First of all, the Beehive covers all the basics well. The beds, rooms, bathrooms, kitchens and common areas are clean, comfortable and spacious. Amanda and the staff are super friendly and knowledgeable about Sucre and the surrounding region in Bolivia and are always ready to provide helpful tips on transportation, food options and trips. Breakfast is served daily and the hostel is very centrally located so that all of the best restaurants in Sucre are only minutes walking distance.
The Beehive organizes kick boxing and pilates classes in addition to walley (a type of volleyball game) and with permission additional activities maybe organized by guests themselves. When I was there in December of last year, a visiting couple taught guests acro-yoga. This is really the best feature of the Beehive, the owner, staff and volunteers have created a space which promotes community. Close to 20 guests were present when I visited and everyone seemed to genuinely get along, sharing information and even organizing trips and social events together despite only having recently met.
The Beehive is excellent. Many stay longer than planned and others come back, sometimes even to volunteer. My only regret was not being able to stay longer.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a new international hostel, local community center, cafe, and cooperative in Sucre. Our goal is to empower women and small businesses in Sucre to work together towards community economic development. We're located four blocks from the central plaza. Proceeds from our hostel help to support our community programs! Come be part of our family and book your bed today! ... more less