About This Listing
Welcome to a small room in Bogotá.
Is very quite and independent as is located on the first floor of the house. It also has a private bathroom.
The place is a big and well illuminated duplex. The location is right in the historic city center (La Candelaria) Close to everything, the mountains, museums, touristic places, bars, restaurants, supermarkets. etc.
There is also a bus station right one block from the building.
Info about La Candelaria
La Candelaria is a historic neighborhood in downtown Bogotá, Colombia. It is the equivalent to the Old City in other cities. The architecture of the old houses, churches and buildings has Spanish Colonial and Baroque styles. It houses several universities, libraries and museums.
This museum, located on 11th St., contains works by painter/sculptor Fernando Botero as well as works by artists including Monet and Picasso from Botero's private collection.
It's one of the most important museums of Colombia, It has a collection of more than 36,000 pieces in gold, wood, shell and stone organized in its three floors; the museum is property of the Republic Bank and is located in front of Santander Park.
1. No smoking inside the house, this is a smoke free place.
2. Visitors are not allowed in the house.
3. Breakfast time is from 8: 00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., it is self-service and I really appreciate to leave the kitchen as clean as you found it. (Dishes, top, stove etc.)
3. Living room and dinning room are available for using only during the breakfast time; cooking or working there afterwards it is not allowed.
4. Leave the bathroom clean and dry for the next user.
5. If you arrive at home late, please be silent; remember that there are neighbors in the building and other people at home.
6. Check out time is 11 a.m.
This AirBNB was in a great spot right in La Candelaria so it was very easy to get to the sights. The single traveller has to bear in mind that most good restaurants are not open at night in the area and that it's unsafe to walk around. Then you need to catch a taxi to a more salubrious area. The hosts provided good granola and fruit and real colombian coffee. I only talked to Diego once when I picked up the key and mainly corresponded with William via AirBNB.
Good value for your own bathroom and comfy bed.
The room is tiny, as advertised, but the bed is comfortable and the private bathroom is a huge plus, and on the whole the room is very workable for someone who wants to spend most of the time out and about in Bogotá. And as for the neighborhood, the location, between the statue of La Pola and the Las Aguas church, is in my opinion the best possible location in El Centro Bogotá -- right next to Candelaria, but without the tiny cramped streets, with easy access to cabs and the Transmilenio. If you want consumption (trendy stores and shops), then pay a lot more for a place near Zona Rosa, but El Centro is the place for the full cultural life of Bogotá: students, business people, street people, government officials, protests, museums everywhere, little theatres, soldiers, police, police dogs, street vendors, and yes garbage, graffiti, and in some places, smells. The Eje Ambiental (the San Francisco river running through a series of descending pools in the middle of Avenida Jimenez) and the Parque Periodistas (both right outside the door of William and Diego's building) were both under reconstruction when I was there, and I doubt they will ever look as clean as they do in the big placards announcing the work, but they both provide touches of relaxed pedestrian street life amid the hectic bustle of El Centro. A great deal, nice building, attentive but not intrusive hosts, 24 hour security, in short, perfect for anyone who prefers vibrant culture to elegant shopping and is willing to put up with a tiny room.
Note: the WIFI was good but not great when I was there--about 2mbs up and down, but the signal was sometimes weak inside the room, and there were occasional outages, as there seem to be with almost all internet connections Bogotá. Good enough to use with a phone or tablet while sitting on the bed, good enough for Skype audio, borderline good enough for Skype video, but in general not good enough to log in remotely to your office computer with a laptop. William said the signal had been stronger in the past, and he was working with the provider to improve the connection. The internet, in short, was good enough to keep in touch and look things up, but not good enough to work remotely. Given its size, this room probably isn't the right place for a location-independent internet-based worker any way.
El apartamento de Diego y William esta en una zona genial para visitar los puntos de interes cultural de la ciudad (el barrio de la candelaria, los museos, monserrrate). La habitacion es pequeña pero acogedora, con una cama muy comoda y tu propio baño. El apartamento es lindo y muy limpio. A William no tuve la suerte de conocer pero si a Diego que es encantador. Los recomiendo.
Me encanto Bogotá y el hospedaje ha sido perfecto, el departamento esta en una excelente ubicación, pude recorrer los puntos de interés caminando, y hay una estación cerca para ir a Zipaquirá. La habitación y el departamento en general es muy limpio y cuenta con todos los servicios. Definitivamente espero volver a Bogotá y de ser posible hospedarme en el mismo lugar.
La habitación tiene una cama muy comoda, está limpia al igual que cuarto de baño. La ubicación del piso está genial, la zona está muy bien comunicada. No tuve mucho tiempo para descubrir Bogotá pero por lo menos vi el centro historico y la Candelaria que me encanto ! Una pena que no pudi coincidir con William y Diego pero siempre han sido disponibles para contestar mis preguntas a traves de whatsapp. Muy recomendado !
Best location as well as the best value accommodation in Candelaria! Good quality apt set with not so expensive price. Everything matches to the photos and the description. William has been a great host who is not only attentive but also informative.Wifi didn't work during my staying though he shared his cell data with me. The whole experience made me believed it is possible to find a perfect Airbnb apt even if you are on budget traveling! Highly recommend this one.
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About the Host, Vintage Duplex In La Candelaria
We are two friends working together to help you discovering the city and giving you tips for your safety and the top places to go to. Sometimes we can walk around the area with you. We know this city very well and its history too, we can share our experiences with you.
William is an Art Restorer and Museologist, lives between Canary Islands and Bogotá, he will respond your messages and will take care of you from the distance. Diego is a journalist and works in Institutional Communication, he is based in Bogotá and will be able to answer your quiestions in person.
We love this place and everything here has its own history and has been picked carefully to create a really nice atmosphere, cozy, warm and really familiar. It is not a hotel at all is a unique place to feel at home.
We are really looking forward to host you and help you enjoying the city.