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Casona Potosi Hostal Reviews

Chuquisaca # 460 entre Padilla y Tarija, Potosi, Bolivia

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472 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 73%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Has the potential to be an amazing hostel but the internet doesn't work in rooms only in reception and if you use Skype your ip address is blocked. The staff are very unhelpful and rude. To cook in the kitchen you have to hire out everything making cooking a big ordeal. The mining tour was great but no legal papers were signed to join it so maybe go somewhere else to make sure you're insured. The building is beautiful and it could be an amazing hostel but it lacks any atmosphere.


FIne hostel for one night in potosi. Facilities are adequate and you have access to most things you need except for the kitchen. Decent wifi penetration but the staff are very strange about allowing you to use the common areas and this does not produce a particularly welcoming atmosphere. Good location and if the hostel is full you are in an area where there are plenty close by and availiable.


no locker inside my room, a zero equipped dirty kitchen, don't find anything for cooking, wifi only in the reception room, beside, it was a nice experience to sleep one night in this historic building and not far form the main plaza.


NO PLUGS IN OUR ROOM. We stayed in a private twin and it didn't have a single plug. Showers were hot for about 2 seconds before getting cold. Breakfast was ok but it was a dull hostel. Perfect for a stop over on the way to Sucre/Uyuni though. Wifi was decent, couldn't reach our room though.


Staff weren't rude but weren't particularly friendly. Anyone could walk off the street into hostal, our room was far away from front


Good hostel overall. Hot showers, clean bed, lockers and nice breakfast!


Good hostel, good information, good crowd. Can't really fault it


Nice bed. Warm showers. Fairly priced. Staff organised Mine Tour for us which was very interesting - Jhonny was a great tour guide. Breakfast wasn't great - bread was stale. Power cut off many times during day and night - we think it was being tripped by a light in the upstairs bathroom? Close to square, museum and markets.


Perfect, all you need.


Nice hostel with heated rooms! Friendly staff, clean rooms, close to center and even movies (free) on demand :-) Very good value for money (cheapest matrimonial we had in Bolivia).


Great breakfast, good location, very good trip to mine, Did not like the staff, very unfriendly and impolite, the wifi only works in the lobby.


Um bom hostel em Potosi. Personal muy amável que me ajudaram com meu problema de mau de altura ofreciendome mate de coca. Ademas, café da manhã completo e habitações quentes.

  • 29th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was good rooms were warm at night you can book everything through the hostel which is convenient the beds and pillows were some of the worst there wasn't any place to hang out with other travelers bathrooms could have been cleaner


Beautiful room with lots of warm blankets,brilliant heating and lovely hot showers. Only bad thing about the room was it is so noisy. Traffic outside window is so loud,even though it's a tiny side street. Constant beeping of horn all night every night. We stayed 4days and each night the same! Breakfast is v poor and they are v strict on times. Even with half hour left before it finishes, they will not replenish the food. Staff not overly helpful or friendly. Shame as it's a beautiful hostel.


La Casona hostel in Potosi was a good budget option. The hostel is in a really cool building centered around a big courtyard. The staff are pretty strict - you need to get a token for breakfast and also put a deposit down to use the kitchen. Our room was very warm which was nice. The showers were luke warm. The hostel organise the mining tours and also can book bus journeys for you. They also have a cinema room and for a few BOBs they will show the Devil's Miner documentary or other films,


Warma rooms and hot showers. However, beds are reallly hard. Staff are unenthusiastic and will charge extra for book swap (ridiculous) kitchen is completley padlocked and you have to pay a deposit to use anything. At the time there were no spoons and the kitchen is pretty dirty. When we were watching a movie we werent allowed to keep the remote... Tour to the mines was cheap and good though.


well located.... nice old building with good breakfast and wifi...... do the mine tour through the hostel, cheap and good funny guides


Great mines tours!!

  • 9th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Bulgaria
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff. Rock hard beds. Wifi, but I couldn´t connect to it even after trying several times at different times of the day. Also wifi is only at reception, not in rooms. Good breakfast. Pretty good location located about 2 blocks from the plaza, 20 minute walk to the old bus station, a 15 bus ride to the new bus station.


I only stayed here for one night between uyuni and Sucre and was pleased when I walked in and felt warm. - The rooms have heating and staff were helpfull when booking buses and taxis.

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