Review | 360 Grados Hostel, Santa Cruz

Hotel Quality for Backpacker Budgets - A Review of 360 Grados Hostel, Santa Cruz de la Sierra

Located in the popular market street of Los Pozos, Santa Cruz, 360 Grados is a great choice for backpackers looking to explore the city. This huge hostel has all the facilities a traveller could need, including a clean, communal kitchen and hammocks on the rooftop! If you’re looking for hotel quality without the price tag then head to 360 Grados! 

Space, Space and More Space!

360 Grados is a big hostel. Boasting 26 rooms including both private and dorm options, this is a place that isn’t short on space! As well as big rooms, each floor of the hostel features its own communal seating area and balcony. 

Communal area at 360 Grados Hostel
The communal areas at 360 Grados are clean and classy.

There is a rooftop with 360 views of the city and an undercover area where it is possible to take refuge from the sun. Hammocks and chairs are available if you would prefer to spend your days relaxing rather than exploring. 

Hammocks on rooftop at 360 Grados Hostel
The hammock area on the rooftop is a great place for relaxing!

On the ground floor, there is a 24-hour reception desk, small shop (which sells everything from crisps to wine), clean kitchen for guest use and a large seating area. All of these communal areas means that 360 Grados is a great place to meet your fellow backpackers!

Creative and Quirky

Volunteers work at the hostel and their contribution to 360 Grados can be seen everywhere. As soon as you step foot in the hostel, you are greeted by colourful murals which celebrate Bolivian heritage as well as welcoming visitors from all around the world. 

Artwork at 360 Grados Hostel
A colourful welcome awaits you at 360 Grados!

Inspiration has been taken from South American creatives including the well known Aymara artist Mamani Mamani who has decorated some of the buildings in El Alto, La Paz. As long as there are volunteers at 360 Grados, the walls will continue to bloom, with new artwork taking shape all the time.

First Rate Staff 

The staff at 360 Grados really go the extra mile in helping guests to enjoy their stay. As well as being able to advise on the best city attractions, they can help travellers arrange their trips to popular places outside of Santa Cruz, including Amboro National Park. 

360 Grados signage
Look out for the sign outside the hostel!

Transport in Bolivia’s largest city can be a little overwhelming but the guys at 360 Grados are on hand to help with public transport and pick up points. If you prefer to travel in a bit more luxury and don’t fancy cramming into a local minibus, the staff can book you a taxi. Bear in mind that Uber is available in Santa Cruz and is often cheaper and safer than taxis.

Fabulous budget option

Although 360 Grados is a hostel, it feels more on par with a hotel in terms of quality. Fresh towels and toiletries are provided and the rooms are pristinely kept. Housekeeping comes in daily to ensure that you are stocked up with all of the necessities. 

Bedroom at 360 Grados Hostel
360 Grados is much more like a hotel in terms of quality!

Breakfast is included in the room rate and varies daily. Owing to the proximity of the market, all breakfast ingredients are purchased fresh on the day of consumption. A spread of fruit, bread, tea, coffee and jam is provided. Guests are also able to cook their own eggs for breakfast, provided by the hostel. 

Breakfast at 360 Grados Hostel
A hearty and varied breakfast is provided at 360 Grados!

Dorm beds start at 62 bolivianos per night. A double room for two people will cost somewhere in the region of 160 bolivianos. There are both fan or AC options available.

You can check availability and book 360 Grados on 

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