Undeserved bad reviews, beautiful hostel
I stayed 5 nights (4 bed, 6 bed) in this hostel. It is not located in the tourist center but surely is a few minutes from many cultural centers/attractions/nightlife. As a solo female traveler I felt safe getting there even late at night. It is located an easy 2.5 blocks away from plaza España w/ lots of transport options, supermarket and eatouts. The transport to almost any part of the city is easy! 1.5 Bolivianos (line M) for a minibus, minivans are 2 Bs all dropping off at the door or 1/2 block away. Taxi to bus terminal is 20-30 bolivianos (i paid 20 even though i was told it was 25-30). Unlike most other hostels I have stayed in, the rooms actually resemble the photos. Very clean, bright, and spacious for hostel standards, at times it felt like a boutique hotel. There are only 2 showers & 3 toilets available for all shared rooms however the showers had hot water 24rs, which is a rare find in Bolivia if you're not paying top $. The whole place is incredibly clean and & the friendly staff regularly take care of all corners of the property. I've read some bad reviews about cleanliness which I would like to clarify that if there was any dirtiness involved it was because of travellers who don't have any notion of hygiene or house manners - if you're one of those, or a smelly dirty party animal, please stay away! The common areas are super inviting and comfortable and the atmosphere of the whole place is very relaxing! Breakfast was simple BUT WITH QUALITY INGREDIENTS!
Pros: Staff, location, tranquility, guest profile, facilities, the cleanest hostel i've ever been to, safety of location, 24hr hot shower!, great breakfast
Cons: cabinets or a storage system for non-refrigerated foods (eg. lockers or use of kitchen cabinets) but this is only a negligible inconvenience
Location: Not located in the touristy area but having stayed in there too as a female I felt way safer here.Transport to the door is very frequent, easy & cheap