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Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Very good overall. We took the double bed room with private bathroom and it was all good, except maybe the water barely warm, but it was so hot outside that we didn't care about hot water! Breakfast was nice, both Toucans were around all the time which we really appreciated but need to be noticed in case you don't like...

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Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Residencial Bolívar is a decent hostel when it comes to general facilities and location, but the beds are terrible. Our bed had a spring mattress that felt solid as a rock. We initially planned to stay for five nights but cancelled all remaining nights after we had a very bad night of sleep. Stay away from room five and six...

Thank Robert-Jan B
Reviewed 28 February 2016 via mobile

One of the worst hostels I've ever stayed in. We were recommended this place by a friend and as it was pouring rain when we arrived we decided to stay rather than search for an alternative, although we were very hesitant upon first impressions due to it being very overpriced for what it was. Things got much worse than our...

Thank Mel R
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We stayed here twice during two visits to Santa Cruz. Actually we had three visits and stayed the first time in a backpackers' hostel - this was much better! The location is fantastic, only a couple of blocks from the main square. Rooms are small and quite basic but fine and clean. We paid extra for private bathroom (230 bolivianos...

Thank Thelastdodo2
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Reviewed 7 January 2015

The location is great (two blocks from the Plaza 24 deSeptiembre). The rooms are big but with a lot of humidity smell. There are a lot or f common spaces to meet with other travelers and there are two tucanes as pets that are beautifull. The breakfast is very complete but is NEVER on time. They say it starts at...

Thank Donatela O
Reviewed 20 September 2014

This hostel is RIGHT in the busy city center, but you don't hear a thing inside the lovely courtyard populated by two toucans! This is a nice friendly place with helpful staff, good breakfast, and a GREAT B$20 fresh juice service (nothing better than a jar of fresh maracuya juice in the hot Santa Cruz weather..) WiFi service is decent...

Thank astrosa
Milan, Italy
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Very nice stay in Santa Cruz, just around the corner of the main plaza. Location is perfect, service is quite attentive, especially the lady making the breakfast. The king bed size room is even reasonably comfortable, however room cleaning is optional. We most probably got bed bugs.

Thank Lenoide
La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed 26 July 2014

Just a block from the main square you can find an oasis of nature and tranquilty in the court yard of Residencial Boliviar. The owners were so welcoming and shared the amazing history of the hotel where Bolivar himself had once stayed. The 2 friendly toucans Simón and Manuela who will accompany you at breakfast, were named after the famous...

2Thank edon1234
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Reviewed 8 June 2014

First of all the hostel itself is ok, expensive as is everything in Santa Cruz, but room was alright and breakfast decent too. However they have two toucans hanging around the hostel and it really is one of saddest things we've seen on our travels. We saw one of the staff kicking them out of the way and all they...

4Thank Rozbeef
Oslo, Norway
Reviewed 16 January 2014

If your a backpacker, looking for a party-hostel. This is not it. However, If you are a traveler who for some reason managed to get lost in city of Santa Cruz but just want to relax, this is the place. This is a non-alcoholic/drugs hostel and the lights in the common area are shut down at 22.00. It has a...

2Thank TonjeSM

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Kitchenette
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Marriage bedrooms with private batrooms, shared and single bedoroom in a beautiful and romantic 18th century old colonial house, around a cool and leafy patio with inviting hammocks. Self service tropical fruit breakfast with variety of jams, juices, breads and eggs wich make your delight. Hot showers, cable tv, travel info. Beutiful tame tucans in a safe and calm ecological enviorment. English speaking staff willing to guide and help you!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Residencial Bolivar

Address: Calle Sucre 131 | a una cuadra de la Plaza Principal, lado Este, Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
Price Range: ₹ 1,245 - ₹ 2,555 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 17
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“Don't pick the en suite in the left corner of the courtyard. Don expect wifi in the rooms ( even if they tell you there is!)”
 of 5 bubbles crellston, 7 Aug 2013 | Read review
“I have only seen room 8 and that's not a recommendation.”
 of 5 bubbles LiveLikeTom, 24 May 2013 | Read review
“You don´t need to spring for the private bath, as the shared bathrooms are located right next to the room, and there are many of them. They are actually nicer than the ensuite bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles bluepassion264, 20 Nov 2011 | Read review
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