Hostels in Bogotá, Colombia

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Get to know Bogotá (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in Bogotá. To help you make friends with Bogotá before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

Guess what? Bogotá is also named and spelled Bogota - It is the same destination. Goodbye confusion.
 Street market on Montserrat mountain, Bogota.

Bogotá is Colombia's bustling capital city, located more than two thousand five hundred feet above sea level. Bogotá offers something different than other cities in Colombia. Temperatures are cool in the evenings but pleasant during the day. Despite a lack of amazing sights to see, Bogotá has some excellent museums, most of which have free entry. The Gold Museum (Museo de Oro) is a must-visit for anyone coming to stay in Bogotá and landing in the country sometimes known as El Dorado. The Botero Museum has paintings by Fernando Botero -- he painted pictures of fat people in a cartoon-like style! The Police Museum is another interesting free attraction -- most interesting is the exhibition on the capture of perhaps Colombia's most famous person, the international drug smuggler, Pablo Escobar.

The cable car up to Monserrate mountain is worth it, but try to go on a clear day so that you can appreciate the enormity of the sprawling capital. If you want a really memorable experience, go to a football match -- you will see real passion from the Colombians as you join them in the stands to sing songs you don't even know the words to! A bicycle tour is a good way to see Bogotá; these are organised daily. Keep in mind that it's a little more difficult at altitude though. There are many possible day trips from your Bogotá hostel to places of interest outside the city, such as the salt cathedral at Chia.

The city area of La Candelaria is where most Bogotá hostels are located. There are many new hostels that have opened their doors in the last few years. The area is also popular with students and has hundreds of small bars inside every few doorways. Colombia's nightlife is what draws so many people to the country -- coupled with the friendly Bogotá locals, it makes for a great night out. That is why so many people refer to Colombia as Loco-mbia! Tasty street food is also on offer in La Candelaria. Bogotá is an interesting city to visit and has plenty to keep tourists entertained.

Written by local enthusiast for Bogotá hostels

Written by local enthusiast for Bogotá hostels RayJ

FAQ about Bogotá Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in Bogotá. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in Bogotá. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in Bogotá costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in Bogotá with private rooms costs on average $34.
Hostelz.com shows all 72 Hostels in Bogotá. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.
Ulucaho Hostel is the best hostel in Bogotá for couples.
Vivero by Yatsar is the best hostel in Bogotá for families.
Granada Hostel and Hostel Bandido are the best rated hostels in Bogotá for female solo travellers.
Hostelz.com compares prices for 72 hostels in Bogotá, Colombia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in Bogotá such as
  • 46 hotels
  • 24 guesthouses
  • 9 apartments

This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in Bogotá.

Hostel Trip Monkey Bogotá D.C is the best rated hostel for partying in Bogotá.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Bogotá

Your Packing List for Bogotá

Pack smart, not hard

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for Bogotá and Colombia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

Get your full Packing List here

Bogotá Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in Bogotá, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
72 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$34 Average private room price
$5 Cheapest hostel in Bogotá
Hostal Casa Colibri is the cheapest
8 Party hostels in Bogotá
Hostel Trip Monkey Bogotá D.C is the best rated
Most Bogotá hostels are located in
La Candelaria, La Soledad, Chapinero
5.1 Average rating of all hostels

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Zipaquira (44 Km / 27 mi.)

Travel Tips for Bogotá - from the Community

Hey fam! Here are a few more tips from the community, from them to you, and you to them. This space is dedicated for travellers to share their best tips on backpacking Bogotá. Have a closer look - the Hostelz community share real hidden gems, insider knowledge and overall impressions of Bogotá. Everyone is welcome to add something useful, funny, unexpected and the "absolutely necessary to know before you go" - share, share and then share a little more!

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