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Hostal Graciela

Calle Herrera # 47, entre 6 de Agosto y Backovick, Oruro 8920 Bolivia
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Make Hostel Graciela your home in Oruro, Bolivia-home to Carnival and a perfect base to explore the mystical altiplano, or rest before traveling on to Salar de Uyuni. Stay in our comfortable single, double or triple rooms with private baths (hot showers! towel included) and cable TV, as well as daily housekeeping service, Enjoy free WIFI and start your day with a delicious breakfast in our sunny dining room, with a small terrace overlooking the city. Free tea and coffee, 24 hours check in and security and luggage storage provided. Laundry service available. Our tourism agency offers personalized advice and excursions to surrounding archaeological and natural wonders. We also arrange reservations for your travels by bus, train or air to Uyuni, La Paz, Cochabamba, Sucre and other destinations in Bolivia. Our warm and knowledgeable staff will be happy to help you with any questions, requests or advice and make your stay in Oruro wonderful.
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Property amenities
Car park
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Casino and Gambling
Books, DVDs, music for children
Solarium
Baggage storage
Wifi
Coffee shop
Happy hour
Snack bar
Wine / champagne
Game room
Bicycle tours
Evening entertainment
Walking tours
Board games / puzzles
Concierge
Convenience store
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Private check-in / check-out
Laundry service
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Portuguese

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Calle Herrera # 47, entre 6 de Agosto y Backovick, Oruro 8920 Bolivia
Hostal Graciela
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Similtiades wrote a review Feb 2020
Riga, Latvia3576 contributions1265 helpful votes
We stopped over here for a night mainly because it seemed to be the only hostel in Oruro when I looked online. Obviously, WiFi is fairly poor at the bus station when we arrived; so not knowing where else to go we made our way here to check out a room. We didn't know if or for how long we would be staying in Oruro; so we hadn't booked in advance. When we turned up at the hostel, the guy on the front desk told us they only had a private room available at about $20US or so per night. It was a bit more than we wanted to pay, but we had little other choice. He was friendly though, and the downstairs lobby had a nice decoration like a rustic wooden shack. Maps of the region lined the walls, with details of other activities to do as day trips, but as per usual in South America these are difficult and expensive to get to if you do not have your own car. The room was comfortable enough, but two stories up which proved to be a bit of a problem: it was our first day in Bolivia and the altitude sickness was starting to settle in. Fortunately, there is a shop below the hostel which is open late into the night and sells water bottles for dirt cheap. This was all the more convenient, as the tap water from the hostel kitchen was toxic to drink, and though the hostel itself had a water dispenser, it remained unfilled throughout the two days of our stay. As other have commented, the toilet leaves a lot to be desired. It's a tiny cold cupboard on the side of the bedroom, with no air vents so as to attract extra mould. The shower is mounted on the wall at an angle where it will always spray into the toilet and the bin. I'm glad it's not me changing the bin, because of course as with everywhere in South America, you cannot flush the toilet paper. The floor was not particularly clean either, but we made do. There is a roof terrace as well, with a laundry service up there too. However, they dry the clothes on a line over the smoking balcony. So, use the laundry service if you want your clothes to smell like cigarettes, I guess. From up there, there's a decent view over the town towards the peaks though. It's not a bad hostel and they were friendly enough, but there's enough complaints in my review that are pretty basic things that they should have worked on already. I wouldn't object to staying there again, but I'd equally hope for somewhere better - especially as the price is more than a hostel in Bolivia should be; especially not a perfect one.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Millet02 wrote a review Nov 2018
Atlanta, Georgia516 contributions144 helpful votes
This place isn't bad for the money. The rooms are small, and the bathrooms miniscule. The shower head in our bathroom was between the sink and the toilet, so you had to take trash can and toilet paper out to shower but the hot water was reliable so definite plus. Breakfast was standard bread and fruit, and they had kiwi jelly. Very nice break from the strawberry everyone else serves! At night there's a taco place downstairs, run by a guy from Mexico. Decent access to bus lines going elsewhere in the city.
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Date of stay: October 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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ocharni wrote a review Apr 2018
130 contributions14 helpful votes
The Hostel is in an "OK" location i guess, only passed through. Perceived Oruro as pretty much the biggest dump between Cartagena and Uyuni. Weird things happen in this place, was in my room at night and suddenly the door opens and a guy with his kid steps in, he got the wrong key from the reception. place is run by volunteers pretty much. They were doing some renovations on the top floor when I was there the 2nd time. Sometimes you have to wait to get as the front door is always locked and you have to ring and wait for somebody to show which sometimes doesnt happen when theyre smoking on the roof. Rooms are "rustic" to pit nicely. Tiny kitchen(which i managed to flood after the drainpipe from the sink just popped off), barely big enough for 2 people to stand in. Breakfast is OK, the usual, Bread, Butter, Jam, Coffe, Coca Leaves. Its very cheap tough. Rooms could be cleaner tough.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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dimitsa8 wrote a review Apr 2018
Patras, Greece1 contribution
Don't choose it. Dirty, wi-fi wasn't working, the bathroom was 1,5 m2, you have to take shower between the toilet and the shink. When we asked to ckeck out two hours later they told us that it's not possible because they have to clean, i suppose this was a joke no one is cleaning there. At last cats are everywhere in the rooms, licking your breakfast, scratching your bags.
