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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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632 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 62%Staff
  • 66%Atmosphere
  • 63%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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worst hostel ever. i wasnt expecting to much since I already readed previous reviews. Location and price are good. staffs werent friendly. they didnt introduce the hostel, they only gave me wifi pass and try to sell tours. everyone can enter in this hostel, it is not safe. the doors cannot be locked lockers are fragile and homemade and stay out of your room. very few and dust bathrooms. one plug for six peoples at the room. my bed didnt lock clean at all.


We knew this hostel would be terrible but somehow it was still shocking. The staff couldn´t have been less interested. Even maps cost money at this hostel. The rooms were humid and cold at the same time, really smelly and disgusting, small, crammed and dark. My camera and a sweater went missing at this hostel and when I told the staff they didnt care or try to help me at all. Dont stay here if you can avoid it. GROSS HOSTEL!


Very basic hostel located very conveniently in the heart of Potosi. Only there one night, in order to visit the mines, which the owner organised. The owner was very helpful, Spanish is only spoken. Beautiful, old building. Facilities were also very basic, but exactly what you need and the place was overall very clean.


Staff were rude, there was no atmosphere, really overpriced and the private room was like a damp shed with wires everywhere.


what the lonely planet says ("this hostel is kind of falling apart") is true, but the single rooms are nice and comfortable, even though I doubt that my bed linen was changed before my arrival ... bathrooms are not very clean; friendly staff who sells bus ticket at a good price, but in the mining tour offered by the hostel a demonstration explosion is included which should not be the case since this is prohibited by the government for several years now ...


why lock the kitchen? ?? and no staff with key to open it. Also they lock the main doors at 12. A hassle to get in and out in the dark/cold


Room floors have never seen a mop in their life - apart from that, the hostel is great for a night or two. Showers were great, and tours to the mines are readily available to book from the hostel. Location is also just a few blocks to the main plaza (although not that much to see in Potosi) - would recommend if you're not fussed about the flooring and your stuff gathering dust from the ages ;)


Decent place to stay without being anything special. The mine trip organised by the hotel was good and would recommend this.


You get what you pay for - decent hostel, basic but clean, good wifi, big room, breakfast, staff booked mine tour and bus for us, great location


Wonderful old building, perfect location. Offers a very interesting but strenious tour of the mine.

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