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Wild Rover Backpackers Reviews

Calle Comercio1476, La Paz, Bolivia

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1357 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 84%Location
  • 82%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Lots of facilities, it's really set up to accomodate a lot of people. There was ALWAYS someone cleaning the bathrooms. The kitchen has amazing food, and the bar staff, especially Diego, the bar manager, were brilliant. Be warned that the weekends are especially mental! As an example, people were crowd surfing off the bar and most people were dancing on the bar at one point or another. But as long as you're in the right spirit, you'll really enjoy the nights meeting new people.


This is the cleanest hostel in SA! There was someone constantly cleaning the bathrooms and changing the hand towels etc which was excellent! The beds are super comfortable and even though its a party hostel both dorm rooms i stayed in were tucked away so were pretty quiet considering the party going on! I was sick most of my stay so didnt take advantage of the party atmosphere but still found it a relaxing and nice place to stay! Only issues were the breakfast, shower pressure and wifi.


Overall good. Not my kind of atmosphere. Party hostels attract a certain kind of people, so not necessarily for people who want to relax. Drunk obnoxious and impolite gets old pretty quickly. Breakfast consisted of a bun and tea/coffee. They can do much better in that department. Water for showers is sometimes hot, check first. Otherwise, the layout is pretty cool. There's a separate TV room and computers with Internet, which was nice. Also, a tour agency is downstairs, so that is convenient.


Definitely a nice hostel, lots of places to relax. The breakfast bread was pretty bad and once the weather cools down the only place to go is the bar, which has really expensive food. But the rooms are awesome. Great overall experience.

  • 27th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Had an unbelievable time staying at Wild Rover. One of the few hostels where partying every night is possible/ acceptable! However, daytimes were spent learning Spanish with the Wild Rover teacher Diego. The free lessons in the courtyard with a cerveza if you fancy were great and catered to all abilities.


Nice hostel with great bar inside. Very clean and well organized. Good place to party.


By far and above the best hostel I've stayed at in all of South America. Friendly and fun is an understatement here and the Manager Jack is a top shelf guy creating a warm and friendly environment. How they keep this place clean is an achievement, beds and rooms are kept pristine, food is second to none!! Security is priority here and all in all its the best managed hostel I've stayed in bar none!!


Big party hostel so you never really know what you're going to get as far as other people in your room and cleanliness. All wild rovers are essentially the same but a wild bar and fun staff. Showers lacked hot water though when I was there.


If you like party hostels this is the hostel for you! No getting away from the free shots there!!!


Very good party hostel - food/bar/tv room and facilities great. Breakfast is average. Management poor - we were unable to confirm areservation we made in person due to being in the jungle and had it cancelled. Needs improvement.


This a bit of a 'party hostel' - not ideal for 'oldies'. The staff are professional and the place is very clean.


'Bangers and mash' on the menu is actually hotdogs and mash 'Beans on toast' was kidney beans not even cooked properly, clearly provide the cheapest possible option and over charge ridiculously! you can't rent towels, can buy a very thin towel for £5!! The bread at breakfast was stale everyday, surely fresh bread in Bolivia costs nothing! Can't pay on card only cash! Clean hostel comfy beds but stop being so CHEAP and up the service, felt like I was being ripped off, clothes stolen from room


Awesome atmosphere, helpful staff. Breakfast could do with improvement and showers weren't hot.

  • 5th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is 100% a party hostel... nothing more than that. It's overpriced and all they care about is making sure you get wasted at the bar every night. I thought it was overpriced for how cheap Bolivia is. If you want peace and quite you need to book the 4 bed dorm because it's very far away from the bar. The WiFi is horrible, but of course we are in Bolivia. It is a clean hostel so that's good. Also across the street is a great restaurant Cafe Vintage with great food & great WiFi... just FYI.


Very clean, showers warm-hot, nice atmosphere if you want to party all the time. Loud most of the time. If you want quite get the smaller rooms. If you are traveling alone you may be able to meet people and jump into other people's trips. Shop around before booking tours from the hostel. Take your own lock and key! the doors are not locked.


DO NOT DO YOUR WASHING HERE! We put a bag into the laundry service only to have our clothes returned in shreds and had been washed and dried at such a high heat our clothes had been melted (not 40 degrees as stated in their t's & c's). The manager Ben was incredibly rude and dealt with the situation highly unprofessionally. The compensation offered was laughable when compared to the amount that was ruined and it completely ruined our stay.


Lots of fun, great environment if you like to party! Breakfast is simple, food at the bar is great but expensive. Showers only sometimes with hot water.


Stay here if you want to be absolutely plastered and not sleep before 3am. Otherwise, avoid. Most the doors don't close properly to the rooms and half the rooms are so close to the bar you might as well be trying to sleep in there. One night I had food poisoning and couldn't have been anywhere worse. Extremely loud people and music until 2am, then all the really drunk people running around screaming and coming in and out of the room with no respect for others. Stay here for a party, nothing else


craziest place in south america. jack is the best quiz master and a great manager


Really friendly bar staff, and very efficient reception desk. Super clean, super chilled.

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