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Hostal Koala Den

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Calle Junin #56, Potosi, Bolivia
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Hostal Koala Den
Ranked #2 of 16 Specialty Lodging in Potosi
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Santiago, Chile
18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

After arriving from Uyuni, this hostel was like heaven. Breakfast includes fruit and scrambled eggs. The cleaning lady was very nice and answered any questions. Hot showers, laundry service, book exchange, and good location. The hostel is big and great to meet other travelers but it's not a party hostel. Internet was bad, that would be the only negative.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two separate buildings to Koala Den - practically over the road from each other. I stayed in what I assume is the main building on calle Junin, though the other one looked a bit airier/ nicer when I stuck my head in. I stayed in the dorm (3 bunkbeds packed in close). It's right next to the communal... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Its hard to find a nice hostel in Potosi fo a reasonable price. Thats clear to me know. The bathroomdoor was clapping from the wind all night and very dirty. Saying something about the dirty bathroom I got a big mouth and still no cleaning. Towels are not included in the rooms with shared bathroom. One possitive thing, there is... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

We stayed in Koala den for 3 nights and absolutely loved it! Since the moment you arrive, the staff is very welcoming and friendly (an amazing family) they were really talkative and gave us good advices on stuff to do in Potosi, places to eat, and so on! What I personally loved the most, was their honesty :) they always... More 

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100 reviews 100 reviews
91 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

This hostel is located about 5-10 minutes walk away from Potosi's central square so it's not too noisy but is still close to the shops and restaurants. Staff were quite nice, and I booked the the mine tour through them which was very interesting (though slightly more expensive than if you shop around and find a tour yourself). Rooms and... More 

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Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil
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41 reviews 41 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

This is a nice place to stay, well located, room a little too small for so many beds, but the matress was really good... They have a nice kitchen, a good breakfeast (lots of fruits) and a nice common area. Internet wasn´t working fine when I was there. Great heating in the room...Potosi is really cold at night so I... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We stayed in the Koala Den twice during our travels through Bolivia and really liked the place. The facilities our pretty basic, but that fact is made up for by the very friendly and warm staff that really made us feel welcome (which is certainly not always the case in Bolivia). When we stayed there they had a box full... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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125 reviews 125 reviews
98 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2014

This hostel was alright, but certainly not the best during my trip. The location is a bit weird... I felt kind of unsafe wandering around the backstreets in search of this hostel. It´s not a street where I wanted to be as a girl alone after sunset. However, the people working here are super nice. The rooms were tiny and... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
200 helpful votes 200 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

The hostel was nice, clean with hot showers and heating at night. The breakfast was good, scrambled eggs and the woman giving it was very kind. We also booked a minetour through them. Unfortunately it was on a Sunday so there wouldnt be as many workers in the mine (but they warned us in the beginning). Because of the time... More 

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San Francisco, California
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Koala Den is cozy, warm, and great place to stay in Potosi. The communal area with couches and cats was awesome. The kitchen was big and well stocked. The beds were nice and almost too warm with all of the covers. The best breakfast I've had in all of Bolivia. It includes fruit, eggs, toast and juice. Don't forget to... More 

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Address: Calle Junin #56, Potosi, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hostal Koala Den Hotel Potosi

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