Best Areas to Stay in Bogota, Colombia

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Where to stay in Bogotá – A guide to the Colombian capital

Bogotá is not only the epicenter of Colombia, it is also the most important cultural hub in the country and the best meeting place for business.

The capital of Colombia and the Department of Cundinamarca has a cold mountain climate, with average temperatures of 14°C. It always rains between March and May, as well as from October to November.

Bogota is reached by the El Dorado International Airport and, although it has no metro, Bogota has a public transport system that includes the Transmilenio (a system of buses with exclusive lanes), taxis, and buses.

If you are wondering what is the best area to stay in Bogota, Chapinero is the answer because it is located north of the city, where most of the nightlife and recreation of the Colombian capital can be found. (See hotels in Chapinero).

Here’s a guide with the best areas to stay in Bogota, Colombia.

The best areas to stay in Bogota

1. Our favorite area: Chapinero

Chapinero is made up of several neighborhoods: La Zona Rosa or Zona T, between 82nd and 84th streets, is known for its international stores and upscale restaurants, Great Chapinero, popular for its leather and footwear retailers, and the Financial Area, where the business-type hotels are.

Chapinero is located between Usaquén and Teusaquillo, both upper and middle-class neighborhoods. To the north, it joins the La Calera (Usaquén) highway and, to the west, the Caracas Avenue separates it from Teusaquillo.

Chapinero’s biggest attractions are Zona T, Parque de la 93 and Teatro Librel.

In Chapinero, moving, eating and staying are not an inconvenient, as it has good restaurants (especially in the area known as Zona G or “gourmet” area), hotels and public transport connections.

The accommodation in Chapinero adapts to all budgets, from apartments to business-type hotels, B&B and hostels.

Chapinero is considered the best area to stay in Bogota and it is also Bogota’s gay area par excellence, including the legendary club Theatron and other LGBT-oriented bars.

Where to stay in Bogota - Chapinero

Where to stay in Bogota – Chapinero

Accommodation in Chapinero - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Chapinero – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Great public transport connections
  • Good area for shopping
  • Best area for nightlife
  • All types of hotels
  • Gay-friendly area
  • Good area for business travelers

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Saint Simon

Hotel Saint Simon is located in the pink area of Bogotá, 2 blocks from the Andino and Atlantis shopping centers. It offers free Wi-Fi and a restaurant that serves a buffet breakfast.

from US$49
Budget

Alojamiento Bogotá

Accommodation Bogota is located in Bogotá, 1.9 km from T Zone. Free WiFi access is available. El Campin Coliseum is 2.1 km away, El Campin Stadium is 2.2 km and Cici Water Park is 4.2 km away. Monserrate Hill is 4.3 km away.

from US$22
Luxury

Casa Dann Carlton Hotel & SPA

The Dann Carlton Hotel & amp; SPA occupies an impressive building and offers an indoor pool, spa facilities, fitness center and restaurant. The 93 Park is a 5-minute walk away. Free WiFi and free private parking are available.

from US$109
 

 

 

2. Zona T (Zona Rosa)

Although it is part of a Chapinero, Zona T or Zona Rosa deserves a special mention as one of the best areas to stay in Bogota.

Zona T is where the upper class of the city lives and party, as it has a great commercial activity and fun, both during the day and at night.

This area is located in the vicinity of the intersection between 82nd Street and 13th Street. You can reach it through the different public transport lines from anywhere in the city.

Zona T or Zona Rosa stands out for its luxury and, therefore, has 4 and 5-star hotels. However, it is also possible to find some cheap hostels in its surroundings.

Zona Rosa also has some bars that make it a good place to stay in Bogota for nightlife.

Due to the cultural and commercial importance of this area, it is also considered the safest area to stay in Bogota.

