Travel Blogs from La Paz
Thankfully the bus to Bolivia promised to be better than our experience of getting to Juliaca. We had booked our tickets with Edgar Adventures travel agency who promised a good bus complete with someone to help us across the border from Peru to Bolivia. But we got off to a rocky start as they told us that pick up was at 7:30 and this was actually …
Today was the start of the Premier League 2013-14 season and we had been into an English pub, called Oliver's Tavern the night before and they said they were showing the Sunderland – Fulham game at 10am. Hugely excited, because they also did a proper Full English with Cumberland sausages, I walked down to the …
We had breakfast and then set off on the 45 minute walk to where we were supposed to be meeting the rowboat, accompanied by a local dog. We arrived at just before 8:30am but there was no boat to be seen. We needed to get across to the mainland before 9:30 am so we could walk back to Copacabana in time to catch the …
From Copacabana we headed to La Paz. This journey took an unusual twist when after about an hour of driving we were told to get off the bus and head to a dock. Whilst we were in a queue for tickets we watched our bus (with all our luggage on it) drive into a lake. This turned out to be onto a boat but it really wasn't like any boat we had seen …
We arrived in La Paz on Saturday morning via the overnight bus from Uyuni. What a horrendous bumpy uncomfortable bus journey! Only part of the road was tarmaced, the rest seemed to be a rough track through the desert. We left on Tuesday morning via the tiniest passenger plane imaginable. There were 8 passengers, you could see into the cockpit and …
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This is more of a low budget hotel than a hostel. Located half way up a hill from San Francisco square and fairly easy to locate. A quiet hostel but exceptionally clean.
The shared rooms are situated around a courtyard where the reception is located or around the breakfast dining area.
Free WiFi and one computer for internet usage. The WiFi is limited to the rooms located near the reception.
The shared bathrooms located on the ground and first floor have showers which have a temperamental hot/cold water availability - the trick is to not turn the tap on too much for a warm shower.
The rooms feature a TV set, desk, two single beds and a wardrobe.
There is meant to be a shared dorm but it was not obvious where this was located.
Breakfast is minimal but adequate for first thing. 7.30-9.30 and comprises of two bread rolls, butter and jam (only a small amount), orange juice and tea or coffee.
The reception can book tours or buses to your next destination. They have staff who speak varying level of English.
There is also laundry available on certain days.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.