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“Great hostel, a good price for La Paz.”
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Hostal Sol Andino
Ranked #3 of 51 La Paz B&B and Inns
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“Great hostel, a good price for La Paz.”
Reviewed September 22, 2011

160Bs for a double room with a private bathroom, including breakfast.

After looking around a few hostels on IIIampu street, Sol Andino was the best and the cheapest. It's in a good location, very close to the witches market and to the cheaper backpacker food options (although none of them are too good). It's also very close to lots of tour shops where you can book a Death Road trip. (I'd recommend Madness Tours. I booked the Death Road biking trip through them, they were cheaper than Gravity and just fantastic).

The included breakfast is a buffet breakfast of bread, butter, cereal, fruit, juice and a hot drink. The buffet table is kept well stocked and if anything does run out you can ask for more.

The room was excellent. It was on the very top floor so it had a huge window which let in tons of light and it also gave a great view of the surrounding hills. It would be better to get a room nearer the top floor (despite there being no lift) because I could imagine that the lower rooms wouldn't have great windows or views, therefore they could be darker and colder.

The room was large. The double bed was very comfortable and the bedding was clean. The shower was an electric shower (the dodgy Bolivian kind) but it worked really well, it was powerful and hot.

The hostel has free wifi BUT it doesn't work above the 4th floor. However as you go up the stairs of the hostel, there are landings on each floor with sitting areas so I would go down a few floors and use the wifi there. There is also one computer.

There are two large roof terraces. One on the very top of the hostel (7th floor) so it had fantastic views of La Paz. There is also a roof terrace on the 6th floor with chairs and tables outside. There is also a table football on this terrace.

My only negatives are..........the wifi not working on the top two floors AND there being NO kitchen. It would have made staying in La Paz much better if there was a kitchen because the food options are really bad.

If you don't want to walk up a lot of stairs at this altitude don't stay here! (6 floors in total).

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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Sol Andino
Address: Calle Aroma, 6 Zona Rosario | Between Illampu and Isacc Tamayo Street, La Paz 591, Bolivia
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Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
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Ranked #3 of 51 B&Bs / Inns in La Paz
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Number of rooms: 14
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