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Platypus - Hotel Bogotá - Colombia

The front of this hostel has no sign announcing its name, only a drawing of the name-sake animal to greet its guests. Enormously popular amongst travelers, the Platypus offers all the comforts you would want. And for good reason. Germán Escobar, the owner, is himself a backpacker who has traveled around the world and knows how wonderful it is to have free coffee and tea all day long, a kitchen to use, laundry service, and a great common room with wood-burning fireplace. Other services include a free book exchange and travel information books. Germán is a tremendous source of information about what to see in Colombia, his native land. He speaks Spanish, English, German, French and Italian. If there is no room at the hostel when you arrive, the staff will gladly call around to other hotels for you. Reservations are highly recommended.

Location:

Calle 16 No. 2-43


La Candelaria, Bogotá, Colombia

Hotel Types:
Gay friendly, Historical property , Backpacker

This Hotel is: Budget

Hotel Amenities, Services and Facilities , 24-Hour Hot Water, 24-Hour Reception, Book Exchange - Free, Common Room, Community Kitchen, Internet Facilities - Charge, Laundry Service, Linens Included, Luggage Storage, Non-Smoking Rooms, Safe in Reception or Rooms, Taxes Included in Price, Telephone/Fax Facilities, Travel Info Desk

Getting There:

From the bus terminal, take a black bus weith "germania" sign ,going to the Candelaria district ( Bogota's center ). Tell the driver you want to get off at Calle 16. Then walk 2 blocks towards the mountains. It will be a green building with the Platypus painted on the wall on your right-hand s.For detailed information have a look at www.platypus.bogota.com + local information + getting here + from the airport/bus terminal.

Room Prices:
Lower:$11 (dorm)
Higher:$75 (private room)
Price Description:

From the bus terminal, take a black bus weith "germania" sign ,going to the Candelaria district ( Bogota's center ). Tell the driver you want to get off at Calle 16. Then walk 2 blocks towards the mountains. It will be a green building with the Platypus painted on the wall on your right-hand s.For detailed information have a look at www.platypus.bogota.com + local information + getting here + from the airport/bus terminal.


Contact Information:
Zip: 111711
Phone: 57-1-341-3104 / 341-2874
Fax: 57-1-352-0127
E-mail: platypushotel(at)remove-this.yahoo.com
URL: www.platypusbogota.com



Other Hotels in La Candelaria that may be of interest: Hotel Dorantes, Hotel de la Opera, Casa Platypus , Hotel San Sebastian, Hotel Aragon, Abadia Colonial, Oceania Hotels, Hotel Dann Colonial, Hotel El Dorado and Hotel Casa de la Botica.








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