Safest area to stay in Bogota - Zona T

Safest area to stay in Bogota – Zona T

Accommodation in Zona T - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Zona T – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Best area for shopping
  • Pedestrian-friendly
  • Safe area to stay in Bogota
  • Connected through public transport
  • Bars and restaurants
  • Luxury hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Virrey Park

Virrey Park Hotel is located in Bogotá, 300 meters from the popular T area. It houses a restaurant and offers free Wi-Fi and rooms with cable TV. The rooms are spacious and combine a modern design with classic furniture.

from US$59
Budget

Top Tours Accomodations

The Top Tours Accomodations is located in Bogotá. Area T is 500 meters away. Free WiFi is available. The accommodation has a TV and towels. Top Tours Accomodations is 2.9 km from El Campin Coliseum and 10 km from El Dorado International Airport.

from US$29
Luxury

NH Bogota Boheme Royal

NH Royal La Boheme is located in Zona Rosa de Bogotá, less than 5 minutes’ walk from the Andino and El Retiro shopping centers. It offers elegant rooms, a business center, a 24-hour front desk and free Wi-Fi.

from US$98
 

 

 

3. Old Town (La Candelaria)

La Candelaria is located in Downtown Bogotá. This district preserves a colonial style for which it was declared of historical interest, with museums, theaters and pedestrian streets.

La Candelaria is a strategic point within the city for its central location, it is where most of the public and private transport can be found. However, you need to be careful when moving through this area at night.

La Candelaria is home to Plaza de Bolívar, the Gold, Colonial, Vase, Botero and La Moneda museums, as well as theaters, the Torre Colpatria viewpoint, the Monserrate hill and the National Capitol.

La Candelaria is one of the best areas to stay in Bogota since its steep stone streets house many charming hotels and hostels, as well as bohemian-style restaurants and cafes.

If you choose to stay at La Candelaria, you should know that it is not the safest neighborhood to stay in Bogota and that it is recommended to be careful on its streets, particularly at night.

Best areas to stay in Bogota - La Candelaria

Best areas to stay in Bogota – La Candelaria

Accommodation in La Candelaria - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in La Candelaria – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Historical attractions
  • Bohemian vibe
  • Charming neighborhood
  • Tourist attractions
  • Museums
  • Cheap accommodation

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Regina

Hotel Regina is located in the magnificent historic center of Bogotá. This modern hotel is located just 150 meters from the Gold Museum. The rooms feature elegant décor, cable TV, a safe and a private bathroom.

from US$52
Budget

Arche Noah Boutique Hostel

Offering a rooftop terrace, Arche Noah Boutique Hostel is located in Bogotá, a 4-minute walk from Plaza de Bolívar. The hostel has a shared lounge and is close to several places of interest, such as the Luis Ángel Arango library and Casa del Florero. Monserrate Hill is 3.5 km away and Corferias is 4.2 km away.

from US$29
Luxury

The Orchids

Located in La Candelaria, the historic center of Bogotá, The Orchids offers rooms with an iPod docking station and luxurious décor. Free WiFi is available and El Dorado International Airport is a 20-minute drive away.

from US$169
 

 

 

4. Usaquén & Chicó (North Bogota)

Usaquén is a typical neighborhood, located between 100 and 240 streets. It stands out for its narrow streets, handicrafts, bars and elegant restaurants.

In Usaquén, the Flea Market on Sundays exhibits antiques, and live music along with great food, filling the area with life and tourists every week.

The architecture of the Usaquén commercial area is divided between classic and modern styles, present in shopping centers such as Unicentro, Santa Ana and Santa Bárbara, the latter built on a colonial house.

Since Usaquén is a quite popular area, it enjoys good public transport service and has a hotel offer that includes three and four-star hotels.

The north of Bogota is a safe area during the day and night, so moving through its streets should not represent a major problem.

