Hostels in La Paz, Bolivia

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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 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.

 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.

FAQ about La Paz Hostels

We've collected the most common questions for hostels in La Paz. The more you know, the better you can plan with confidence and ease, right?

A hostel in La Paz costs $11 for a dorm. A private room in a hostel in La Paz costs $34. (based on Hostelz.com price comparison)
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Wild Rover La Paz is the best hostel for partying in La Paz.

It offers: Bar, Nightclub.

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.
13 Total number of hostels
$11 Average dorm price
$34 Average private room price
$7 Cheapest hostel in La Paz
Paitití Hostel is the cheapest
9 Party hostels in La Paz
Wild Rover La Paz is the best rated
Most La Paz hostels are located in
Zone Central, Sopocachi
7.3 Average rating of all hostels

Other Nearby Cities

Coroico (56 Km / 35 mi.)
Isla del Sol (118 Km / 74 mi.)
Puno (213 Km / 132 mi.)

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