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Auckland, New Zealand
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I booked for 2 nights here in August and then confirmed booking with Wilber a few days before arriving. He confirmed all ok. However, on arriving late from uyuni I was told there was no booking. There was no availability of the room I booked but she could provide a dorm room. I took that. She promised a private room... More 

Thank nzlokil
Panama City, Panama
2 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Look, this isn't the worst hostel in the world, but it's also by no means the best. It's a bit dingy, dirty, and it's super cold in the afternoons/evenings/nights, but it's inexpensive. It is in a nice location, but I imagine there are nicer places in a similarly good location.

Thank dhalpert7
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176 reviews
103 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

It is an average hostel that serves a good breakfast. Beds are comfortable but the place is starting to feel a little neglected. Pros- Location, only a few blocks from the main square but the locals told me to be careful walking back late at night because they have had a few issues with robberies. Basically, just take the money... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights and it was definitely the best hostel we stayed in the whole of South America for a number of reasons: The beds are huge, like doubles and no bunk beds. The hostel was always warm in communal areas and in the rooms. We had a private bathroom in our room of 5 and the... More 

Thank Eva T
Brno, Czech Republic
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24 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 June 2016

This widely recommended hostel is located just a few minutes from the city center. For 50 bs. I got a comfortable bunk bed in a dorm room next to the common area where it's nice to sit, relax, use the ok-working wi-fi, talk to other travellers and pet the chatty cat that inhabits the hostel. Water in the shower is... More 

Thank Honza N
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4 reviews
Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

Really friendly staff and great breakfast with staff bringing you coffee, pancakes and fresh juice as soon as you sit down. Cheap accommodation between 50-70 bolivianos a night and well located. Booked the mine tour through here and was all very easy!!!!

Thank Samuel D
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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190 reviews
57 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2016

Compared to other low budget places in Potosi, this hotel was warm and spacious. Nice common area where Wifi worked well. Good breakfast. Kitchen facility, Comfortable beds. Clean. The owner is service minded. In this price category: the best place in town.

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Helsinki, Finland
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110 reviews
82 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 April 2016 via mobile

Convenient location. Nice atmosphere. Easy to meet other travellers. Friendly staff. Common area spacious and comfortable. Wifi was ok, signal could be reached in rooms too. Laundry available (15 Bol per kg); check that you get back everything! The 4-bed dorm was spacious and beds comfortable (70 Bol). 8-bed dorm was if I recall correclty 50 Bol. Breakfast consisted of... More 

Thank sbch1
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18 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 April 2016 via mobile

Potosi is not an expensive city so 180bs for a double room is too much IMO. The breakfast was OK except for the fact that the cafe con leche tasted not very food due to the either old or poor quality of the used milk. Furthermore do not just Take their mine tour. Do your homework First and go and... More 

Thank Lasse K
New York City, New York
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2016 via mobile

I stayed in a room with 4 beds and a private bathroom ensuite with a wonderful breakfast included for 60Bs/night. Warm staff, ample kitchen facilities, great hot shower, three blocks from the main plaza. Highly recommended. The mine tour they offer is very well run and an absolutely extraordinary, but strenuous experience !!!

Thank nyctraveler11215

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast

Additional Information about Hostal Koala Den

Address: Calle Junin # 56, Potosi, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Number of rooms: 11
Also Known As:
Hostal Koala Den Hotel Potosi
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“Choose any room. Don't worry. It's a very quiet place.”
 of 5 bubbles larisac2014, 3 Mar 2015 | Read review
“If you go during low season you can negotiate prices or type of room.”
 of 5 bubbles ChiquitaChiquito, 30 Jan 2015 | Read review
“Try to be as high up as possible, not close to the communal areas”
 of 5 bubbles Dutch_delight013, 7 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Higher floors are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles colin_p_campbell, 10 Sep 2014 | Read review
“do not stay in the dorm on the fourth floor”
 of 5 bubbles Irene-Schrijver, 25 Jun 2014 | Read review
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