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Pension California

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Av. Degollado 209, La Paz 23000, Mexico
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Pension California
Ranked #28 of 37 Hotels in La Paz
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Maine
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163 reviews 163 reviews
51 hotel reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

As long as you only use the kitchen to boil water for instant coffee or msg loaded ramen noodles, you will be right as rain. The rooms are loaded with character, and the common area is filled with old photos and paintings. The staff were great. The bathroom was private, and very narrow. We are 5 ft. 5 in, and... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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34 reviews 34 reviews
32 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

Very, very, very budget hostel. Beds made out of concrete with a mattress on top. The rest of room fashioned out of concrete as well. Had the feel of a night I once spent in the cells in London. Except, I got more sleep there. Just odd. Managed to get WI-FI and the price was right, but that was about... More 

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San Francisco, California
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

This place is very, very basic - rooms have no windows, beds and bedroom fixtures are made of concrete, there was no water in the tap and the 'shower' is literally the end of a hose shooting cold water only. But who cares, you're in La Paz spending $280 a night on a twin with private bathroom. The WiFi is... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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113 reviews 113 reviews
106 hotel reviews
164 helpful votes 164 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

The hostel is located within walking distance to the bus terminal. It is basically in the city center. This is an old and quite run down building. It had nice courtyard with many seating areas for socializing. There was also a very simple kitchen in the outside area. It was not very well equipped. My room and all other areas... More 

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Sofia, Bulgaria
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21 reviews 21 reviews
18 hotel reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

This is may be the strangest place I have ever been. The bathroom was really a disaster. There was no hot water at all, yes it was hot anyway so a cold shower was really refreshing The rooms dont have windows, the beds are made of concrete and the matress is put on it. The wardrobe was made also of... More 

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Noumea, New Caledonia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

cheap hostel in the center ! Rooms looks like a warehouse but it's ok !

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King City, Canada
19 reviews 19 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2012 via mobile

Close to bus station. Water is shut off after 11. Pay phone did not work

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London, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
97 hotel reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

This hostel and the Convento hostel around the corner are owned by the same man. They are virtually the same but the price for Pension California was 10 pesos more! It is well located, has a lot of communal seating and was very social. It has an outdoor 'kitchen' which is really a gas 4 ring burner and no decent... More 

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Staunton, Virginia, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2011

great place to meet fellow hostelers....if you are hosteling best place in la plaz..great place to spend christman...i have spent three christmas's here...will miss not spending this christman..the management if very friendly and helpfull..for the money it is the best..as you can see i love this place dog friendly joann loring and rastaman my beloved dog i left the spirt... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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94 reviews 94 reviews
21 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2011

My Girlfriend and I were staying at another hotel in the city, but it was not within our budget. We then searched the following day for something within our price range and Pension California was it! The places is very charming and close to it all. You have the Mercado (Market) around the corner and some great taco stands. Go... More 

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Address: Av. Degollado 209, La Paz 23000, Mexico
Location: Mexico > Baja California > Baja California Sur > La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 25
Also Known As:
Pension California Hotel La Paz

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