Running out of cash? This is the best option for travellers who are counting every last peso. La Paz’s cheapest backpacker hostel is admittedly pretty run-down and grubby, but at BOB25 (US$3.40) for a dorm bed it’s hard to complain. Just be aware that you’ll probably be sharing your living space with a contingent of unwashed South American hippies.
A new addition to the La Paz hostel scene, Greenhouse is located in the bohemian Sopocachi neighbourhood, about 30 minutes walk from the city center. Greenhouse has a major point of difference however, as it seeks to become the city’s first ‘Chef Hostel’. Guests are encouraged to gather around the patio in the evening, share ingredients and recipes, cook a delicious gourmet meal together and wash it down with some fine Bolivian wine.
On a budget but prefer not to share a room with strangers? York B&B offers quality private rooms for an affordable price. This delightful bed and breakfast in the heart of the city’s tourist district boasts colourful, airy rooms decorated in a funky vintage style. With a host of traveller favourites such as free WiFi and breakfast, York B&B is a great central budget option.