Alegrias Hostel Bogota

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Description

The Hostelz.com Review

With comfy and quiet dorm rooms - but few comfortable common areas where travellers can gather - this hostel is perfect for couples or people wanting to relax and keep to themselves. It has an included breakfast of fruit, butter, jam, and bread. Coffee is available all day.

The Location

This hostel is on a quiet street, a few blocks off the busy area of La Candelaria. It is within a 15 minute walk or inexpensive cab ride from major intercity bus lines. It is difficult to find open restaurants at night, but during the day the Candelaria area is loaded with museums and attractions to visit. The hostel is easy to find with a fun big colourful sign.

Rooms and Bathrooms

There are multiple options of small dorm rooms to private double bed rooms. Beds are equipped with multiple warm blankets, clean sheets, and comfortable mattresses. There are no windows capable of opening in a few of the dorm rooms which can lead to stuffy air in the morning. One large bathroom with a hot water shower and plenty of room to move is shared between 12 dorm beds. Another simple toilet-only room is also located close by. No soap or hand towels are provided in the complete bathroom but shower towels are provided free of charge. Smaller lockers capable of fitting the necessities are located outside the rooms near the front desk. Dorm room tenants are not supplied with a key and dorm rooms are unlocked at all times.

Common Spaces

There is a kitchen, small dining, and TV watching combined area. Sitting area for the TV is limited to three people and not designed to be overly relaxing, not suitable for winding down after a long day. Lots of courtyard space is available with two hammocks, lots of tables, and basic chairs. The hostel attracts a slightly older but friendly crowd which can lead to lots of conversation during the day but quiet nights. As most of the seating is out in the courtyard, guests are left with few areas to gather during the rainy periods.

Summary

This hostel is comfy and quiet with all the basics included. It's based in a rustic house in a historical neighbourhood which gives guests a classic Colombian sleeping experience. Younger travellers are not attracted to its calm and quiet atmosphere but it is definitely a good option for those needing an escape from the busy Bogota adventure life.
by Byron
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
2017-05-04
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Map

(Location is approximate. You may need to pan/move to find "Alegrias Hostel Bogota" at Calle 9 # 2-13 La Candelaria.)

Location/Contact

Address
Calle 9 # 2-13 La Candelaria, Bogotá, Cundinamarca, Colombia
Coordinates
4.594007, -74.071412 (accuracy not guaranteed)
Location
Website
www.alegriashostel.com
Telephone
571 2823168
Fax
+57 313 419 1288
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Hostelz.com Guest Reviews

Alegria's Hostel is a really nice hostel in a really good location with everything you could need and it also includes a nice continental breakfast, followed by coffee and tea twenty-four/seven. The staff are really helpful, although travelers who speak only English may find it difficult (only one person speaks English); still they try to help however they can! They also offer laundry for a reasonable price. The Location The location is really good -- it's in the historic centre of La Candelaria -- near the main attractions, but still quiet and safe to walk around at night. It is fairly close to a TransMilenio bus station (their main bus transportation) -- about fifteen-minute walk. The streets in Bogota are kind of tricky, so don't hesitate to ask for directions since one street might have three different names. Rooms and Bathrooms Rooms are pretty spacious and beds are really comfortable; there are plenty of different options, such as six- and eight-person dorms or private with two twin beds or private with a double bed. The rooms have no lockers, but there are little lockers in a common area. Private rooms can be locked if you have an extra lock for the door. Bathrooms are really spacious, with shower and toilet in the same room. There's plenty of space to hang your belongings and the showers are really warm and with great pressure, especially for Colombia. Common Spaces The common areas are really nice -- you can watch a movie or just read a book in a quiet area. There is also a garden, but it is not really useful at the moment since the dogs have taken over and destroyed it! The kitchen is really big and clean all the time. There are lots of things for you to help cook a decent meal and there's coffee and tea available all day long. Summary Overall, we love the hostel! The staff are friendly and smiling all the time. There are also two dogs -- so be aware if you don't like dogs, but they are really friendly and don't bother at all. Security is really good -- you have to pass two doors to get in and as you ring the bell they check the camera to see who's at the door. This is a really nice place to stay for a couple of days or for a long stay, too.
Troy Rowe
(Australia)
2011-10-17

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