Musicology Hostel

Calle 9 #3-71, La Candelaria, Bogota, Colombia, Distance from city centre: 1.2km

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Rating: 52%from 3 reviews

  • 53%Atmosphere
  • 40%Staff
  • 46%Security
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 66%Location
  • 53%Value for money
  • 46%Facilities
New - Dinner Option "Sale Price"
World cup 2014 special:
Your national team won the game? You get THAT night free!!!!! Yes, for every game your national team wins while you stay with us you can double celebrate. The win and the free night!!!
Hey guys,

We, the creators of Musicology hostel, are long time backpackers from various countries that in between us we probably have visited more than 100 countries and slept in hostels in all of them. In Musicology we tried to create, and hopefully succeeded, the dream hostel. A hostel just the way we would like to find when we travel, implementing wisdoms we picked along the way but mainly trying to avoid the things we learnt not to do from hostel we stayed in

Our beautifully restored colonial house has 2 patios, a garden and hammocks to chill out on. We have the best equipped bar, highest quality sound system, English speaking staff, hot water with strong pressure 24h, blankets like your mama will leave on your bed at home, extra wide bed, best mattresses in the market, private bathrooms in most our dorms and we can go on and on.

Since many travelers love the word free, here are some of the free, and less free :-) services we offer:

- Free complete all you can eat breakfast, Dinner Option (Spaghetti Bolognese, Chicken curry, Chop suey..), free bed sheets, free towels, free internet with skype/scanner/camera/burner, free WiFi, free local phone calls, free safe deposit boxes in all dorm rooms with electricity plugs to safely charge your electric toys, free use of the guest kitchen, free smiles, free Salsa classes every Thursday, free exchange library, free luggage storage, free and complete travel information about Bogota and the area, free use of the hostel after checkout, until 22:30, including showers and internet, free taxi booking, free games and playing cards, free booking for onward hostels of your choice, free food delivery, Bar with all night happy hour (why limit happiness to 2 hours a night?), Laundry services, IPod and MP3 docking stations in the toilets, Charging corner for all king of cell phones, media players, heart pacers.., Currency exchange, Sunday night BBQ, 24h reception, Night security guard , Airport pickup (25,000 COP), No curfew, no lockout, Friday night bar hopping party bus
, Very cheap international calls , Restaurant with a wide vegetarian selection, In the hostel Spanish teacher

However, there is much more to travelling than just staying at a hostel who offers you all these great services and having a great party every night. As travelers, the moment we left our home country we have in a way made the entire world part of our life now. We can no longer ignore the situation in Zimbabwe, the hunger in Brazil, the genocide in Darfur, cutting down the rainforest, pollution, global heating and unfortunately the list is endless. Yes we know, we all have that feeling that we, the small individual cannot do anything about these big issues but as Obama said on his election campaign, YES WE CAN!

We here in Musicology have been lucky to have such a beautiful country as Colombia host us and share its social and cultural secrets with us. However, we cannot only receive, we need to give too. We are helping poor families in our neighborhood with basic food supplies financed from our money and donations travelers leave for this cause. We recycle!! All wood used in the building of the hostel, from the bunk beds to the bar and reception, is wood from demolition. Not a single tree ended up as furniture because of us. We are sponsoring on a monthly basis an orphan child in Colombia. It takes only $1 a day to change a Childs life (less than a bottle of beer) and there is still so much more we can do. By staying in our guesthouse you are directly helping all these causes because part of all income is set a side for these matters.

Dont get us wrong. Even if you dont stay with us, we will still continue financing these projects and looking for new ways we can contribute as these are our principals and beliefs in life and they are much more important than a few more or few less guests in our house. However, together with you we can do much more than we can alone.

So please come on in and let us let the music rock your soul!!!

Happy partying to us all
Musicology hostel

ALL the air in our hostel is totally free of smoke!! (after all we are a "green" hostel...:-))
Payment is in cash only
Prices are per person per night.

Availability & Rates

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Hostel Facilities & Policies

  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Free Breakfast
  • Cable TV
  • Café
  • Common Room
  • Credit Cards Not Accepted
  • DVDs
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Foosball
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • House Keeping
  • Internet Access
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Security Lockers
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meals Available
  • Microwave
  • No Curfew
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Playstation
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Steam Room
  • Taxes included
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities
  • Towels Included
  • Utensils
  • Washing Machine
  • Wi-Fi

Cancellation Policy

This property has a 1 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.

- That you enter with a smile on your face. We will make sure it stays there during the rest of your stay. If something isn't perfect for you let our staff know and we'll take care of the issue immediately!

- You do NOT need to pay the balance of your bill upon arrival, unlike the confirmation mail you get from HW states. We do not like to begin guest relations with money. You may pay your balance upon check-out.

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From the airport:

Official taxis outside the international arrivals area cost between 25.000-30.000 COP.

There is also the option to take the Transmilenio metro system directly from the airport to the Las Aguas station and walk on the 4th avenue for less that 10 minutes to reach the hostel. Take bus K86 from the airport just outside the international arrivals terminal to the first stop (Portal el Dorado) and change there to the J6 which will take you close to the hostel.

From the Bus terminal:

Take a taxi (just like at the airport) as you go out from the arrival platforms. The procedure is exactly the same as in the airport. A taxi ride from the bus terminal should cost $10000 Colombian pesos during regular hours, and around $13.000 Colombian pesos if you take the service after 8pm until 6am.

Located Near

- 3 blocks from Plaza Bolivar
- Two blocks from the only supermarket in the La Candelaria area and an ATM
- Close to the best museums in the city including Museo Botero and the Gold Museaum
- Easy access to Monserrate
- Less than 10 minutes walking to Las Aguas and Universidades Transmilenio stations providing easy and inexpensive public transportation to anywhere in the city.

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