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Hostal Sol Andino Reviews

Aroma St #6, La Paz, Bolivia

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126 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 88%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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This is the second time we stayed here and it was just as good as the first time. Highly recommended.


Decent place. We booked 3 nights in a double room with a matrimonial bed but for some reason we had to stay in a room with 4 single beds the first night and then move all of our stuff the next morning. This was a little annoying b/c we wanted to do some tours and instead were stuck waiting to move rooms. When we did move into the matrimonial room it was big but with a very strange smell - we think it is from the artwork on the wall that is moldy. Internet did not work in the rooms.


Great breakfast, great location, great wifi in the room, super clean, tea in the lobby all day and a great room for just 150 bol a night. Staff was helpful, the travel desk was superb (spoke perfect English and was happy to provide info on things to do that weren't packaged tours. Nice little garden areas to hang out in - my only beef was that my room was on the 5th floor and it was a killer climb in that altitude. But other than that, which I got over, it was perfect.


This is one of the best places we've stayed in in s.a. We liked it so much we extended our stay by 4 days (also to attend Spanish lessons). Breakfast was excellent, rooms spacious and cleaned every day to a high standard. They had a nice balcony upstairs. The staff were all pleasant and helpful. The lady at the tour desk was really helpful especially when the buses went on strike for the morning. Highly recommended.


We stayed here on three separate occasions so we obviously liked it. The staff couldn't have done more and we booked three successful trips through their onsite travel agency that was extremely helpful. Clean rooms, nice chill out areas, excellent showers, good breakfast. More of a hotel than a hostel and that was fine by us. Good location in La Paz. Only slight draw backs: rooms could be a bit drafty and there were virtually no power points.


We stayed in a private room, which was very clean and comfortable. The rooms are cold but plenty of blankets are provided. The shower was great, hot and powerful. Breakfast is plentiful and tasty. There wasn't really an atmosphere to speak of. The kitchen staff were very nice but the rest were unhelpful at best. They did not even show us to our room, we had to find it ourselves and gave us no info. The girl on the tour desk was new and gave us incorrect info but Julius tours did compensate us.


Great place and friendly staff.

  • 27th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Nice terrace with an amazing view over the city and a pool table. A very nice place to stay in the centre of La Paz.


Simple but comfortable. Staff we're great and the shower was always hot! Breakfast was really good too.


Best breakfast in Bolivia! The hostel was very good, and would have gotten a full score, hadn't it been for that the rooms were very cold with no way of heating them (although this seems to be the standard in Bolivia/Perú) and that there were only two electrical outputs in a four-bed room (with one of them being in the bathroom). Also, the girl working in the tour agency in the reception deserves a shout-out, as she was just unbelievably helpful and service-minded! One-of-a-kind in Bolivia!


The hostel was pleasant, quiet and in a good location. Breakfast was very good with eggs cooked freshly to order. Rooms have keycards, so I felt comfortable leaving my possessions in the room when I was out. My only complaint was That there was a very strong smell in the room when I arrived. This was from the floor polish. Fortunately I was around when they started cleaning the next day, so I was able to ask them to sweep rather than polish the floor, and they did remember the following day.


A pleasant, quiet hostel well situated in La Paz. The staff are very helpful. A special mention goes to Paola who organised my death road adventure.


Really good hostel- again more like a hotel. Good breakfast from 7:30-10am. A few blocks away from many attractions of the La Paz.


Nice hostel / hotel on a fine location. Breakfast is above avarage, with juice, yoghurt, eggs, bread, fruit and more (and very friendly service). Double beds are on the small side. Luckily our room had an extra single bed.


Brilliant little place. Don't get out off by the dark entrance hall because the rest of the hostel has some amazing wall paintings which are so colourful and liven up the place. Te staff were SO helpful. Our banks blocked our cards and they lent us money to find a call centre to call back to the UK. Their little tourist desk is brilliant too as they helped us to book buses to Uyuni and our salt flat tours along with lots of other advice. The beds were comfortable and the showers hot! Recommend!


The place itself was decent, more a hotel than Hostal, the breakfasts were good and the place was clean. The tour desk was AMAZING, we wish we could divide the staff rating into two parts as the tour desk staff helped us more than the actual front desk staff. When we arrived we were robbed in a taxi and asked the front desk staff to help, however they gave us wrong directions to the police (3 times!), would not help is call the local police and would not make a report for our insurance. Awful.


Lovely place for couples or people just looking for a break from hostels for a few nights. Great breakfast, good wifi and extremely helpful and friendly staff. Location is perfect, walking distance to all the main sights in La Paz. You can walk to the bus terminal in about 15 minutes, otherwise its a 20Bs taxi ride. Shower was hot and rooms very comfortable, the murals give the place a bit of colour and character too.


This hostel was in a good location- quiet at night for sleeping, travel agencies in the building and located nearby. A short 10 min walk down the main street took you to the markets and main attractions of La Paz. The facilities were looking a bit tired when we were there and the Wifi didn't work at all was a downside. The travel agency staff were really helpful and helped us plan our time in Bolivia.


Appreciated an early check in and breakfast after a hard overnight journey from Uyuni. The young woman on the tour desk was friendly and helpful but the rest of the staff seemed disinterested. The room was cold (it was snowing when we arrived in La Paz).

  • 21st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


Stayed before and would stay again. Arrived from Uyuni on the night bus and were given our room at 7am. Paid 15BOB per person for an extra breakfast (breakfast is very good including fresh fruit, cereal, yoghurt, eggs, bread, jam, coffee/tea and juice) Staff are very friendly and helpful, reception staff speak good English, tour desk staff helpful.

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