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Av. Montes 503, La Paz, Bolivia

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1152 Total Reviews
  • 78%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 79%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 75%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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Clean and safe hostel about a 10 minute walk from the main action in La Paz. Staff were hit and miss. Breakfast was decent. They advertise a different party theme each night but every night is the same. Food in the bar was pretty good but one night we waited an hour for our meals, one guy had waited 2 hours! The staff didn't seem overly apologetic for the wait and struggled with delivering meals with no system for table no's. Wifi terrible in hostel building but good (for Bolivia) in B&B.


Close to the bus terminal, let us sleep when arrived at 5 am. All you can eat pancakes. Overall great hostel!


Ok hostel overall. Please be advised that there is a 5% surcharge if you pay with any card. The hot water is hard to manage and the bathrooms smell like sewers.


Very conveniently located by the bus station, and I had no issues with the smell other reviewers seemed to encounter. I'd recommend it!


The hostel is safe, and got a good location, close to the square. The staff is friendly and helpful which i appreciate! To bad the rooms were dirty and smelling bad, like humidity!


The location was perfect, close to the bus station, breakfast really nice with the pancakes, but the wifi is working bad and the showers are not always hot!


Nice clean hostel. Really awesome showers


Pros: Great security, free beer every night, pool table and ping pong just down the road from B&B at the Hostel, lockers available, self service laundry, close to bus station, great bar staff Cons: 20 minutes from centre of town right on top of what seems to be the busiest road in La Paz, pungent bathroom, freezing or boiling showers, expensive food, under the impression that it was quite lively but it was empty


The location is good in that it's close to the bus terminal but our room was facing the main road and the traffic was so noisy all night. The room was fine, basic, when we first arrived it smelled really strongly of a cleaning product and after a while I realised it was probably to try to cover the smell of the drains coming from the bathroom. Thia place is cheap and you get what you pay for.


Against: the hostel staff was really rude and unhelpful... Pros: Great security, free beer every night, pool table and ping pong, close to bus station, great BAR staff.


The bars were great, but staff were at times unhelpful and unfriendly. When trying to pay in US dollars, we were told Bolivianos would be better, but after changing currency, we found out the hostel used a ridiculous exchange rate to calculate the price, adding nearly an extra an 10% to the cost of the room. Only after a long discussion were we allowed to pay in US dollars. Our room stank of mould, and water for sale in the hostel was some of the most expensive I have seen in Bolivia.


secured stay with friendly stuff...


I arrived very early and they let me check in because there were beds available. The location is good, very close to the bus terminal and the center of the city. The room was clean, the bathroom was inside with hot water all the time. Breakfast was basic, pancakes and tea or coffee. WiFi is not the best, if you are in the lobby and the first floor it's better, not in the rest of the areas. Staff, kind enough.


Very nice hostel. They have a guard in the entrance, so it is very safe. Clean. Good location. Many rooms. Good breakfast. Staff is cool. And it is not noisy. If you are looking for a place to rest, it is the right place.


Fab atmosphere in the joint atmosphere next door, laundry self service and really helpful staff. 2 problems... Wifi really useless and the shower was either scolding hot that you couldn't stand under it or freezing!


Good location, about 10min walk to San Francisco square, felt safe and secure for La Paz. Only downfall is that the common area is the unwelcoming bar, only, so for a lone it was hard to meet other people.


The pancakes for the breakfast are delicious! the hostel got a good loaction (in a main street). I just got some problems with the wifi, it was pretty bad!


The B&B has definitely deteriorated since we were here 2 years ago. There is no longer a kitchen, the sky bar is used for breakfast and, the only social area is now the bar in the other part, which is also the only smoking area in the building, not a very good place to eat for a nonsmoker. The free beer was a decent sized glass, but is now just a taster.


Great location but not entirely clean. The hostel have two facilities so a bit confusing.


Excellent hostel! Very surprised at some of the mediocre reviews I read before booking, as everything was excellent. Hot water and wifi also not a problem at all! Only down side is the pancake breakfast, but this is obviously personal preference. They should take into account that not everyone wants pancakes (especially not every day for a good few days!) Stayed some nights in both buildings (shared and private room) and both great!

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