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1. Masaya Hostel
2. Spotty Hostels
3. Viajero Bogota Hostel & Spa
Important Safety Tip: When arriving at the Airport, only take official cabs. It is safe and other unofficial cabs might be a scam and over-over-overcharge you.
This guide is perfect for YOU, when you…
are tired of crappy hostels!
want a social Hostel to actually meet people
are happy to spend $1 to $2 more for a much better experience
We condensed it all to the 3 coolest Bogota Colombia Hostels. We’re pretty confident in saying solo travellers and backpackers will love them. Oh and be sure to check out the best party hostels Bogota further down!
Either that or go nuts and stay in all 43 best hostels in Colombia! We spent 3 months backpacking Colombia, and this is handmade guide with plenty of useful information you will love.
Remember to check the map we have created for you. The map shows all hostel locations and sights nearby.
Quick Introduction to Bogotá Hostels
Average price for a bed: A bed in a dorm can be as cheap as 6€ up to 11€ per night. A private in a Bogota hostel starts from 20€ per night and goes up to 40€ per night.
You see, the hostels in Bogota are quite affordable; perfect, right?! This is a rough average to give you an idea. Prices always depend on season and holidays. Please always check exact rates on Hostelworld.com or Booking.com.
Check-In and Check Out: The average check-in time is from 15:00 (3pm), while the Check Out time is before 11:00 (11am). Hostels usually offer luggage storage in case you arrive earlier or leave later. Make sure you check if luggage storage is free or if there is an extra cost.
Credit Card Commission: Taxes are included in the booking price, but many hostels Bogota will add a 5-8% commission on card payments. This can add up quickly so consider arriving with the correct cash at check in. Ask before you pay and ask if an ATM is nearby.
Safety Tips: When arriving at the Airport, only take official cabs. It is safe and other unofficial cabs might be a scam and over-over-overcharge you. The most common crime in Bogota is Pickpocketing. It mostly happens on crowded buses and on the TransMilenio. The good news, once you know this, it can easily be avoided. Just keep your bag near you (not on the back).
Robbery and mockery also happen, unfortunately. Best idea is to avoid dark and lonely streets. Also, it is best to go in a group of 3 or more. The absolute best idea is to ask at your hostel when you arrive. Ask them if there is anything you need to be aware of and what to avoid. The know the latest news and tips.
These are our favorite hostels in Bogotá. We want to make your life even easier, so we put all accommodations on a map for you. We even added our own tips for favorite restaurants, things to see, and more.
Masaya Hostel is a great hostel with a unique personality, a colorful hostel that portraits the Colombian culture at its best.
This hostel was built in a colonial house, it offers coolest hammocks and great spaces to chill in and make some friends.
What else can you expect a this hostel?
Live music and
Great Colombian Coffee
Apart from party lovers, Masaya hostel is good for solo travellers, families and groups of friends.
Check it out for yourself and see you all there!
Location: This hostel is located in the Candelaria neighborhood. Cerro Monserrate Hill is 2,5 km away, Casa de la Moneda is 400 m away, and Chorro de Quevedo –the artist centre- is 100 m away. El Dorado Airport is 18 km away.
Spotty Hostels or Spotty Bogota Centro is great and very modern place to stay. The rooms are perfect. They are not big by surface, but they are very well designed layout and have very convenient furniture: kitchen, closet with 4 drawers, desk with drawers and shelves on top, extra shelves, folding table for eating and very comfy desk chair. Even the bathroom has two drawers and the mirror door with shelves. We would absolutely recommend this place if you come for long stays.
The common areas are next level too. They have game room, at least 3 different rooftops, gym, pool (although Bogota is not a very warm town as the rest of the country) and many areas for study and working in group or individually. Lastly we have to mention the laundry room which is the best we’ve ever seen in any hostel so far.
Safety in this hostel is paramount. You need a keycard to get into the building, into the lifts and into your rooms.
Location: This hostel is in the city centre of Bogotá, around 6 km from Corferias International Exhibition Center, 6 km from El Campin Stadium and 11 km from T Zone.
Viajero Bogota Hostel & Spa is great place to stay and relax in Bogota. Large and newly remodeled rooms with soundproof windows that will give you the rest you need, located just a few steps from the vibrant cultural offer of downtown Bogota. They have a great spa with free access to the sauna and steam room. The breakfast is free and better then expected – they had many different options. The bar downstairs is nice too and they have great food.
