Hostal La Casona Potosi

Address: Chuquisaca # 460 and Tarija, Potosi, 02, Bolivia | 3 star hotel
 
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This 3 star hotel, located on Chuquisaca # 460 and Tarija, 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 La Casona Potosi

      Reviewed by godegen

      Hostel

      Reviewed Sep 15, 2013
      by (7 reviews) , Germany Flag of Germany

      Einfache Übernachtung mit einfachem Frühstück für 90 Bs. Gemeinschaftsduschen un Toiletten

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

      Reviewed by sbizamreise

      Ok building, terrible attitude

      Reviewed Nov 25, 2012
      by (3 reviews) , Ecuador Flag of Ecuador

      First of all: The beds were ok and the location is pretty neat.The deepest point of the bathroom in our room was right in front of the toilet, which is pretty unfortunate if the shower-cabin is not tight. Beds were made but the ginormous puddle was left. You're not allowed to Skype (computer will be banned from WiFi) and WiFi only in or right in front of the reception-room. you can't even use the toilet for free if you already checked out. The staff was pretty UNhelpful and never even smiled. And the bread for breakfast was at least 10000 years old. really.

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

      Reviewed by senderjung

      very touristic and with strict rules

      Reviewed Nov 17, 2011
      by (14 reviews) Rheinstetten , Germany Flag of Germany

      no details

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

      Reviewed by another-s.a

      Not somewhere i'd recommend in a hurry...

      Reviewed May 10, 2011
      by (2 reviews) Plettenberg Bay , South Africa Flag of South Africa

      When the hotel was booked over the phone from Tupiza b4 our 4 day salt flats tour, the receptionist was very helpful(in english), and evenpromised us a taxi to be waiting at the bus station.
      When we arrived at 1am(an hour late), there was indeed a taxi waiting for us as promised.
      We checked in with a french receptionist, and even though i forgo 1 of my bags in the back of the taxi, he was helpful enough to phone the taxi and request the bag be dropped back in the morning, which it was.
      Unfortunately, this is where the good service ended!
      My single room was adequate, with single bed, bedside table lamp and 2 sockets to charge items. The bed was comfortable and plenty of blankets were supplied.
      The showers left a bit to be desired. They were very basic, and did give hot enough water to shower in, but were in a bit of a state of disrepair, although is is the norm in hostels on the budget end of the scale throughout South America.
      There were 2 toilets in the shower room, 1 in each shower cubicle, but 1 had a broken seat which was neatly placed in the corner, leaving nothing to sit on!
      The breakfast was pretty basic, but good enough...a cup f tea or coffee with 1 flat roll and sum butter and jam. About what u can expect in most hostels.
      The down side was that we had specifically booked this hostel because it said it had wifi and after 4 days of trekking across the Bolivian plains, we had plenty of catching up to do.
      The wifi didn't extend much further than the reception, and was only working forthe first half of our first day there, then the router was "broken" and no-one could get on the net.
      They did offer 3 pc's to use though when they were free at no cost to make up for it though.
      I handed my washing in to be cleaned, and they said i'd have it back by the end of the same day.
      When i came to collect it, it was mixed up with all the other washing, and i had to go through everything to sort my own stuff from everyone else's!
      On the 2nd morning, the rolls were still the 1st morning's, and were hard and stale, and we didn't even get more than a bite into them!
      The wifi was still not working, and no matter how many times and how nicely we asked, we were largely ignored when asking after it!
      We decided to leave after just the 2 nights as we had seen the silver mines, and there was not much else to do.
      We had not booked our mine tour through the hotel, and had gone with a different company, The Real Deal, who i would definitely recommend to anyone doing the tours.
      I think this was to our disadvantage regarding friendliness and helpfulness of staff, as they were largely unfriendly and didn't really care much for us after that!
      When we left, we needed taxi's t the bus station which is a 20min drive away from town centre, and they did book us 2 taxis, after about 3 or 4 requests during the previous day and the day we were meant to leave.
      When the taxi finally arrived 15min late, there was only the 1, and we were told tough luck, sort your own out!
      My friend's did this, and we reconvened at the hus station to take our onward journey.
      The couple who had to get their own taxi said that they had spoken to the spanish speaking guy on reception and told him they were disappointed with his attitude and that he was one of the most unfriendly people they had met on their 9 month trip of South America.
      He replied that he didn't care less, he wasn't the owner, he only worked there! They said they would leave a bad review of th hotel, and he told them to write whatever they wanted, and walked ff, leaving them standing there, looking for a taxi...
      On the whole, the accommodation is acceptable, the breakfast is hit and miss, and the hlpfulness of the staff is pretty woeful.
      If u are not planning on booking your mines tour with these guys, i wouldn't suggest staying here.
      Also, the movie, The Devil's Miner, was a charge of 5Bob each to see, which i would not mind paying if it went back into the community, but it went straight in the hotel's pockets.leaving e with a bad taste in my mouth!
      Where you choose to stay is up to you, but i reckon there are definitely other better options in this town...

