This hostel has character and is genuinely one of my absolute favourites after 5 months in South America. The little things calmly make a big difference: cute dorm with no bunks, split level instead so no movement from above/below; electricity socket and reading light next to every dorm bed; hooks and lockers for your stuff; clean everywhere; toilet paper always replenished; soap available everywhere you would have it at home; kitchen available to cook; strong wifi; little sunny patio downstairs; helpful staff; a staffed communal breakfast with two types of fruit in a pleasant well-stocked kitchen; free tea and coffee all day... I could go on! You might walk past this place - blue building on the left as you walk uphill on Templeman, just before the church, with a tiny Luna Sonrisa sign.
When I was there it was a mix of ages and nationalities and was very quiet at night, but of course that is transient. It IS quite a walk uphill and it's true there's no view, but just step outside the door and the view is delightful. No flyers but there are guidebooks available. Nearly stayed somewhere else that talked more about recycling efforts, but I'm glad I stayed here instead. Showers mostly warm and strong, just two showers for a number of rooms but it didn't seem to be a problem. Janak should open a franchise in La Paz, it needs hostels like this!!