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Hostal La Casona Potosi
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Potosi
Dublin Ireland
Level 6 Contributor
311 reviews
96 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
“Great Ambiance”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Located in a 1760 colonial building, this hostal has a great ambiance and allows you to drift back in time to colonial times. Very well set up with no destruction to the original building. Sleep quality was very good with plenty of blankets. The building is kept spotlessly clean with the basuras in the bathrooms emptied regurally. There is a large comfortable TV room of you need it. The reception is 24 hour and the people there speak English and a extremely helpful. Breakfast isn't bad, I have had worse. The hostal is situated about 5 minutes walk from the main plaza. The only down side in this terrific hostal is the communal kitchen is kept locked up and no utensils are visible.

Room Tip: All the rooms in this very quaint old colonial building are great
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled solo
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London, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
55 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed May 20, 2014 via mobile

Ok let's get the bad bit out of the way quickly - the mattresses and pillows are a bit lumpy so you do have to wriggle around a lot to find a way to sleep. And that's what stops me from giving this a 5*.

However everything else is brilliant! Location is spot on, 24 hour English speaking receptionist is fantastic and can advise about where to eat and what to do etc, rooms are clean and spacious and HEATED at night! Showers and toilets are cleaned regularly and the water runs fast and hot. There is good fast wifi everywhere and the free breakfast is actually pretty yummy! Plus this place has massive lockers to keep your backpacks in after you check out and can book all your bus tickets and things for you. Really loved it here! Stayed 3 nights! Would highly reccomend. It has a lovely open central courtyard where people hang out so great for making new friends!

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Puerto Natales, Chile
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed May 14, 2014

It is true that once upon a time it was a great colonial building but it needs serious maintenance now. The room we slept had cables all around and a huge piece in the column above the door was missing -which made me feel insecure. Breakfast was terrible, breads were not fresh, butter tasted anything but butter. Only coffee was ok. The common area was spacious and nice. Internet only works in the reception area. That's why it is usually overcrowded. Laundry service was fast but not the best. Overall, it is ok for the price. But it needs serious improvement.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
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9 reviews
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Reviewed May 2, 2014 via mobile

I spend two nights in this hostel and it was really pleasent. The beds in the 8 persons dorms were nothing fancy but good enough to get a good night sleep.
Breakfest was good, got tea coffee juices bananas and bread.
Showers are supposed to be good, but since the main hall isn't heated was to cold of an activity to me.
Concluding, it's cheap, friendly and you meet lots of travelers

Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
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Guernsey, Channel Islands
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442 reviews
163 hotel reviews
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Reviewed April 27, 2014 via mobile

Great location and generally friendly staff happy to make onward bus bookings. Accommodation OK. Everything worked, clean enough and shower super-hot. Ideally heating in room should be on 24hrs however overall I was fine with this

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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El Bolson, Argentina
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2014 via mobile

Really nice hostel, centrally located near the plaza, cafés, restaurants and ATMs. They do a great mine tour with an ex-miner. Hot showers, big bedrooms, large courtyard, decent breakfast. Wifi is brilliant in the front rooms... Has more of a hotel feel than hostel.

Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
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Weston super Mare, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
103 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed April 6, 2014 via mobile

This hostel has definitely seen better days, most of the plug sockets and individual lights for beds have been ripped out the walls so one socket for a dorm of 10. Cold rooms at night and poor bathrooms with frequently cold showers. Breakfast is good. The mine tour was poor as they took us on a tour despite there being no miners as they were on strike, if they're on strike don't do a tour. Ok for a night no more

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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Property: Hostal La Casona Potosi
Address: Chuquisaca # 460 and Tarija, Potosi 02, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Amenities:
Shuttle Bus service Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 9 Hotels in Potosi
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal La Casona Potosi 3*
Number of rooms: 25
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hotel La Casona Potosi, warm hotel in Potosi downtown placed in a beautiful colonial big house. ... more   less 
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