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Bacoo Hostel Reviews

Alto de la alianza 693, La Paz, Bolivia

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260 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 60%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 60%Cleanliness
  • 60%Facilities

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I got severe food poisoning from food at this hostel. The bedrooms do not have locks or lockers and are not very clean. There was only one plug in a room for 6 people which was ridiculous. There is a young lady working at reception who Is very rude and unhelpful.


Overall the hostel was a good place to stay. They have extra blankets for the cold La Paz nights. The breakfast was adequate. The wifi is not great but that is a Bolivian problem. The music is a little loud at night. The staff is nice and they are helpful.


Staff were rude and unhelpful. Wifi didn't work. No lockers in rooms and ones downstairs always full. Breakfast was horrid. Room stank. But location is good and beds comfy.


I was expecting a quiet place, which was exactly the opposite! Parties every nights, a lot of noise! The rooms were smelling bad, and the wifi is not too good! Hopefully, the staff was nice, and the hostel got a good location.


It is an option lf you have a flight next day since its close to the airport


Identitycrisis. Thinks it is a partyhostel but it is not. A lot of the people just had a busy schedule.The main common area should be a great meeting place, but can't have a descent conversation because of the loud blarring music from 7 till 1 at night. (they keeping on playing the music even when everyone is already (trying) to sleep.) Complaining did not help, barman ignores it and reception just says "It is a bar?" Also a large presence of French travellers.


This is a great hostel if you want to party, not so much if you want to sleep. The music is loud until 1am and all the rooms are situated near the bar. There were also no curtains in our room, meaning that people in the bar walking past could see into our room. The included breakfast is fairly good, with bread, jam and tea/coffee. The staff and the in-house travel agent spoke good english and were very helpful.


Overall the hostel is nice. The showers have hot water, the breakfast is bread, butter, honey, coffee or tea. The staff is helpful, and they have a travel agent. But the wifi is awful and this is a country wide problem. I booked this hostel twice, once before and once after going to Uyuni (the salt flats).


Great tranquil hostel to stay close to central la Paz. Relaxed court yard. Clean and secure. Great staff. We're very helpful. Good for a few nights, to explore lapaz. Best if you want to avoid the party hostels. And get a good night sleep.

  • 7th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We had a nice stay at Bacoo. It's in a good location and the staff and travel agency downstairs were really helpful and flexible. The bar has potential to be a great hangout but when we were there it had a strange atmosphere mixed between party and anti-social. The shower wasn't hot in our private room but we found this everywhere in Bolivia. Would recommend if you're looking for a more relaxed hostel in La Paz.


Helpful and friendly staff. Shower warm only between 12 noon to 2pm. They could have mention that restriction on their description. You have to break your day activity to have a shower. Wifi connection in the locker is a good idea but having no power points in the dorm proved to be very inconvvenient. Wifi connection was bad. It could do with more toilets. 8 bed dorm I stayed was very dark and just big enough for 6 beds. It was rather depressing. Food was expensive for what I was given.


No kitchen really bad, rooms ok, cleaner always cleaning the only shower block in the morning when most needed and closed it off. But shower was hot when i had it. Breakfast bad, stale bread and no other option. Location was fine. Front desk staff nice. Good grass courtyard to chill on. Zero tolerance to drugs signs everywhere but then the barman offering cokecoke, oh the irony!


Bad wifi, barely any hot water. Dorm room was ok bar prices reasonable


I was suprised that there was not kitchen facilities available


Great atmosphere, good food, and the staff spoke English and were very helpful. Highly recommended!


Nice rooms and lots of places to meet people, specially the bar where big parties are made.


The hostel is well located and well handled.

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