Explora Hostels

Calle 12c # 3 -19, Bogota, Colombia, Distance from city centre: 1.4km

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Colombia is a long kept secret amongst travelers who have come to the country for delicious food, rhythmical music and dance, breathtaking scenery and a rich culture. Explora Hostels looks to offer travelers a comfortable and clean place to stay while they enjoy and immerse themselves in Colombias untapped treasures.

Our hostel is located in the center of the Candelaria neighborhood, the historic district of Bogot. This colonial neighborhood dates back to the 1500s and the fountain located a block away from the hostel is where Bogot was founded. The hostel is an old colonial house that has been restored so that it meets Explora Hostels standards: comfortable beds and clean bathrooms with good water pressure and hot showers. We limit the number of beds in a room to make sure everyone can get a good nights sleep: we have 6 bed dorms, 4 bed dorms and private twin and double rooms. Our team has travelled throughout the world and knows what a good nights sleep and a great shower can do for you!

While we think our facilities are fantastic, our staff is even better. We invite you to come stay in a hostel where every member of the front desk speaks English and can guide you on how to explore the best sites, museums and restaurants our city has to offer. It always helps to have a local give you tips on where to go and what to do so that you make the best of your trip. When youre all done theyll be waiting to serve you a refreshments in our lounge while you make friends with other travelers!

Explora Bogota, is located in la candelaria, the colonial part of town. Where almost all the backpackers stay. We have hot water in the showers, and enough clean bathrooms for everyone in the hostel. We also created a social area at the back of the hostel where you have access to a communal kitchen if you are in the mood to cook, or we provide food for our customers in our kitchen/bar which is open 24/7 for our guests.

Our accomodations are six bed dorm, four bed dorms and private rooms whith their own bathroom. We have set up enough bathrooms for girls and boys separetly so that you have no inconvenience taking a shower.

We can arrange for tour guides throughout the city and the neighbourhood la candelaria. Additinally, we host parties each end of month for our guests with other hostels and if you dont have anything to do, just sit back and relax we will offer you a brew while you watch TV, make new friends or just read a book in our hostel.
Prices are per person per night.

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle hire
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Card Phones
  • Child Friendly
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Late check-out
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • No Curfew
  • Non Smoking
  • Reading Light
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes not included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels For Hire

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 2 day cancellation policy. Failure to cancel within this time will result in a cancellation charge equal to the first night of your stay.

Must-Read Hostel Info

This property has specific Terms & Conditions.

Please note:
Please note:

Check in time: 2:00 p.m.
Check out time: 12:00 m.
Cancellation policy 2 days in advance.
Method of payment: cash, credit or debir cards.
Breakfast is not included.
Accept groups of more than 9 pax.

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After baggage claim you should look for the taxi stand, which is on the right for international arrivals and on the left for national arrivals. Please give them our address (Calle 12C # 3-19, La Candelaria, Centro Histórico) and they will give you a slip of paper with the price that you should pay. The taxi ride from the airport costs approximately 20.000 pesos (11 USD) between 06:00 and 20:00 and 22.000 pesos (12 USD) between 20:00 and 06:00.
Bus Terminal
The best way to travel from the bus terminal is by taxi. Please tell the taxi driver to take you to our address (Calle 12C # 3-19, La Candelaria, Centro Histórico). The taxi ride from the bus terminal to the hostel costs approximately 9.000 pesos (5 USD) between 06:00 and 20:00 or 11.000 pesos (6 USD) between 20:00 and 06:00.

Located Near

Explora Hostels is within a 15 minute walk of the following historical and significant sites of Bogota:

- Museo del Oro
- Museo Botero
- Museo de Arte del Banco de la Republica
- Casa de la Moneda
- Quinta de Bolivar
Historical & Significant Sites
- Chorro de Quevedo
- Presidential Palace
- Mayors Office
- Judicial Palace
- Ministry of Culture
- Luis Angel Arango Library
- Eje Ambiental
- Gabriel Garcia Marquez Cultural Center

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