The Cranky Croc Hostel

Top choice hostel in Bogotá
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Perennial favorite the Cranky Croc, run by a friendly Aussie and styling itself as a backpacker hostel, has kept up with the times and doesn't lack space or natural light, which hits you as soon as you enter the brightly tiled lobby. The four- to 10-bed dorms feature lockers, reading lamps and individual electric outlets for device charging.

Ten boutique-hotel-quality private rooms have parquet floors and shiny new bathrooms. Guests often praise the breakfasts (COP$8000 to COP$15,000) for their size and deliciousness. Add a common room with a giant TV, a roof terrace, and activities such as football tours and salsa dancing, and your intro to Bogotá is starting to look very promising.

The hostel has also gone green: it now collects and filters rainwater for showering.

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Quick description

The Cranky Croc Hostel has a restaurant, bar, a shared lounge and garden in Bogotá. Boasting family rooms, this property also provides guests with a terrace. The accommodation features a 24-hour front desk, a shared kitchen and currency exchange for guests. All rooms will provide guests with a microwave. You can play table tennis at the hostel. Popular points of interest near The Cranky Croc Hostel include Quevedo's Jet, Luis Angel Arango Library and Bolivar Square.


  • Shared lounge/tv area
  • Table tennis
  • Wifi available in all areas
  • Guest accommodation sealed after cleaning
  • Wifi
  • Staff follow all safety protocols as directed by local authorities
  • Happy hour
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Cctv in common areas
  • Use of cleaning chemicals that are effective against coronavirus
  • Process in place to check health of guests
  • Soundproof rooms
  • Bbq facilities
  • Shuttle service (additional charge)
  • Physical distancing rules followed
  • Breakfast takeaway containers
  • Physical distancing in dining areas
  • Snack bar
  • Lockers
  • Guests have the option to cancel any cleaning services for their accommodation during their stay
  • Walking tours
  • Live sport events (broadcast)
  • First aid kit available
  • Smoke alarms
  • Access to health care professionals
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Sun terrace
  • Shared stationery such as printed menus, magazines, pens, and paper removed
  • Airport shuttle
  • All plates, cutlery, glasses and other tableware have been sanitized
  • Shared kitchen
  • Cashless payment available
  • Food can be delivered to guest accommodation
  • Internet services
  • Evening entertainment
  • Terrace
  • Tour desk
  • Linens, towels and laundry washed in accordance with local authority guidelines
  • Board games/puzzles
  • Hand sanitizer in guest accommodation and key areas
  • Bike tours
  • Property is cleaned by professional cleaning companies
  • Airport shuttle (additional charge)
  • Cctv outside property
  • Contactless check-in/check-out
  • Garden
  • Tour or class about local culture
  • Currency exchange
  • Delivered food is securely covered
  • Books, dvds, music for children
  • Family rooms
  • Guest accommodation is disinfected between stays


  • Facilities for disabled guests
  • Non-smoking throughout
  • Non-smoking rooms


  • Free WiFi available


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry
  • Luggage storage

Food and drink

  • Bar
  • Restaurant