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Date of stay: April 2018Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Mik O wrote a review Jan 2018
106 contributions45 helpful votes
I only stayed one night, that was enough. The downstairs dormitory was windowless, cold and dank. The tiny bathrooms door was hanging off its slide and the bathroom was filthy. You had to ask for a blanket to deal with the ice box temperatures in the room as only a single sheet was provided. The whole place had an air of neglect. There was a tiny kitchen but no refrigerator. The small outside terrace looked like a building site. Usual No!Iguana terrible WiFi. The staff were pretty friendly though and the guests seemed to make the most of it by partying every night apparently. Probably the only way to keep warm is to drink and dance into the early hours. Location close to the bus station makes it easy to escape in the morning if you haven't frozen to death during the night.
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Date of stay: January 2018
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DGGmo wrote a review Jan 2018
London, United Kingdom402 contributions131 helpful votes
There are few options in Oruro but Graciela was a good one! I had a lovely welcome from the French volunteers. I was originally booked into a dorm, and on Booking it's misleading as I had booked a female dorm but was told on arrival that they only have mixed dorms. It seemed that the volunteers were living in one dorm, and there are only two dorms, which is perhaps why. I moved to a private, which was still great value as it had its own bathroom and TV. The location is good (walkable from the bus station and train station), breakfast was also good and the wifi was reliable. I loved the free walking tour that they run every day. I was the only person on it the day I was there but the guide still took me around the city and it was a great way to get to learn more about the history and culture of Oruro. If I ever come back to Oruro I'll be back at Graciela!
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Date of stay: December 2017Trip type: Travelled solo
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LynnKruse wrote a review Oct 2017
Sorrento, Canada223 contributions46 helpful votes
We arrived on the train from Uyuni and we were too early for our reservation but our modest room was ready for us.The staff are super friendly and very welcoming. They helped us find the Bus Station and the Market where we found everything we needed to prepare our our dinner in their communal kitchen. Their English is very good and we were throughly entertained while they practiced their traditional dance for the upcoming Carnival starting on November 5th. A truly great group of young people who manage a great budget hostel. We really felt like they truly cared for their guests. For travellers on a budget this is a great place to stay. The location is close to a massive market and all public transportation, train or bus. Graciela Hostel is not a first class accommodation, but we throughly enjoyed our one night in Oruro thanks to the great staff.
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Date of stay: October 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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globetrotter190 wrote a review Sept 2017
Olten40 contributions19 helpful votes
We only spent one night there but the service was friendly and the rooms okay. They are small but clean and the included breakfast is good as well. The best part of the hostal is the free walking tour in the morning, its really worth to see a different side of oruro! If you plan to stay longer contact them for more tours - the offer a couple of interesting things!
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Date of stay: September 2017Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Julia S wrote a review Sept 2017
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We stayed here for three nights in total, two in the house at the foot of the hill and one in the actual hostel in the center.Both locations are very nice. The owners of the hostal are very engaged in developing alternative forms of tourism in orouro and offer a variety of interesting tours around oruro and an excellent walking tour in the city which lets you experience the importance of carneval even when it's not carneval time. And breakfast is delucious:)! Don't miss out on oruro, even if it's not the tourist-place number one in Bolivia.
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Date of stay: July 2017Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Jay wrote a review June 2017
Firms, New York22 contributions21 helpful votes
I was only planning on describing it using one word and I have already done it. No heat, tiny bathroom, no hot water. And the room we stayed has no Windows!!!! You cannot tell if it was day or night. The only plus side of our stay was it was open 24 hours, it is relatively near the bus terminal and the guy at the reception was nice.
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Date of stay: May 2017Trip type: Travelled with family
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AU$34 - AU$34 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
16
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Frequently Asked Questions about Hostal Graciela
Which popular attractions are close to Hostal Graciela?
Nearby attractions include Carnaval de oruro (1.0 km), Catedral de Oruro (0.8 km), and Iglesia San Gerardo (0.6 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Hostal Graciela?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and laundry service.
What food & drink options are available at Hostal Graciela?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Hostal Graciela?
Yes, a parking garage is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Hostal Graciela?
Conveniently located restaurants include El Negrito, La Casona, and Nayjama.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Hostal Graciela?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, and Portuguese.