Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews
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False advertising, rude employees, UNCLEAN! Also the cheap breakfast ticket thing is a bit odd. Would probably review your photos on hostel world, they look heaps better on the web site than in real life. Also I thought toilet paper was a necessary thing that should always be stocked. Unimpressed all round. :(
This place was tolerable for two nights. The staff are indeed rather surly and give very little helpful information. Laundry is 10 Bs, not 8 Bs per kilo as advertised. There's only one power outlet in the dorm. You need a ticket for breakfast, which nobody tells you. On the good side: hot showers and nice beds, great location.
OK for just one night, but would not have stayed longer. The room smelt awful, there were no real "warm" communal areas to hang out and meet other travellers. The staff were not really that friendly and the place was run more like a "business" than a welcoming "home away from home" - they even asked people to leave a deposit if use the kitchen utensils!! I was lucky enough to have a warm shower but I heard other people complain that their shower was freezing so think its hit and miss.
Great location, very basic/bad breakfast. Nice room off lovely internal courtyard. The staff need to find other work, clearly not interested in being friendly , helpful or competent. I wouldn't book a mine tour with them if I had a do-over. Internet just in reception.
Very great area to explore. I did a tour through the mines with them and it was a great experience! They have a well organized tour.
Nice hostal, good location, hot showers nice rooms (heated but still cold - heat turns on at 8:30pm-6am). Do the mine and mint tours, they are a must! Breakfast is decent (they have yogurt which they give out at random...ask for a red breakfast ticket). They also don't have any cooking utencils, so you can't cook in their kitchen (they lock it all up!) All in all an okay hostel though... + a nice view from the roof!
The building is really nice, rooms are comfy, with heater incl. The buggy bit is the kitchen, as you need to leave a caution to get access to plates and stuff. Not nice, when you have to wait until other guys are done because they actually have very little kitchen equipment. + increase wifi range to indoor terrace would be pretty cool.
This was the third I stayed at for my 3 weeks South American trip, Having travelled 25 hours or so including transit (4 flights from where I live to Potosi!), it was great to relax in a hotel with great character, beautiful courtyard and complimentary Coca tea (high altitude).
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
The staff makes this a great place. Very accomodating and helpful. The two women in the kitchen during breakfast were always so pleasant and the breakfast was pretty good. The rooms are warm with heaters. Location was convenient for walking to museums and they offer a great mine tours.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Great place to stay in Potosi. Staff were brilliant. Views over the city fantastic. So glad that we booked here as opposed to one of the places down the hill in the city. Mine tours are fantastic.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
When we arrived, man on reception said there was no room, despite us having a reservation. He made a huge point of saying "where am i going put you" and the showed us to the rooms we'd booked. Basically he couldn't be bothered to check us in as it was 11.30pm and he just wanted to sleep. Stale bread for breakfast. Freezing cold rooms (much colder than outside) shower was a trickle of water, though it was warm. Toilets and showers in same room, so always a queue. Cheap laundry facilities.
This hostel has a lot of potential! It's really such a pity. There is no communal kitchen and the breakfast is not even worth getting up for. The staff are very rude and unhelpful too.
Completely closed at night, so make sure you arrive after 6am (the city is very cold) Bathrooms need a serious refresh, water is hot Wifi is only available in the front desk, so everybody cram into that small room instead of using the nice covered patio. Breakfast is ridiculously small, but free (why the ticket thing ? Nobody will steal the breakfast) Overall, an OK hostel that could be great (nice place), but that got a lot of details wrong.
breakfast very poor-2 stale buns and cold coffee
This hostel seemed the best/cheapest out of three we were able to book online. Room was clean with comfortable beds, but both nights were very cold, we were offered extra blanket. The hostel is quite big with two patios and ground and first floors. Wifi signal only reaches as far as outside reception (skype use prohibited) Showers/toilets seemed in need of cleaning each time we wanted to use them. Good location just a block away from main square and 5 BS taxi ride from bus station.
We arrived very late to this hostel after leaving Uyuni straight away after a Salt Flats tour - tired and sick from the altitude, didn't really help! We weren't shown around when we first arrived (didn't know where the toilets were etc), nor were we given any details like wifi password. I was glad to leave this hostel. Bathrooms are in definite need of refurb. As is the private room we stayed in.
Good location. Private rooms are big. Powerful hot shower. Staff are only average.
This place is horrible. Matresses have been slept in so many times, that I could feel the bothem. The pillows are lumpy, and I had bed bugs. It seems like the staff doesn't want you there, not very helpfull and things like using the kitchen only after 14.00, no extra blankets. The bread for breakfast was so dry, you had to dip it into your tea to be able to eat it. showers are a joke, like standing under a waterhose. Only good thing that the wifi was decent in the reception. seriously,stay away!
Room was freezing. Staff weren't helpful at all. Even gave us incorrect advice. Didn't explain where anything in the hostel was, despite having the most complex breakfast system out.
This place could be awesome. But it's not. It has hot showers &ok rooms but its let down by its staff &strange rules. Once you arrive, trip over hoards of people using the wifi in the reception (only place it works) &hand over your $$ youre given a key & thats the end of the service. Want an extra blanket? "not possible" as they have "heating" (doesn't work). The kitchen? Exists, but every cupboard is locked, you rent cutlery from the front desk. Security is non-existent, guy was robbed in lobby