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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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552 Total Reviews
  • 70%Value For Money
  • 74%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 63%Staff
  • 67%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 64%Facilities

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A big hostel, efficient and got all services that backpackers might ask for. Somewhat impersonal though.


We went to Potosi to do a Silver Mining tour and the one from the hostel was great. The hostel itself was okay with good beds and shower facilities. Nice location near the plaza, a little far from the bus terminal however.


Staff are unfriendly and unhelpful. You have to pay to use the kitchen or TV room. Hot water stops working in the showers. Only 1 power point in 10 bed dorms. Generally bad atmosphere.


A nice surprise in Potosi. Amazing mines tours offered by the hostel.

  • 18th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I loved Casona Hostel. Warm rooms with a big patio. You can use the kitchen, but only after midday. After all a nice stay.

  • 17th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


This hostel is ok, just for one night in Potosi and to do the mine tour (the tour they offer is good!). We slept in a dorm upstairs and that was fine, ofcourse it was cold at night, but there were enough blankets for everyone. Showers were hot (both in the morning and afternoon). They have a lack of places to charge your electronica (only 1 in our 10 bed dorm!!) and the breakfast is poor. Staff is a bit weird, but ok.


Very clean, good location. No lockers in dorm room. Lower than average breakfast. Disinterested staff. No warm, comfortable place to relax. Mine tour on offer is dangerous - included walking over 25m deep water on a narrow slippery plank with nothing to hold onto and dynamite being ignited with no safety instructions offered in the case of a problem. Half of my group asked to leave the tour early,


When I arrived early in the morning, I forgot my wallet in the taxi. I asked the guy at the reception to help me but all he said was: I can't do nothing. Very helpful... I took the mining tour there. Was average. There were no miners working that day (Monday). Not sure they are really working there or if it is only for the show. Everything is a question of money as you have to buy the miners presents and that's how starts the tour in a shop. Our guide was really strange, rude and insulting...


Breakfast was limp


Location was nice and central but the building itself was cold, damp and felt like a dungeon. Wifi was good (but only in the reception area).


Didn't really like this hostel the breakfast is pretty grim and the whole place is absolutely freezing, probably wouldnt bother staying here again


really unfriendly staff, did not accept our confirmation, we had to pay the whole price again only one plug-in in the room.


This hostel is like a prison. You need to get a ticket for breakfast and sign for any kitchen utensil you use. The mining tour they offer is good.


Nice hostel in a beuatiful colonial building. Downstairs rooms are very damp but.


The place is not verry clean and need more lockers and needs a lot more energy outlets! It seems like once it was a great hostel but it is stuck in time (for instance who needs cd burning services nowadays!) now it is just an average hostel.


This place is great! Less than 5 mins walk to the main plaza, cambio and tour bookings offered in house. Great rate for a private room which was huge! Toilets were cleaned regularly and there were hot showers. Also had good internet (for Bolivia). Only downside was the staff on during the day (2 ladies) were very rude and unhelpful. I would stay again.


Staff extremely poorly educated. Rude. Wrong information on the site ( like towels available).


Very close to being good, but they nickel and dime you for everything and take shortcuts. They charge to use the Internet and book exchange (seriously, even though you're giving them a book), and there's loose wiring in the dorm rooms where lights used to be, among other things. There's not many options in Potosi though, so it's alright.


its seriously a hostel to stay one night and do the mine tours and leave. I'm not a fan of potosi but if you're gona go for one day its cool. the staff is really not great though, especially the night staff. be careful if u arrive after 11pm, even if u advise them on hostel world, they guy is sleeping in the reception so he may or may not wake up to open, when he does, he is grumpy.


The double had a septic smell . Facilities were less than adequate for the number of people.

  • 30th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Mixed Group, 41+
  • (1 review)

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