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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice place, good price 4 bed dorm with bathroom for 50 bob. A little cold at night but heaters in the rooms, old building which is a bit shabby but an excellent shower (hot and good pressure!), great breakfast (eggs and fruit included!) and the WiFi is really good for once!! Location is very close to main square.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Stayed 4 nights in the annex. Lucky as I had 1 dorm for me alone. Nice place to chill out, very close to the center though super quiet. Friendly and helpful staff. Good laundry. Excellent breakfast with fruits, eggs... A good place to stay.

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Perth, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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 April 26, 2015

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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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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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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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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