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It's more a hotel than a hostel Very big rooms, great hostel for the value!
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 31-40
- (1 review)
Very bright and clean rooms. Super hot shower.. Delicious breakfast.
Super nice hostel, clean, helpful staff, near San Francisco plaza, shopping, great breakfast hot showers, one of the better hostels I've stayed in Bolivia. Ask to go to the rooftop of their "sister" hotel Estrella Andina less then a block away for nice views at night of la Paz. Had a private room and bath, great wifi, computers downstairs for use. Only stupid thing was had to pay each night for a heater, that should be included.
I thought the staff were fantastic. The breakfast provided was good. I think the only thing lacking was a good atmosphere., it felt more like a hotel then a hostel. A good option if you're staying in La Paz however if you're looking for more of a party vibe then you may want to consider another option.
Excellent, warm stay in the heart of La Paz. There are murals in all the rooms, which make an ideal atmosphere to stay in this colorful city.
Comfy beds and a good hot shower, but the location isn't great. The kitchen/mini restaurant was handy for weary travellers who couldn't be bothered going out to search for food after a long day.
Only stayed a few nights, the ensuite room was fine. Not really a place to meet other travellers but a good spot if you are taking tours. The breakfast was the standard affair, bread/jam/egg, and they have a restaurant if you're feeling lazy. Freezing cold at night, well worth paying a little extra for a heater.
This is a very reasonable place to stay in the centre of La Paz. It's within walking distance of most attractions and the staff are happy to help with your needs. They gave some good tips on how to find our way around, including accessing tickets for a local derby between La Paz's top 2 soccer teams. Hot water in the showers is always a welcome find!
They make eggs for breakfast fro free. Rooms are poorly ventilated, face an air shaft and smell like paint. You could probably get a better deal at a nicer place. If we go to La Paz again, we would like to stay in a nicer neighborhood, either San Pedro or Sopocachi.
The reviews about this hostel are very good so we expected much more for our money. It was very cold in the room at night, the paintings on the walls are cool but it doesn't add much to the admosphere. There is no community space to hang out, the breakfast was not that good. We switched to hotel fuentes, it was much cheaper and they had better service and rooms.
Although there is hot water in the shower, there is no hot water in the sink. In general, the rooms and bathroom are very cold (during winter) and the portable heater ($3 USD per night) makes the air extremely dry. The location is not the best as is few steps of Illampu, which is one of the most hectic commercial streets in La Paz. Best to stay in Sagarnaga street (cheap options) or the Prado (mid range options). However, staff is considerably nice, for Bolivia standards.
I was annoyed that they never replied to my two emails about my query about the rate and said they never received them which is highly unlikely
The promise of internet was false. They have 3 different connection options, and none of them worked. Ever. The food was okay if you aren't scared of funky meats but the veggie soup was EXCELLENT. Breakfast was nothing special - the lady would cook you an egg if you asked, but bread, jam, cereal and fruit for the most part. The rooms have amazing paintings!
This was our "splash out" in La Paz and was well worth it. Great private room with hot shower and TV. Breakfast was best we have had in Bolivia.