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Newest reviews for Swiss Hostal Martinik

  • Tony
      United Kingdom
    August 13, 2014

    Low cost Good wifi Nice common room Free (ok) coffee

    Cell like room Very basic Very noisy


  • Eric
    July 14, 2014

    Very good location, nice common dareas and friendly staffs, specially Bob, the dog (lol). They helped us to arrange tours and, by the way, we loved the Bike Tour. We really recommend it.

    Shared bathroons, but for the price it's fine.


  • Avril
    July 9, 2014

    Great location near the main square. Own room for budget price.


  • Anne
    July 3, 2014

    Our basic double room was spacious with a big bathroom. The kitchen was well equipped. Not a bad location, supermarkets and a lovely square near-by with good restaurants.

    Well, there seems to be an overall lack of organisation in this hostel and the owner is extremely busy (and stressed out) all the time, there is a serious need for a helping hand! The was plenty of little things that needed fixing, like the lock on our door and perhaps an upgrade is due in the common area, which at the moment doesn't allow much interaction with the guests. In truth, the atmosphere was quite off-ish when we visited... Breakfast was super basic.


  • Nicolas
    June 24, 2014

    I love the place whe the Hostel is, I love the Hostel, their things, their services, their people and the ower is a really nice gurl, the place is kind'a retro so it is very cool, living that experience in the Martinik Hostel, alsoo i can say i made some friends there. i am planning right now the date for come back!!


  • Dale
      United Kingdom
    June 24, 2014

    Location was good. Security pretty good. Had to be let in and out by a member of staff.

    Staff at this hostel were terrible. When we first checked in we were shown a map of Bogota and told everywhere was safe, then, a couple of hours later we overheard someone else being checked in and told by a different member of staff that there are certain areas that you should avoid because it's not safe - lucky we heard that really. Also, the lady that works there (we think the manager) is ridiculous. She walks around shouting and swearing all the time and is extremely rude to guests (and other members of staff) at the hostel. The hostel is freezing cold as there does not seem to be any heating at all. The beds were rock solid and very uncomfortable. The website claims that the hostel has 'steaming hot showers 24 hrs' - this is not true, they are hot for about a minute then ice cold for about 3 minutes. 'Breakfast' was the worst breakfast I've seen anywhere that offers a breakfast. It consisted of bread left out uncovered to go stale (with flies on it) and jam.


  • René
    June 1, 2014

    I like the place, the security and the kindness of Sophie :)


  • John
    May 22, 2014

    Staff were great. Lots of activities and information available Breakfast was an added bonus

    Electric showers do not work properly. In my three month trip through South America I have not come across one that did


  • Sebastian
    May 14, 2014

    Staff were so friendly and helpful. Its a great vibe there. Fun but also courteous of others. Great wifi. Book swap. Great info and advise on what to do around Bogota.

    Hot water could have been better. But the same issue seems to be evereverywhere we stay in south america


  • Ben
      United States of America
    May 3, 2014

    It's great when there's not too many guests. Centrally located and well maintained. Great friendly helpful staff especially Francy.

    Too many guests turned the place into a loud, noisy party place.


  • Ryan
      United Kingdom
    April 24, 2014

    The staff were very friendly and helpful.

    The 10 bed dorm is next to a noisy street


  • Ben
      United States of America
    April 7, 2014

    Nice friendly and knowledgeable stuff. Good hearty breakfast. Conveniently located near everything. Clean toilets.

    Common areas are near rooms and tend to be quite noisy with the wrong kind of inconsiderate guests. Hot showers a bit funky.


  • Roland
    April 5, 2014

    nice hostel good situated

    10 Bed-dorm is so noisy! better choose a room which is more calm


  • Anonymous
    March 28, 2014

    location,they offer a kitchen and free internet

    single rooms are very small, very loud


  • Robb
      United Kingdom
    March 22, 2014

    Great showers!! Very central location, friendly staff. My 2nd time in Bogota so I came back here.

    Not a fan of plastic sheets on the mattresses...


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    March 15, 2014

    Staff were friendly and helpful Security was good

    Shower in room. Told to turn water down for heat but then a tiny trickle?! Bed not comfortable and pillows very hard


  • Eduardo
    March 10, 2014

    Very nice staff


  • Yizhak
      United States of America
    March 1, 2014

    The location is great. Very close to plaza Bolivar. The price is very good. Most of the staff are not Colombian so it's good for English help but to local information. They have organized tours too. There are cheap single rooms that you should ask for. Highly recommended by me.

    Most of the staff are not Colombian so it's good for English help but to local information.


  • Swen
    February 26, 2014

    Very friendly staff, great location in the heart of old town city center. Very clean.


  • Petr
      Czech Republic
    January 26, 2014

    location atmosphere

    dark place


  • Anonymous
      United Kingdom
    January 21, 2014


    Beds not comfortable - everything seemed dirty. Mattress was awful & covered in plastic which was uncomfortable. Sofas in TV room was lumpy - would not recommend staying here


  • Anonymous
    January 15, 2014

    Location was very good. It was in the middle of Candelaria with all the touristic sights nearby. The personel is very friendly and helpfull. We stayed in the private room with bathroom. Value for money.

    Be carefull in the evening on the street, it feels unsafe. The breakfast is simple and not very tasty.


  • Siu
      Hong Kong
    November 9, 2013

    near Histroic Centre and accept VISA/MasterCard.

    less electric plug


  • Anonymous
    July 21, 2013

    Convenient location, nice common room, friendlz staff

    Could be more variation for breakfast, a bit noisy - you hear the bell ring whenever anyone comes in


  • Nicholas
      United States of America
    July 20, 2013

    Nice vibes, friendly people, cheap price.

    Private room not very private.


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