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Hostal Republica

Comercio 1455, La Paz, Bolivia
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Ranked #36 of 72 Hotels in La Paz
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After reading multiple reviews describing the hostel's 'tranquil' atmosphere, we were somewhat disappointed to discover that there seemed to be no atmosphere at all. The cobblestoned courtyard in the centre of the hostel could have been buzzing with life but no-one seemed too keen to venture outside to drink or meet other guests. Maybe partly because the rooms were admittedly... More 

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Herefordshire, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Have stayed here a couple of times over the last few years and it is now looking a little tired. Staff have always been helpful to me and the overall security is good. Could now do with a bit of a makeover.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Our only option arriving late we paid 270bs (54 can) for a private room. We were looking to finish our vacation at a higher end hostel. The ambience was pleasant and room was adequate. We had planned on 3 nights here. After waking up in the morning I bought a coffee from the cafeteria for 10bs. (double the regular cost)... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We have just left this hostel after staying 1 night and after reading the other comments you would think the owner would do something about the receptionist. After checking out a few hostels we came to republica, great tranquil setting and after the receptionist told us it would be 60b pp for a dorm including breakfast we decided to stay.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

It has taken me too long to write this, we stayed here in August 2010 and I have only just started reviewing. By the look of other reviews it still has the same owners. When we booked it , it seemed a great way to finish our first trip to Peru and Bolivia. This was a mistake bigger than thinking... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2014 via mobile

We are currently staying at Republica in La Paz. The hostal is a bit of a mixed bag... Firstly it's pretty cheap. It's nice and quiet and we haven't had any of the service issues mentioned below. However, the rooms are damp and can be really cold at night. The food is pretty average, and there aren't too many options... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

This place is a joke. Got to la Paz at 7pm and the wild rover across the road was booked so the girl recommended we stay here. Stevie wonder could of seen how much of a dump this place is so how she didn't I don't know. Unbeliveably overpriced and the beds apart from being medievil in comfort levels and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

A bit old-fashioned, but nice. We slept well and the rooms were clean. Bathrooms clean as well but there were not very many. Wifi was free, but very slow. The yards are very pleasant, but other than that there is no comon area to rest and relax (except the restaurant at the entrance...). The staff was nice as well.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 via mobile

Pro's: pretty quiet hostal with in house travel agency and nice patios Cons: staff was sometimes very unfriendly (and some don't speak a word English), wifi doesn't always work, some rooms were cold and had cold shower. Food in cafetaria was overprized and didn't contain the advertized ingredients. All in total pretty expensive for the service we received.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

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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Address: Comercio 1455, La Paz, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 30
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