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Reviewed 1 May 2015 via mobile

This is by far the best hostel my friend and I have ever stayed at. What a breath of fresh air. The receptionist was so lovely and helpful and showed us where we could get some late night food. The rooms are very clean as is the bathroom. Highly recommend. And breakfast is great too!

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Lucerne, Switzerland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 February 2015

Hostal Carlos V is an average ho(s)tel. but what you get it's way too expensive. someone was smoking in the room before us. breakfast is very bolivian basic with dry bread jam and butter. then add. tea or coffee. staff was helpful and wifi was working in the common area. at least it wasn't cold at night. you can getter... More 

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Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

Highly recommended in the lonely planet, but what a deception for us ! For a price we thought was excessive (160B$), you get a tiny - yet very clean - double room with access to a common bathroom (only one tiny bathroom by floor). The bathroom itself was pretty dirty the whole time we stayed there. The problem was that... More 

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Paris, France
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Reviewed 26 August 2014

We stayed there for 3 nights. The rooms are not great but not bad either (there are mostly shared bathrooms). However, they are all located on a central patio (closed on the roof) and can be thus very very noisy. You better have to be in a top floor. Furthermore, the staff is really unpleasant. I would not recommend to... More 

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Reviewed 24 July 2014

Its clean and the staff are nice but nothing can redeem it when its minus 5 outside and no warmer in your room. Wifis pretty bad too. If it cold in Patosi when you arrive pay mor for somewhere with a heater, its really neccessary.

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Nantes, France
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 June 2014

Not as good as reported by the Lonely Planet but decently priced and located. Smallish rooms and the patio can be noisy. Good enough for a couple of nights but nothing to call home about. Next time we go to Potosi, we'll look for other options.

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Madrid, Spain
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Reviewed 5 March 2014

Our room was smelly and old. It had molds in the walls. We were there in February and it was so cold inside the room! WiFi did not work very well. Breakfast was poor. It has a good location, however. But if I go back to Potosi, I will look for another option.

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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Reviewed 6 July 2013 via mobile

Very nice hostel. Feels more like a hotel. Had the best shower. The rooms are a bit cold but has lots of blankets. Terrible breakfast. Yesterdays bread with a bit of marmelade. Great location. Good value.

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Vicenza, Italia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 May 2013

Very good location. It seems to be very nice, good furniture, it seems an hotel! But....one day without water, service very bad, breakfast very poor, they asked us money for the towels!!! They told us there was wifi but it did not go well, sometimes it did not go at all! Avoid it!

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
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Reviewed 8 January 2013

Quiet, excellent indoor atmosphere, free breakfast (bread, jam and a hot drink), access to the kitchen, clean bathrooms, very comfortable beds. I only wish the brewpub downstairs hadn't been closed over New Year's week!

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Address: Linares No. 42 | Entre Plaza 25 de mayo y pasaje Boulevard, Potosi, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Potosi Department > Potosi
Number of rooms: 11
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“Ground or first floors mean minimum bag dragging, obviously.”
 of 5 bubbles TheObserverWiltshire, 11 Dec 2015 | Read review
“If you absolutely must stay here ask for a room upstairs away from the bathrooms.”
 of 5 bubbles AnnieW1979, 15 Jan 2012 | Read review
“If you want real comfort, you should ask for Carlos V Suite”
 of 5 bubbles RodrigoS378, 13 Dec 2011 | Read review
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