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Reviews of Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Calle Comercio 1476, Esquina Bueno, (frente al Hostal Republica) La Paz, Bolivia .

87.5% Overall Rating

266 out of 286 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (13/04/2014)

Sara Correia thinks…

"Breakfast till late. Good party atmosphere. Great tv/louge room. Even had room with hairdryers and straightners!!!"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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87.5%

Overall Rating

266 out of 286 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
88.8%
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88.0%
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89.6%
Cleanliness
88.0%
Staff
84.0%
Value
86.4%
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Paul Davies

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 May 2011 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Good fun, especially if on own. It´s a lively party hostel ,so don´t expect anything else, but facilities are great

Disliked: NEeds more computers for internet use if I´m being picky

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

30 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place to party, food is great, staff are great, the whole place is spotlessly clean.

Disliked: The wifi is probably the worst I have used in SA.

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PERDITA SEAMARKS

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2011 PERDITA would recommend this property

Liked: Everything is very clean. The showers are brilliant and the beds so comfy. They have thought of everything that a hostel should have. Plug points, lockers, atmosphere,common areas, plenty of showers, hot water, party nights, good food etc. you name it they have it. Just don't be one of these people to give it a bad rating for being noisy. It states that its a party hostel and it is. Be prepared!!

Disliked: Nothing!

77.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

24 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good beds, cleam bathrooms

Disliked: big!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

17 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Super clean, great atmosphere

Disliked: Spot on! The only thing I could complain about is the noise, otherwise everything is great, especially cleanliness!

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
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Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

16 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: hot showers, comfy beds

Disliked: does not appear like a safe place to walk at night, esp as a single female traveler.

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the bar

Disliked: the location

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Jemma Findlay

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

02 April 2011 Jemma would recommend this property

Liked: The best beds in sth America for sure. The bar staff are awesome, the food is awesome and large and the place has cleaners who clean around the clock, it's by far the cleanest place we have stayed at.

Disliked: Nothing

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

01 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome party hostel. Very clean. Great food and helpful staff

Disliked: -

97.1%
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Petr Kindler

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2011 Petr would recommend this property

Liked: Great atmosfere, clean rooms, comfortable dorms, 24-hours hot shower and friendly and helpful staff what you can wish more from the hostel.

Disliked: nothing

88.6%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

17 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very clean, great showers, cool bar, good food, helpful staff. it's a party hostel, but if your room is not right next to the bar, it's easy to avoid the party.

Disliked: dorms a bit crowded, but depends on your roommates, if you like it there or not.

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khalid Mahmoud

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

12 March 2011 khalid would recommend this property

Liked: Brillaint party hostel!!!!!

Disliked: nothing.....crazy times

97.1%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife
Shopping
Sightseeing & culture

10 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: hairdryers available, very clean bathrooms

Disliked: too smoky in the bar area

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Crazy place wich is great if you like to party. Its clean and beds are warm and comfy and the staff helpful. Everyone is friendly and its very easy to meet people if you are travelling alone. Its safe with lockers for rucksack and smaller ones for valuables.

Disliked: Its too easy to get stuck here partying and not actually see any of the city

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Everything. A key thing for me is always a clean bathroom and they are probably the best in South America. Spacious dorm room where you can sleep if you`re not in the mood for partying. Awesome bar area with excellent food and well-priced drinks. Good tours (including the best Death Road service provider on site). Highly recommended for all travellers.

Disliked: Nothing

91.4%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Shopping
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great party hostel. very clean. amazing location. good food.

Disliked: no kitchen.

82.9%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

25 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, warm and cosy bar.

Disliked: A bit loud at night that I had to change rooms.

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Soerish Badal

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2011 Soerish would recommend this property

Liked: Bathrooms are very clean. The beds are very good! Toilet paper in the bathrooms and towels to dry your hands. A lot services to offer. The staff of the reception is very friendly and helpfull. They're situated in the centre. It's was quite (i had a dorm tucked away from the bar, dorm A), which's very pleasant.

Disliked: Some staff of the bar isn't friendly and helpfull. They care more about social contacts then serving you. Most of these people are travellers who need money and decided to work for a while there.

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great party hostel. Decent bar. Probably the best showers in La Paz.

Disliked: If you want peace and quiet, don´t go here. Pretty much only English spoken between the travellers here, as it is mainly North Americans, Aussies, English & Irish (myself included)... most people are in groups, and there are a good amount of assholes. Can´t bring outside alcohol in, and the bar is also smoky as fuck. Only come if you want to party... we stayed in the Cusco Wild Rover first, and actually didn´t want to stay here, but it was the only thing available the night before arriving in La Paz. Despite the bad, yes, it is worth staying here.

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ashleigh johnson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

09 February 2011 ashleigh would recommend this property

Liked: everything!!! one of the best party hostels i have stayed at. fantastic value for money, great food and amazing nights had at the bar. huge hostel, had a great room on the other side of the hostel away from the bar and was nice and quiet despite being a 10 bed dorm. loved it. staff are fantastic! will definitely stay here on a return visit to La Paz.

Disliked: absolutely nothing!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great beds, clean, really clean, good showers and toilets, lockers, secure charging lockers, makes life very easy!

Disliked: If you don´t feel like partying, it will happen around you anyway.

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It´s a party hostel, you will have fun!

Disliked: Needs more computers!

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Thais Tavares

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

31 January 2011 Thais would recommend this property

Liked: The best party hostel EVER!! Nice staff and quite clean too! I definetely recommend!

Disliked: NOTHING!

94.3%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, safe, great beds, fun, hot showers

Disliked: cold bathrooms

91.4%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

28 January 2011

Liked: a one stop shop: good PAID meals, Internet connection is not as bad as previous reviews, bathrooms and toilets are impeccably clean

Disliked: PARTY hostel... (with all its attendant sorrows: see below) breakfast is pathetic & only instant coffee (for the accommodation prices, it should be better) perhaps this hostel is actually a bar around which a hostel is then established: the canny Irishman who owns this fine establishment promotes excessive alcohol consumption at its internal events/parties, such that each night (and most days) it is noisy, smoky and filled with an endless and often grotesque parade of Australian and British yobs (er...why did they come to Bolivia for this?) But it´s an effective formula: recently, more Wild Rover Hostels in Cuxco and Arequipa.


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