Located in the heart of La Paz (and not up a hill!), Arthy’s Guesthouse is the answer to the peace-seeking traveller’s prayers. A quiet, cosy place to get some rest, in the company of other like-minded backpackers! It might not be the flashiest hostel you’ve ever seen but I guarantee it will deliver the nicest stay you could ask for.
First class staff
Arthy’s Guesthouse is a family-run enterprise and it is clear to see that every member of the family has poured their souls into this business. Originally started because Dad wouldn’t stop inviting lost foreigners to stay the night in his family home, Arthy’s truly is a passion project.
All of the staff are welcoming and friendly and more than willing to go the extra mile for their guests. No request is too much of an ask, with staff helping travellers dry off their clothes, printing flight tickets and letting backpackers check in early when possible.
Situated just a ten-minute walk from the bus station, Arthy’s is the perfect choice for weary travellers arriving by public transport. This isn’t to say you should just stay for one night though!
Arthy’s Guesthouse is located on the main road in La Paz and provides a short walk to the central market and the tourist area. The orange teleferico station is located just a fifteen-minute walk away.
Although some may be worried about the noise coming from such a busy road, the inside of the building is actually very quiet. If you are a light sleeper, street noise is nothing a pair of earplugs can’t solve.
In Bolivia, it isn’t always easy to find good accommodation which comes with good facilities. This is not the case at Arthy’s though. The small yet very well equipped kitchen is a great space for preparing your own meals.
There are even plans to introduce vegan only utensils!
If you are caught short and don’t have food or water, do not despair. Arthy’s has a small shop located in their reception where you can buy essentials for a very reasonable price.
Another thing worth mentioning is the quality of the WiFi at Arthy’s Guesthouse. Don’t come expecting fibre optic speeds but it was certainly one of the most reliable connections we found in La Paz!
All of the staff are local to the area and know all about the must-do’s in La Paz.
At Arthy’s, the staff can help you to arrange tours with reputable agencies, for example, they have a relationship with Vertigo Biking who offer the Death Road cycling experience.
It is also possible to ask the staff at Arthy’s to book bus tickets to your next destination for you.
A peaceful stay
Arthy’s offers both private rooms and shared dorms. Dormitories benefit from small numbers of guests which means you are guaranteed a good night’s rest. One point of note is that there is a midnight curfew at Arthy’s. Therefore, avid revellers should head off to Loki or Wild Rover.
However, for backpackers looking for a less crazy time with a bit more comfort, Arthy’s is a great choice. For traveller’s arriving between midnight and 6 am (opening time), let a member of staff know in advance and someone will let you into the hostel.
Dorms begin at 59 bolivianos per night and a twin for two people starts at 158 bolivianos.