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Bacoo Hostel Reviews

Alto de la alianza 693, La Paz, Bolivia

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251 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 74%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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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!


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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