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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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63%

Rating
433 Total Reviews
  • 59%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 57%Staff
  • 59%Atmosphere
  • 58%Cleanliness
  • 57%Facilities

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86%

Had a great room, which was clean, breakfast was very good.


83%

A very nice spot in Potosi. Friendly staff who speaks english and helpul as well. Super mines tours runned by the hostel.

  • 6th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


83%

With incredible views, cleaned everyday - cheapest and best room on trip. La Casona is right at city center. The crowd here is young and some noise outside our room but we really enjoyed our stay. This room is incredible!!

  • 4th Apr 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


37%

Horrible place! Was covered in bed bug bites! Bathrooms are terrible. No shower curtains so the toilet and floor are always wet/muddy. Unfriendly staff. Kitchen not even open for use most of the day and when they do open it u can't use things in there! We were told off for making a tea and using their mug?!! Don't stay here!


49%

Great location, poor hostel. I think the previous occupants of our room had a red wine fight and the cleaners didn't make much of an effort to hide the evidence. Wine stains all over the duvet covers and puke on the wall. We asked to change rooms and the second was an improvement but still lots of dodgy stains and threadbare sheets. Bathrooms are pretty terrible, combined toilet and shower but the shower has no curtain so the whole room including toilet seat is always sopping wet. There was toil


40%

The staff were very unfriendly. They would never leave from behind the desk to show people the facilities. The shower-ba\throom arrangement was very poor. My favorite was the exposed live electrical while having a shower wothout a curtain. There was no kitchen. So I'm not sure how they could call themselves a hostel. There was no access to a glass to drink out of. The only positive was the mine tours related to the hostel. First rate. I would recommand that anytime. The wifi was restricted to


46%

Only place where I've been, where it is necessary to collect a ticket at the front desk to access the breakfast! Staff perpetually lazy, sloppy and nasty... Kitchen unusable due to plumbing problems that last for who knows how long! Wi fi signal really low and slow... It even pays to view a document of supra-national importance such as "La mina del Diablo", which addresses the reality of the miners of Potosi based on a true story! Not recommended!


37%

The room we reserved smelled strongly of sewage so the next day we asked to be moved, but ended up with a much smaller room. The place is a mess with piles of rubble, wires ripped out of walls, loose taps, toilets without locks in shared bathrooms, no hooks, shower curtains or anywhere to keep clothes dry whilst you shower. Breakfast was frankly disgusting...lukewarm coffee, stale bread, pointless sugary air-cereal. Staff were vacant and surly most of the time.


94%

Very nice place, welcoming staff and great mines tours.

  • 28th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Big, so a little lacking in atmosphere. BUT - just stunning. Big, archway surrounded, covered courtyards, wooden window frames, nice dorms. Gorgeous. Staff are good if not amazing, breakfast the same - but it is included! The wifi is good and doesn't fail, though disallowed for skype. Lockers available - use them... People can and do just wander in and out unchecked, and the rooms aren't locked. Mine tour is great, but not if you can't cope with small spaces. Good facilities in a great location.


80%

Good all round hostel!


40%

STAY AWAY. After 6 months backpacking experience this was by far the worst hostel I have stayed at. Cold showers (and not enough of them), unhelpful staff, electrical wire coming out of the walls, showers and toilets in same cubicle and wifi only in reception. One positive had oj with breakfast....well oj cordial.

  • 23rd Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


66%

The hostel is located quite centrally and meets a travelers needs. However, it lacks character and does not have any activities for solo travelers. The staff do not help explain what there is to do in potosi, and generally only explain what you ask. The hot water in the showers were minimal and I informed the staff. Sadly, nothing was done both days. Overall, good place for a short trip. Plan what you want to do. Don't stay here if you are traveling solo.


49%

We arrived and the double private room we were meant to have had some problem. So we were given 2 single beds at the same price. When we got our laundry done at the hostel a number of items were missing including a $100 hoodie. The staff didn't offer any assistance to find the item. It must have just disappeared like flight 370. So just a word of warning count your clothes that go in the laundry if you get it done here.


71%

Lovely building with a nice view from the roof, comfy twin beds in a cute room. The staff seemed a little unfriendly and were sometimes hard to find to get service or help, and the breakfast is good but you need a ticket which they didnt tell anyone but all you do is ask the front for a ticket anyway without proof of staying seems like a bit of a waste of time!´Toilets were a bit gross and always wet and muddy, no where to hang clothes when showering so they get wet showering over the toilet.


49%

Place was very cold, during the day as well as during the night. Asked for an extra blanket, but that was not possible. Bathrooms were very dirty and lacked toilet paper.


77%

Could use heating in the common areas and wifi is only in the reception. Also not many charging points.


69%

Showers were freezing cold. Wifi extremely slow. Our private room was very cold. Constant banging - maintenance work. Mattress bent in the middle and uncomfortable. Breakfast very average. Really helpful staff though with booking buses and tours. Right near the main plaza.


63%

No staff here speak English even though every sign in the hostel is in English! It seemed you only get eggs at breakfast if you're Spanish, even when we asked in Spanish. There's nothing close to the hostel and I would not choose to walk around there at night. The mine tour was a reasonable price and entertaining, however the hostel gave us no pre-info yet got us to sign a waiver saying we had a briefing! Rooms are cleanish by Bolivian standards. The kitchen works and the movie room was nice.


51%

The bathrooms were always wet, the toilet paper was of really bad quality. The room we stayed smelled like cigar and the walls were full of mold!! Also the internet were only avaiable on the reception...


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