Hostal Serena, Samaipata

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Top! Prachtige locatie met mooi uitzicht. Aardig personeel. Werd enorm geholpen als iets niet lukte. Bert gaf een handige info mail van te voren. De kamers zijn ook goed schoon. Mooie bedden. Enige puntje wat ik kan bedenken is dat de buitentoilet af en toe wat vies was. Maar voor de rest top!


Hostal serena is home. You instantly feel so comfortable and cozy there. The view is incredible over the town I didnt want to leave! Recommend 100%. The only thing to be aware of is the hike up the hill if you have heavy bags can be challenging so taking a taxi may be the better option.


Hostal Serena is a great place to stay in Samaipata :) I immediately had a good feeling there and booked for an extra night!


* 5 star breakfast with homemade bread, pancakes, fresh juice

* Super nice and helpful staff

* Cozy rooms and confortable beds

* Nice view from the hostel on the city below (but this means you need to walk a bit outside the city to reach the hostel)


Hostal Serena is incredible and a beautiful place to stay in Samaipata. Be aware that it is a steep uphill climb from the town.


A really great hostel run by a Dutch guy and his family, great location - though up a steep hill - with views over the area. The perfect place to decompress after hard travelling in Bolivia.


Amazing location, atmosphere, and host! Made our trip to Samaipata as wonderful as it was. Would recommend to anyone staying- just be ready for the hill!


Everything the other comments are saying is true, this is such a nice hostel and Bert really does make it feel like you're home.

The breakfast is rich, the view from the hostel is just amazing and Bert helps you out with planning your activities.

And yes, the dinners he and his wife make for you are also so good and tasty.


This was one of the best hostels I have stayed in in South-America. The owner is really nice and is really invested in his guests. A very good breakfast is included in the price and you can also get some nice diner! Overall a very good experience staying here. Very relaxed, clean, great atmosphere. Not to forget, there is a beautiful garden with an amazing view over Samaipata and the valley. Definitely recommend!


This is one of my favorite hostels Ive ever stayed in! So cozy and cute and the staff were all so kind and helpful. Definitely 100% recommend if youre in Samaipata


Amazing hostel!


Amazing place to stay with a great atmosphere. You definitely get what you pay for.


Probably the most beautiful hostel I've ever stayed at in one of the most beautiful places. Amazing, and the owner is a genuine dude!


Honestly one of the best hostels Ive stayed in, beautiful location and garden, great dorms, facilities and it has a great view! the owner is very welcoming (as was everyone staying there), very helpful and loves to get to know his guests. Also makes a great breakfast in the morning. Highly recommended!


Our stay at Hostel Serena was amazing! Everything is super clean, the owner, is very helpful booking tours but the absolute highlight is the breakfast! Fresh pancakes, homemade bread and delicious fruits. Would 100% recommend.


First of all, Bert is a wonderful host :)

As for the location, the location is a bit difficult to find if you arrive at 4AM in the dark in the pouring rain, but once you walk up the hill you can see that the location is beautiful with a magical view.

The breakfast is fantastic (pancakes, eggs, etc.)

It is a perfect place to be close to the center, but still far away to fully relax!

I will definitely come here again, and I recommend this hostel to everyone!


We went to Samaipata to relax, looking for a place to disconnect and rest from everything, and this place was more than perfect. Beautiful place with great views of the entire town, always clean and neat. The guests are very friendly and helpful and the breakfast was excellent, just being in the hostel made it worth the trip


Serena is a beautiful, calm spot in the hills of Samaipata. The staff is super friendly and always ready to help, for example in booking tours. Breakfast is great!

I enjoyed my stay a lot. :)


Best place to be in magical Samaipata with

awesome view over the village.

Beautiful Rooms and beds.

Perfect wifi connection.

I felt like at home.

Coming back again!


What a fantastic place. The owner and his wife have created a real gem in Samaipata. Great views, wonderful hospitality, very nice rooms, fair prices, super nice other guests and volunteers. What's more to say? I 0% understand how one can leave a bad review for this place. Hostal Serena is the place to be in Samaipata. For backpackers and families alike this is a great find and you would probably not find anything better in this lovely town.



RELAX ZONE! Enjoy your book, a beer or a glass of wine in our hammocks or on our terraces. Get in contact with fun people! If you do need internet, you can use our free WiFi connection. You can have Spanish classes in our hostel. We do have many games to play, a good collection of movies, good music to enjoy yourself, when you´re not on a hike or enjoying the beautiful area around Samaipata. Sit on one of our terraces, hamocks or patio, enjoy the company of our housecat (not inside).

The surrounding of Hostel Serena presents you a great view of the village and the peace of the mountains. Every afternoon there is a spectacular sunset one can see while sitting in our flower garden.

Rates at Hostal Serena include a daily buffet breakfast, including juice, fresh fruit, bread, home-made jams, pancakes, a variety of tea and coffee, eggs, yogurt with granola.

Free private parking is available on site.
There is a 24-hour front desk at the property.
Free mineralwater is provided 24 hours a day.

The bathrooms and rooms with its comfortable beds and mattresses are all unique and spacious. The common space is furnished with a TV, a lot of DVDs, CDs and Books that is connected to the open dining room and kitchen. The large well-equipped kitchen offers facilities to cook, with oven, to make tea or coffee apart from that there is always fresh mineral water for free.

Hostal Serena's Policies & Conditions:

Check in and Check out: flexible - we still advise customer to contact the hostel before arrival.

Every guest needs to leave an approx. time of arrival to confirm booking.

Cancellation policy: 48 hours before arrival.
Payment upon arrival or when leaving property by cash.

Taxes included.
Buffet breakfast included.

No curfew.
Pet friendly.
Child friendly.
24/7 Reception.

Location and Contact


• How to reach us:
• Arriving in at the main road down Samaipata, you need to follow the signs to hostel Serena. Some taxi drivers will bring you to our hostel. Some will leave at the main square. You can take a motor taxi from the market, a normal taxi from the main square or just walk the 10 minutes to our hostel.



Address: Zona Soto Pollorudo, Avenida Santa Cruz, Samaipata, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Hostal Serena is listed on the following booking sites:

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Website Hostal Serena Samaipata (if you know the URL of their website, let us know and we'll add it)
Phone Number: +591 749 23799
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Facilities and Amenities

Female Solo Traveller

Party Hostel

Solo Traveller





Wi-Fi in Lobby/Commons

City Tours

Lockers in Lobby

Luggage Storage

24 Hour Security

BBQ Grill


Board Games

Cable TV




Hot Showers


Lounge Area

Movie Library/Rental

Yoga Classes


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