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Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

This is worst hostel I have even been. First they let me down at the aiport: my transfer doesn't show up and after I call them, they let me know to wait and they will call me back. They don't call back and I make another call only to hear to take a taxi. The taxi cost me 60.000 pesos...

Thank Nic411
Reviewed 8 November 2016 via mobile

Three basic things I hope for at a hostal: good bed, shower and kitchen. The thin mattress is covered in plastic (to make sure if you should fall asleep even though the doorbell is going all night , you wake up when you or someone else in the bunk bed turn over). The 1 shower is, of course, very often...

Thank Lou P
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2016

This hostel is a little hidden, but really nice and very safe. The staff don't know english very well, but I still was able to communicate what I needed. The rooms were comfortable and the common area was really nice. Very clean and nice looking. Lockers were outside the rooms and breakfast is included (but you need to ask it...

Bogota, Colombia
Reviewed 2 April 2015

I’ve stayed at the Tip Top backpackers for a week now. I have had a pleasant experience here. The hostel is in a good location, in the historical district of downtown Bogotá called the Candelaria. In walking distance of many museums, restaurants and bars. The hostel offers a safe and comfortable environment. It has great security, keeping the door locked...

Thank Whitney K
Geneva, Switzerland
Reviewed 16 September 2014

We were delighted to book a room in this hostel based on the internet reviews ! However, after two nights there, we do not understand how the rates can be so great. Yes, the location is great, the family is very friendly and helpful and the price is nice. However, the six-beds dorms (two 3-stories beds) are tiny (luckily we...

Thank Romain P
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Very comfortable, includes good breakfast and in a very convenient location. Very friendly owners willing to offer advice on the area. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an affordable place to stay in the centre of bogota

Thank Ted P
Moscow, Russia
Reviewed 28 April 2014

Hi all, it is very good hostel, with good and kind Hostceepers (Owners). Not expansive! Wi-fi work all time. Important. Very clean. No junkies. Important for money, cameera and other... You can washing your clothes. From 1 to 10. It is 10. Especially becouse very quiet, (if somebody was in Kandelaria he know what is it quiet in this territoria...

Thank Генералов М
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 3 January 2014

This is a nice hostel in the historic Candelaria, thus within close (walking distance) to many attractions in the center of Bogota. The hostel is built from an old colonial type house, and thus has an open courtyard (with a clear roof) and rooms that branch-off from it.The owners are friendly and helpful, the hostel is clean and comfortable and...

Thank Frolicking
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 27 November 2013

We stayed in this hostel for few days and explore the centro historico which is walk away. Every nite there are police making turns to check the place. There is a complete kitchen, microwave, refrigerator to cook our meals. Breakfast is served daily with hot coffee. Maria makes you feel at home and has the information all you need.

Thank Dann D
Bristol, United Kingdom
Reviewed 26 September 2013

Nice hostel tucked in a cool corner of Bogota. The staff are incredibly friendly here and like to have a chat about what you are doing and help suggest things that you can do. There is a lot going on in the area (La Candelaria) and the hostel is even hosting part of a theatre festival taking place over the...

Thank Sean M

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Tip Top Backpackers is a small, cozy and lovely renovated colonial house hostel. It is located in the beautiful historic district of La Candelaria and within walking distance of the major cultural attractions, restaurants, bars, banks, ATMs and moneychangers. It is only a short 5 minutes walk from the famous Monserrate mountain and palace. In the area there are a variety of interesting walking and bike tours, including the popular Bogota Graffiti tour. In addition, our hostel offers information about weekly events such as Spanglish exchange Tuesday, free latin dance classes on Wednesdays and Karaoke Thursdays. This hostel has the perfect location to explore the vibrant city of Bogota. Other information about our backpackers hostel includes our 4-9 person dormitories, safety lockers to keep your valuables, a variety of beverages for sale, and friendly staff to help. We also offer 2 special out of the city tours, 1) to the Salt Lake Cathedral and 2) to Guaraita Lake, both including a typical Colombian style lunch and tour guide. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tip Top Backpackers

Address: Carrera 112b 81, Bogota 111031, Colombia
Region: Colombia > Bogota > La Candelaria
Price Range: ₹ 907 - ₹ 1,425 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Tip Top Backpackers 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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