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Hostel Bogotá, Colombia

17 reviews17

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

Top Host
This host receives lots of worldpackers and has a high average rating, being recognized by the community as a Top Host.
Higher chance of approval
This host has recently approved volunteers and is looking for more applications.
Practice Spanish
5 travelers recommend this host to practice Spanish
Practice English
4 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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17 Reviews


Host & Team


Hours & Tasks




Learning & Fun


How this experience will transform you

5 Practicing Spanish

4 Practicing English

4 Meeting locals

4 Meeting international travelers

2 Immersing in the local culture

2 Developing social awareness



Juan, Cleo and Cristian that work there are amazing people. They are super friendly, fun and crazy, that is all I wanted.
The place is amazing aswell. The job is easy and you have time to get to know Bogotá.
I strongly recommend it.
Love u guys! Thanks a lot.

4 months ago



My first experience could not be better!! I loved Hobu and everyone in the hostel, Juan, Cleo, Cristian, volunteer Stefany, and all the guests. Thank you, guys!! Somedays we were in 7 nationalities together, from practice languages and knew new cultures was amazing! The job and activities were good and easy, had a lot of free time too. We could use the kitchen, laundry and everyone helps each other, there is a lot of commerce, tourist places, and restaurants really close, it is really nice to do everything by walking! I 100% recommend this place.

4 months ago



Had a great time at Hobu. The hostel is super cozy and you get to meet wonderful people there. Work is easy and you still have enough time to explore the city. Well located and very comfortable in all senses! Would definitely recommend the Hobu experience :)

over 1 year ago



It was my first experience volunteereing and It was really good. the hostel is very clean and organizeid, the location is great and the shifts are quite calm and easy. The guys are very nice and helpful. Thank you Juan, Cristian, Francisco, Cleo and Annie for all the help!

over 1 year ago

United Kingdom


I had an amazing time at Hobu hostel, all the other staff and volunteers are lovely and fun. The work was easy to do. I’m going to miss this place. Thank you for having me!

about 2 years ago

Juan Manuel replied

Amy you are very welcome! always feel free to come back, you know this is your home in Bogota!

Wish you all the best!

Cristian, Cleo, Juan
HOBU Hostel Team

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Hosted by Juan Manuel

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