Beds are really comfortable with plenty of pillows of different kinds provided. There is a desk, safe, excellent bathroom. The shower area is separate from the sinks and toilet and there is a small kitchen inside the room with a microwave and other kitchen-related utensils. Everything is cleaned on a daily basis by staff. The coworking area is great and the internet is really fast and stable.
Location: Viajero Bogota Hostel & Spa is located in Bogota, in La Candelaria neighborhood which offers a wide range of restaurants, bars and cultural activities. Plaza de Bolivar Square is just 1.5 km away. The Monserrate Mountain can be reached in a 5-minute drive, while El Dorado International Airport is a 20-minute drive from this hostel.
Botanico Hostel is located in the most famous, turistic and historic neighbourhood of Bogota, La Candelaria. This house is uniquely known in Bogota for its large tropical garden and the amazing views over all of the city. The house is an architectural jewel.
They have a lovely roof terrace, and that’s a great place for doing yoga every morning. By day enjoy the tropical garden and amazing views and by night fire up a BBQ and get chatting at the bar. The staff organise activities throughout the day and night, too. Breakfast is available at a reasonable cost on the roof terrace.
Rooms have a lot of natural light because of the roof window. Beds are really comfortable with nice thick blankets. There are enough bathrooms so there is no waiting.
Location: This hostel is located in the neighbourhood called, ‘La Candelaria Centro’, named a World Heritage Site by the United Nations. It is surrounded by excellent restaurants with Colombian, organic, vegetarian and international food, bars and universities. Many craft markets, and market places with fries and vegetables. 80% of the museums in Bogota are located in their neighbourhood. .
Calling all solo travellers backpacking Bogota and Colombia; we salute you!
For whatever reason you decide to travel by yourself there’s one thing we’re sure of; you’ll want to stay at great hostels. In addition to the already mentioned Masaya Hostel and Spotty Hostels, which are a great place for solo travelers, we have a few more recommendations for you.
Yet another cool place to stay in Bogota is the 82 Hostel.
82Hostel is a guesthouse/ hostel located in one of the most safe and fun neighborhoods to stay in Bogota, Colombia. The neighborhood is called Zona Rosa y Zona T, for us one of the best area to stay in Bogota. Nearby you can find many restaurants, bars, clubs for the nightlife too.
The usual mixed dorms are on offer, with 4-8 bed options. Either that or splash out on a homely private with premium bedding. The dorm bunks were specially designed and built by a local steel company.
Suspended from the ceiling and able to support up to two tonnes apparently – I’m not sure how they tested this though and probably best not to ask.
Either way, your traveller needs shall be met with personal lockers and power sockets. It’s the little things that count after all.
Team Hobu really do care that you have a great time. They’ll even arrange for someone to collect you from the airport!
In fact, there’s a free concierge service during your time inside and outside of Hobu.
Now that’s pretty cool.
Honestly, there’s a lot to mention about the #1 hostel. Here’s a handy, concise list:
Towels + linen included
Lounge w/ fireplace
What about the location?
Whilst a majority of Bogota hostels are in the more busy and touristy La Candelaria district, Chapinero connects this area and downtown well and offers much quieter streets – meaning very little late night noise.
Chapinero was once a very high-class part of town and today is still a mix of upmarket residential property and businesses.
Be sure to ride the cable car to Mount Monserrate for beautiful views across the city.
And location wise? Within minutes of Hobu is a busy shopping street with restaurants, supermarkets, pharmacies and ATMs available. Bus services throughout the city and taxis can be caught from here.
Just around 3 blocks, you will find two of the best clubs in the city: Theatron y Video Club. As well as bars and pubs as BBC Artisan Beer and BBC Bodega.
Very close, you will also find local restaurants with yummy food. The team at Hobu Hostel do recommend:
Arepas La Reina
and many more
In a nearby area, you can also find the premium cafes, bars and restaurants.
Good to know: card payments incur an 8% commission fee. Better pay in cash as a real backpacker in Bogota and Colombia!
We hear you are also looking for the best hostels in Chapinero Bogota, let us introduce you to Republica Hostel Bogota with a perfect location for those travellers interested in nightlife, food and Salsa music.
This is a sweet little hostel that’s super cosy and offers nice activities.
Not to mention the onsite bar with good prices that won’t break your travel bank!
You can also visit the historical center, La Candelaria, which is around 10km from this hostel. The best way to get here is via bus or taxi. Taxis are cheap! Rememeber to ask your hostel to order a taxi for you; do not jump in any random one on the street. You can also use Apps like Uber – they work well.
What else does it offer?
