Shuttle bus service
Business Centre with Internet Access
Baggage storage
Concierge
Wifi
Evening entertainment
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Ironing service
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Room features
Additional bathroom
Fireplace
Room service
Seating area
Iron
Kitchenette
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Non-smoking rooms
Smoking rooms available
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HOTEL STYLE
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish

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Full view
80Somewhat walkable
Grade: 80 out of 100
108Restaurantswithin 0.5 km
14Attractionswithin 0.5 km
41Reviews1Q+A1Room tip

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RoryM wrote a review Jun 2019
5 contributions2 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I had a great stay in this very comfortable hostel, located in the relaxed Chapinero district. The room was modern and clean and the fresh breakfast every morning, included in the room rate, was great. The staff were amazing at Hobu too and made a huge effort to make sure we were happy and looked after. Juan spent 2 hours helping us book a flight and we really did appreciate how much they wanted us to feel relaxed. A great spot!
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Date of stay: June 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aisling C wrote a review Jun 2018
Meath Ireland37 contributions39 helpful votes
We had initially planned to stay here for just 3 days but ended up extending our stay to 3 weeks as we liked it so much. The hostel is beautifully decorated and has some cool quirky elements like the old staircase and stained glass window. The kitchen is small but has everything you need and there is a nice outdoor/indoor communal area to eat your meals. The hostel staff were so so pleasant and helpful and gave us lots of recommendations of things to do and local snacks to eat as well as advice about areas to avoid etc. They also arranged taxis for us & sorted out a disagreement we were having when one of the drivers was trying to scam us. This is not a party hostel but has a nice relaxed vibe. They really could not have been more helpful & were also very sympathetic when I had altitude sickness! If I am ever in Bogota again I will definitely stay here.
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Date of stay: July 2017
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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kirstypetrides wrote a review Apr 2018
Perth, Australia21 contributions4 helpful votes
Hot showers. Lovely cosy common areas. Great kitchen. But the best part about this hostel was the staff - especially Juan. We accidentally left our laptop computer at the hostel and only realized when we got to Medellin. Juan found the laptop and kept it at reception for safe-keeping while he organized for it to get returned to us in Medellin at no cost to us. What a legend.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Aga D wrote a review Mar 2018
5 contributions
One of the best hostels in our South America trip! Beautiful house with nice interior, new bathrooms and cool common space, good breakfast and helpful staff. And it's unbelievably cheap! We would definitely stay here again.
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Date of stay: March 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Supertramp994 wrote a review Jan 2018
4 contributions
Initially I only wanted to stay for a few days but ended up staying for over a month. The staff is incredibly friendly and will help you with everything you need! The place is clean and well located. It’s close to the bus station that brings you either south to the more touristy area or north to the party district. The supermarket and an amazing vegan burger place are next door. I can totally recommend this place!
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Date of stay: January 2018Trip type: Travelled solo
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Akshita J wrote a review Jan 2018
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Enjoyed staying here. We had our own private room and bathroom. Everything was very clean and nice. The hostel has a unique charm and all the receptionists were super nice. They have fresh free breakfast every day. A sweet lady makes fresh juice, gives you freshly baked bread, cafe with leche and freshly cut fruits for breakfast. The hostel felt very secure because the front gate is always locked and only the receptionist has the key. To enter or exit you must wait for the receptionist to unlock it for you. We left our passports at the reception on the very last day after checking out too. Hobu hostel is super responsive on FB Messenger too and I was continuously in touch with them for airport shuttle (Cost $35,000 COP) via messenger. Cons - The private room was under the stairs. We could hear people going up and down the stairs.
