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Hostal Koala Den

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Calle Junin #56, Potosi, Bolivia
Hostal Koala Den
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Perth, Australia
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fantastic breakfast, the best I've had since I left home. Wifi, hot showers and warm comfy beds. Good location - you can walk to the main plaza where we booked our mine tour. Not sure why we didn't book through our hostel. The staff are friendly and the vibe at the hostel is good

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostal is charming, very well located, with central heat, hot shower and a charming kitchen. Managed by very simpathic people, some of then ex mining, probably what makes the koala mining tour the best in Potosí.

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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

I hit Potosi on the run. In a little less than a week, my flight would leave Cusco, Peru, on it's way back to the US. In those six days, I hoped to see the the Potosi mines, Uyuni aslt flats, Copacabana, and Puno. The front desk staff was very friendly and helped me get my stuff put away in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The best place to stay in Potosi. Clean, 24 hs.hot showers, good breakfast and warm beds. 100% Social. Nice place to relax, charge batteries and move on. People in charge will answer any of your questions. You couldn't ask for more.

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Santiago, Chile
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

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 January 22, 2015

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 January 20, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Brisbane
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118 reviews 118 reviews
109 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
16 helpful votes 16 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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