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About La Paz
At at three thousand six hundred sixty meters, La Paz is the world´s highest city, which you will realize as you try to labour breathlessly up its unforgivingly steep, dusty, and noisy streets. Its more than one million inhabitants crowd its cobbled zonal streets, which circuit and sprawl around the sides of the bowl-shaped valley upon which it is built. La Paz is notorious for pickpockets; be careful to avoid losing your wallet.
There are hordes of backpacker hostels and hotels to suit every budget and taste around the tourist area of Sagarnaga, LLampu and Murillo in central La Paz. Check out a few hostels in La Paz before making a choice, as they vary widely in price and quality. It is also possible to bargain down, especially during midweek or if you're intending to stay a few days. If you have a specific hostel in mind, it is worth booking ahead to ensure you get a room, as the most popular hostels are often booked out, especially during La Paz´s frequent festivals. Many of the hostels include a substantial breakfast worthy of considering when making your choice.
The temperature reflects the high altitude; although on sunny afternoons it can reach the mid-teens Celsius, the nights often drop below freezing. Be sure to grab an alpaca jumper at the craft shops splashing through the tourist streets, alleyways, and marketplaces in an endless sprawling maze. Besides the craft shops, there are plenty of museums covering everything from South American musical instruments, ancient gold and silver artifacts, and coca production (Calle Linares). These are clustered around Calle Jaen and Plaza Murillo, all within the tourist zone.
For bars, pick up some of the flyers dotted around hostels and eateries. For a cultural experience, head to one of the illusive Penas to check out some traditional Andean folk music and sink some beers with the locals.
La Paz is a great base for countless activities such as the World's Most Dangerous Bike Ride to Coroico (you can book from any number of agencies on Sagarnaga -- it is worth paying extra for good, safe gear). Alternatively, hiking, skiing, nature walks, and Amazon boat trips can all be organised from La Paz.
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The Adventure Brew B&B
"There are two Adventure Brew Hostels in La Paz within a few doors of each other. The newer Adventure Brew Too was taking guests at the time of reviewing, but was only partly built so most facilities still had to be enjoyed at the larger, main hostel, The Adventure Brew B&B. The final design will still involve this to some degree, but it results in a lower price for the secondary building. The unique draw of this hostel is the micro-brewery...
"… Naira has with 22 comfortable rooms, all with private bathrooms ± o, hot water 24 hours, Heating cable TV, Wi Fi, telephone, a small table ± a room service. Unbeatable location at an almost pedestrian street is adjacent to the Basilica Menor de San Francisco and its museum. Besides being in the tourist center of La Paz, a few steps from all tourist attractions, Artisanal and travel agencies. Please note: Check in time. As...
Loki Backpackers La Paz
"There are many great things about Loki -- it's extremely clean and there are fantastic facilities, such as the free internet and bar. The hostel mainly attracts party goers which is great for those who enjoy the nightlife. Location Loki hostels always have a prime location. Loki La Paz is the revamped Hotel Viena, located in the centre of town. Shops, dry cleaners, and other useful amenities are just around the corner. Rooms and...
Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel
"If the name -- Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel -- hasn't given it away already, this is very much an Irish hostel, and one that claims to hold the title of highest Irish hostel and bar in the world (although you'll get sick of hearing the phrase “highest [whatever] in the world” after any length of time in La Paz). Don't be fooled by the discreet front door either -- Wild Rover is a huge hostel, with plenty of rooms and facilities surrounding...
"… be able to see the San Pedro´s Church front, among the Plaza trees´ tops. Onkel Inn offers a spot to watch nature and architectural evidence, such as the Recoleta Church Gothic Towers in the heart of the modern city. You will also be able to enjoy some delightful night time at the Onkel’s Pub Happy Hour, before heading for a fun place. Come and enjoy our hostel’s hospitality and friendship, Onkel Inn 1886, where you will not only...
"Pretty nice hostel - Beds are very comfortable and extra blankets are on hand for those cold la Paz nights! Very friendly and helpful staff. Bar music is loud so ca be hard to carry a conversation. Food is responsible priced. Only negative ordered a meal which never came after an hour waiting, apparently the chef disappeared." … "… a menu catering for all travellers also greets guests. Also: Nightly drinking games and...
Bash & Crash Hostel
"Ok for stay - very friendly staff, good location, free wifi." … "… chance to experience the Bash n' Crash Backpackers' Party Hostel. It is located only 3 blocks away from Plaza Murillo (city´s main square),1 ½ blocks away from the Bus Terminal, and only 10 minutes (walking distance) away from any touristic site you want to visit. Bash n' Crash has managed to pinpoint all the things that you need and look for when...
