Loki Hostel La Paz

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Loayza, La Paz, Bolivia

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andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Loki Backpackers – La Paz Jul 17, 2016
Loki Hostel changed its location and building style from the last time I was in La Paz. This time we are talking about modern seven floor building in the center of the city with five floors dedicated to rooms and two for party and travel. That is what I call serious hostel… Actually it beats LOTS of hotels or wannabe hotels that look upon backpacker crowd with some kind of snobbism.

Some of you know about LOKI and that they stand for some of the HIGHEST standards in the hostel world. What they did this time is to buy a glass and steel modern building, probably an old hotel that has another smaller old house adjacent to it and rearrange it to be a fantastic hostel. Location is even better than before, just a bit above the main square and cathedral, actually just above the market. And we all know that markets are usually the most important places in the city. It is also very close to the bus station, and city government center. Above the hostel you’ll find another HUGE street market that is just incredible and also a teleferico- gondolas that will take you to the rim of the city, actually to the El Alto area (where you can visit another great market) and you can really see the size and the beauty of the La Paz.

Just to make sure that you guys understand Loki, it is a “party hostel” chain, which includes every day parties, a bit younger crowds and sometimes a bit louder nights. Security is excellent and you will get the bracelet that you are to have on you at all the times while you are in the hostel. Code on the bracelet lets you order anything you like as far as food and drinks and all goes to your account. They are extremely efficient and modern as far as reception goes.

On the same floor you’ll find excellent tourist agency that has offers to many places in La Paz, vicinity of La Paz or anywhere around Bolivia. You can also find tickets for most of the interesting destinations in Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador or even Brazil and Chile. To go to your floor, there is a option of elevator and that option should be your first choice if you just arrived. Let me just remind you that you are on around 3600m above sea level and that is a bit tough for people that are not used to lack of air. You can run down the stairs and that thin air won’t matter at all… There is variety of room options that you can chose from, and generally great small dorm would be around 10$ and for your own room that fits two, you will give around 30$. All rooms are very clean, bathrooms are totally fine, hot water is plentiful, all in all paradise in South America. Electrical sockets in the lockers are definitely a huge plus, and there are two sizes of lockers, one in your room and another in the lobby if you wanna leave your small items.

Restaurant and common area on the 6th and 7th floor are fantastic, view is worth 1000000 dollars, especially sunsets. Food is good, beer cheap and there are many games that you can play.
Tourist agency part of the hostel
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az2012 az2012
5 reviews
Great Value - Party Hostel May 26, 2013
The Loki Hostel brand is well known for being the place to be if you want to party and the hostel in La Paz is no different. The dorms were large well spaced, clean and quiet given the party downstairs at the bar. I stayed here 6 nights and every night it was pumping downstairs.

The menu at the kitchen is surprisingly good and cheap but it is Bolivia so your dollars go far. There is a travel agency attached to the hostel but there's plenty of agencies near the area so search around for the best deal. WiFi is available in certain areas but you need your own smart device as the computers are really ancient.

All in all I highly recommend this as a great place to make friends and also note the rooms are quiet if you want some peace and can resist the temptation downstairs. It would rate as one of my favourite hostels I stayed in in South America.
andrejav andrejav
751 reviews
Oh YEAH ! Mar 22, 2011
Firstly, I must say that LOKI in La Paz is one of the best hostels I have ever been, and certain people leaving negative comments simply do not understand what word hostel means. It is not really a hotel, and you do not take your mom on vacation there (if she is not really open-minded), and it is not for people that are looking for smiley “yes sir” personnel (such as in regular corporate hotels). LOKI is just great backpackers, travelers, young people’s place to leave their stuff, sleep a bit, have bit of good time and continue going and exploring the world. I stayed there five days last year, for a bit less than $4 per night, in room with six beds and private bathroom. I think that is excellent value, but if they lower it by 50 cents it will be even better.

LOKI is located on the steep side of the hill, 3-4 blocks away from center and presidents office. It is fairly easy to find it and get to it. You can even walk to the hostel from the bus station (around 8 blocks away) because it is downhill walk, but it is not that fun to walk back to bus station with your backpack… Bus station cool looking, and it is very easy to find buses going the way you want to go, because all bus companies have prices and routes written on their windows. Taxis are cheap, and for regular transport you can catch small busses that are main reason for traffic chaos in the city. Hostel is in the old building that was some hotel before, and it is full of character. Few floors of steps are usually easy to climb (as soon as you get over altitude sickness) to get to the rooftop where they have nice sitting and chilling area.

