Hostels in Sucre, Bolivia

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Get to know Sucre (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 Sucre. To help you make friends with Sucre before you visit, we've included a few helpful and fun things you should know about the area. Enjoy!

 La Recoleta Plaza

Sucre is one of the most visually stunning cities in the whole of the continent -- it is the official capital of Bolivia and was declared a UNESCO world heritage site two decades ago. The city was founded nearly five hundred years ago by the Spanish and the city has played an important role in Bolivian history throughout the centuries. Independence was declared here in 1852 after being liberated by the armies commanded by South American icon, Simon Bolivar.

The city is very popular with backpackers and there are a number of Sucre hostels scattered in the streets surrounding the main square, Plaza 25 de Mayo. Many of these offer dorms and the prices are cheap compared to other south American capitals. Many of the hostels act as signposts to local language schools or run them themselves as Sucre is an important centre if you want to study Spanish. Prices are cheap, even for South America, and the availability of quality teachers is enhanced by Sucre being home to two important Bolivian universities.

It is a pleasant place to spend a few days at a Sucre hostel and visit some great indigenous markets (try the Mercado Campesino for llama wool, coca leaves, and everything in between). Sucre is a youthful city with all the facilities you would expect, from launderettes, travel agencies, internet facilities, and plenty of traveler-oriented restaurants for those sick of the ubiquitous milanese de pollo! The town is safe to walk around in and the climate is hot during the day and sunny but can be chilly at night. Check for extra blankets in your hostel; hot showers are needed here.

FAQ about Sucre Hostels

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

A hostel in Sucre costs on average $8 for a dorm. A hostel in Sucre with private rooms costs on average $28.
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Colors House Hostal is the best rated hostel for partying in Sucre.

It offers: Bar.

Your Packing List for Sucre

Your Packing List for Sucre

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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:

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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Sucre 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 Sucre, average prices and types of hostels to choose from.
15 Total number of hostels
$8 Average dorm price
$28 Average private room price
$6 Cheapest hostel in Sucre
6 Party hostels in Sucre
Colors House Hostal is the best rated
5.7 Average rating of all hostels

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