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“Faultless - definitely recommend”
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Arthy's Guesthouse
Ranked #5 of 76 Specialty Lodging in La Paz
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“Faultless - definitely recommend”
Reviewed July 2, 2013 via mobile

Everything was great - room, cleanliness, facilities and especially the service. Couldn't have been better. It's a great place to stay if you want to chill out, with movies, internet, and a small selection of useful things like pasta, beer, eggs etc at prices i couldn't find bettered in markets or shops. Hope to come back!

  • Stayed June 2013
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Reviewed May 20, 2013 via mobile

From the word go we loved Arthy's. The staff were so friendly and helpful throughout, regardless of who you spoke to.

The hostel was spotless and well maintained. It can be a bit chilly but that's La Paz for you and the hostel has hot water bottles and hair dryers that you can borrow to help with this.

There is a spacious lounge that you can relax in and there are films if you fancy watching them. They also have a stock of basic toiletries, snacks, drinks and food items and reasonable prices.

We really enjoyed our stay at Arthy's and will come back when we return to the city.

  • Stayed May 2013
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Rooms are clean and huge. location is so perfect (quick walk from bus station). very quiet place for good sleep, but still able to meet lots of new friends. the staff is so super friendly, can't thank them enough.

Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

Ruben and Fred from Arthys are just great. Very helpful, super English, very patient! We had luck to get the 4bed room for two people so plenty of space. The bathroom and showers are very clean. The location is perfect. Only 10 Minutes walking from the bus terminal. And also very close to San Francisco Church. it is a very quiet place.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

If you are looking for a clean hostel, away from all the noisiness of the party hostels, in a great location then look no further.

The staff are probably the most friendly I have encountered in South America, incredibly helpful and when I left my USB stick in their computer, they found it and kept it for me when I returned two weeks later - I was SO thankful!!!

Rooms are clean and spacious and all the bathroom facilities and kitchen are also clean.

The only negative about this place is the showers, not very powerful or warm, but bearable.

Would definitely recommend to anyone, lovely and tranquil and safe.

  • Stayed March 2013
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Bath, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 13, 2013

WARNING!! This hostel is not at all where the Lonely Planet guide (South America on a Shoe String) says it is. The hostel is located on the main road into central La Paz (Av. Perez) where Google Maps states it to be; about 10 metres North of the junction with Ingavi, behind a bright orange door.

Once inside, you will immediately appreciate the calm, quiet atmosphere which contradicts that of La Paz so starkly. There is a little shop selling all the essentials which is definitely appreciated when we simply couldn't face battling through the crowds outside. The reception staff are incredibly helpful and offer impartial advice, even going out of his way to help arrange an excursion for us.

The room was large and very comfortable. A continental breakfast (toast, butter, jam, tea, coffee milk) is available for 10 bolivianos (£1) and is very good.

The only disappointment was the shower; a trade-off between heat and power, not really ever adequately achieving either.

Overall, it was an excellent hostel offered at a very reasonable price.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 9, 2013

Arthy's Guest House is an amazing place to stay (once you manage to find it - our taxi driver took longer to track it down than the time it would have taken us to walk - if we had known where it was)! It is hidden behind an anonymous looking door on the busiest road in central La Paz. You ring for entry, and it is very secure.

Once inside you have a spacious, clean, quiet and well organised hostel for your enjoyment, with great views on the busy scene below, from a large communal sitting room. The staff are friendly (and speak good English), security good, and downstairs there is a whole room of computers for visitor use. Rooms are adequate in size. the communal showers are clean (but not that hot) and there is a notice forbidding washing of clothes. However, nearby laundries do that for very reasonable prices. The main areas of the market and cathedral are only a short walk away.

On the downside, rooms lack storage areas and ours was not cleaned during our stay.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: Arthy's Guesthouse
Address: Av Montes 693, La Paz 28035, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
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Ranked #5 of 76 Specialty Lodging in La Paz
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Number of rooms: 7
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