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Pirwa Hostel La Paz Reviews

Av. Montes 641, Two blocks of bus terminal, La Paz, Bolivia

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105 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 87%Location
  • 84%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Located between town and the busstation, which i found very good. Quite big, and you can't cook your own food, but it's probably cheaper to get street food anyway!


Good, central hostel in La Paz!


The bar is a fun place to hang out for a more relaxed feel than some of the la Paz party hostels. The steep stairs speed the acclimitization process! Overall good atmosphere for young travelers, and the back garden is awesome!


Overall, what this hostel has to offer, for the price is excellent. Large beds with thick duvets - though the rooms are freezing cold. Warm showers, average breakfast, good evening meals. It's a fairly quite hostel however, and I wouldn't recommend it for younger travellers who are looking to meet people of similar ages.


Very noisy, creaky floorboards. The 10-bed dorm has a window onto the street with no curtain and is extremely noisy from about 7 onwards. Although there is a bar, it is separate from the hostel, and seemed pretty dead every night. Staff are friendly but disorganised - they booked us the wrong bus, forcing us to stay an extra night (for free). We wanted more compensation for this inconvenience, but they refused and said the staff member who made the mistake had to pay for all compensation.


Front desk staff were very nice and helpful, but a little bit slow. The staff at the restaurant/bar were not helpful at all and sometimes refused to serve food for no particular reason. They seemed more intent on partying themselves than helping anyone else


The staff and the beds are among the best I´ve ever known in hostels. good atmosphere and excellent value. The lockers are a touch small. Also the showers can be cold in the morning but if you wait till the afternoon or evening they are good.


This place is maybe worth it for the proximity to the bus station and the low cost but if I'd stayed longer in La Paz, I'd have gone to a different place. It's loud in the morning, there wasn't any hot water in the showers until the evening (at which point it alternated between a scalding hot dribble and freezing cold) and the staff was hit or miss - some were great, some were really unapproachable. Also no basic kitchen facilities.


I was very happy with stay at Pirwa Hostel. I booked for 2 nights and stayed for 7. The staff were friendly and helpful. I made a mistake in my original booking and only realised it on the day that I was supposed to arrive. I emailed them about it and they did not charge me ( although they were entitled to do so ). I respect them for that


Hostel was fine but that's all. The showers were terrible, a drip of cold water, breakfast was a chunk of bread and weak coffee and the wifi was poor. Location was good and the staff were helpful but I would imagine there are better options.


ZACH IS AMAZING!! He works at the front desk and helped us such much with everything on our trip. He called us cabs, got our bus tickets and hostel reservations for us in areas outside of la paz, let us store our backpacks in his office for days, and let us hang out in the hostel lobby using the wifi and showering even the day after our reservation. He's amazing. The entire staff is very laid back and accommodating.

  • 5th May 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


We enjoyed our stay here, clean and tidy and wot hung walking distance of most attractions in the city.


Totally worth it! The front staff, The maintenance staff, the bar staff ADN tour staff artery super friendly! The beds are adult size and the duvets are so warm!


Really comfortable beds with thick quilts. Lockers in the reception area for valuables (but not in dorms) some with power points. Nice bar/ breakfast area. Small chill out area with couch near reception. Sometimes music seems unnecessarily loud ie breakfast and a little bit run down but it is cheap so can't be perfect! I was able to sleep when I didn't want to party.


Decent breakfast (good bread). Staff very friendly. Showers ok.. A little cold ..hard zo regulate. Great location.


This hostel was decent for 3 nights - the dorms are clean and comfortable, the breakfast is adequate, it isn't a wild party hostel and it is close walking distance to the bus station and most things in central La Paz. However, there are things that need improving - - The wifi signal often disappears. - there are frequently problems with getting hot running water. - The lockers aren't big enough. - loud music - They seem to lock all of the hostel exits between midnight - major fire hazard!


BED BUGS! This place sucks. Rude/ unhelpful staff - wouldn't give me a cup of hot water while I was waiting to check into my room because I wasnt in the hostel yet... Refused to change my bed after I got bed bugs... Ice cold showers. You're making a mistake if you stay here.


+ lockers with elecricity + nice bar + outdoor area + good beds + friedly staff - bathroom sometimes a little bit smelling bad


I had booked for 3 days and I left this hostel after the first night. The security and the staff were OK, but I didn't find this place welcoming at all. I was travelling alone and I didn't meet anybody there (there is a common room next to the reception but with a TV with loud volume). The breakfast is poor. But the thing that bothered me the most is the noise. Don't go there if you just arrive to La Paz and you are sick because of the altitude!! Loud music for the evening and for the morning...


The hostal in very near to the bus station -maybe 5-10 minutes by foot. We stayed only for one night and spend not much time in the hostal.but the rooms are clean breakfast was standard and the stuff nice.

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