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Cruz de Popayan Hostel

Calle Loa 881, Sucre, Bolivia
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Ranked #24 of 40 Specialty Lodging in Sucre
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
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    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We found Hostel Cruz de Popayan to be a pretty solid accommodation option. Compared to the average/typical South American hostel we found it to be slightly above par for size, cleanliness and quality of wifi. In addition, it has heaps of character being an old colonial style building. The courtyard in particular is a beautiful spot to hang out.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Located nice and central, and has a good court yard to kick back in to use the free wifi (wifi doesn't work in rooms and pretty slow generally). Nightly rate inexpensive Unfortunately, the room only had mesh curtains, which could clearly be seen through night and day. And most importantly, I was attacked by bed bugs! Would not recommend!

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

The building that houses the hostel is built around several courtyards in a very nice colonial style. The rooms are clean, showers work well. The rooms are all pretty simple and don't really provide anything extra apart from a place to sleep. Overall it is also on the expensive side for what you get. We staid in private rooms with... More 

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La Paz
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3 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The staff were not very friendly or helpful, and one of the beds was broken. Showers were powerful and hot, and the rooms were warm. Breakfast is included and pretty big - it's worth paying for a private room to get the better breakfast with eggs!

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Enschede, The Netherlands
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94 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

This hostel is recently renovated and looks great! Lovely garden area and nice rooms. Location is perfect. The only thing is it isn't finished yet! We stayed in a twin with shared bathroom. The bathroom has no space to put your clothes or towels. Also the matrasses were terrible, two thin ones on top of eachother... There is wifi around... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

the place is expensive for the prices of the city where you can find decent single rooms in the center for 35 bolivian. the attendants were unhelpful: the night attendant didn't help me put the tv on at about 8.30 pm after the lights went.I was told that it was a problem of the cable company and I had been... More 

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Cochabamba, Bolivia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

When I first arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, attractive courtyard areas and nicely sized twin room. The next morning was dissapointing however when we were sent down the road to another (not particularly nice) hostel for breakfast. When we returned we asked about the laundry service and were told it was out of service and we would... More 

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La Serena, Chile
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3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

I actually didn't want to go here, but some other hostals nearby were full because of the celebrations for some virgin (I believe it was Guadelupe). From the start the service was lousy.. I had to pay directly for the room without seeing it, and actually it isn't cheap at all (90 bolivianos). I felt I did't have an option... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

Although the building itself was very old and full of character, I have never met such unfriendly staff in all my time backpacking around South America. At one point, the gentleman on the front desk was shouting at me telling me to get off of the computer, evern though all of my pictures were on there being transferred across and... More 

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43 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

We stayed here as part of a basic tour, so not sure of the exact price. It was a few blocks from the centre of town. We had a very cold room adjoining the spacious courtyard, but there was a lot of renovation work going on at the time. Staff were helpful but not over-friendly. The breakfast was very minimal,... More 

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