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El Curichal Hostel Reviews

Calle Comercio, 1490, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

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124 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 70%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 65%Staff
  • 76%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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Poor security, no latch or lock to close room door from the inside. Nice pool but could do with a clean. Overall good value for money


The facilities in the hostel are good however the staff are some on the most unfriendly I have ever met. It is also the opposite end of town from the good bars, tour companies and restaurants - only a 10 minute walk but worth noting.


Good cheap place to stay before/after trip to the jungle or pampas. Good pool and facilities. Good wifi. Easy walk to town.


Nice hostel with a cool outdoors area. Water had a habit of stopping working. Check before you go the loo to make sure you're not going to leave any unflushable nasties. One staff guy was friendly enough, but I wonder what inspired the two others to take up a job in the service industry when tasks such as acknowledging the presence of a guest seemed to cause them such anguish?


Nice vibe, great hammocks and if you're there the same night as Diego - BEG for a bbq steak because it will blow your mind.


This hostel was ok for a couple of nights. Nice outdoor area with hammocks and the pool definitely made a big difference to those hot nights. However on arriving we were barely acknowledged by a young staff member at the desk, possibly the least friendly welcome I have received so far on my travels. Very poor customer service for a hostel. Breakfast were also pretty terrible, consisting of stale bread and jam. Over all was still an ok hostel to stay at and quite social


Nice hostel with great social area and amazing pool, basic breakfast, ok wifi, clean, good location. Staff could be a bit more helpful and smile. Would recommend


A good hostel for the Amazon/ pampas trips and situated not far from restaurants and clubs. Rooms didn't seem very secure but they do have lockers at reception.


Some staff members were helpful while others were hopeless. Cleaning staff were great and very friendly. Breakfast was disgusting. We could not eat it - stale bread, bad juice. etc. The worst breakfast in Bolivia. Pool was a good place to cool off.


Nice location, close to the river and all the shops, and lockers to keep your stuff safe. Our main problem was that music blasted out loudly all night so we couldn't get much sleep; most people staying in Rurre need a good night's sleep before getting up early for jungle trips. The rooms also smelled damp and we only had a netted window so not great for sounds and privacy. Also, the staff were drinking late at night with loud music. Good place if you want a party, not if you want a sound sleep.

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • South Korea
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Guys you've got to sort your beds out. Some of those matresses (most that i tried in 3 different rooms) are absolutely horrible. Other than that good hostel for a stop off either side of the jungle. NEW MATTRESSES GUYS PLEASE


Wifi was constantly in and out. Our room didnt have a proper lock but rather a padlock. Holes in fly screen on window which was problematic given the large no of mozzies around (esp due to pool). Location was not as good as other places in the town.


A fine hostel, but staff were uninterested. Breakfast only bread and fruit. Slightly out of the way but rurrenabaque is small so still not far away. poor security, anyone could wander in. Other than that good!


Comfortable hostel to stay for one night after a pampas tour. Met a voulunteer who was very helpful and friendly. Nice pool to relax.


Average for one night in rurrenbaque, average location - little bit outside the town but walkable. Room had no glass windows, just mesh so very loud, could here music and the local covered football pictch all night, beds were poor/average, showers were weak and mainly cold. Breakfast was bread, jam, bannaas, orange juice. Finally the male receptionist was very rude. However fine for one night before/after pampus.


Great place, great staff, relaxed vibe. An excellent place to relax both before and after your visits to the jungle or pampas.

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