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Reviews of Pirwa Hostel La Paz

Hostel | Avenida Montes 641, La Paz, Bolivia ---

69.8% Overall Rating

8 out of 17 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (23/05/2014)

Nicole Timbs thinks…

"The staff are sooooo helpful! We needed hours of her sorting out a problem with a DHL delivery and Christian and all the other staff bent over backwards to help. They made everything soucn easier!…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Laundry service
  • BBQ area
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 9.20

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast

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69.8%

Overall Rating

8 out of 17 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Pirwa Hostel La Paz'

Atmosphere
65.9%
Location
76.5%
Facilities
68.2%
Cleanliness
65.9%
Staff
64.7%
Value
70.6%
Safety
76.5%
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80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

sarah rohde

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

21 July 2014 sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Good price, comfy beds

Disliked: Very basic breakfast and no kitchen use

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

Nicole Timbs

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 May 2014 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are sooooo helpful! We needed hours of her sorting out a problem with a DHL delivery and Christian and all the other staff bent over backwards to help. They made everything soucn easier! Lovely bar tol.

Disliked: Nicole left no negative feedback.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

07 May 2014

Liked: Nice place to meet people. Usually warm showers and comfortable beds.

Disliked: Aside from Omar, staff seemed disinterested and unhelpful. They tried to overcharge for the room, and were very casual when I pointed out their error to them.

60.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

07 May 2014

Liked: Very comfortable beds.

Disliked: Most staff were not very friendly or helpful. What is very frustrating is when they ¨forget¨ to calculate your deposit into the amount that you owe them, and when you point it out their error they don´t seem apologetic or concerned that they almost over charged you.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

12 April 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location near bus station, comfy beds with proper pillow and duvet. Liked the lockers with power sockets in to charge stuff and nice bar area. Hot water in showers.

Disliked: They really need to put more toilet paper in the toilets every day as it always seemed to run out. It was a bit noisy as on main road and creaky floors and TV Lounge bit small.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Eleanor Robson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 February 2014 Eleanor would recommend this property

Liked: Great value for money, close to bus terminal, secure, beds are really comfortable.

Disliked: Could have been cleaned a bit more often

31.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Jessica Gagne

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 June 2013

Liked: Nothing

Disliked: Breakfast was abysmal - dry bread and watery artificial jam. But worst of all was the fact that DANI at the reception blatantly lied to my face by telling me that the bus ticket to Sucre was the same price whether I booked it through her or at the bus station (I even showed her the wikitravel page stating the price, which was 20 bolivianos less than what she said the price was, and she made up all kinds of things like saying that the website was outdated) I believed her so I bought the ticket, and then sure enough my bus company told me at the bus station that the hostel's commission was 20 bolivianos and the actual price of the ticket was the exact same as on wikitravel (90 bolivianos, not 110 which is what Dani said). It's one thing to provide a service and be honest about the commission, but something entirely different to lie to someone's face! Not impressed!

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Julian Brophy

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2013

Liked: Good comfy beds, good location, small movie room, friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: Place could be so much better if some work and love were put into it. With a little TLC, it really could be a great hostel, but the lack of work on it makes it a good average.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Visiting friends or family

02 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, comfy beds.

Disliked: Information given to me from the staff was all wrong!

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

Lynn Lefevere

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

30 March 2012 Lynn would recommend this property

Liked: It is close the center but not right into all the fuss. rooms are nice and clean and you can get a good night rest.

Disliked: wifi is a bid dodgy, doesn´t always work. but they also have 2 computers that you are alowed to use.

22.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 20%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Charlotte Kendall

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

26 March 2012

Liked: Leaving it.

Disliked: The staff. The atmosphere. The facilities.

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

Markus Baumgartner

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

04 March 2012 Markus would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: nothing

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

09 February 2012

Liked: Beds are comfortable and it is close to the bus stop.

Disliked: Hot water is unreliable - first shower there was cold. Frequently no toilet paper and bins overflowing. Not much atmosphere in general - hostel seems put together poorly with a dangerous stone staircase outside the only way to get upstairs. Worst thing about the hostel is the staff. Found them unhelpful, and a bit rude. The guy who prepares breakfast ignored my request for a bottle of water - had to ask about four times. He sat there watching TV while no plates, milk or coffee for breakfast. Better options out there for sure.

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

Nick Nelson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

11 January 2012 Nick would recommend this property

Liked: Incredibly friendly and helpful staff, even took the time to direct me toward the best places to buy coffee beans and a guitar! THe hostel itself is very nice with a beautiful courtyard and views of the city. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Breakfast was a little sparse for my appetite.


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