Although when I travel, the hotel is hardly used for anything other than sleeping, it is true that a bad hotel can also ruin a trip. In general, I always try and choose pleasant places with a central location that aren’t too expensive. Here are some of hotels and hostels in which I stayed during our trip through Bolivia.
Potosi: Hostal Casa Blanca
The best thing about this hostel with its young and backpacker atmosphere is, without a doubt, its location. It is located a few meters away from the main square of the city. A perfect location to move around the historical center.
The hostel has shared dorms and private double rooms with private bathrooms, which is where I stayed. The room, which is very spacious and can actually accommodate 4 people, was very pleasant. The bathroom was old, with broken toilets and looked worse than the rest of the bedroom.
The common area is very nice and spacious. Also, there is a kitchen that can be used by guests. Breakfast is not included in the price of the room. It is about 2 euros per person, and it is a kind of buffet that you have to prepare yourself, from the juice to the eggs. Breakfast is good, but it wouldn’t be bad if the hostel managers took a look at what’s missing so that you don’t have to keep asking for it.
The quality/price ratio is very good. The Argentinean guys who run the hostel are very nice and friendly and can recommend you restaurants or the tour to the mines of Cerro Rico. I went with them and the experience was fascinating. I’ve written more about it in my post about Potosi.
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Sucre : hostal casArte Takubamba
A beautiful hostel reminiscent of Andalusian courtyards. A cozy place that you can feel as soon as you walk through the door. The location, although not in the center, is good. About 10 minutes walk from the Plaza 25 de Mayo and the historical centre, and in a very quiet street.
The hostel has different accommodation options, from beds in shared dormitories to apartments for 4 people. I stayed in a standard double room, which had a small living room with kitchen, private bathroom and bedroom. Everything is very nice and new, including the bathroom.
The price includes breakfast which is served in one of the patios.
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La Paz: Loki Backpackers
High ceilings and an elegant colonial style make Loki La Paz one of the most architecturally impressive Hostels in South America. But what makes this hostel really good are the details of Loki itself.
Big, comfortable beds with real duvets and mattresses made to measure for your comfort. Hot gas showers. None of those lousy electric showers. A friendly and sociable staff, among locals and travelers who will be happy to help you. A fantastic bar with a varied menu of snacks and drinks.
Breakfast starts at 7:30 am but you can eat eggs and bacon until 9:30 pm! There are lockers in almost every bedroom and electrical outlets in the lobby for you to safely charge your phone.
Copacabana: Ecolodge Las Olas
This original and beautiful hotel located on the shores of the spectacular Lake Titicaca is very special. It’s a basic accommodation in the small town of Yumani, south of the beautiful island of the Sun.
If you decide to tour the island from north to south, it’s a good idea to spend the night in this quiet village and return the next day to Copacabana. This way you can do the walk in a more relaxed way, with hardly any tourists and watch the sunset from this privileged point of the island where you can see the lake on both sides of the hill where it is located
I chose this hostel for the possibility of booking in advance as we did not feel like arriving at the last minute and searching. But in low season you will probably find a room without any problem and possibly at a better price.
The best thing is the breakfast served on the terrace, with a magnificent view of the lake.
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