La Paz: Bash and Crash Hostel

La Paz: Bash and Crash Hostel

Get There: Ingavi street No 681, La Paz (Two blocks from the main church)
Cost: Cheapest bed in an 8-person dorm is 39BOB ($7AUD)
Free Breaky: Yes
Free WiFi: Yes
Bar: Yes

Bash and Crash is one of the cheapest hostels in La Paz with a super central location. Given that you are saving a few dollars, things are pretty basic; however, you have access to everything you need: a bar, a comfortable bed, a shower and internet (not to mention the bonus of free food), making it fantastic value for money. One huge plus is access to a bunch of board games to mix up your drinking games if you’re sick of getting stuck with Kings Cup. They also have a Nintendo with Super Mario Kart and a TV, which, every time I’ve walked past, is playing Friends.

The staff are super helpful and friendly; they have a travel desk that can help with booking any tours for you from La Paz and might even chuck you a sneaky early check in if the bed is available, which – if you get in at 6am off a bus from Uyuni like I did – is almost as good as scoring a free pack of Oreos on your bus. It’s not as much of a party hostel as perhaps some others, but the benefit of sleep is always good and there is still the bar to score a few cheap drinks!

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