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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The hostel is in the centre of the historic area of Bogota. We communicated our arrival time to the owners before we arrived and they were there to greet us at 4am. We were given a map and directions to visit all the main points of interest, aswell as advice on the best traditional eating spots. Fresh columbian coffee each... More 

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Thank Verity M
Stuttgart, Germany
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Reviewed 5 October 2016

There was a lie: Water pressure does not allow hot water. But there was a lot of cold water. And more: Just one dirty washing place beside the toilet. I moved out next morning, but had to pay full price for 3 days! NEVER AGAIN, DO NOT GO THERE.

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Amsterdam
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99 reviews
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Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

We staid here for 1 night with 3 of us and ot wasn't great, but it wasn't horrible either. What I really didn't like is that the beds were covered in plastic and there was no warm water, which was pretty rough with Bogota's cold temperatures. The whole place is quite outdated as well. The positives are: very friendly family... More 

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Thank Julia R
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Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

The hostel is really nice and clean. Yolanda (the owner) is very friendly and helpful. You get a map and she tells you all the great things to see. She helped us out a lot with our delayed lugage problems.The hostel is close to almost all sights.

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Thank Karlijn C
Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed 5 August 2015 via mobile

As we knew we would be arriving in Bogota quite late at 1am, we thought best to book a place for the night. We found this place on hotels.com and the reviews for it was good. First of all, the map was wrong on the hotels.com website (that could be our fault for not double checking) so it was difficult... More 

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Capelle aan den IJssel
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Reviewed 15 December 2014 via mobile

Service: Make sure you don't pay too much here and that you speak Spanish! The airport shuttle is a absolute rip off. They charged us $ 25,- for a ride that costs $ 10,- (COP 25.000) when you take a taxi. Besides that they charged 11% more than the booking site confirmed. But this seems to be a mistake. Booking.com... More 

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Thank Spuit11
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 29 May 2014

I love this place, it is very low priced in the best area of Bogotá. We stayed four for nights. Yolanda and her family, who own and run the place, are lovely and although we don't speak a word of Spanish, were very very patient with us. The room's are small and simple but clean and comfy which is all... More 

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Qormi, Malta
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Reviewed 21 November 2012

We travelled to Bogota in October 2012 and had booked this hostel 4 months in advance and we got to Bogota in the dark. There was no sign and with heavy backpacks we walked up and down the designated street for what seemed like ages. Then someone showed us to the door and the owner opened saying that it's no... More 

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France
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Reviewed 8 August 2011

The place was not sceptional, but ok. Prices were quite good for the area. The owners were nice but not very proffesional. We were staying in a dorm that they use as a double when someone wants to pay extra and all our stuff was changed of room without our permission and supervision while we were away. They have as... More 

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Thank JeanFFrance
Paris
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Reviewed 2 May 2011

The owners were extremely nice, very beautiful place, just great.

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
HOSTAL BALUARTE in La Candelaria: cultural and historical Center, Bogotá, Colombia. We are close to the Presidency of the Republic, Congress of Colombia and Mayor, among others. It is a beautiful colonial house with over 400 years, with three courtyards and flowers and with persons Cristinas, ethical, kind and good principles that I will attend. A quiet, safe and economical. Welcome. In this house also has the newspaper from the center of Bogota. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Baluarte

Address: Calle 12B 043, Candelaria, Bogota 110221, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
Price Range: $20 - $27 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Hostal Baluarte 1.5*
Number of rooms: 5
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“There are different sizes of rooms, if you aquire more space just ask for one of the larger rooms if they are available”
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