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Platypus Hostel
Ranked #136 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Reviewed 11 December 2012

I stayed here for about a month. I had my own room with a bunk bed for the whole time. The staff is very courteous and welcoming. They also are very serious about security so I felt safe there. A few nice rooms are upstairs. It is also a nice atmosphere because it is an open air setting, that is there are trees inside and a bird bath. But, I never felt cold. I highly recommend this place. Stay for at least a week,it's a great deal. I met a lot of great people there and the location is excellent for a stroll. It is safe during the day to walk around. At night, like anywhere else in the world avoid walking alone or staying out too late. Again, security at the hostel is excellent.

Room Tip: The rooms upstairs have a little more private and secluded.
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled solo
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Thank PatrickOKeefe
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Reviewed 2 December 2012 via mobile

Didn't like it too much. Room was ok, but we were in front of reception and it was a bit noisy. And we like to smoke now and then, but this hostel had signs everywhere about how clean the air should be so we had to stand in front of the hostel to smoke. Also bathroom facilities were below standards. Didn't feel to welcome so after two nights we moved to another hostel..

  • Stayed: October 2012
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Thank wimplon
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Reviewed 23 October 2012

A solid place to rest your head in Bogota, comprising a good location and strong security.

It would be difficult to be too effusive about this place but it's relatively clean and breakfast is provided (albeit the strawberry yogurt was rather sweet!).

Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
Thank nick a
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Reviewed 5 September 2012

Whenever we visit Bogota, which is several times each year, we always stay at Platypus. Friendly, bilingual staff, clean and affordable accommodations, excellent location, and a nice array of accommodations...they have more to offer than the main (and original) hostel...just ask! Through the years, we have stayed at Platypus as backpacking youth, a tamer married couple, and now as a family with a young son. Platypus always welcomes us "home!"

  • Stayed: December 2011, travelled with family
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Reviewed 18 August 2012

I stayed in this place after having read many good reviews about this place. However, the hostel is quite dirty, the bed is sooooo hard it was impossible to sleep on. I found several cockroaches in the room, too. As a pro, the location is good in the very centre of the old town.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled solo
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2  Thank Igor E
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Additional Information about Platypus Hostel

Address: Calle 16 No 2-43, Bogota, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota
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Ranked #136 of 311 Speciality Lodging in Bogota
Hotel Class:3 star — Platypus Hostel 3*
Number of rooms: 23
Also Known As:
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