Wild Rover Backpackers

Address: 1476 Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia | Hostel
 
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TravelPod's Snapshot

Once the house of a former Bolivian president, the Wild Rover Backpackers hostel now lives a more exciting life as a hostel, restaurant, and Irish bar. Features like free pool tables, high-speed Internet access, and a party atmosphere have helped it win the best hostel in Bolivia for four consecutive years.

Its dorms accommodate four to ten travelers. Unlike many local hostels, Wild Rover offers women's-only dorms and makeup rooms.

Backpacking might not fit every traveler's tastes, but if you love this type of free-spirited and affordable style of travel, the Wild Rover will likely be right up your alley.

 

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          TravelPod Member ReviewsWild Rover Backpackers La Paz

          Reviewed by mariekell

          Much nicer than the one in Cusco

          Reviewed Jul 28, 2015
          by (1 review) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Much nicer than the Wild Rover in Cusco! WIFI actually works here, it is much cleaner and you can actually sleep at night unlike the one in Cusco. The staff are also sober and much more helpful here too. The rooms and warm and comfortable and the menu is varied and very resonable.

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

          Reviewed by kezzah16

          Great party hostel perfect for new year

          Reviewed Dec 30, 2013
          by (38 reviews) Dinnington , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This was the place to be for new year!! Know how to throw a good party. Good rooms and very clean

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

          Reviewed by nloon

          Great Hostel!

          Reviewed Dec 26, 2013
          by (14 reviews) Killorglin, County Kerry, Ireland , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Well taken care of by Jack and all the staff for Christmas and New Years!

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

          Reviewed by cailintaisteal

          A bit of Irish craic in Bolivia

          Reviewed Nov 26, 2013
          by (1 review) Lettergesh , Ireland Flag of Ireland

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          Wild Rover Backpackers
          Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia

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

          Reviewed by elliotgamble

          Sick

          Reviewed Oct 31, 2013
          by (3 reviews) Worthing , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Great stay especially for Halloween

          Toilet mummy
          Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia

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

          Reviewed by vikkiandchris

          Fun and amazingly comfortable hostel!

          Reviewed Oct 18, 2013
          by (39 reviews) Knaresborough, England, United Kingdom , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          This hostel was fantastic. It was so fun with events going on all the time. The Irish bar was great with really good drinks offers. The food they served here was pretty good and really cheap! The beds were so comfy with a proper duvet and really soft pillow. Wifi was excellent even in the bedrooms. Highly recommend this hostel!!!- we'll be staying at the cusco and Arequipa hostels when we are in Peru!

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

          Reviewed by rachgeary

          Party hostel

          Reviewed Jun 24, 2013
          by (7 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Best place to go for a party

          Quiz champs
          La Paz, Bolivia

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

          Reviewed by laurams

          Best hostel ever

          Reviewed Dec 17, 2012
          by (9 reviews) Tenerife , Spain and Canary Islands Flag of Spain and Canary Islands

          Location not perfect but quite ok, 4 computers, wifi everywhere, bathrooms very very clean and hot water, make up room with hair dryers and straightners (not excelent but they dry), lockers in rooms and on reception to leave your phone charging, breakfast ok, bar great with excellent food (try nachos), agency inside the hostel to book any trips, very good ambience. A lot of noise till 2 am but I managed to sleep.

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

          Reviewed by spikidle

          Great Find

          Reviewed Dec 4, 2012
          by (8 reviews) , New Zealand Flag of New Zealand

          Great place to stay - has a reputation for being a party hostel, would say it could be but was fine when we were there - ask for a room awa from the pub (we were in room J)

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

          Reviewed by tom_and_cat

          Comfortable and loud party hostel

          Reviewed Sep 12, 2012
          by (13 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Great rooms, great bar, great comfort food and a great atmosphere! Not one for people who want a bit of peace and quiet as it can get pretty loud in the evenings!

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

          Reviewed by whimsyadventure

          excellent

          Reviewed Oct 31, 2011
          by (2 reviews) , United States Flag of United States

          loved it, great facility, so much fun and the staff is awesome, great halloween party too!

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

          Reviewed by thewellstrip

          Crackin'

          Reviewed Jul 21, 2011
          by (7 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          A top hostel, not far from the city center. Nice hot showers, too.

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

          Reviewed by sullivo

          Wildest Rover

          Reviewed Apr 19, 2011
          by (12 reviews) , Ireland Flag of Ireland

          Fiesty Irish Run hostel. Nice beds and good bar with tasty food. Didn't get to enjoy it that much as I was laid up in hospital.

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

          Reviewed by andevs81

          exceptional

          Reviewed Dec 23, 2010
          by (5 reviews) , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Amazing Party hostel with clean beds and great food.

          Had a brilliant time there

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

          Reviewed by neveress

          Crazy

          Reviewed Nov 28, 2009
          by (19 reviews) Northampton , United Kingdom Flag of United Kingdom

          Crazy irish hostel, good food and cocktails, comfy beds but very crazy. Can't really remember being sober once while I was there.

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

          TripAdvisor Reviews Wild Rover Backpackers La Paz

          4.00 of 5 stars Excellent
           

          Travel Blogs from La Paz

          Halloween in Arequipa

          A travel blog entry by niamhkillian on Oct 31, 2015

          7 photos

          We arrived in Arequipa at 3.30am, after being assured that our bus would arrive at 6am and having being ripped off buying our bus ticket !! We got to the wild rover hostel and because it was so early, we had to sit in the TV room for a few hours until we could check-in! It was a loooong morning! On Thursday we went up to mirador de Yanahuara …

          La Paz 1

          A travel blog entry by niamhkillian on Oct 13, 2015

          8 photos

          We arrived in La Paz after our night bus with Mieke, Rich, Grace & Nathan- who we met in Sucre at the Celtic Cross.
          We all booked into the Wild Rover hostel, an Irish run, party hostel in La Paz.

          After checking in on Tuesday morning, we went straight and did the walking tour of the city. It took 3 hours but was very informative. …

          Loco in la paz (the wild west)

          A travel blog entry by pauloftg on Jun 17, 2009

          2 comments, 14 photos

          we arrived at the door to the wild rover hostel and began ringing the door bell, at this stage i felt like i was about to collapse, the altitude was really getting to me, along with the hunger and cold,we where greeted by this weary looking Bolivian guy, "you've got 2 wild rovers here" i commenced on saying,he didn't seem a bit hospitable! and …

          La Paz - the de facto highest capital of the world

          A travel blog entry by davidschntorbs on Aug 08, 2015

          21 photos

          Hi guys,

          here we are again from La Paz which is the world´s highest administrative capital at an elevation of about 3,650 m. This is the next stop on our "papa pilgrimage" :-) as we are travelling on the same road the pope took a couple of weeks before (see the entry of Quito for example). It took us a comparably short busride of 3.5 …

          La Paz July 28th - August 3rd

          A travel blog entry by mariekell on Jul 28, 2015

          Day 1 -

          After waking up at 6am we finished packing away our last few bits and had breakfast (pancakes that the owners of the hostel had made for us!!!) before getting a taxi to the bus station for our 7.10am bus to cross the border into Bolivia. The first leg of the journey was 2 and a half hours long and went by pretty quickly as we were …

          Traveler Photos Wild Rover Backpackers La Paz

          Toilet mummy
          Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia
          Quiz champs
          La Paz, Bolivia
          Wild Rover Backpackers
          Nuestra Señora de La Paz, Bolivia