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Hostel Bogotá, Colombia

41 reviews41

Best Hostel In Bogota! Live The City, Learn And Feel Like A Colombian

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This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
High demand host
This host has received 6 applications recently. We recommend you apply for other positions too.
Connect with international travelers
17 travelers recommend this host to meet travelers from all around the world
Practice English
13 travelers recommend this host to practice English
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What you offer


Hours per week
Help out and collaborate with your host only a few hours per week.
Night Shift
Help with night shift tasks and create a relaxing environment for guests.
Help with booking systems and payments.
Help with check-ins, check-outs and guest assistance.
Make and serve drinks and help maintain the beverages inventory.
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What you get


Days off per week
Have some time off for yourself, go explore the city or rest for a while.
Shared Dorm
You will have a bed in a shared room, which means you will share the same room with other travelers.
You are entitled to a free breakfast, every day of your stay.
Discounts on Tours
Get discounts for tours and excursions around town.
Free Laundry
You can use our laundry room freely.
Free Tours
We’ll take you on tours and rides around town. For free!
Free Hiking Tours
We’ll take you on excursions and hikes around town. For free!
Use our equipped kitchen
Feel free to use our kitchen and make your own delicious food.
Get help from the Worldpackers support team in case you need it, at any point of your trip.
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The Experience

You will be involved in general front-desk activities: check-in/out of guests etc. HOBU Hostel is unique in the sense that their space combined the first architectural style of the neighborhood with a contemporany offer, bringing the present together with the past of the history of Bogota. HOBU is located in one of the most strategical spots in the city, this because all the offer is surround the property or is pretty close.

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  • Intermediate English or Intermediate Spanish
  • Between 18 and 37 years old

What's not included

Flights, Travel Insurance, Internal Transportation and Visa

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Stay at least
2 weeks
Stay up to
3 months

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41 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

17 Meeting international travelers

13 Practicing English

13 Practicing Spanish

10 Immersing in the local culture

10 Meeting locals

4 Developing social awareness

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I had an incredible experience at Hobu. By the end of my time volunteering, I didn’t want to leave! Juan and Cleo are the kindest and most generous hosts and made me feel as though I were at home. The hostel is an upbeat and social, yet calm environment where one can truly get to experience Bogotá in an amazing location within the city as well as connect with many travelers. The tasks are simple and Juan and Cleo were always available to ensure that all was well. This experience far exceeded my expectations and I would definitely recommend this to travelers who are looking to visit Bogotá.

about 2 months ago



Hobu is a super hostel , very chill where you can meet everyday new people very nice. The tasks to are very easy, the only risk is to be a little be tired but you can rest on your free days so its very okay. Juan is a super host, i recommend this experience at 100% !

3 months ago



I extended my stay 3 times cause I didn’t wanted to leave. The nightshift is not hard if you can adapt yourself to wired sleeping hours. It took me a little while but at the end I didn’t mind at all.
I felt really welcome and always hat a good time with Juan and Chleo.
The hostel itself is really sweet and it’s easy to feel at home cause of the beautiful house.
I will definitely come back!

5 months ago



Hobu is not only the best hostel to stay, but it can also become your second home. The location is great, close to everything; the zone is safe, even at night, the house is amazing with a home-like appearance. Cleo and Juan are the nicest people ever, I’m gonna miss you so much guys. Amenazo con regresar algún día si uds me aceptan

6 months ago



great experience. I met amazing people in this place. I highly recommend besides the breakfast being great, the hostel staff makes you feel like you were at home. they are very welcoming and help you whenever you need them.

11 months ago

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Hosted by Juan Manuel

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This host receives a lot of worldpackers and has a high average rating.
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This host usually answers to 90% of the messages
Response Time
This host usually writes back in 1 day

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