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Date of stay: December 2017
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Will B wrote a review Nov 2017
41 contributions9 helpful votes
I stayed at the hostel, it was a fabulous space the building was very different in its design but really good, with great fixtures and fittings, it has some great old wooden stairs. The staff were kinda all young hip things who were knowledgeable helpful all the time. There were areas to socialise and also areas to chill and take some time for yourself if you wanted. Breakfast was served by a nice woman who would cook your eggs how you liked them she would be keen to get it just right. The rooms were spacious very clean and had an almost luxurious air about them, so not the typical hostel. There were a number of bathrooms and shower rooms which were all clean and to a high standard. Yes I would stay again and I would recommend the place too
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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Mark F wrote a review Jul 2017
Dublin, Ireland49 contributions40 helpful votes
Hobu Hostel’s greatest strength could well be the handsome brick building in which it’s housed. Dark wood interiors, art deco tiles, stained glass, dimpled leather couches and shuttered windows lend it an old-world aesthetic, like sleeping over in a wealthy long-lost relative’s house. That’s not to suggest it’s neglected or outdated though. It has modern flourishes in all the right places such as the immaculate silver kitchen, numerous spotless toilets and strong showers, and airy dining area where the complimentary fruit, eggs, bread and hot drinks are served daily. The receptionists, Juan and Andres, couldn’t be nicer. They’ll order taxis (important to do around here using a particular app), help plan activities accommodate requests and let you in-and-out as you please, since for added safety is fenced in with a high spiked gate. Not sure whether this is true, but we read at the time that armed raids had taken place in hostels in the La Candelaria area and security was a concern. Juan also told us what places were OK to go to in the evening and the best way to get to each. Location-wise, the hostel is two blocks from two main streets and near a supermarket and a couple restaurants. It costs between €3 – €6 to catch a taxi downtown, which is where the main attractions are – the Gold Museum, Le Candelaria, cable car – and around €12 to the airport. One dishonest taxi driver tried to do the old Bait and Switch routine, claiming I’d given him a 1000 note and not a 10,000, which I did. Receptionist Juan came to our aid but it’s best to count notes aloud as you hand them over to avoid this. Though Hobu’s building makes it charming it’s also responsible for its greatest weakness – noise. Sound travels through the doors, windows and walls, staircases and Floorboards groan, and rooms rattle when inconsiderate guests stomp around. Completely depends on the other guests, obviously. We had a few nights where we kept waking up to shouting, slamming doors, music – but that was only three in six nights, so. Overall we loved it here, and consider it one of the best places we booked on our four-month trip through Central and South America.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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TaliBenTaliBen wrote a review Jun 2017
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3 nights here, great basic room but reflected in the price, really good breakfast. Fantastic location in a very hip neighbourhood. Awesome and friendly staff who gave us really good restaurant tips and helped us loads with onward travel. Would highly recommend to anyone staying in Bogota
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Date of stay: June 2017
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renhebert wrote a review Jun 2017
Ottawa, Canada13 contributions9 helpful votes
We stayed in the private room on the ground floor. Overall, it was good. Great vibe, super friendly staff, perfect location in a hip neighbourhood with lots of restaurants. The room could use more hooks and surfaces for things, it feels like there's nowhere to put things down or even hang wet towels. One of the nights was quite loud and we didn't get sleep. People were drinking and talking in the lobby, which resonated loudly into our room and later in the night, people partying outside kept us up for quite some time. Not recommended if you like quiet comfort, but would totally recommend this place if you are on a budget and like to meet people and chat.
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Date of stay: June 2017
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US$15 - US$18 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
ColombiaBogotaChapinero
NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hobu Hostel
Which popular attractions are close to Hobu Hostel?
Nearby attractions include Theatron (0.4 km), Coolture Coo (0.3 km), and Das Haus (0.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hobu Hostel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and room service.
Which room amenities are available at Hobu Hostel?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, an additional bathroom, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Hobu Hostel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Hobu Hostel?
Conveniently located restaurants include La Castaña, Mini Mal, and El Mono Bandido.
Does Hobu Hostel have an airport shuttle?
Yes, Hobu Hostel offers an airport shuttle for guests. We recommend calling ahead to confirm details.
Are any cleaning services offered at Hobu Hostel?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hobu Hostel?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Hobu Hostel?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Plaza de Bolívar de Bogotá (5.0 km), Capitolio Nacional (5.3 km), and Museo de la Independencia Casa del Florero (4.9 km).