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Pirwa Hostel La Paz Reviews

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

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141 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 79%Staff
  • 65%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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Great value for money. The beds were warm and comfy, helpful staff, bar was a nice area to relax, good location (to bus terminal and city centre), bread & cereal breakfast always good. Negatives ~ no kitchen, bathrooms are small/nowhere to change/water temperature varies from warm to cold/not very private, wifi is on/off (but they have computers to use).


Extremely friendly staff, located close to BUs terminal as well as the touristic area. Awesome hot water showers. Allows early check in if beds are ready. Only -ve is the stairs one has to climb to get in. Not really too bad but expect little panting give the low oxygen level in La Paz. I had booked for one night, ended up staying 4, would stay again if there


Kitchen was there but we weren't allowed to use it, very annoying for those suffering altitude sickness and need to make tea. Communal bathrooms were a bit unnecessary. No where to put your clothes or get dressed in private. The place certainly needs more staff, a bar is useless if you have to walk down the (dangerous) stairs to get a un refrigerated drink. Place has the bare bones, but needs work. I also got lost returning from the bathroom due to shotty renovations. Oh and no hot water!


A good location, close to the bus station and to the city centre. The beds are very comfortable, with warm duvets. There is a bar area but the noise does not travel to the dorm we were staying in. The showers are temperamental, varying in water pressure and going from scalding to cold quite quickly. Wifi is typically on and off. No kitchen. A nice base from which to spend a few days exploring La Paz.


It provides lockers with charger and there is giant locker for your whole backpack in your room too. It is located between the bus terminal and san francisco church (15 minutes each) Staff was very helpful. I just stayed for 1 night and it allowed me to keep my big luggage for nearly a week free for my amazon trip. Even when i returned from my trip, it helps me with express laundry service too.


Wifi never worked. Hot water never worked. The bathrooms were awful.! They did have comfy beds.. This was probably the only positive! ;(


We found this hostel to be fine for a couple of quiet nights in La Paz ahead of our Death Road trip. I'd recommend it if you want a good nights sleep(the beds are amazing) however there isn't too much else on offer. There wasn't really any atmosphere, there weren't enough power outlets in the dorms, the toilets constantly ran out of toilet paper and the hot water was pretty much non-existent. Overall not bad but there are definitely better places in La Paz for the same price.


Showers were sometimes cold, sometimes warm. Comfy beds. I went back there a second time and would again. Good value.


Very nice hostel and great staff - I would like to recommend that hostel to every travelers :)

  • 15th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great beds in the 8 bed dorm. You hear ALL the traffic but this room is furthest away from the communal areas, so it's quiet in that regard. Good size lockers and free lockers in reception to charge electronics. Bring your own toilet paper.


staff where always helpful and came to the embassy to help my friend with translation, beds where way to comfy, location was great, showers where not the best and had to get in early


It's a quiet hostel, the beds are good, has a nice lounge space and it's mostly a secure place to a have a good night sleep. It's clean.


The hostel is situated close to the touristic zone, which is nice! The hostel itself has all the basic facilities and great beds with warm sheets! There is hot water however the water pressure is very low, so difficult to wash your hair.. But if you are just staying for one or two nights the hostel is fine.

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