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El Curichal Hostel Reviews

Calle Comercio, 1490, Rurrenabaque, Bolivia

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136 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 69%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Good location and nice to have a pool when the weather is so hot. Ceiling fans in private rooms ok but could have been more powerful. Shampoo and soap in showers a nice touch and beds very comfortable. Disappointing that bar always advertised 2 for 1 mojitos/various cocktails but was always out of stock when asked. Basically all it has is beer or vodka and orange and they didn´t seem bothered about re-stocking anything.


Nice hostel and pool! Staff weren't very friendly and the power went out a lot. Great for a short stay and a swim!


When I checked in I wasn't shown round (lockers, kitchen etc). The staff isn't very friendly. On Hostel World it states there is a restaurant. This is the reason I booked it but this is simply a lie. We wanted a beer but were told we had to wait until 4pm. The fast laundry service is a great idea but they lost 3 T shirts and my socks were found in someone else's laundry! The only thing great about this hostel is the pool due to the humidity, and one hammock (the rest are very uncomfortable)


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


Pros: great pool and hammock area to relax after pampas tour, small town so easy to walk everywhere, Cons: breakfast is stale rolls and jam (don't get up for this!), loud concerts next door but staff usually warn you of this, rooms are very hot


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.

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