Security deposit boxes
24 hours front desk and
And just so you know, this was our first hostel in Bogota: The Republica Hostel! They run several hostels across Colombia, we mention them in our guide to best hostels in Colombia.
The cabin beds are certainly worth writing home about – check out how big they are!
Each dorm room is kept nice and small in numbers of beds, too. Choose between 4 or 6-beds depending on how sociable you’re feeling. Each bed comes with a charging socket, reading lamp & private locker.
Oh and of course; a privacy curtain – very important.
Couples will also really enjoy it here thanks to the deluxe double room. If you’re on more of a budget you can opt for the economy double room instead.
When it comes to socialising, the best place to hang out is the little garden area. This is a nice place to enjoy a cold drink, for sure.
Otherwise you can relax right next to the garden in the living room with a good book or a movie.
We met here so many cool people from all over the world. We played the typical social game from Colombia “Rana” (Frog), had drinks, shared stories and even head out afterwards. The good thing about Republica: Backpackers and guests try to head out to a bar after dinner-time. This way the people who want to rest and the others, well, dive into the nightlife of Bogota.
Also: The shared computers are super handy if you want to send an email home or check your social media.
What about the WiFi? Super Fast! We actually stayed here several days because we had as well work to do. Quick as a bunny and therefore a top hostel for Digital Nomads visiting Bogota.
Republica Hostel Cabin Beds is the best hostel in Bogota for:
Let’s be frank here for a second: street crime in Bogota is on the rise. Although violence against travellers isn’t exactly common, there is always a risk. I also introduced you to my safety tips in the beginning. Here is a guide on how to stay safe in Bogota and Colombia.
That stands not only for Bogota, but anywhere else in the world you choose to explore!
And hey, we understand there are some safety-conscious travellers out there. We’ve got your back. Apart from the already mentioned hostels above, which are all very safe, we have one more hostel recommendation for you.
Vibrant Granada Hostel is an extra-comfortable stay with newly refurbished bathrooms and high-pressure water system.
We really enjoy the bright decor here, as well as the cool wall art which is all over the property.
Other highlights include:
Hammocks & hammock floor net
24/7 hot water (rare in the historical centre!)
There’s a mix of dorm rooms with 4, 6 and 8-beds, plus private options which include a superior queen & king double.
Of course, there are always cheap hostels. But how do you actually find them? When you are traveling on a shoe-string budget and you want to save every dollar, there are ways to find the cheapest places in Bogotá.
Open Hostelz.com with a full list of all hostels in Bogotá
add your dates
Order the listings by price
Simple as that.
Hostelz.com is a price comparison site for hostels. They list every single one in the world and tells you exactly which website is cheaper to use.
Another smart Tip: Check what is actually included, and what is excluded. Take a closer look at the location, too. A further location might mean more costs in transport.
We recommend booking your hostel as early as possible! All of Bogotá best hostels are popular; especially in high-season. To make sure you end up in those stylish and good hostels, secure your room/ bed as soon as you have your travel dates fix.
The coolest Hostel App you need comes as well from Hostelworld. It gives you super cool features like you can contact your hostel mates beforehand and make plans together. Find more details in our review of the app
The best area to stay in Bogota is La Candelaria district and Chapinero, these two areas are well connected. And all the hostels we recommend are around these areas so you can visit the most touristic places in the center.
Are hostels in Bogota safe?
Not all hostels in Bogota are necessarily safe, especially the ones that offer cheap prices in sketchy areas. They might be illegal hostels or ones without the proper licenses and safety measures put in place.
In all fairness, it is best to check out Hostelgeeks.com because we feature safe hostels in Bogota. You can find backpacker hostels with top ratings here! Keep a close eye on the overall ratings on booking platforms!
If you are not secure, you can also email us and ask us!
Bogotá is very well connected and you can find good, direct flights to many major destinations. However, we have found cheaper flights from the US and Europe to Medellin. So it is worth it to keep an eye on which destination ist best and cheaper for you. From the itinerary, it does not make much of a difference where you start.
We use Skyscanner and Omio.com to find cheap flights and good connections all over the globe.
Skyscanner has a bunch of cool features like Multi-City Trip. Instead of doing this research step-by-step, Skyscanner offers this flight planning tool.
This guide your answer to where to stay in Bogota on a budget, yet in style. As yo know by now, there is some fantastic hostels in Bogota Colombia. In fact, all over the country you can find super cool places to stay.
You know what, we have written even more guides for you. We at Hostelgeeks are here to help you to stay in safe and epic hostels around the world. For more cool hostel guides around South America, check out:
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Last note: Our commitment
This is a genuine article to help you travel a bit smarter, and find the best place on a budget! We will never recommend you any place we haven’t evaluated or are not convinced by. We are constantly updating all our guides to keep them as fresh and accurate as possible.
