The Best Hostels in Bogota for Travelling Canadians

Bogotá, the capital of Colombia, is a busy metropolis with almost 9 million residents and a fascinating city to visit. Many of the best hostels in Bogota are located in the historic La Candelaria. This neighborhood is the old colonial area in Bogotá and it is also centrally located. It attracts backpackers from different parts of the world and it is easy to meet other travelers here.

The Hostel Experience in Bogota

La Candelaria has a good selection of budget accommodation. It is also home to many tourist attractions in Bogotá, as well as a vibrant nightlife and beautiful architecture. Imagine buildings that date back centuries, old churches and cobblestone streets, and some of the best hostels in Bogota.


Swiss Hostal Martinik (Carrera 4 No. 11-88)

This hostel is centrally located in La Candelaria. The hostel arranges activities including cooking classes, Spanish tuition and salsa lessons. It offers a self-service breakfast and coffee is available throughout the day, and there is a big communal kitchen, ideal for meeting other backpackers.

The Swiss Hostal Martinik has personal safety lockers, security cameras and an Internet room as well as Wi-Fi, a library that includes travel books, and a TV and a DVD collection. The rooms vary from dorm rooms to private rooms and bathrooms are shared.

The Masaya Intercultural Hostel (Carrera 2 No. 12-48)

The Masaya has free Wi-Fi, a pool table, a barbecue area, TV and DVD player, and a tapas bar. The hostel arranges cooking classes, dance classes and other activities including onward travel and tours. The dorms have 5-8 beds and the hostel has a range of private rooms, ideal for couples traveling together or even for families. The Masaya is a short walking distance away from many tourist attractions in La Candelaria.

Hostal Sue Candelaria (Carrera 3, No. 14-18)

Hostal Sue is another good option in La Candelaria. The hostel is a walk away from many attractions in the historic old part of the city and its best nightlife spots. The staff can help you to arrange your sightseeing in Bogotá and the hostel is a good place to meet other Canadians abroad or backpackers from around the world.

Breakfast, bed linen and towels are included is in your stay in Hostal Sue Candelaria. The hostel has a laundry service and 24 hour hot water. Internet is free for guests. Rooms range from dorms to single and double private rooms.


There are a few tips to keep in mind when staying in Bogotá. Always leave your passport and valuables in a private safety locker in your hostel and make sure only you have access to it. Do not walk alone especially late at night. Browse around the Canuck Abroad website for more Colombia travel safety tips.