Wild Rover Backpackers

Address: 1476 Comercio, La Paz, Bolivia | Hostel
 
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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 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

      World's Most Dangerous Road

      A travel blog entry by hasselbaink on Jan 05, 2015

      6 comments, 4 photos

      Waking up just after 6am we walked across town to the English pub where we were due to be collected at 7:30 after breakfast. We had decided to book the tour with Gravity, one of the more expensive companies as they provide the best bikes and equipment. It's not called death road for nothing so safety is paramount. Our friendly guide, Moe from …

      The Heights of La Paz

      A travel blog entry by hasselbaink on Jan 02, 2015

      3 photos

      02/01/15

      We said our final goodbyes to Parkie in the morning before we took the 20 minute taxi ride to the airport. It was great to have our oldest son spend Christmas and New Year with us. Our flight contained an 8 hour stop over in Bogota where we considered taking a trip into the centre to visit the world famous gold museum but decided …

      Christmas La Paz shtyle!

      A travel blog entry by nloon on Dec 26, 2013

      2 photos

      After making some room in our bellies with our excursion up the high hills we felt ready to knuckle down to some proper partying, Wild Rover style, with the four Irish girls and David from Dublin. A massive day / night on the 24th left us a bit sorry and sore on the 25th but we eventually managed to recentre ourselves for a smashing Christmas …

      From death road to Amazon adventures

      A travel blog entry by benandjeanann on Oct 25, 2014

      14 photos

      We arrived in La Paz at 5am in the morning after a bumpy overnight bus journey. We got a taxi to the hostel, wild rover and fell asleep on a couch until it was time to check in. The hostel was absolutely alive and full of Irish. We spent the day wondering the streets of La Paz and shopping in the numerous colourful markets. We bought some souvenirs …

      I'm a survivor!

      A travel blog entry by annahildreth on May 26, 2014

      13 photos

      A survivor of death road and I have the t-shirt to prove it! An all round great day with 2013 mountain bikes, all the protective gear including elbow pads, knee pads and a motorbike helmet, bad **** trousers which made me want to bop like a gangster and enough common sense to use my breaks on the route down! I wanted to keep up with the guide and …

      Traveler Photos Wild Rover Backpackers La Paz

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