Safe travels, The Hostelgeeks
CLOSED: Fernweh Photography Hostel (hammock life)
Update: Sorry to tell you that this hostel permanently closed its doors in 2021.
The absolute best hostel in Bogota for Backpackers: Fernweh Photography Hostel!
Instead of beds and reading lamps, Fernweh Photography Hostel has focused on building an ambience that can inspire.
If you can enjoy a chilled, familiar and cosy hostel; this is definitely your place. With travelling usually comes photography and here the two have been beautifully mixed into the design and ambience.
Fernweh Photography is the perfect place for the backpacker in Bogota.
The rooms come in sizes of 4 or 9-bed mixed dorms and private rooms.
Hot showers and WiFi are included in all, but the 4-bed dorm is the only one with a private bathroom. Pay attention to this when booking your spot.
After a long day you might enjoy winding down by the fire in the garden. Of course, you can also join the fun times in the common area. It is a really social hostel; perfect for backpacking Bogota.
Huge fully fitted kitchen
Chill out zone
Friendly, English speaking staff
Guess what? If it’s quiet you may be eligible for a late 6 pm check out at no extra cost!
Fernweh is situated in downtown Bogota, in an area called La Candelaria, surrounded by bars, restaurants and shops.
Cool to know: The word “Fernweh” is German and it means something like “farsickness” or longing for far-off places. It is the exact opposite of “homesickness”. So instead of wishing you are at home, you wish to be far away and be traveling. A handy word, right?!
CLOSED: Casa Cubil Design Hostel
Update: Casa Cubil has sadly closed its door permanently.
Another great solo traveller option for a hostel Bogota in Colombia is Casa Cubil Design Hostel.
Privacy, comfort and decor are paramount here and the Cubils (or pods) are second to none. Some dorms even have double bed cubils!
We rate this hostel the best choice for travellers in need of downtime and no social pressure.
Hideaway in your private space or relax in the living room and get chatting with fellow travellers – the choice is yours.
CLOSED: Aurora Hostel (private dorm beds)
Take off your shoes and instantly relax as you enter the beautifully simplistic Aurora Hostel, our #3 on the list.
Here there is space for just 18 travellers at a time – a home away from home. Seriously, this is cosy and perfect for anyone who wants to stay away from bigger crowds. It’s obvious that nature plays a big part when the design is primarily wood and plants. The brown, green and white tones blend perfectly together and create a super relaxed vibe.
We highly recommend Aurora Hostel as one of the safe hostels in Bogota. It’s located in a safe and quiet neighborhood called Quinta Camacho. It’s even okay to go out around here at night.
So here you have it: the best neighborhood to stay in Bogota is Quinta Camacho, the old part of Chapinero. Here you can find still find original houses; perfect for your instagram game. The neighborhood is quiet and safe. Reception is also open 24 hours which means round the clock hostel security and no reason to worry.
The main Bogota Bus Station is called “Terminal de Transporte de Bogota, Salitre”.
We highlighted the Bogota Bus terminal in the map. We did not find a cool Bogota hostel near the bus station; at least nothing we can actually recommend – sorry!
6-8 bed mixed dorms
Double room with and without bathroom
Unlike many other hostels in Bogota, Aurora has included privacy curtains in dorm rooms.
This is a great choice for travellers looking for a safe, quiet stay. Located only 20-minutes from Zona G, great nightlife is still easily accessible if you’d like.
Bogota won’t be offended if you decide to stay at the hostel all day. Why wouldn’t you when there’s:
A terrace, patio + living room to enjoy a cold beer
A delicious breakfast at a reasonable price
Aurora follows a strict sustainability policy. That means saving energy where possible and the use and promotion of local products. Great!
Aurora Hostel is the best hostel in Bogota for:
Adults (meaning travelers +25 years old)
Older Travelers (meaning +45 years old)
CLOSED: Casa Bellavista Hostel
We found another great hostel to stay in Bogota with the best location: Casa Bellavista Hostel.
This hostel in Bogota is part of the street culture, surrounded by graffiti, street art and pubs with lovely Colombian Live Music.
What else is great about this hostel?
They organise and encourage you to participate in all the activities they organise, from walking tours to El Cerro Monserrate, ecological walks to La Chorrera (Waterfall), cycling tours around the city and pub crawls to La Zona Rosa, where all the bars, nightclubs and fine restaurants are.
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