Pirwa Hostel La Paz
"Good backpackers hostel. Decent rooms, very friendly personnel. - Private rooms are spacious with comfortable beds and nice blankets. Few windows, other that the ones that open up onto the hallway. Private bathroom is not so good. An electrical shower that's not so trustworthy, and always water on the floor coming from an unknown origin. Staff is very nice and helpful. Can book tours, bus tickets and plane tickets from the hostel. Locations...
Boutique Eco Resort & Spa Allkamari
"… and introspection From Allkamari you can access walking, horseback or cicling trails(easy, medium and difficult), as well as Inca Trails that cross the Andes into lush semi Tropical Valleys with the most breathtaking view imaginable. We also offer Cultural Experiences with neighboring Aymara Villages. Both Palca Canyon, Animas Valley and its Lagoon, are natural monuments of the city of La Paz, these are protected areas because...
Secret Garden Backpackers Oasis
Plaza de San Pedro
"It is very centric place in a familiar atmosphere, it is not a big house, small personnel is friendly, there are no restrictions on who can stay, we have spanish and portuguese lessons available, the beds are double beds, color cable and local tv included, net, hot shower, laundry is available, tour guidance also available." … "PLAZA SAN PEDRO(CENTER) AND CALL FROM THERE TO 248-6368 OR TO CELLPHONE: 762-1125 TO BE INMEDIATELY...
The Adventure Brew Hostel
"… TV, DVD in common areas • Laundry service • Heaters available (Bs 20 per night) • BOOK THE FAMOUS ADVENTURE BREW BEER TOUR (All the beer you can drink) • BOOK THE DEATH ROAD WITH US! We work with the best Biking company in Boliva Gravity Assisted Mountain Biking. IMPORTANT: All of our rooms in our Bed & Breakfast have a private bathroom, room in our Hostel are furnished with bunk-beds (one bed on top the other). The...
Hostel La Paz - Hi Airport Sleepbox Onkel Inn
"HI-BOLIVIA presents the first SLEEPBOX-Hostel ONKEL:INN at the airport of La Paz - El Alto. Just step in on the first floor and get a 6 hours rest (additional hour US $ 8.00) until or in between flights to Lima - Sucre - Chile - Argentina." … "Bus: by taxi to and from the bus terminal of La Paz Parking: Yes Location: 1st floor in the main Airport building - based on 6 hours for use ! Airport: Aeropuerto Internacional de El Alto (LPB)...
"Hospedaje Milenio is a colorful, cozy, little place to lay your head. The staff are friendly and it is in a good location. They have hot showers, TV, Wi-Fi, and dorms with a small number of beds. The Location Located just six blocks away from Plaza Mayor and Centro Comercial Lanza, Hospedaje Milenio is close enough to the main tourist area of La Paz, but far enough away to escape the craziness of the big city. Although the wooden sign...
The Point La Paz
"… !!!" … "Alto de La Alianza Street 693 (3 blocks from San Francisco church) La Paz - city centre Bolivia" … "The Point La Paz is set in a large garden and has plenty of areas to relax whether it be in the shade of one of our fruit trees or in one of our hammocks or our jacuzzi. Other facilities include a very large bar, a TV room, pool table, 24 hour reception, kitchen with full all day and night menu, guest only...
Cozy House in Miraflores
"… a living room, a dinning room and a kitchen. The house is completely independent, so you and your partner/friend could live in the house privately. You can use the kitchen, the computer and all the other facilities. If you need some Spanish lessons, you could ask the host, a long experience teacher, to give you some lessons as well. Shops, restaurants, markets, supermarkets and a soccer stadium are a few blocks from the...
"An extremely kind and fun owner! Rooms are very clean, unfortunately they don't have breakfast, but can recommend a very nice place nearby (Banais!). A very nice "living room" too." … "It is a pleasant place, clean, organized and a safe place to take up quarters at in La Paz. I believe that it is an excellent option, because it's right next to the tourist center of the city. The kitchen is very well equipped, with refrigerator,...
"Highly Recommended!! - A great location, lovely friendly staff and a great owner who helped me out when my tour bus to Tiwanaka didnt turn up!! Hot showers 24 hours a day clean comfortable room simple breakfast included and cable tv!! Great view from my room (301) too!! Can't fault it!" … "… of the city, near you can visit all the touristic atractions of La Paz, like artisanal market, wish market, Basilique of San Francisco....
