Where to Stay in Bogota – 5 TOP Areas for All Budgets!

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Bogotá, the capital and largest city in Colombia is a historically significant and stunning destination for travelers to enjoy, with a temperate climate that offers a nice escape from the heat and humidity from the rest of the country!

Located right in the middle of the country and surrounded by national parks, green spaces, and the famous Monserrate mountain, Bogota is bursting with things to do. Now that you’re planning a trip to this city, you might be wondering where to stay in Bogota, right? No worries, I’m here to help!

In this ultimate guide on Bogotá hotels, you’ll find everything you need to know from hotels, apartments, and even airport hotels as well.

Are you ready? ¡Empezamos!

If you’re in a hurry…

The best area to stay for first-time visitors to Bogota is Teusaquillo. This is the ideal base if you’re looking for convenience, as it’s very well connected to the rest of the city!

Which area should you choose for your stay in Bogota?

Here is a map of all 5 neighborhoods in Bogota I’ll be talking about in this post, so you can get a better idea about where each of them is located:

bogota neighborhoods

Scroll down to find my personalized list of recommendations that will help you make your decision for the best area depending on your interests, budget, and travel itinerary:

  1. Teusaquillo – for first-timers
  2. La Candelaria – on a budget
  3. La Zona Rosa – for nightlife
  4. Chapinero / Zona G – the coolest area
  5. El Chico / Parque 93 – for luxury

1. Teusaquillo – where to stay in Bogota for first-timers

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photo credits: Alejandro Forero Cuervo. ”Calle en Teusaquillo”

Teusaquillo is the heart and soul of the city and definitely the best place to stay in Bogota if you’re visiting the city for the very first time!

One of the reasons is that you can easily get to this neighborhood straight from the airport thanks to a linking road making it easy to get in and start exploring. Even though Teusaquillo is not a historical area of the city, it is very well located right next to downtown, which means you’ll have easy access to the rest of Bogota.

Another advantage of the area is that this is also one of the best places to stay for people who love nature and the outdoors! In fact, some of the highlights of Teusaquillo include the Simón Bolívar Metropolitan Park, Bogota’s biggest public park featuring a beautiful botanical garden, Kids Museum, Parque de Los Novios, and more.

And if you are a football fanatic, here you can even catch a soccer match at El Campín, the city’s football stadium!

Teusaquillo is my recommendation for where to stay in Bogota for your first time as it neighbors the downtown district and has easy access to the top tourist attractions.

Pros of Teusaquillo:

  • Many green parks
  • Quieter area
  • Access to best tourist attractions
  • Good connection with the airport and downtown

Cons of Teusaquillo:

  • Not many restaurants and bars
  • Not many shops

If you feel like this is the right area for you, scroll down to find my selection of hotels in Teusaquillo:

Luxury (US$100 and up)

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In this section, I will be discussing the best of the best! Let’s head straight into the Bogota 5-star hotels section:

  • Grand Hyatt Bogota – If you love to be charmed by stunning views, impeccable service, and unparalleled amenities, look no further, as this is a great place to stay! Boasting amazing facilities such as a sauna, pool, gym, restaurant, and even a bar, The Grand Hyatt is, in my opinion, the best 5-star hotel in Bogota, Colombia!
  • Marriott Bogota Hotel – In a similar fashion, The Marriott offers many of the same facilities as the Grand Hyatt, and their breakfast is delicious, some of the best hotel coffee ever!

Mid-range (US$20 – US$100)

  • TRYP By Wyndham Bogota Embajada  – This hotel is home to an excellent in-house restaurant that will allow you to eat for a reasonable price. In addition, the decor is tasteful, modern and contemporary!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bogota AR – If you want to be close to plenty of coffee shops and flea market options (such as Usaquen) and to enjoy a very good value for the money, then this hotel must be the perfect place for you!

Budget (up to US$20)

If you’re traveling to Bogota on a budget, don’t worry, the city is full of budget accommodation options that won’t make you feel like you’re living out a scene from a horror movie!

