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This is a nice little hostel in Rurrenabaque. We just stayed here one night either side of our Pampas tour and it's got everything you need. We didn't have hot water at all either night and the water didn't work the first night until about 8pm (couldn't even flush the toilet!) but we didn't mind. The pool is awesome, especially after a hot and sticky Pampas trip and we had a great crowd to chill with on our last night. Brekky is pretty poor but good excuse to visit the French bakery in town!
Really chilled out, cool hostel. Perfect to recover from a Pampas or Jungle tour. Nice pool, and great communal area. Shame there was only 2 showers between everyone and water ran out at one point.
Awesome place with pool and hammock area! Lockers at the reception. Nice and helpful staff. Breakfast is basic. Only negative thing: the mattress was horrible!!
Loved this hostel, slightly near the edge of town and harder to find than expected due to there being no numbers on any buildings but a great place to stay none the less. Wish we had stayed longer.
fine for a stop over before the amazon but I wouldn't recommend. There is a very noisy park or something next door where there is always music or some event blaring. The bathrooms rarely have hot water and one night there was no water at all so even the toilets didn't flush. breakfast is meant to be from 7.30 until 10 but if u get there at 8 and there's no food they aren't quick or happy to replenish. The pool is a really nice touch and hammocks are good, they just need cleaning!
Considering the Hostal is in the middle of the amazon, it was clean and you get the feeling the hostal tries hard to provide you with a pleasant experience (such as filling your dorm with fans to give you some chance of sleep in the humidity). I have enjoyed my stay.
Perfect hostel for relaxing before or after a sweaty jungle trek - you can spend all day in the pool! Lots of hammocks around too and a nice atmosphere. Wifi is ropey but that is the case in most of the town I think.
Very helpful staff, great place to meet other travellers! I would stay here again.
Very nice and cheap hostel! Great outdoorarea with very clean and nice pool and hammockarea. Nice athmosphere. Room could have been cleaner, the shower was not so warm and the breakfast was nothing to write home about but very nice place anyhow!! Would definitely stay there again!
Shop around. There are heaps of hostels etc in this small town.
Hostel always had lost of people coming and going (who weren't staying). Breakfast was not good but standard for many places in SA.
hostel had a few local men drinking and making comments to the girls and local kids possibly staffs children in the pool. staff did speak English and we're friendly/helpful.
Only stayed there on the way into the Amazon and it was nice enough. Had friends stay longer who loved it and the pool. Really flexible in not making us pay for cancelling our booking last minute which was appreciated.
This hostel has a nice outdoor area for sitting and chatting to other travellers. It has a very basic kitchen and is about 10min walk from the main street. This hostel was fine for a short stay and the breakfast was adequate though it ran out earlier than it should have
The room was very stuffy, even with the fan on, the breakfast was average, there was a graduation party on in the stadium next door till half 6 in the morning, so I got sweet f all sleep, good DVD/tv area though.
Good swimming pool and hammock area, though there was only one table in the room, and the rooms were quite hot as the fan was not strong.
We were given a tiny bedroom with. Noisy fan that was fairly ineffective. Ordered a fruit shake and it took them 10 mins to come and tell us that the blender was broken. Wifi was bad but then that's the case for most of Rurrenabaque. Good pool and hammocks.