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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...
"… cinema and other cultural spots of the contemporary life of the city of La Paz, squares and parks, Urbano Central Park, with a jogging and cycling trail. By staying in ONKEL.INN 1886, you will not only be in a resting place, but also you will enjoy comfortable and bright rooms, clean and disinfected bathrooms, an oper air jacuzzi in the terrace, a staircase called "U Boot" with an exit to a footbridge over the roof, where you can...
"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...
"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 perfect pre-drinks platform for those keen for a night out in La Paz. A backpackers´ paradise...
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
"… 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 structure, with exquisite and earthy design and decor. Honey-Moon Suite. Feaures beautiful...
The Adventure Brew Hostel
"… Computers, Wi-Fi, Book Exchange • GAS FUELED HOT SHOWER; 24 hrs. • FREE Lockers & Sheets & Blankets & 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...
"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
"… chain! And the first one in Bolivia ! Our big beautiful house overlooking the city centre is located 2 blocks from anything you may or may not need. New decorated dormitories and private rooms are available. Modern bathroom and toilet facilities. Extended common areas are everywhere… get drunk in our new bar… Jacuzzi Included!!! Chill in the garden or just be lazy watching the Simpsons in our cozy T.V. room!! Want some action?...
Almudena Apart Hotel
"… located on the 6th floor has a privileged panoramic view. It's ideal for important events, like marriage anniversary for example. Family apartment is for 6 persons . With an outstanding panoramic view. Consists of 3 bedrooms, a large dining room, a living room and a fully equipped kitchen. Almudena Apart Hotel Policies and Conditions Check in from 12:00 Check out before 13:00 Cancellation policy: 72 hours before...
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 San Francisco, Artisanal Market, Coca Museum, and many other interesting places. Our staff are always ready to help you and to answer...
Cruz de los Andes
Zona el Rosario
"Comfortable place in a good location - This hostel has big rooms with comfortable beds and great showers with piping hot water. The staff are friendly and helpful. Breakfast is included, which is always welcome, and there is free coca tea in the communal area. Good to have 24 hour free access to the internet too since my tablet was stolen in Ecuador 3 weeks ago. I definitely recommend this place." … "No atmosphere ... Annoying...
Los Balcones Blancos
"… Closet * TV cable with remote control * Private and complete bathroom * HOT water showers 24 hrs. * Toilet Paper * Towels (acoording the number of guests in room) * WIFI 24 hrs. (currently under maintenance) -- Standard Room -- (Shared bathroom) * Stadard bed(s) * Sheets and 3 blankets per bed * Bedside * Table * Chair(s) * Closet * Shared Bathroom (includes toilet paper) * HOT water showers 24 hrs. * WIFI...
La Colina B&B
"… we are at 3,200 meters above sea level, 400 meters lower than downtown. Strategically located in the safe and quiet residential areaof Alto Auquisamaña, our hotel is away from the bustle, yet close to the main attractions. We are 5 minutes from the famous 21st Street in Calacoto, 8 minutes from the district of San Miguel , where all the shopping area, international restaurants , stores , banks, and supermarkets are. Within a few...
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." … "… with an open air terrace on top that offers wonderful views of the city. Unique, hand-painted murals of the Bolivian countryside...
Hostal Sol Andino
"… groups to families. The front desk is a great place to accommodate all your needs and answer any questions. To get a taste of local nightlife, ask them to point you in the direction of the best Peña bars or dance clubs. Private transportation from the bus terminal or airport is available at anytime of day, with advanced notice and a nominal fee. We offer simply decorated private rooms, each with private bathrooms, including hot...
"… 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
"… storage available. Located on a quiet street, it is close to supermarkets, pharmacies, ATM's, currency exchange, restaurants and shopping areas. Easy access to taxis and public transportation. 20 minute new Bus "Puma Katari" ride to downtown La Paz. Please note: Check in: 01:00 pm. Check out: 12:00 pm. (noon) Cancellation Policy: 2 days. Only cash accepted upon arrival. Breakfast is inclusive. Tax are inclusive. Family...
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...
Hostal La Estancia
"… in the heart of one of the greatest cities of the world. Hostal La Estancia is 50 meters from the Colosseum Closed July Boreli 3-minute walk from El Prado Avenue. Hostal La Estancia offers comfortable carpeted rooms with private bathroom, cable TV. Each room at La Estancia Hostal has a cable TV, a wardrobe, a private bathroom and a telephone. Hostal La Estancia Policies and Conditions. Check in from 12:00 Check out...
Hotel LP Columbus
"… meters- Mercado de Brujas 700 meters- Sagarnaga Street (handicrafts) 700 meters- Shopping Centers 500 meters- Cinema and theatres 500 meters- Museums 600 meters- Bars and discothèques 600 meters***Cancellation Policy: Deadline for cancellation is 48 hours before the arriving date.The Hotel must be noticed by fax before the cancellation...
"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." … "El Prado" … 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." … "… international menu. For social or business receptions and banquets we offer 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...
"Right downtown, it was formerly the home of ex Bolivian President Pando and has been lovingly converted into a beautiful spacious Hostel with a relaxed atmosphere. Friendly staff, english spoken. Travel Agency, Free Wifi.Services:- Free WiFi- Free luggage deposit- Free Safe box - Laundry- Travel agency- Room Service- Fax service - Money...
"… service (local, national or international)Laundry and dry-cleaningPublic safety deposit boxBaggage deposit (beside other deposits) without any chargeSecurity personnel – PorterInternet for our guests onlyCheck-in (24 hours a day)Check-out (14:00 pm in high season, 16:00 pm in normal season)Tariffs release (free/tour guide)Transfer in/ transfer out for groupsAvailable for backpackers, bed & breakfast, families, groups!We also...
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...
"Hotel Fuentes is a charming hotel located in the most popular and centric zone of La Paz, offering their guests an excellent place to rest, and close to the main tourists markets. Hotel Fuentes offers wide and comfortable rooms which will welcome you as you were at home. Each one of the rooms has: Twin beds or double beds Telephone for local, national and international calls Cable TV with 90 channels ,24 hrs Hot water...
"… 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
"… p." … "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...
"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...
"… and safety. New 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...
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...
Hostal La Posada de la Abuela
"… in an old republican house dating back of the beginning of the 20th century, with a history and inspiration of a sober and elegant colonial architecture that has maintained its mysticism and historical past. The house was restored (2005-2006) to preserve and to embellish the architectonic patrimony of the city. It gives the tourist, a diversity of services, providing pleasant and memorable stay in our city. Welcome! To the only Inn...
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