Here are the best places to stay in Bogota, Teusaquillo on a budget:

  • Hostel Bandido – Here’s a great budget-friendly hostel that will offer you the best stay in the city center! Staying here means you’ll enjoy all the awesome facilities at the accommodation and you’ll also have many flea market options nearby.
  • Hoteles Bogotá Inn La Soledad – This is another great hotel if you want to have a very good time in Bogota but you’re traveling on a tight budget. Trust me, this one has some unbeatable rates!

2. La Candelaria – where to stay in Bogota on a budget

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La Candelaria is a great historical neighborhood (the oldest one, actually!) and a true gem among all the areas of Bogota!

This area is close to Santa Fe and Bolivar Plaza and can be considered the downtown district, as it is the historic center of Bogota – some people even call it the “cultural capital” of the city!

In fact, this is the first-ever neighborhood in Bogota, where the city was founded by the Spanish Conquistadors in 1538. If you’re a history (and culture) passionate, this is definitely your place: here you’ll find colonial architecture, cobblestone streets, and also a lot of street art!

This neighborhood is also home to some other notable attractions for your bucket list including the National Capitol, Palacio Liévano, the Gold Museum, Museo Colonial, and more! Plus, if you want to have one of the most beautiful city views, from here you can head up to Monserrate – the beautiful church overlooking Bogota from the top of a mountain.

But another reason you could love la Candelaria is the incredible concentration of budget accommodation… no surprise it’s the favorite choice of backpackers. The only “problem” here is that this is area is considered to not be very safe, so while during the day it’s fine, you should be extra careful at night, and don’t go too far from the main street!

Pros of La Candelaria:

  • Lots of history and culture
  • Budget accommodation
  • Centrally located

Cons of La Candelaria:

  • Less safe at night
  • Lots of tourists

If you feel like this is the right area for you, here are my hand-picked hotel choices for La Candelaria, just make sure you book them far in advance: everyone loves cheap accommodations!

Luxury (US$110 and up)

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  • Hotel De La Opera – Are you looking for a great place to stay right in the heart of La Candelaria? You just found it! This superb hotel features a swimming pool, a spa and wellness center, and a delicious free breakfast! What are you waiting for?
  • Selina La Candelaria Bogotá – Here’s another super choice if you want to enjoy the best time in Bogota! Staying here means you’ll be close to tons of awesome restaurants, bars, cafes, and shopping places!

Mid-range (US$40 – US$110)

  • Masaya Bogotá – This is one of my top recommendations if you’re looking for a great mid-range hotel located within walking distance to all the interesting attractions in La Candelaria! Enjoy the delicious free breakfast served daily and meet new people on the rooftop terrace!
  • The Candelaria House Boutique – Here’s another superb choice if you want to stay in La Candelaria and enjoy very good value for the money you’ll be paying! This one has a garden, a terrace, and a 24-hour front desk!

Budget (up to US$40)

  • Arche Noah Boutique Hostel – This boutique hostel is exactly that: boutique. It has an extremely impressive terrace to enjoy a nice cold beer or a warm cup of tea on those cool mornings! This is one of the best hostels in Bogota, La Candelaria!
  • Magdalena Guest House – Here’s another very good budget-friendly choice if you want to stay right in the historic center of Bogota! This is also a good excuse to make some international friends!

3. La Zona Rosa – where to stay in Bogota for nightlife

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photo credits: Isaacyaya. Photograph available on Wikimedia. Isaacyaya / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/4.0)

La Zona Rosa is the nightlife center in all Southern American cities – and Bogota is not an exception! Located in the North of Bogota, this is the ideal place to base yourself if you want to be surrounded by tons of bars, pubs and, of course, nightclubs… the nightlife here is going on 7 days a week so you’ll be ready to dance until early hours!

This neighborhood will give you a feeling of the typical local party life: here you’ll find all the Bogotanos (old and young) going out or congregating after work. La Zona Rosa is definitely the greatest area to stay if you are looking for a vibrant atmosphere and many choices to dance the night away.

And if you are also shopping (other than a party) addicted, this will be your paradise, hosting two of Colombia’s most exclusive shopping malls (Andino and Atlantis), boutique shops, and big brands.

