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El Curichal Hostel Reviews

Calle Comercio, 1490, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

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115 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 68%Security
  • 76%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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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.


Stayed only one night in a very noisy room, streetside and next to entrance and reception. Matrasses are really old and breakfast is, let's say minimal. Most ciritical about electricity safety, burned plugs, open wires in the bathroom and water coming out of all the holes of the electrical showerhead! So relatively cheap hostel, but found much better for same price in town.


Has a great pool with a bar area next door. The rooms are fairly basic but comfortable beds especially after a few days in the jungle. Not all staff spoke English but despite the language barrier they assisted me with getting some lost luggage back to La Paz. Thank you! Could be improved by having lockers in the rooms, more power points, getting more staff that speak English and fixing the shower near reception. Overall a good place to base yourself for jungle and pampas adventures


Shop around. The rooms were not that clean. The staff were unhelpful. The location wasn't the best. You could hear everything from the common area and the neighbouring properties into the rooms (the windows don't have glass / only fly screen). The electrical wiring was 'interesting'. It has a nice pool area.

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