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Hostal La Posada de la Abuela Obdulia
Ranked #4 of 54 La Paz B&B and Inns
Palo Alto, California
Level 4 Contributor
22 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
“Very helpful staff, excellent location”
Reviewed December 21, 2013

The hostal is located right next to Calle Sagarnaga (on Linares), so the best La Paz souvenir shopping is right at the entrance door. The Coca Museum (which is very interesting) is 3 doors down the Linares road. Tours to Tiwanaku and Titicaca start from the Sagarnaga/Linares intersection too. So I could not imagine a better location.

In addition the staff is very friendly, they arranged a couple of taxis for me (and I had to cancel a few more due to airline delays) and each time the taxis were there, punctual and reliable. They also called for me tour and bus companies when needed. I also left my luggage there for days with no incidents. The rooms are a bit simple (that's why I did not give them five stars) but clean and comfortable, with hot water showers even at 3am.

I did not try to eat at the places inside the plaza, but I found excellent restaurants a couple of doors down the road, with nice decor and cheap (<10$) very good food.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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San Francisco, California
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 6, 2013

A very friendly hotel near the tourism hot-spots. The hotel is built around a courtyard that is slightly set back from Calle Linares, and this insulates it from the torrent of tourists rushing along Calle Linares and Calle Sagarnaga. Facilities are a little on the basic side - just what is needed to do the job, nothing fancy; very good value for the money. There is a good travel agency, a café, an adequate restaurant and a couple of other stores in the courtyard. Staff were very helpful and astonishingly efficient.

There is steep set of stairs up to the hotel reception, which would make things quite difficult for anyone with reduced mobility (e.g., on crutches, or in a wheelchair)

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Delden, The Netherlands
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48 reviews
16 hotel reviews
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Reviewed September 22, 2013

Love the beers and the American guy who runs the restaurant inside the hotel. The price is very low if you're looking at the quality. Warm shower, comfortable beds, good breakfast for a low price. This hotel is located in the city centre and it is very easy to visit everyting.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 4 Contributor
34 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed August 26, 2013

this hotel is located in the heart of the "touristy" part of downtown La Paz - lots of shopping, dining, and sights within blocks, including Witches Market, coca museum, Iglesias de San Francisco, black market, and more - great location and very secure. staff was helpful and friendly - we had 2 times when we had to leave around or before 4am, and they made sure we had taxis and someone to let us out at that time (they literally padlocked the place shut after 11pm). we stayed there on 2 separate nights, and the 2nd night we showed up from a long bus ride too early to check into our room, but they let us have breakfast and use a restroom to freshen up - very accommodating! the hotel has a great indoor courtyard with 2 restaurants, a coffee shop, tour company, and a little shopping inside. rooms had all you needed, free breakfast and wi-fi, showers were tiny and sporatic hot water, but that's the way it goes in South America. great value for budget travellers!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
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Hay-on-Wye, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2012

Best location possible, in traveller 'barrio' just above Plaza San Francisco, where all the action is. Clean, comfortable, very helpful staff. Airy central covered courtyard. However many rooms do not have windows. Two restaurants and travel agency on site.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Ireland
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59 reviews
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Reviewed September 28, 2012

This is probably the first time I have hated a place that seems to get good reviews on TA.
I was staying here by myself, and was led to my room out through the dining area and to a room off a stiarwell. No tv and a wardrobe full of rubbish and junk. It seemed like a place that someone usually lives in but moved out to let me stay for a night. There was a second exit door from the room, that led to god knows where!But it sounded like it was a familys kitchen at the other side of the door.
I had to go ask for towels/toiletries as there was none in the bathroom. But there was used packets of shampoo in the shower that hadnt been cleaned. I just put up with it because I was getting a 5am flight so I only needed a bed for the night.
When I was leaving the next morning the door back into the hotel area at the stairwell was closed out and locked, and i couldnt get my keys to open it! I was petrified I was gonna miss my flight but thankfully the receptionist guy had woken up to call me a taxi. ugh just a bad experience! Grateful I only had to stay there the one night.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Gerente100, Gerente at Hostal La Posada de la Abuela Obdulia, responded to this review, June 6, 2013
The hostel has rooms inside and the room it is referred to in this comment, when the hostel is full enable these interior rooms, in all cases follow the same procedure for all our customers, telling them what the service includes: Buffet breakfast, Wi Fi, 24-hour hot water, private bathroom, luggage room, cable TV, heating, in the case of this room the guest had knowledge that he had no cable TV and the guest accept, regarding toilet utensils (towels , soap, shampoo, toilet paper, etc) how our guest reception is, once you installed in your room the staff proceeds to deliver these utensils, regarding the door, use the keys and we can not control whether nerves betray a person at a given time, about garbage the comment is little credible because we are very strict on this issue and finally on to the kitchen is obvious that the hostel not only has a very functional kitchen if not, a meeting room, dining room, conference room, internet room, all indoors.
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Singapore, Singapore
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90 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed September 3, 2012

A very conveniently located hotel, with helpful staff - we arrived late at night and were delighted to get to our clean, warm room with a spacious bathroom with hot shower! The staff were available 24hr and happy to call taxis, look after bags etc. And while the breakfast was if fairly minimal, the breakfast room and courtyard were a welcome retreat from the hustle and bustle of the market stalls on the street outside. Yes, there was some noise from the street in the morning, but it was very quiet at night. And there were some great cafes and restaurants on nearby streets.

Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
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Additional Information about Hostal La Posada de la Abuela Obdulia

Property: Hostal La Posada de la Abuela Obdulia
Address: Linares # 947, La Paz, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 54 B&Bs / Inns in La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in an old republican house recently renovated with a sober and elegant colonial architecture in downtown La Paz next to the principal tourist areas and main attractions. It offers you 20 ample rooms (170 sq/feet) decorated in an Andean style with: Private bathroom with hot water, Cable-TV and telephone, Wireless Internet, International, Restaurant and Coffee Bar, Free broadband Internet, Panoramic view terrace, Handicraft gallery, Fast food restaurant. ... more   less 
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