That being said, even though this area is very safe, I wouldn’t recommend it to families traveling to the city or to people looking for a laid-back atmosphere.

Pros of Zona Rosa:

  • Great nightlife
  • Good for meeting local people
  • Wide shopping choice
  • Lots of good restaurants

Cons of Zona Rosa:

  • Very busy and noisy
  • More expensive

If you have decided to stay in La Zona Rosa, here are the best hotels I could find for you, all broken down by budget:

Luxury (US$100 and up)

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  • Sofitel Bogota Victoria Regia – Are you looking for the best hotels in Zona Rosa, Bogota? You just found one of the top options out there! It’s a very good 5-star hotel that awaits with free Wi-Fi, an on-site restaurant, a bar and more.
  • NH Collection Bogota Andino Royal – Here’s another amazing choice if you want to enjoy the ultimate luxurious stay in this cool neighborhood! This beautiful 5-star hotel has modern furnishings, a sauna, an on-site gym and even a business center.

Mid-range (US$30 – US$100)

  • GHL Hotel Hamilton – If value is what you’re looking for, then this awesome hotel located right in the heart of Zona Rosa is the right choice for you! It offers a 4-star service and a very beautiful decor!
  • NH Bogota Boheme Royal – Here’s another great mid-range hotel located within walking distance to all the important attractions and activities in La Zona Rosa! The rooms are simply superb, just check out the pictures!

Budget (up to US$30)

  • Hoteles Bogotá Inn Lago Chico – Are you looking for the best affordable hotel in one of the best areas in Bogota for nightlife? Then trust me when I say that this awesome hostel is one of the best choices you can make, featuring modern rooms with big beds!
  • El Lago Country – This is another great hostel right in the heart of Zona Rosa, close to plenty of awesome bars and nightclubs. Plus, you’ll also have private free parking and free wifi!

4. Chapinero / Zona G – the coolest area to stay for foodies

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photo credits: kzoop. ”Chapinero”. Photograph under creative commons license, available on Flickr. All rights belong to the photographer.

Chapinero is a super cool neighborhood in Bogota and it’s also home to Zona G – the best place for all foodies out there (yep, G comes from “Gourmet”!)

In this neighborhood, you’ll have the chance to experience Colombian food culture, as well as restaurants with food from all over the world.

Chapinero has a great central location, very very close to the city center, so it’s a great area if you want to be in the middle of the action at all times and get easily anywhere else in the city. Plus, this is a very culturally diverse neighborhood, so you can make friends from all over the world here!

Apart from amazing restaurants, you’ll also find tons of awesome shops, vegetarian restaurants, bars, markets, theaters, and everything in-between here, so it will be pretty much impossible to get bored.

Of course, the coolest area is home Bogota’s LGBT community, from which it takes the nickname “Chapigay” and “Gay Hills” and crazy clubs such as Theatron (the largest LGBT club in the world)… if you love parties, you should definitely pass from here!

Pros of Chapinero:

  • Great choice of restaurants
  • Central location
  • LGBT nightlife
  • International neighborhood
  • Safe area

Cons of Chapinero:

  • Very big, spread out neighborhood

That being said, here are the best hotels in Chapinero / Zona G I have selected for you:

Luxury (US$100 and up)

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  • Hilton Bogotá – Location, location, location! If location is important to you, then this hotel is one of the best picks out there. Located in downtown Bogota, you can’t go wrong with The Hilton!
  • EK Hotel – Here’s another beautiful choice if you want to be in one of the best areas in the entire city! Staying here means you’ll be surrounded by tons of coffee shops, food places and other interesting attractions.

Mid-range (US$50 – US$100)

  • Hotel B3 Virrey – B3 Virrey has a modern, classy restaurant and outdoor terrace bar, however, my favorite aspect of this hotel is the façade! B3 Virrey is located in the Zona T Bogota area, an added bonus!
  • Hotel El Dorado Bogota – This is another one of the best mid-range hotels in the city! I definitely recommend it to anyone looking for charming rooms and plenty of dining options!

