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“Hidden gem in the heart of La Paz”

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The Valley Of Souls Hostal
Ranked #33 of 76 Specialty Lodging in La Paz
Cusco, Peru
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“Hidden gem in the heart of La Paz”
Reviewed December 27, 2013

First to rate! Cool. So, it was the only hostel on Trip Advisor that did not have any reviews. However, pictures looked like it was inexpensive, so I decided to check it out since it was 7pm and we still did not have a place to stay. It took me a while to find the right house, because there was no sign outside, but when I finally did I understood why there are no reviews - the place is just not open yet! Cesar, its manager, told me that there´s still some paperwork to be done, but anyways graciously welcomed us to the yet-to-be-opened hostel.

So, this place is great because of:
- central albeit tranquil location (3 blocks from beautiful Prado street, 5 blocks from the main square, minutes till market with fresh groceries)
- beautiful well-maintained colonial house (200 old at least) with huge ceilings high enough for horsemen
- wonderfully helpful and welcoming hosts (Cesar, the manager, and Adelina, the actual owner). Cesar is also a very interesting character, he plays drums in his heavy-metal band and can tell you lots about local alternative music scene (as well as what to do around La Paz).
- pretty spacious kitchen with plenty of utensils
- good wifi
- big comfy beds
- cozy sitting area with TV and guest computer
- super thick walls let none of the sounds come in
- very hot showers and clean bathrooms
- there´s also a sauna right around the corner where you can warm up for 25 Bs per 3 hrs.

Mind you, this is none of the gringo ghetto you are likely to get in if staying at some party hostel. This is a homey, relaxed space with somewhat conservative decor. If I understood it correctly, usual price is something around 50 Bs per person (we got a discount for being the first guests).

Backpackers, don´t miss your chance to visit the place before it´s full and crowded (official opening is sometime in January)!

Room Tip: As not all the rooms were ready, we got the one without a window, which was OK as everything else wa...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: The Valley Of Souls Hostal
Address: Jose Castro Street No. 1504 Place Tomas Frias, Santa Barbara Area | End of the Comercio Street and Bueno Street, La Paz 3807, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #33 of 76 Specialty Lodging in La Paz
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a family hostel, we like to share with tourists from around the world, in a way, learning about other cultures and customs of other countries. We are in the heart of the city of La Paz at 3,650 meters above sea level, we have a resting place with comfortable beds, personal lockers, lounge, wifi, washing machine available, reading room, solarium and common kitchen, it is a peaceful without disturbing noises of the city, as it is a 200 year old colonial house place (recently renovated). ... more   less 

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