Front door is always manned by a security guard that lets you in and checks if you are hostel guest. First floor are offices, storages, tourist agency offering good deals for things around the town and front desk that is always incredibly busy. On the second floor there is bar/breakfast/playground area that was once ballroom, with lots and lots of character, beautiful ceiling and billiard table. Breakfast is free, and it comes with bread, butter and something sweet to smudge over. Coca tea is must have for every breakfast, but it is not only tea available. At the bar you can order excellent sandwiches and cooked food. Next to that room there is video/tv room. Next floor is mostly dorms, with exception of smaller TV room and oxygen bar. Oxygen bar is super cool thing, especially if you are looking for extra air on 3500m altitude… Pretty much, you breathe oxygen in different flavors from the mask that is provided. Little library is also located there. As I mention before rooms are very good, lockers provided, restroom was clean and good, hot water (important for cold weather), and also there are few outside bathrooms/showers per every floor.

This hostel is very much a party hostel, but music does not play loud pass 11 o’clock, and people are mostly considered.

I more than recommend this place in La Paz, go there and enjoy.
LOKI from upper floors
Outside facade
Oxygen bar
First floor
nrsundaresan nrsundar…
2 reviews
Party Hostel May 31, 2011
Really fun hostel to spend time in while in La Paz. More or less a party hostel, with a great bar. Very easy to meet people to go out with. Beds were pretty amazing. The hot water was iffy when I was there, but they said they were fixing it. Hopefully they did.
d2amy d2amy
178 reviews
Bumping May 03, 2010
This place should be avoided if you are looking for a nice, quiet place to rest your head in La Paz. Loki is definitely not this. When I stayed, I was in a three dorm bed, with my boyfriend and my mother. It was on the highest floor on the other side of the bar, but it was like it was just outside. Plus side I was exhausted from the trip from Cusco to La Paz, so I slept like a baby.

Now I didn´t go to Loki looking for fun, but for the 10 hours I was there in total I decided that I liked it, and they had breakfast which was included which was nice and yummy. I´m headed back to La Paz in a couple of weeks for some good old fashion partying and this will definitely be my choice of hostel for that week. Everyone who I know that has stayed here loves it for their partying scene.

Only down side, is the bed I was in, room 222, bed 3, had springs all the way up the middle, so the sleep was anything but easy, you had to make sure you were positioned correctly enough as to not be lying on any of them. Then again, most people are plastered, or don´t sleep at Loki, so maybe this isn´t a big deal.
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RainyDayToast RainyDay…
31 reviews
Worst Hostel we've ever stayed at! Feb 27, 2010
We only stayed one night of our 6 nights in La Paz here. We were in a double room with ensuite, the room stunk but the guy apologised for this saying that they have had some problems with water damage or the like. However, the bathroom let out a terrible smell like a backlog, we werent told that breakfast was included therefore went out for breakfast. We asked one of the staff for a lighter (to light a scented candle to get rid of the smell) and he abruptly told us there was no smoking, on telling him why we wanted it, he rudely said there was one in the bar! Didnt offer to see what the problem was, staff didnt know the first thing about La Paz itself either. Most of the staff were rude and didnt care, I guess this is also reflected by the employment poster which read along the lines of "are you unmotivated and looking to save some money?" I guess they dont expect too much. The only thing going for it was the beds were good.

This hostel was only 6 months old but was far below the line, if youre going to open a hostel half-heartly then you need to match that with the prices!! We moved to a hotel in a better location, cable TV, ensuite - the works for CHEAPER!
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melsadventure melsadve…
19 reviews
Nov 09, 2009
A great place to meet people and have fun, there is always something going on. Cheap and comfortable rooms. I was in the girl dorm 229 which also had a hairdryer and straightners which is a nice touch. Good staff and a good time. Only -ve are hot water in the showers is hit and miss and the food could be better, Definaitely a good place to be in La Paz.
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Sads79 Sads79
60 reviews
Fun, fun, fun Nov 06, 2009
I stayed 5 nights at LOKI in La Paz and I had a great time there. It is a lively, party type hostel, so don't go here expecting a quite night in. Its a big hostel (apx 150 beds), but has free internet and breakfast included (quite basic). The bar area is great for meeting people and starting the night off. The food isn't great, however, even compared to the LOKI in Cuzco.

The showers can be ridiculously hot (like almost scalding!), but its better than cold!

I stayed in aa 6 bed dorm which was 50Bs a night, not too bad for La Paz.

Overall, another good stay for me at LOKI.
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