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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...
"… over the roof, where you can watch the unique view of the hillsides, which provides an identity to the city natural and cultural landscape. You will also be able to see the San Pedro´s Church front, among the Plaza trees´ tops. 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 delighful night time at the Onkel´s Pub Happy...
"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." … "… an OXYGEN bar (for those ones who have breathing problems in La Paz, or just the best hangover...
Bash & Crash Hostel
"Ok for stay - very friendly staff, good location, free wifi." … "… which have their own charm and ways to keep you busy), comfy beds of all sizes and prices, hot showers, delicious food, great music, drinks and a friendly, happy to help English speaking staff, this is a place you won't want to miss! Bash and Crash has three dorm types available: 6 beds, 4 beds, double room, twins, private dorms and rooms, our capacity is for...
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
"… earthy design and decor, living room with wood burning stove, and beautiful view of the andes. Two rooms with two queen size bunk beds in each (Ideal for couple with two children per room, or for a couple per room). Shared Kitchen and Beautifully decorated bathroom with Bathtub. Double Rooms with Private Bathromms and Solariums with Magnificent views in Building “La Ñusta de los Andes”, features beautiful vaulted ceiling adobe...
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
"… & Towels • FREE SAYA BEER every night you stay with us • ALL YOUCAN EAT PANCAKE BREAKFAST; coffee, milk & tea available. • Cable 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...
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
"… toilet paper) * HOT water showers 24 hrs. * WIFI 24 hrs. And now... 100% free WIFI with 100% coverage! Additional Services (not included): * TV * Cable service * Laundry service * Breakfast * Telephone * Luggage Storage Advertisement: * Prices in local currency depends on the exchange rate of the day. Considerations: * Current prices are promotional and for limited time. * Ask about external services...
La Colina B&B
"The Hotel La Colina is a different proposition, not only have we thought of offering a suite comfortable and an excellent breakfast (with a variety of native CEREAL organically grown fresh fruits of the season, traditional breads from our town) but is a especially where the most important thing is that our guests feel at home com, we are interested primarily provide personalized attention and for this reason we have few rooms." …...
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 downtown La Paz. This is a six floor building with an open air terrace on top that offers wonderful views of the city....
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- ...
"… most tourists. Here tourists can dive into the social life of the Bolivians and enjoy the national dishes offered by the nearby restaurants. Travelers can also find the 'Peña'- (shows,) in this area. You will be able to enjoy the typical music and dances of Bolivia every night.Next to the square, you will find the main street of La Paz where you will find the public administration buildings, banks and theatres.Our hotel is a modern...
Panamerican Hotel La Paz
"Panamerican Hotel is in the central area of La Paz, we have two entrance:Front desk Mexico street and the entrance in 'El Prado' the main street of La Paz. Each room has tv cable,private bath, hot water, phone, carpeted room. Aditional services: Restaurant with an amazing view of La Paz City, pub TTKOS, Karaoke, conference room, laundry, internet, Wi-Fi, safety box." … "… of Bolivia because of it our service is to the...
"… 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
"… 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 forn 7- 11 pm and serves typical food like Gulash Alpaca, Andean Soups, as well Internacional food like spagguetii carbonara. Free safety deposit box and luggage storage facilities are offered. Laundry service is also available. All the rooms have...
"… 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
"… both business and pleasure. Guests can also scintillate your senses as well as your palate at our International Restaurant. Our Hotel offers: • Private Bathrooms in every room • Cable TV • Heating • Local/Long distance Call • International Restaurant • Conference and Seminar Room • Travel Agency • Currency Exchange • A.T.M. • Airport Shuttle • Car Parking • Elevator • Free Internet Access (Wi-Fi Connection Available) •...
"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." … "… as rooms with private bathroom and rooms to share the bathroom. Twin Room Matrimonial Double Simple A block of the rooms is in the first square of the residential one where enjoys a...
"Good choice for a short stay - Hostel relatively clean and offer good services such as free wi-fi and pc. The hostel desk clerk was very helpful and gave many good suggestions for places to visit and where to eat. The problem was the bathroom. While we were supposed to have hot showers around the clock, it didn't work most of the time. When it does, it's only for a minute or two. The sink's pipe is also not well fit tightly, so we had to fix...
"… 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...
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