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Hostal Republica

Comercio 1455, La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #34 of 72 hotels in La Paz
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed here only because Wild Rover was fully booked. We booked into a double for 180b and then they charged us 240b on checking out as we opened a door in our bedroom! The staff were so incredibly rude, they were just after your money. The rooms are damp and mouldy, clearly haven't been decorated since 1940. Even if... More

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Overall this is a clean and quiet hostel but we would not recommend it to others because of the hospitality of the receptionist and that it is overpriced. We stayed for 8 days and had several very poor experiences with the main receptionist, Paula and witnessed her getting into yelling matches with other backpackers too. All of the other staff... More

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Zittau, Germany
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62 reviews 62 reviews
15 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I guess the best part about this hostel is that it's not a party hostel, meaning you can get a good night's sleep. The staff wasn't quite welcoming, though far from unfriendly. My bed was not really good - massive mould in the middle. Also, wifi didn't work all too well. So if you really need a quiet place, it'll... More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

Beds were uncomfortable and rooms were cold. One of the bathrooms only ran cold water...Courtyard was nice. Service wasn't the best and breakfast was blah, even by hostel standards. Only saving grace was the location... But it was pretty loud in the evening and the church bells were annoying.

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Cambridge, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

First things first, the hostel itself is ok. The setting is nice and is a lot quieter than the neighbouring wild rover hostel. However, as nice as the hostel is, the owner is focused purely on money and has no regard, no care, for her customers. We arrived around 10pm at night and requested a room for 5 people. We... More

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Merida, Mexico
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Pros: hot shower, and...hmmm Cons: smelly room, dirty bathroom, unfriendly staff, overpriced, cold room, expensive food, weak breakfast They refused to even call a taxi for us or give a damn when I told them our room smelled like cigarettes.

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Cusco, Peru
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Myself and a few friends stayed here for 4 days in the same dorm. On the final day, I'd left my iPod to charge in the room. I was out with everyone from the room for lunch, we locked the door, so the only people win access to the room were employees. Came back to find the iPod gone with... More

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London, United Kingdom
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

after arriving in la paz quite late and trekking around hostels for a room we came across Hostal Republica. They were also fully booked in the cheaper rooms but offered us the more expensive suit which by that point we accepted for a night. There was a group of us and the room was for 5 with a bathroom and... More

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Munich, Germany
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9 reviews 9 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Just checked in to this quiet and central Hostal after several days in the mountains. The patios are inviting, however the tidiness of the cleaning staff impacts the feel of the place. Our double bedroom is spacious, however terribly old with stained carpet, wallpaper coming of the wall and door lock feeling insecure. Shared bathrooms are also very old, some... More

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Perth, Australia
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014 via mobile

The hostel is overpriced with unhelpful rude staff. I booked a tour to the Uyuni salt fields in with the tour agency, big mistake! I never usually book ahead but I wanted something convenient after a 12 hour bus. On their advertising they state ask about a bilingual guide, I was assured the driver would be able to speak English... More

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Address: Comercio 1455, La Paz, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
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