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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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512 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 71%Staff
  • 72%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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I really liked the building that surely has a historic value, although the rooms seem more cold than outside. My biggest complain is the showers that don't hold the hot water for more than two minutes.


Rain Water got in the room from under the door, and wet our backpack and clothes. We got no answer to that. Some other guys requested room heating wich was rejected, despite the cold weather and the freezing rooms. The front door is not watched for security, so anyone can enter the hostel without any restriction, as well go out in the same way. The administrator (owner) is not polite in his answer and replays. I' ve never seen clean services in bathrooms and showers.


Great hostel for relaxing and many opportunities for booking tours


The hostel is in a great location! The dorm room was never locked & just anyone could walk into the hostel. The staff answered my questions and booked a bus and tour for me, but never offered any information unless I asked. There is a main courtyard with a few tables and benches.The beds were very uncomfortable (but warm), and the floors and bathrooms were super dirty (on the last day someone pooped ON the toilet seat & it was not cleaned for more than an hour even though it was a main toilet).


then people running this hostel were mean and very unhelpfull especially if you did not take the silver miners tour,they saID THERE was A KITCHEN BUT THEY KEPT EVERYTHING LOCKED UP YOU HAD TO BEG THEM FOR A CUP or plate the they gave you an old plastic on.the wifi was poor,all the staff wanted was you money

  • 27th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel itself is located in a beautiful old building and it is very well located in the city center, but they are NOT taking care of this place, unfortunately. Some windows are broken, the place it is all dirty and looks like abandoned. The room was totally dirty and the smell of dust inside of it was so strong that we couldnt sleep by alergic crises(not breathing well is even harder when you are at more then 4000 meters of altitude).I for sure do not recommend! at least not with this price.


Everyone was friendly, the breakfast was good, the system was organized. The water, however, was not able to maintain its heat for more than 7 minutes.


Cold shower


The girl at the reception desk (long hair) was just crabby and unhelpful. Nice breakfast.


Room was ok no problem and shower was hot and powerful breakfast was pretty poor banana and stale bread only which you had to give them a voucher for from reception before you could get it . We booked bus with hostel and on day we was going asked them to order us a cab 10 mins later cab turns up and receptionist (Yvonne ) gives it to someone else , we ask about our cab and she said she will order us one ?! 20 mins later we are still waiting so because of this we very nearly missed our bus .


Ok hostel, ok breakfast. We did a minetour with them, which was really good, enthousiastic tourguide( he called himself the legend), the room was bad with damppatches in the corner. Good location.


Decent hostel, private room was nice, good place to book the mine tour


The internet was rubbish and could only get it in the reception. It was really cold aswel so freezing your a** off using internet, having a shower virtually outside and having lockers outside was rubbish. You don't really want to leave your electronics outside over night in the freezing cold; drains batteries. Also no plug sockets anywhere but the reception...not fun sitting there waiting for your camera/phone to charge. Also expensive for Bolivia hostel.


Absolutely freezing bedroom, asked about heater, however was told it doesn't work, no extra blankets provided. Bedroom was nice apart from the stale bread!


not many hostels in potosi (only 2) but this was right in center of town. staff lackluster.


Good location, low price, hot water in a shower. Poor breakfast - most of the people from our group prepared their own meals on the second day, the bread served by the hostel was hard as a rock... Strange rules: everything in the kitchen is locked, when you want to use it you must ask at the reception and leave the deposit (I was asked to leave my cell phone when I asked for 2 mugs...).


A good place to stay!


Cold hostel with cold water and not very clean showers. Very nice breakfast.


Nice building, ok breakfast, ok dorms. Plus for being able to book bus tickets and a good mine tour from the reception. Computers for guest use for 1 boliviano per hour.


Hard to say anything good or bad, only stayed one night on the way to Uyuni. Rooms were warm and showers were alright; they had lockers to store your bags when you went to the mine tour; breakfast was bread jam, and juice but there was plenty of it.

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