Cruz de los Andes
Zona el Rosario
"No atmosphere ... Annoying breakfast - Rooms where nice, location ok, breakfast was really disappointing ... Not to much to ask to have bread, it was a mad rush to get the 5 bits of bread they bought out every half hour ... Better options in la Paz." … "… balconies, cable TV and telephones. Wireless internet is available in some rooms. Rooms are cleaned daily and supplied with fresh sheets and towels when you arrive. A...
Los Balcones Blancos
"… or just feel free to visit LBB and to know what we are talking about. Currently we offer two kind of rooms: -- Deluxe Room -- (Private bathroom) * Bigger and warmer room * Bigger and more comfortable bed(s) * Sheets and 3 blankets per bed * Bedside lamp * Table * Chair(s) * Closet * TV cable with remote control * Private and complete bathroom * HOT water showers 24 hrs. * Toilet Paper * Towels (acoording the...
La Colina B&B
"La Colina B&B esta ubicada en el esclusivo barrio de Auquisamaña, cerca del centro de la zona sur de La Paz, donde podra encontrar los mejores restaurantes, cafes, pubs, centros comerciales y agencias bancarias, estamos a cinco minutos caminando del hotel a Calacoto o al barrio de San Miguel, 20 minutos en coche al casco viejo de la ciudad, y a 45 minutos en auto al aereopuerto, contamos con un servicio de radio taxis puerta a puerta de...
Estrella Andina Hostal
"Good hotel but surounding area could have been better - Estrelle Andina was quite ok. Staff was very accommodating and friendly when we wanted to prolong our stay. Hotel is very close to the hotspots of La Paz. The only thing was that good restaurants were hard to find in the area of the hotel." … "… of the Bolivian countryside adorn the walls of each room, which also include a private bathroom and hot showers. Clean, crisp...
Hostal Sol Andino
"Sol Andino is situated in the center of La Paz! We welcome backpackers, families and tour groups from all over the globe. We are within walking distance to many must-see landmarks of La Paz, including la Plaza San Francisco, the witch's market and Calle Sagarna, Plaza Murillo (main square). Rooms are cleaned daily and supplied with fresh sheets and towels when you arrive. A buffet breakfast is included in the price of the room....
"… authenticity transporting guests to Tiahuanaco culture, becoming a destination that deserves to enjoy. The infrastructure was designed according to the requirement of today, with technology that allows guests maximum comfort Rooms Our comfortable rooms feature large comfortable beds, we have single, twin, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms Services A new concept that is sure to amaze Hotel services and facilities for a...
Los Pinos Bed & Breakfast
"… coffee, tea and milk. Complimentary wireless internet access. Baggage storage available. Located on a quiet street, it is close to supermarkets, pharmacies, ATM's, restaurants and shopping areas. Easy access to taxis and public transportation. 20 minute taxi ride to downtown La Paz. Please note: Check in: 01:00 pm. Check out: 11:00 am. Cancellation Policy: 2 days. Only cash accepted upon arrival. Breakfast is...
Casa Prado Suites Hotel Boutique
"Casa Prado 4 star hotel suites, personalized service, American breakfast, free tourist information, airport pick up upon request. Located in the best place in La Paz City, steps away from tourist attractions. The hotel is on the ground floor Café La Terrace where you can enjoy delicious dishes, sandwiches, juices and the best coffee and pastries in town. Rooms with Queen bed, desk, TV LCD 32 "in all rooms, two star rooms. Bath with shower...
Hotel LP Columbus
"… vices" … "… you will need to make your stay in La Paz a great one! Our restaurant is comfortably furnished with minimalist decor, it seats up to 60 guests and is open every day of the week. The restaurant provides the perfect venue for a quiet Buffet breakfast on the first floor(7:0010:00 am). The lunch and dinner menus are based on Bolivian and International cuisine, in addition to a fixed lunch menu from Monday to...
"El Prado" … "Copacabana Hotel, facing the beautiful Paseo El Prado, is ideally located in the heart of the city. All rooms have private bath, telephone-DDI, central heating and cable television. We also have a restaurant, bar and 24 hour room service." … Av. 16 de Julio 1802
"I have stayed at this hotel on 4 different ocassions and found the rooms clean and comfortable. the staff is also very friendly and helpful. it is close to many good resturants and a easy walk to the market." … "… you two salons with a capacity of 80 and 25 people respectively. The American Bar is open daily at 6:00 p.m. and in a warm and pleasant atmosphere you can relax and enjoy the beverage of your choice. The Hotel...
