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Hostelz.com's Review
Tip Top Guest House (not to be confused with the hostel of the same name) is a small hostel in La Candelaria with a number of private rooms. Although there is one small dorm, guests here tend to keep to themselves in their room, meaning that it is not the best place to meet other travelers.

The Location

Although it's located in La Candelaria, the hostel is a couple of blocks uphill from the other hostels in the area and if you're walking alone at night you will have to take your chances up a dark, secluded road. During the day, it is well situated, with close links to the TransMilenio bus system, bars and restaurants, and the main tourist sights just a short walk away.

Rooms and Bathrooms

The beds in the dorm are a good size and have comfortable mattresses. The rooms themselves are a little small, however, meaning that it can be a little cramped when full of travelers and their large backpacks. Some of the rooms have a bathroom attached.

The shared bathrooms are a good size, but strangely enough, the sliding door does not have a lock, which could lead to an embarrassing introduction to your fellow travelers. The showers will get reasonably warm given time, but the water dribbles out at a disappointing pressure.

Common Spaces

There is one communal space on the ground floor. This has a computer from which you can access the internet (if you can tear the staff away from Facebook for a moment). There is a large TV mounted on the wall with a comfortable sofa and a wooden bench with a table, where, if you run into any of the other guests, you can spark up a conversation. There are two kitchens in the hostel. The one on the first floor is pitiful, but the one next to the entrance is adequate should you desire to cook during your stay.


Although dorm beds are available, this hostel caters more for the private-room market. It seems to attract clientele that are looking to do their own thing and as such, is not the place to go if you are looking to socialise with other backpackers. Having said this, the beds are comfortable so you should be able to get a decent night's sleep.

by Elgrumpygringo
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
November 2013

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