Where to stay in Bogota - Usaquén & Chicó

Where to stay in Bogota – Usaquén & Chicó

Accommodation in Unsaquén & Chicó - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Unsaquén & Chicó – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Safest area to stay in Bogota
  • Luxury hotels
  • Charming streets
  • Connected by Transmilenio
  • Markets
  • Good area for shopping

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Lancaster House

Lancaster House offers elegant 1 and 2-bedroom suites with full kitchens and LCD TVs with satellite channels. Some suites have a private terrace. The property has free WiFi, 2 restaurants, gym, sauna, 7 event rooms, 24 hour security and underground parking.

from US$54
Budget

Rua Hostels – Bogota

Rua 116 is located in Usaquén, Bogotá, 1.4 km from Unicentro Shopping Mall and 3.8 km from T Zone. There is a bar. The rooms are equipped with private bathroom with shower. Some rooms have a flat-screen TV. The Rua 116 offers free WiFi.

from US$30
Luxury

NH Collection Royal Hacienda

The NH Collection Royal Hacienda is located in a quiet residential neighborhood of Bogotá. It houses a spa, a sauna, a Turkish bath and a gym. Private parking and Wi-Fi are available free of charge.

from US$149
 

 

 

5. Teusaquillo

Teusaquillo is the geographical center of Bogotá, located north-west of the historic center.

Teusaquillo is surrounded by green areas with facades that show different stages of the history of the city since, in the past, it was one of the most elegant neighborhoods of Bogota.

The most representative places of Teusaquillo are the University City, the Simón Bolívar Park, the Campín Stadium and the Virgilio Barco Library.

Teusaquillo has routes of the minibus and Transmilenio that connect the area with other neighborhoods of the city.

Teusaquillo is near the historic center and Chapinero and has hotels of different categories for all tastes.

Teusaquillo also hosts the Corferias Congress Complex, making it one of the best areas to stay in Bogota for business travelers.

Where to stay in Bogota - Teusaquillo

Where to stay in Bogota – Teusaquillo

Accommodation in Teusaquillo - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Teusaquillo – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Central location
  • Corferias Congress Complex
  • University area

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Grand plaza

Hotel Grand plaza offers accommodation in Bogotá and features free WiFi, a fitness center and terrace. Free private parking is provided. Some rooms have a seating area. All rooms include a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom.

from US$59
Budget

Blue House Corferias

Blue House Corferias is located in Bogotá, 300 meters from Corferias International Exhibition Center. Blue House Corferias offers rooms with a private bathroom, free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV.

from US$29
Luxury

Wyndham Bogota Art

This charming Bogota hotel is just a 10-minute drive from El Dorado International Airport and features a bar and a restaurant with international cuisine. The Wyndham has a fitness center and free WiFi.

from US$88
 

 

 

6. Centro Internacional (Financial District)

The financial district of Bogota is where the office towers, business centers and the Colombian Stock Exchange are located.

This district is located on Avenida Chile or intersection of 72nd Street, between Candelaria north and Chapinero south.

The financial district has modern infrastructure, squares, restaurants, universities and a shopping center. In addition, it has a central location.

The financial district of Bogota attracts a large number of tourists and business travelers, as it brings together business hotels and good transport connections.

Centro Internacional also offers good hotels to stay in Bogota.

If you decide to stay in this area of Bogota, keep in mind that, as in La Candelaria, it is advisable to be careful at night, particularly in lonely areas.

Best area to stay in Bogota for business travelers - Centro Internacional

Best area to stay in Bogota for business travelers – Centro Internacional

Accommodation in Centro Internacional - Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Accommodation in Centro Internacional – Click on the map to see all available accommodation in this area

Why we love this area for a stay in Bogota:

  • Central location
  • Best area for business trips
  • Business-type hotels

Accommodation in this area

Top Choice

Hotel Centro Internacional

Hotel Centro Internacional offers elegantly designed accommodation in the center of Bogotá, just 14 km from El Dorado International Airport. It has parking and Wi-Fi, both for free.

from US$44
Budget

Hotel Casa Sabelle

Hotel Casa Sabelle is located just 5 minutes’ walk from the national park, in the center of Bogotá. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and minibar, as well as free parking. The National Museum is a 5-minute walk away.

from US$23
Luxury

Hotel Tequendama Bogotá

Hotel Tequendama Bogotá is located in Bogotá and has spa facilities, an indoor pool and a mini golf course. This luxury hotel offers free Wi-Fi and a variety of gourmet options. It is located just 5 minutes walk from the commercial area of San Martin.

from US$88
 

 

 

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