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Reviews of Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel

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

87.2% Overall Rating

273 out of 293 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (18/09/2014)

"Its in a good location near the main square! The bathroom is provided with hot water as well as clean!"

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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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87.2%

Overall Rating

273 out of 293 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Wild Rover Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
87.2%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
84.0%
Value
86.4%
Safety
87.2%
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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.

100.0%
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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!

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

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!

100.0%
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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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

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%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

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.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 20% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

liam hall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 January 2011 liam would recommend this property

Liked: The bar really makes this place. Came back the second time for the bar. The rooms are really nice

Disliked: The staff at reception really let this good hostel down. Stayed here 3 months ago and the staff are still just as rude. The tv room is pretty poor for expensive hostel as Tv is broken. Food was a bit of let down as being expensive and sometimes worst then street food.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Damian Marin

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

19 January 2011 Damian would recommend this property

Liked: the best hostel in bolivia!!

Disliked: nothing

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

18 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location,staff

Disliked: Computers are impossible to use

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Elizabeth Keogh

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

27 December 2010 Elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: Most things, really. Atmosphere, people, food, security. The showers were mostly nice and hot.

Disliked: It was booked out for New Years!

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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Shahn Forrester

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2010 Shahn would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing beds and showers!!! Also it had a great atmosphere, it was easy to meet other travellers.

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

21 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great party place and a chance to meet alot of new people everyday. Overall cleanliness was great and the showers were hot

Disliked: Dorms rooms can be noisy for late into the night so it was hard to get an early night if you had to get up early in the morning. Also a used condom was on the floor of our dorm for 2 days without being cleaned.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

barbara cullinane

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 December 2010 barbara would recommend this property

Liked: PARTY hostel! this is a really good place if you want to meet people and go out and have a good time in La Paz. Do not stay here if you want relaxation or sleep! We stayed here in at the weekend in the middle of our stay in LP to have some fun and socialise. It has a really good bar with really nice food (english and irish). There are drinks promotions and events on every night and the bar staff go out with everyone each night so it feels like one hostel family! Very comfy beds with duvets! This is the place to party not to relax and it serves its purpose well!

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Johnathan Cardoso

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 December 2010 Johnathan would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent bar, clean bathrooms, cool staff and low prices.

Disliked: The internet connection succks! I think, they dont have a system to block video sites, torrent and p2p clients.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

09 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, hot showers, clean rooms & bathrooms, Cheap bar with friendly staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

01 November 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Comfortable beds, good showers, great staff

Disliked: A bit big for my liking, and a young crowd - but thats just a personal thing. Also, difficult to get on a computer!

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

greg Ashton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 October 2010 greg would recommend this property

Liked: Everything here was clean and tidy, and with the lockers and luggage room everything was safe too. the bar and tourist desk were good too.

Disliked: the fact that people could smoke in the bar was a problem during meals but especially breakfast

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

23 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: A little Irish party village - you can get lost here for a long time!

Disliked: There were several major thefts while we were there - including 3 lockers being smashed open for cameras and laptops. There is a safe in the main office but one of the people who got their stuff stolen had tried to keep it in this safe but was denied. Also, anyone can come and go from this hostel and not all the security cameras work.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Igor Leite

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 September 2010 Igor would recommend this property

Liked: Best hostel I have ever been. Really clean and organized. Everything is where it should be. Bathroom are soooo clean and shower is hot. Bar is great and there are parties and activities all the time. Good lockers... Fantastic hostel! Could have stayed for decades there.

Disliked: Wifi does not work in all the rooms.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

30 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and friendly hostel, I´d recommend it to any backpackers looking for a couple of days of home comforts (the food is SO GOOD!!) and parties - as the staff described it, every night is party night!

Disliked: The parties could be heard throughout the hostel, although they did only go on til 2am

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great beds and showers

Disliked: The staff tried to overcharge us with thir exchange rate everyone should check this as it was the first time the woman checking us out who "have had this problem" and said that the booking price only applied to one of us even though I booked for 2 people and then said it only applied for the first night even though we booked it for 3 nights. Then she tried doing the exchange rate 3 times at their rates which ended up being an extra $3each a night. Make sure you know how much it's meant to be. They also lost 3 peoples laundry while we were there and there are nonlocks on the dorm rooms.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

11 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all the staffs are very kind and helpful, the food is good, hot showers everytime, safe and clean.

Disliked: The internet conexion sometimes is very slow.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

07 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Essentials, i.e. bathrooms, beds, are all among the best, and super clean. Bar is reasonably priced and food is all right.

Disliked: It is huuuuuuge. Definitely lacks the casual relaxed atmosphere of smaller places. Bar food is not exactly healthy and there is no kitchen. TV room is kind of dingy.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Partying / nightlife

25 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: great place to meet people. very clean. best hostel we stayed in ever!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.


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