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Hostal Carlos V

Linares No. 42 | Entre Plaza 25 de mayo y pasaje Boulevard, Potosi, Bolivia
Hostal Carlos V
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  • Location
    4.5 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
    4 of 5 stars
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Cologne, Germany
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Our first room (ask for the suite!) was very nice! Totally big with a clean bathroom. After two nights we had to change the room and this one was just horrible! No window so that the walls started going mouldy! The smell in the room and the bathroom was terrible! Breakfast is nothing special. The hostal is very nice located... More 

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Gatineau, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We stayed at this hostal for 2 nights during our stay in potosi. It is well located - really close to the plaza 10 de noviembre and casa de la moneda! The rooms are clean and warm (this was in may - weather will become cooler and this could change) and their is hot water for your shower! It had... More 

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Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

This hostal is in a great location. Very good hot showers and wifi connection. The patio area is a bit noisy/echos but that's also partly due to other travelers ignorance. Breakfast is a bit average however on the second morning I did get yoghurt/banana mix and a good coffee. Room is a little musty however perfectly acceptable for a few... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is by far the best hostel my friend and I have ever stayed at. What a breath of fresh air. The receptionist was so lovely and helpful and showed us where we could get some late night food. The rooms are very clean as is the bathroom. Highly recommend. And breakfast is great too!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

Hostal Carlos V is an average ho(s)tel. but what you get it's way too expensive. someone was smoking in the room before us. breakfast is very bolivian basic with dry bread jam and butter. then add. tea or coffee. staff was helpful and wifi was working in the common area. at least it wasn't cold at night. you can getter... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Highly recommended in the lonely planet, but what a deception for us ! For a price we thought was excessive (160B$), you get a tiny - yet very clean - double room with access to a common bathroom (only one tiny bathroom by floor). The bathroom itself was pretty dirty the whole time we stayed there. The problem was that... More 

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Paris, France
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24 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights. The rooms are not great but not bad either (there are mostly shared bathrooms). However, they are all located on a central patio (closed on the roof) and can be thus very very noisy. You better have to be in a top floor. Furthermore, the staff is really unpleasant. I would not recommend to... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

Its clean and the staff are nice but nothing can redeem it when its minus 5 outside and no warmer in your room. Wifis pretty bad too. If it cold in Patosi when you arrive pay mor for somewhere with a heater, its really neccessary.

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Nantes, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

Not as good as reported by the Lonely Planet but decently priced and located. Smallish rooms and the patio can be noisy. Good enough for a couple of nights but nothing to call home about. Next time we go to Potosi, we'll look for other options.

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Our room was smelly and old. It had molds in the walls. We were there in February and it was so cold inside the room! WiFi did not work very well. Breakfast was poor. It has a good location, however. But if I go back to Potosi, I will look for another option.

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