Budget (up to US$50)

  • Scala 68 – In case you’re looking for one of the best budget hotels in Chapinero close to the center of the city, this one is for you! The rooms here are super comfortable and the rates are pretty much unbeatable!
  • Hostal Macondo – Here’s another awesome place to stay if you want easy access to all the interesting attractions in the city center and Zona G! Truly one of the best accommodations around!

5. El Chico / Parque 93 – the best place to stay for luxury

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photo credits: Felipe Restrepo Acosta. Photograph available on Wikimedia. Felipe Restrepo Acosta / CC BY-SA (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0)

If you’re looking for an upscale experience during your vacation in Bogota, then you should know that you’ll find tons of amazing luxury hotels in the El Chico area!

But don’t get scared – you’ll also find countless accommodation options for all types of budgets here, not only luxurious 5-star hotels! This is also one of the safest areas that you can choose from, with very walkable streets. At the same time, it’s also a great hub of nightlife, but it’s a more quiet alternative to the busy and sometimes overwhelming Pink Zone.

El Chico is located a bit North of Zona Rosa and one of its main attractions is, of course, Parque 93 (a gorgeous park), the heart of the neighborhood! This park often hosts events, music concerts, outdoor art galleries, and handmade product markets, so you’ll have plenty to see just here! Around park 93 are many cafés, upscale restaurants, bars, and boutiques.

Some other interesting sights around include Parque El Chico and Parque El Virrey, so this area is pretty ideal for all nature lovers!

Pros of El Chico:

  • Safest area to walk around day and night
  • Lots of green parks
  • Many good restaurants

Cons of El Chico:

  • More expensive
  • Quiet far from the historic center
  • Part of the area is the financial district (Distrito Financiero)

If you feel like this is the best place for you, here are the best hotels in El Chico, close to Parque 93 that I have selected for you:

Luxury (US$100 and up)

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  • Salvio Parque 93 – Are you looking for some of the best hotels in El Chico, close to Parque 93? Then this new accommodation is one of the best ones where you can book your room, trust me!
  • Hotel El Dorado Bogota – In case you’re looking for a luxurious hotel super close to the city center, search no more, as you just found it! The rooms here are simply superb and the beds are super comfy, perfect after a full day of exploring Bogota!

Mid-range (US$50 – US$100)

  • Hotel Dann Carlton Bogotá – This hotel is an impressive building! Grand, bold and classy, the decor matches the service provided by the staff and you will feel like a million bucks throughout your stay! Located in the financial district, this is an excellent boutique hotel in Bogota!
  • Four Points By Sheraton Bogota – This is another one of the best mid-range hotels in El Chico! It’s great if you want to enjoy a local atmosphere, while also being a short walk away from all the interesting attractions around!

Budget (up to US$50)

  • Hotel Andes Plaza – This is one of the best budget stays in the entire city if you’re looking for simple and comfortable rooms and some unbeatable rates. Just take a look at the pictures, you may love what you see! A perfect option also for business travelers!
  • Hotel Parque 97 Suites – Here’s another one if you still didn’t find the ideal budget-friendly place for your stay in Bogota! I’m sure this would be the place of your dreams!
👑 Luxury price: $100
💵 Mid Range: $50
🛏️ Budget: $30
🏠 Airbnb: $40
💰 Accommodation prices: Low
📍 Best neighborhood: Teusaquillo
👪 Best area for families: El Chico / Parque 93
🛎️ Best luxury hotel: Grand Hyatt Bogota
💵 Mid-range hotel: DoubleTree by Hilton 
👛 Best budget hotel: Hostel Bandido

BONUS 1: best apartments in Bogota

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If you are the kind of person who prefers a touch more privacy and independence whilst you travel, Bogotá is a paradise of apartments and self-contained properties that will allow you the freedom to really set up camp and relax!

Here are the best apartments for rent in Bogota, Colombia:

Luxury (US$100 and up)

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  • 8010 Urban Living – The best choice of Bogotá apartments! If you want to feel like you’re staying in a park avenue loft whilst in Bogotá, then this is the place to stay! In addition, it’s located in one of the best neighborhoods in Bogotá, Chaperino which is within the Zona Rosa in Bogotá.
  • 93 Luxury Suites & Residences – Another super choice in Bogotá, this apartment features simply some of the most stunning interior design and decor that I’ve ever seen! The views are breathtaking and the location is great.

