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2 September 2012 / leggypeggy

Bogotá hostel impresses us—a lot

Breakfast in Bogota

Breakfast at Hostal Campobello

Thanks Hostal Campobello for putting a smile back on my face.

After my Vegemite was unceremoniously confiscated by security in the Denver airport, I decided to be grumpy about whatever came my way for breakfast. I knew the hostel in Bogotá provided the meal, but what would it be and how crabby could I be?

Hostal Campobello came through in many ways.

For starters, Poor John and I arrived late at night. The house—the hostel is in a large house—was dark, but we were expected and welcomed when we rang the doorbell.

The day before, Myriam, the owner, sent an email that reconfirmed our reservation, explained how to get a taxi and how much it should cost, and provided directions, in Spanish, on how to get to her place. Too easy.

Breakfast terrace

Breakfast terrace and kitchen through doorway

The room was spotless, the bed was comfy and the wifi worked. Then came morning and breakfast. Plenty of fruit, plenty of bread (three varieties) and plenty of Colombian coffee. A great start to the day—never mind the absence of Vegemite.

Plus Myriam was full of advice on things to do and see and how to get there. She even supplied a map and loaned us a travel guide to Colombia.

So if you’re ever in Bogotá, consider staying at Hostal Campobello. Poor John chose it and we both recommend it. There are more pics and details on their website. They also have another hostel in Popayán, in southern Colombia.


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  1. lmo58 / Sep 2 2012 2:16 pm

    Hi Peggy,
    I’m pleased you’re enjoying Bogota. The house and the breakfast do indeed look good and Myriam sounds like an ideal host. For how long are you there? And is there any chance of you posting an itinerary?


    • leggypeggy / Sep 2 2012 2:58 pm

      Myriam is an ideal host. Very lucky to be here for two more nights (counting tonight). We don’t even have an accurate itinerary, but we’re working on it. I’ll try to post a link. Off to bed now.


  2. Jo O'Sullivan / Sep 3 2012 7:23 pm

    Goes to prove food is really a great uniting force in our lives! Sounds wonderful there Peggy, enjoy,

    regards Jo and Paul


    • leggypeggy / Sep 3 2012 8:07 pm

      Thanks. You are so right about food and we have already had some excellent Colombian dishes. Off to Cartagena this morning for more exploring and sampling.


  3. Myriam Lozano / Sep 8 2012 2:04 am

    Hi Peggy and Charles thanks for the commentaires. So you are in Galápagos. we were there in July don´t miss Bahia Tortuga it´s quiet, naturel and you can go there by foot if you like to walk it´s wonderfull!
    we were in the Galapagos suites a little and very nice Hotel

    Good look

    Myriam -Hostal Campobello-Bogotá and Popayán


    • leggypeggy / Sep 8 2012 3:04 am

      Thanks Myriam for the tip. We have just arrived in the Galapagos and are waiting to get started. Thanks again for looking after us so well.



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