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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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599 Total Reviews
  • 71%Value For Money
  • 71%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 60%Staff
  • 64%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 63%Facilities

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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.

  • 11th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


No wifi in the rooms, just at the reception. The room was dirty and filled with dust. The bathroom turned into a pool after I showered. The receptionist wasnt nice at all.. Wouldn't recommend, it's not worth what I paid.

  • 9th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


If you go to Potosi, we strongly advise NOT to book any room given a strike can start from a day to another and oblige you to leave the city straight away to avoid being blocked for several days there... Special thank you to this hostel who never ever answered our emails to cancel our two nights and still decided to charge the full price without taking few minutes to try to explain their position... this is not what we consider a fair way nor a smart way to do business.


We had a private double room with shared bathroom. Hot Showers :D. We left before the breakfast so we could not try it. The staff was nice and answered all our questions.


Shockingly bad man on reception when we arrived - luckily one of us spoke spanish as he refused to speak english. Useless. Good, fast and cheap laundry service and great warm showers made up for the mediocre staff. Breakfast is average - cereals, toast and coffee. Mine tour is good from the hostel and you can watch The Devil´s Miner for only 5B - a great documentary.


Everything was good value for money, room has enough blankets, kitchen can be used, showers are hot... The only average point was sometimes staff (the ladies were not very friendly...) and an issue with booking the bus the last day to go to tupiza: we paid for a company but in the morning at the bus station that company told us they did not have a morning bus and we had to negotiate that they exchange the ticket with another company which was cheaper...of course no reimbursement...


Seemed to be a hostel in the making. New toilets and showers were being installed but not operating. Everywhere was pretty cold with breakfast and main common area being in a basically outdoor courtyard. Not bad for Potasi and served a couple nights adequately


Good tour of the mines. Building is nice but very large so it lacks some atmosphere. Decent place to stay for a night. Potosi in general is not very interesting apart from the mines, would not recommend staying here long.


only spanish speeking staff, not very helpfull. room was good, but cold. breakfast was okay. not many bathrooms, you always had to wait.


Best thing about hostel was location and price. Breakfast really poor, wifi temperamental but I guess it is Bolivia. No maps or local info given by staff at front desk


Don't go in room 25! It is very damp and mouldy and the sheets were covered in animal hair, luckily they changed our room to a very nice one (no 1) without us asking. Showers are hot, breakfast is bread and cereal. Close to the plaza, Internet worked well generally. A few hairs etc left on the sheets that we could have done without but by no means not the end of the world. Gets pretty cold but they gave us a spare blanket when we asked


Hostel on a great location and in a interesting building. Unfortunately the only two positive things. The rooms are cold, and while central heating available, they don't put it on. Kitchen has poor facilities and there only 2 showers, but hot ones! Although the price is reasonable, I won't go back.


The hostel is very noisy and not suited for oder travellers.The Internet connection is awful and the computers contantly occupied, if they work St all. Breakfast is excellent, but the coffee ran out a couple oft times. Staff is very helpful and friendly.


The mine tour is good. Breakfast is good. Water is hot. Staff was friendly. Not enough power outlet in the dorm, but there are outlets in the courtyard and washrooms.


Staff had issue when wanted to use the kitchen, all cupboards were locked. Stale bread for breakfast. Mine tour organised by the hostel was great. Also, very easy to book buses, taxi etc at reception.


Great location, really great showers! Good value for money. Breakfast is nice too.


+ near centre, ok WiFi, pretty good breakfast - very unfriendly staff where everything seemed to be a problem for example asked if I could have a bottom bunk (there seemed to be 3 bottom bunks free) but told no (so I took one of the free ones anyway)


Reception area has a funghus problem, for the staff it must be an unhealthy workplace. I avoided this area as much as I could. Staff knows it, but the owner must do something. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful when you ask them, but one was rather grumpy and cold. Otherwise a beatiful building, social courtyard, central location,a place with potential.

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