Mid-range (US$50 – US$100)

  • Apartamentos Plaza Suites – A self-contained apartment that ticks all the boxes; spacious, clean, good location, great facilities and little bit of luxury sprinkled over the top all within a reasonable budget? Yes, it is possible!
  • Apartamentos Regency La Feria – This is another great option with a pool and a fitness center, plus all the trappings of a home! The apartments themselves are tidy, simple and spacious, make sure you request one with a view as they are simply stunning.

Budget (up to US$50)

  • Apartamentos Galerías 52 – Do you want to stay in a comfy apartment for around $30 a night? Well, this is your perfect destination! Here you will enjoy city views from selected rooms, breakfast on a daily basis, and a lovely garden!
  • Apartaestudios Los Andes – For a budget option these apartments are really great. They have a frequent cleaning service, kitchenette and are located close to the action, surrounded by cafes, restaurants, and bars.

BONUS 2: where to stay in Bogota near the airport

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If you are like me and absolutely hate getting to/from the airport/hotel, sometimes you just want to find somewhere to stay close to the airport. And because Bogotá is no exception, I have created this list to find the best Bogotá airport hotel close to El Dorado Airport (BOG):

  • (Luxury) Hilton Garden Inn Bogotá Airport – If you want to stay in one of the best hotels in Bogota near El Dorado airport and also enjoy luxury and service, this is your choice
  • (Mid-range) Hotel Habitel Bogota Premium – This one has many different types and sizes of rooms to cater to different groups, and offer a free airport shuttle service!
  • (Budget) Hotel Casa Modelia – For me, this is one of the best places to stay in Bogota near the airport on a budget!

Frequently Asked Questions about Hotels in Bogota

📍 What is the best part of Bogota to stay in?

The best area where to stay in Bogota, especially for first-time visitors, is Teusaquillo, either at the luxurious Grand Hyatt Bogota or
DoubleTree by Hilton if you’re looking for good value for money.

🕵️‍♀️ What are the safest neighborhoods in Bogota?

The safest areas in Bogota are the upscale El Chico / Parque 93 or the cool Chapinero / Zona G neighborhood.

🤔 Is Bogota Colombia safe for tourists?

Bogota is actually one of South America’s safest urban areas, with a low violent crime, but of course, you have to be careful and avoid walking in certain areas especially at night, like La Candelaria.

🕺 Where to stay in Bogota for nightlife?

The best area where to stay in Bogota for nightlife is Zona
Rosa
, full of cool clubs and bars. Stay at GHL Hotel Hamilton or
NH Bogota Boheme Royal both with great value for the price!

Conclusion

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We made it to the end!

That is my complete guide on where to stay in Bogota! No matter whether you’re a baller businessman, a regular family or a budget backpacker, there are countless options for you to rest your weary traveling head Bogotá every night. From budget hotels and apartments to boutique hotels and even a couple close to the airport, I have done the hard work for you, and now the hard part belongs to you, the choosing.

But let me give you the last help, I can imagine you could be a little undecided after so many great options! Here are the 2 best hotels with great reviews and locations:

  • Grand Hyatt Bogota – This is, in my opinion, the best 5-star hotel in Bogota, Colombia, especially if you love stunning views!
  • DoubleTree by Hilton Bogota AR – If you’re looking for very good value for the money, then this hotel must be the perfect place for you!

A word of warning: Bogota accommodation is often booked far in advance. Therefore, I recommend booking as soon as you know your travel plans, there’s nothing worse than having to settle for a second-rate hotel on your dream trip!

Oh, and by the way, if you want to find out about the best things to do in the city, I recommend checking out my article – Best Things to do in Bogota!

I absolutely loved my time in Bogotá (my favorite Colombian city) and I know you will too! If you have any questions or queries feel free to drop me a comment below and be sure to check out the rest of my posts about Colombia here.

Happy travels!

Arantxa

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