All Hostels in La Paz

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La Paz Hostel Cheatsheet

Above we list every single hostel there is in the city. Let us take a broader look at what you can expect - and what not. We created this cheatsheet for you to get a more complete picture of the hostel quality in La Paz, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.

Total number of hostels

26

Average dorm price

$11

Average private room price

$10

Cheapest hostel in La Paz

$8

(York BnB is the cheapest)

Party hostels in La Paz

14

(Greenhouse Bolivia is the best rated)

Most La Paz hostels are located in

Sopocachi, Galeria Colonial, Zone Central

Average rating of all hostels

8.1

Hostels in La Paz for all Traveller Types

Below you can discover the best hostels to suit every traveller type. All of our recommendations are based on information shared by genuine travellers, the hostels and data that has been calculated from the system. Don't forget to check the ratings and see how these compare with the rates.

Best Hostels in La Paz for Solo Travellers

Travelling on your own to La Paz? Fabulous!

Pick a great hostel designed with solo travellers in mind, and you're bound to meet plenty of like-minded people who have also dared to venture to La Paz alone. Here are the top hostels for solo travellers in La Paz. We've also highlighted which hostel offers special perks you, as a solo traveller, will love. Each hostel offers great social spaces to meet fellow backpackers and wonderful opportunities for making new friends. You'll soon realise that travelling on your own definitely does not mean travelling alone.

Get to know La Paz (no more "I wish I knew this before")

This section is dedicated to take away all your "I wish someone had told me that before I went!" experiences. This way, you are better prepared for what to expect, what not to expect and can spend less time settling in, and more time making new friends in your chosen hostel. We share our insider knowledge of tips, tricks and important things to look out for in La Paz. To help you make friends with La Paz before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 Get to know La Paz (no more

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.

Other Nearby Cities
Coroico Coroico (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Isla del Sol Isla del Sol (118 Km / 74 mi.)
Amantani Island Amantani Island (192 Km / 119 mi.)
Oruro Oruro (196 Km / 122 mi.)
Capachica Capachica (202 Km / 126 mi.)
Isla Uros Isla Uros (209 Km / 130 mi.)
Puno Puno (213 Km / 132 mi.)

FAQ about La Paz Hostels

There are plenty of frequently asked questions about hostels in La Paz. We've collected the most common questions and doubts when it comes to picking your preferred accommodation in La Paz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

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FAQ about La Paz Hostels

A hostel in La Paz costs on average $11 for a dorm. A hostel in La Paz with private rooms costs on average $10.

Hostelz.com shows all 26 Hostels in La Paz. Simply filter by neighborhood and price to find your perfect budget place to stay.

Arthy's Guesthouse is the best hostel in La Paz for families.

Greenhouse Bolivia and Selina La Paz are the best rated hostels in La Paz for female solo travellers.

Hostelz.com compares prices for 26 hostels in La Paz, Bolivia. We list for you other cheap places to stay in La Paz such as

  • 17 hotels
  • 12 guesthouses
  • 2 apartments
This makes this very website the best place to find cheap accommodation in La Paz.

Greenhouse Bolivia is the best rated hostel for partying in La Paz.
It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

Travel Tips for La Paz - from the Community

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Your Packing List for La Paz

Hostel? Check! Now let's have at your hostel packing list for La Paz and Bolivia.

You may wonder what to pack when staying in hostels? There is a few absolute basics you always have to pick. Other items are more optional and depend more on your location. Here is the must-packing items when staying in hostels:

  1. Padlock
  2. Earplugs
  3. Sleeping Mask
  4. Quick Dry Travel Towel
  5. Head Lamp

These are the basics, yet there is more. We wrote a big, detailed guide on what to pack, tech gear and things you won't need.

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Your Packing List for La Paz