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Hostal Pachamama

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Hostelz.com's Review
Hostal Pachamama is a diamond in the rough -- it is rare to find other hostels like this for the same price. The family that lives there certainly knows what makes a good hostel. The hostel is clean, and has everything you can ask for in a hostel. The private bathroom in every room is also a very nice touch!

The Location

Located five blocks northeast of the main plaza in Sucre, Bolivia, Hostal Pachamama is just minutes away from anything you could need. It is only three blocks away from the amazing Mercado Central, where you can buy anything from fruits and vegetables to bread, jam, raw meat, cheese, smoothies, spices, and eggs. Hostal Pachamama is the perfect distance from the busy city center, but far enough away to be a cozy home location for the family that lives there.

Rooms and Bathrooms

Since Sucre is nicknamed the "White City," every room is painted white to match the rest of the building. All the rooms are either private or dorms with a maximum of three beds. The rooms are spacious and clean, and even include a TV, shelves, and hangers. There is also a full private bathroom with toilet and shower plus a mirror above the sink in every room. The beds are equipped with plenty of blankets. Outside of the rooms, there is a table and some chairs on each of the three levels of the hostel. Every room has a window that overlooks the garden. The Wi-Fi reaches to even the farthest rooms.

Common Spaces

When you first walk into the hostel, the person at reception must unlock the door from behind the desk. The wooden reception desk is welcoming and there is a computer/TV for the guests use. You can also purchase beverages of any sort. Hostal Pachamama even has a place to park your car if you are driving. Just around the corner from the reception desk is one of the best gardens that you will find in a South American hostel. There is a roof of flowers, and several stone tables where you can eat, read, or soak up the sun. You can even ask to use one of their hammocks.

The kitchen is also very nice. There are plenty of utensils, plates and pots and pans for everyone. If needed, you can store the food that you buy from the market in the hostel's refrigerator. The common areas are cleaned daily, but be respectful of the area and clean up after yourself, since the family that lives there uses it too.

Summary

Do not be surprised if you end up staying longer than you expected. There are hot showers, TVs, Wi-Fi, and an amazing garden. It is a very relaxed and homey atmosphere despite being only a few blocks away from Sucre`s main plaza.

by AdamCG
Hostelz.com Staff Reviewer
October 2013
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