Hostal Las Tres Portadas

Address: Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, Bolivia | Hostel
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This hostel, located on Calle Bolivar n 1092, Potosi, is near Potosi Mine and San Francisco of Potosi Convent and Temple - Convento y Templo "San Francisco" de Potosí.
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        TravelPod Member ReviewsHostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

        Reviewed by wildkriv

        A shadow of the silver boom...

        Reviewed Dec 12, 2013
        by (62 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

        Think we were the only ones staying in this huge colonial hotel. The building has character and is based around 2 colourful patios. Comfortable en suite room + good TV with standard Bolivian breakfast included. Wifi down during stay unfortunately. Very helpful staff who arranged our mine tour through American Tours.
        B$150 per room.

        This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

        TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal Las Tres Portadas Potosi

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        Travel Blogs from Potosi

        Silver town

        A travel blog entry by matt-lewis on Oct 26, 2015

        5 photos

        ... about forty minutes, an older, rickety looking bus pulled up just past us, not a mechanic. We were transferred to this other bus. By the time my backpack was put in the boot, there were no seats as I boarded. Then there was this bizarre scenario in which one of the staff told a skinny looking old lady at the front to get up for me. She actually did stand up for me to have her seat. Of course I ...


        A travel blog entry by gemma_nicolle on Oct 07, 2015

        4 photos

        ... the miners in the mine and gave them our gifts. Some miners would work for 24hrs inside the mine. The mines were small cold and damp so not very nice working conditions. The tour guide took us 1km into the mine however myself and a few others turned back after about 45 mins. I would have carried on but my hat was giving me a headache and I was starting to feel ill. The others went all the way to the devil where the miners give the ...

        Day 52: Every Mine Has a Silver Lining

        A travel blog entry by gregros on Sep 17, 2015

        4 photos

        ... a very basic breakfast. They then chew coca leaves all day as they act as a stimulant and suppress appetite. They finish work around 4 or 5 o'clock. Boys as young as 14 or 15 can work in the mines and no one has a problem with this. In the past, they used mules to pull the trolleys but it was decided this was unkind to the mules and should be set free. It is easy to find a job in the mines... you can just turn up and start working straight away. The average life expectancy is ...

        Potosi-Mining Town

        A travel blog entry by febailey on Sep 01, 2015

        1 comment, 8 photos

        On Tuesday, Aug 1, we drive to Potosi, an important mining town for hundreds of years. Most of the economy of the city revolves around Cerra Rico (rich mountain), where the main mine is located. This is one of the highest cities in the world at almost 14,000 feet above sea level. We visited the 16th century minting foundry from colonial days. The coins were made by hand from silver and copper from the mine. The coins found in sunken ships off Florida and the Caribbean ...

        Hi-Ho, Hi-Ho, It's Off to Work We Go...

        A travel blog entry by lukas.g on May 10, 2015

        19 photos

        My stay in Potosí was incredibly short, arriving at about 19:00 and leaving at 16:00 the next day. I met some French guys also wandering the streets looking for a hostel, and we found one together after I booked my tour for the mines with Big Deal Tours, which is run by ex-miners and was bound to be authentic, which it was. We then went out for some food, where I had some street salchipapas (fried sausage slices with chips) as we watched a Christian gathering singing and praising ...