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Share rooms are a bit small but you have your one light and sockets which is great. Hot water in the bathrooms. The kitchen is really tiny but we didnt have any problem with it but it was low season. Breakfast is good. Internet is quite ok even at the dorm.
We had a mixed experience at this hostel. We loved the staff and thought they were great. They were really friendly. We stayed in both an 'apartment' private room, and a four room mixed dorm. The 'apartment' did not really meet our expectations. The airconditioner did not work very well, the room smelt like cheese, the bathroom did not have a shower curtain, and the shower cap fell off. The four bed dorm was fine, though there was a confusion with a double booking of our room.
A nice hostel especially for the price. The breakfast is very good, with everyday something different extra. The staff is very friendly.
Standard Bolivian breakfast, nice staff, lockers.
Wasi Masi was let down by a) rarely having staff on hand outside of breakfast to assist, (why only one staff member can access the book exchange?) b) terrible breakfast, c) poor internet and, worst of all, d) a party place that bills itself as 'a quiet friendly guesthouse'. The large group constantly smoking outside our stuffy (not to mention, it smelled from poor plumbing) room meant it was not a particularly comfortable place to stay. Fortunately, we did not spend a great deal of time there.
At first I was given a noisy room on the street but when I asked for a quiet one - needing rest and peace - they gave me a simple, quiet room in their auxilliary hostel a couple of blocks away. I appreciated their understanding (after a communication mix-up) and thoroughly appreciated the easy-going nature of the hostel. The main Wasi masi hostel is atmospheric and social but the one I stayed in was peaceful and clean, so there is something for everyone.
First the good things, hot water, ok internet and clean rooms. Now for the bad, we stayed here 3 nights and on the first day we had pancakes which where awesome, but every day after that we were given stale bread and either a banana or yoghurt which was so disappointing after the amazing pancakes, there is never anyone around to help you and the cute but barking dog and workers shouting at each other woke us up early every day. Overall it wasnt a bad experience but it could've been better.
hot showers work on and off in some of them. stayed close to a month there. great fun
The hostel was nice but found the owner very unfriendly the other ladies who work there are so lovely friendly and kind.
Very nice place to rest and relax. Just a few minutes from the center. Staff helpful and friendly. Hot water 24h, breakfast included.
Good hostel in Bolivia's best city. Very good value for money, good wifi, showers etc. Staff friendly, although it's a bit hectic at times. We arrived quite early in the morning (night bus from La Paz - Bolivian buses go at random times) and were made to feel welcome AND given breakfast before we'd even checked in. Kitchen was a bit small and the bed was a matress on the floor. That's not a bad thing, just a bit of a surprise. A good choice hostel!
the hostel has potential however the staff incompetence lets it down. on arrival we were told to wait 20 mins, after 40 we were told they were full
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 18-24
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An ok hostel a short walk from the main square. Nothing wrong with with, but also not a great hostel - a place to spend a few nights. Comfortable beds. Large lockers in the dorm rooms, but they use a hostel provided lock. Standard simple breakfast. Large bookswap.
I was lucky enough to get a bed in a twin room in an apartment so it was great having my own kitchen! Good price too, especially the 14 bob lunch! Owner wasn't the friendliest but all the other staff were smiley and kind. Fantastic location - a quick walk to the markets and the square.
Booked 2 days, stayed 5 weeks! A lovely little hostel with a great social atmosphere. I met so many awesome people here. Super chilled staff and discounts for long term stays. The breakfast is nothing to get excited about but its standard in Bolivia. Highly recommended!!
We loved Wasi Masi so much that our 2 day reservation stretched for a whole month, and we weren't the only ones. At first we were in a private room, the shower was temperamental and the bed not super comfy, but then we moved to one of the apartments and it was like having a home. Love the atmosphere and outdoor common area, we made some great friends. Location was central and close to markets, but worth taking a micro from the bus station. Staff are amazing, we miss you all!
This was a nice hostel, I was very sick and they organized the local doctor to come and see me, very helpful. Close to town.
We enjoyed our stay at Wasi Masi. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The shower and internet worked fine. The staff were friendly and helpful. And it was only a five minute walk from the main plaza. Recommended.