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

      Reviewed by carolgaudio

      ok

      Reviewed Apr 3, 2011
      by (5 reviews) , Brazil Flag of Brazil

      The manager turns the wi-fi off, so he can have a better connection!!!!!
      The bathroom is just ok, but not very clean often, one of them doesn't lock the door and you need your own toilet paper cause they don't have it!
      The room is fine, but they don't have lockers in dorms..... breakfast is good. Mines tour was good too.

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

      Reviewed by sayogovi

      Not good

      Reviewed Feb 26, 2011
      by (8 reviews) , Austria Flag of Austria

      Dirty, unfriendly, very bad internet connection for WIFI, normal breakfast.
      There are so many "DONT" rules in this hostel.
      The location is a only good thing about this hostel.

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

      Reviewed by charlieseo

      Potential to be a great hostel

      Reviewed Dec 16, 2010
      by (1 review) Los Angeles , United States Flag of United States

      I arrived to Potosi at 5:30am and got to the hostel around 6am. I was told that I could have a single after 10:30am (check-out time) and to kill the time, I signed up for a tour of the mines, which left at 9am. When I got back, they were very disorganized as couldn't seem to give me a room to check into. They gave me a key for a room that 2 people were already occupying. Then, they gave me a room in the back that wouldn't lock. And finally, they gave me a room in the first patio. I couldn't understand why they didn't just give me that room in the first place. In any case, the 2 showers in that patio didn't have warm water, but they failed to mention it and I waited naked in the bathroom for 5 minutes before having to dress back up and ask them if they could turn on the hot water. They told me to use the showers upstairs.

      Pay to use computers :(
      Pay to watch movies :(
      Not allowed to use Skype :(

      For the positives, the courtyard is really nice, if hot when the sun is up and some of the staff are friendly. Breakfast is pretty standard, but good. And I really enjoyed the tour of the mines through this hostel.

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

      TripAdvisor Reviews Hostal La Casona Potosi

      2.50 of 5 stars Fair
       

      Travel Blogs from Potosi

      Wearily

      A travel blog entry by ontyfrench on Dec 11, 2014

      I have been visited walking around in Potosi and Silver Mines Tour today. At first,woke up at 4AM wtf? I felt like hungover I didn't drink more than two beer. I think possibly is high altitude? Feeling like the fly in the air or light body. Not same as yesterday was better But actually, am fine. Anyway,

      Secondly, At 8AM walked to see the …

      Changed my mind

      A travel blog entry by ontyfrench on Dec 12, 2014

      Morning, I woke up felt genius better. Very thinny light head. Took a high altitude pill in case.
      i told the reception I want to stay one more night (95Bs) remain the same room.

      went out to the bus terminal to look for Tarija. one of the counter wrote 70Bs for a way with no TV. I decided not want that one to look other counter and …

      Allons à la mine...

      A travel blog entry by viajecamillea on Jul 17, 2014

      10 photos

      Ayant un peu marre d'attendre le déblocage d'Uyuni sur Sucre nous avons décidé d'avancer vers la ville de Potosi.

      Fait pas chaud dans cette ville perchée á 4090m d'altitude, là bas la spécialité c'est les beignets plein de miel, un délice ! Pis la ville est surtout connue pour sa mine d'argent du cerro Rico, toujours exploitée.
      Ils …

      The Gateway to hell "vale un Potosi"

      A travel blog entry by coco89 on Jun 30, 2014

      1 photo

      After yet another cold night with only cold showers in our hostel in Uyuni it was now time for some down time and Potosi is just the place for that. We caught the 9:30 bus, expecting the trip to last 6 hours. Although the landscape made up for the rickety bus trip, we were particularly pleased to learn that we had already arrived in Potosi after …

      Potosi Couplets

      A travel blog entry by nellems on Mar 26, 2014

      1 comment, 7 photos

      Potosi is a town mostly known for it’s mining
      Four hours from Sucre, it takes by driving

      Once the wealthiest city in the colonial times
      The Spanish took their silver, direct from the mines

      We had an early dinner upon arrival
      Eating llama jerky helped my survival

      We took wine and some snacks back to …

      Traveler Photos Hostal La Casona Potosi

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      but a really cool patio
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      my room - no private bath
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      hosterl courtyard
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