"Singles, doubles, triples and family Rooms with private and shared bathroom.Other services:- Travel Agency - Cafeteria - Room service- Money Exchange- Laundry- Medical attention - Fax service- Free safety deposit- Free wifi zone- English spoken" … "… Free Wifi.Services:- Free WiFi- Free luggage deposit- Free Safe box - Laundry- Travel agency- ...
"… where you can find lots of remedies and elements used by the rituals at the Andean landscape.The San Francisco church and the square with the same name (only three blocks away from the Hotel) are the centerpoints for most tourists. Here they can dive into the social life of the Bolivians and enjoy the national dishes offered by the nearby restaurants. Also, the tourist will find here the so-called ?Peña?- Shows, where he/she can...
Panamerican Hotel La Paz
"… comforts, with matrimonial beds, private bath, TV cable, thin movably in wrought iron, carpeted floor.The city of La Paz is the tourist destiny most visited of Bolivia because of it our service is to the highest level. Enjoyment our comfortable double rooms with private bath, TV cable, carpeted, thin movable floor in wrought iron.For the major intimacy and comfort, matrimonial rooms with private bath, TV cable, thin furniture in...
"… for business. Located in the economic, commercial and tourist area. Next to San Francisco's Church and the Prado Avenue, only 25 minutes to the international airport and 5 minutes from Downtown.Services:Room service Laundry service Luggage safety deposit Free access to InternetPhone service Steam Sauna Cable TVMedical Assistance with a Doctor that is part of the Hotel staffImportant:- The children are welcome and we have information...
"MISSION: To make our guests feel at home by providing a personalized and efficiently meet their multiple needs with kindness, courtesy, respect, safety, honesty and cleanliness VISION: To be recognized by our guests and be classified as serious by the media company national and international tourist Isidore's Hostel has 4 types of rooms available can accommodate a total of 30 people. The types of private rooms available are: single, double...
Hotel Avenida La Paz
"… tv. Including in the price of all the rooms this the Continental breakfast. The use of Internet is including in the price. We counted on several waiting rooms where they will be able to spend the time. Avenida Hotel offers to the guests a travel agency where they will receive to free information on different tourist places, in addition to being able to book this tours. The hotel’s onsite restaurant is open from 7- 11 pm and...
"… with individual layout. The Hotel Oberland restaurant is open 7 days a week from 8:00 am to 11:00 pm. The menu is varied and you can taste several specialties from Bolivia and other countries such as:Bolivian specialties (Sajta de pollo, lechn), Swiss specialties (fondue, raclette...) International Dishes (homemade pastas, pepper steak... and BBQ International Bar that serves from Kirsch and Chivas Regal to national cocktails...
Hotel Las Brisas
"… ." … "From San Francisco Cathedral, or Perez Velasco Av., or Lanza Market: Go up on Santa Cruz St. for about three blocks until you get to Illampu St. Turn right and walk for about half block. We are on the left at 742 Illampu Street. There is an ATM at the entrance of the Hotel.We are 25 minutes away from the International El Alto Airport. We offer an Airport Shuttle for 8 US$We are 7-10 minutes away from de Bus Station. We...
"Tidy and friendly staff - We were in La Paz twice and stayed in Latino both times. The staff is very friendly and helpful. It has a nice atmosphere and it is clean and tidy. Location is also good, near the presidencial Plaza Murillo." … "… of the residential building. The lobby also has a very welcoming atmosphere for its guests, and they will be able to enjoy the architectural figurative stone artifacts similar to those in the...
"… three-star Hotel, comfortable, safe, eco-economic and in the heart of the city of La Paz. Single, double, triple and double with bath group or private. Cable TV. Wi Fi Internet. Continental breakfast, safety deposit box, meeting room, cafeteria, restaurant, three stars Hotel karaoke.rn New, comfortable, secure, Economic and Located at the heart of La Paz city. Single, double, marital rooms. English spoken, Cable TV, Wi Fi Internet,...
Casa Fusion Hotel Boutique
"… with high ceilings. It is a non-smoking hotel. The services that the hotel provides are central heating, safe deposit boxes, Wi-Fi in all areas, LCD TVs with cable, telephone, blackout shades, nordic duvets, top-quality mattresses, 24-hour hot water, hair-dryer, central heating and laundry service. Buffet breakfast its included, with fresh pastries, natural juices and espresso coffee. We have a reading area, glazed...
"We are proud to make available to its customers numerous services studied to bring the best comfort and functionality: Laundry Service medical care Private parking (no charge) tour safe Security guard international Calls Wifi - Internet Please note: Check-in time 13pm Check out time. 12 noon We only accept cash on arrival Cancellation Policy 1 day before arrival We accept Credit Card (Visa and Mastercard) and cash (...
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