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Cochabamba, Bolivia
Reviewed 16 March 2013

When I first arrived I was pleasantly surprised by the spacious, attractive courtyard areas and nicely sized twin room. The next morning was dissapointing however when we were sent down the road to another (not particularly nice) hostel for breakfast. When we returned we asked about the laundry service and were told it was out of service and we would...

Thank Charlotte J
La Serena, Chile
Reviewed 19 January 2013

I actually didn't want to go here, but some other hostals nearby were full because of the celebrations for some virgin (I believe it was Guadelupe). From the start the service was lousy.. I had to pay directly for the room without seeing it, and actually it isn't cheap at all (90 bolivianos). I felt I did't have an option...

2Thank horseyman
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 September 2012

Although the building itself was very old and full of character, I have never met such unfriendly staff in all my time backpacking around South America. At one point, the gentleman on the front desk was shouting at me telling me to get off of the computer, evern though all of my pictures were on there being transferred across and...

2Thank Charles N
Reviewed 10 July 2012

We stayed here as part of a basic tour, so not sure of the exact price. It was a few blocks from the centre of town. We had a very cold room adjoining the spacious courtyard, but there was a lot of renovation work going on at the time. Staff were helpful but not over-friendly. The breakfast was very minimal,...

Thank dd338
Reviewed 18 January 2012

Basic and clean, a little walk from the centre but pleasant enough. Work started on fixing drains before 8 am which is unreasonable and let the place down.

Thank Travellingplum
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 December 2011

This hostel was ok, but nothing special. Old building with a nice outside courtyard, but meant the rooms were large and a bit basic. Bit of damp in the bathroom, which wasn't a problem, but place needs dome care and attention I suppose. Good location 5/10 mins from the main square. I would shop around before going again (it was...

Thank Fifielo
Dublin, Ireland
Reviewed 22 November 2011

We stayed here only because the place we wanted to stay was booked up and on the basis that we needed wifi to plan the next part of our trip and we were told they had it. After paying for the room, we were then told the wifi didnt work anymore. The room was dirty, damp with plaster falling off...

1Thank johnnymc17
Reviewed 12 November 2010

We just stayed two nights at this hostal. It was a horrible experiance. Although the building itself has lots of potential, we would'nt recommand it to anyone! After travelling for five months through central and south america, this was sertanly the most negative experiance we had with a hostal. The staff was extremely unfriendly and lasy. They were of no...

Thank Rory022
Reviewed 23 November 2009

This is a beautiful colonial hostel in a great location in Sucre. Our double room was huge boasting tremendously high ceilings and real charm. The courtyard areas are also really quaint and this seems like the perfect place to stay in a historical city such as Sucre. Why of Why though do they not put any toilet paper in the...

Thank whisper26
Reviewed 31 October 2009

We liked this place - big room with high ceiling, charming old colonial building with a lovely courtyard to hang out in. We stayed in a double with private bath and I thought the room was very good - little details like beautiful lamps added a charm that is rarely there in budget accomodation in Bolivia. The dorm room we...

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Beautiful 17th-century old colonial house located on the heart of Sucre. Large rooms with colonial details around to the large patios, hammocks and chairs are prepared to read your favorite book under the apricot tree. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Cruz de Popayan Hostel

Address: Calle Loa 881, Sucre, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Chuquisaca Department > Sucre
Price Range: $20 - $23 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cruz de Popayan Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
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“Room 1-3 have good wifi”
 of 5 bubbles zero353, 22 Mar 2016 | Read review
“There are lots of hostals nearby.. please look for another one.”
 of 5 bubbles horseyman, 19 Jan 2013 | Read review
“Don't stay here, go for any other hostel that has staff which won't shout at you.”
 of 5 bubbles CharlesN717, 2 Sep 2012 | Read review
“do not stay in any room”
 of 5 bubbles johnnymc17, 21 Nov 2011 | Read review
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