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!
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.…
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.
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.
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!
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. …
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
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.…
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
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.