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“Best shower in South America!”
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Hostal Koala Den
Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Potosi
Buckinghamshire
Level 6 Contributor
104 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“Best shower in South America!”
Reviewed February 21, 2013 via mobile

We stayed in the annexe part of koala den in a four bed dorm. Brilliant value for money - beds were very comfy and warm with plenty of blankets (you need them at that altitude!). The shower was AMAZING! Best in South America so far, hot and powerful!
Breakfast is provided however its a bit slow, we had to leave before the eggs arrived on both mornings.
Staff are friendly and speak good english. My friend went on the mines tour with koala tours and booked it through the hostel, she really enjoyed it and felt very safe.
Would recommend anyone to stay here.

  • Stayed February 2013
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Porto Alegre, RS
Level 2 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

This is a very calm an nice hostal. There was no parties and no drunk people around being loud, and that was actually pretty good for us because we were very tired from our first days in Bolivia. Also, it is beautiful and colorful and that makes you feel good. The beds were comfortable and they managed to put me and my friends together in the same room. The bathroom was large, but the shower was not the best, the drain was clogged and that was a bit grose. The kitchen was ok and there were 4 computers upstairs. The internet was really slow, but good enough to check emails and stuff like that. There was also a TV room which I did not use but there were lots of movies to watch if we have had the time. And they didn't charge me for the towel I borrowed! :) If I came back to Potosí, I would stay in Koala Den again with no doubt.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed February 12, 2013

Stayed 2 nights and it did what it says on the tin. Our double room was large, warm, clean, had a heater, TV and a hot shower. The breakfast was the usual of bread & jam but we also had watermelon, bananas, eggs, hot chocolate as well as tea & coffee. Although we didn’t do it, the hostal offered mine tours which everyone was raving about. The owner was friendly and helpful too. Would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Level 4 Contributor
25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 8, 2013 via mobile

Pro:
- near centre
- meet other travellers
- warm shower
- good mattress
- relatively extensive breakfast
- can organise tours (but competitors are better)
- enough blanket to keep you warm
- clean and safe

Con:
- noisy patio
- hardly anyone at desk
- desinterested personnel
- we had to beg 3 times to pay
- breakfast started too late to finish it before tour
- matrimonial rooms somewhat small
- no lock in room #14 to lock from inside

Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed December 21, 2012

Really good lalout and colourful interior
TV room and computer room
Great breakfast
Great tour agancy for the mines
Hot showers
Friendly staff
Great kitchen
Huge book exchange
Came here for 1 night but stayed 3
Easy to meet toher travelers
Recommended

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled solo
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Bogota, Colombia
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed December 10, 2012

This hostel is very colorfull.beds are very good, showers are good, wifi isnt that great, location is good but the best was the tour that they offer to the mines. You get all equipment, including a headlight and everything, very cool thing to do, and not toooooo frightening. If you are too scared you can always go back with one of the two guides!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Nice clean hostel in a good location a few minutes walk from the centre. Hot water and good wifi. Only complaint is that the bed is far too big for the room! (double room ensuite). The king size bed takes up most of the floor-space so very little room for bags etc. Good breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2012
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Property: Hostal Koala Den
Address: Calle Junin # 56, Potosi, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
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Ranked #1 of 21 Specialty Lodging in Potosi
Number of rooms: 11
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Hostal Koala Den Hotel Potosi

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