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Alone, my wife and I splurge a bit more, with our friends we were travelling cheap to accommodate their budget. Bogota: stayed the first 3 nights of our trip in a nice studio apartment on Calle 55 and Cra 13, about halfway between La Candelaria and the rich people zone that starts around Calle The apartment was nice and our neighborhood was OK from a safety and basic amenities perspective, but nothing special.
Unless you have a reason not to, I'd say stick with the hostels in La Candelaria and you'll have a much more interesting time. The Transmilenio apparently has a reputation as a great place to get pickpocketed. I found this out after my phone got stolen just 6 hours into our first day. Keep a close eye on your gear, especially on the bus. The rest of Bogota also has a less-than-stellar reputation for safety, lots of stories of petty theft including hikers who had their boots stolen at machete-point in one of the parks.
Definitely do the Bogota Bike Tours trip www. If possible, ask which trip Mike is running, he's the owner. Be prepared for a long tour, ours went over 6 hours counting our Tejo visit. We had planned on hours and I was cold, cranky, and tired in the middle of the tour but got over it after our visit to the market and Tejo. Also be prepared to be a bit cold and wet on the tour, although Mike did have plastic ponchos for the frequent Bogota showers.
But definitely do the tour, it was one of the high points of our trip and Mike is amazing. He's a former journalist who has started doing tours because the internet has killed journalism as a profession.