Updated January 29th, 2020.
Cochabamba is a great city in which to overindulge. But what about when you’ve tried everything on the market and are still suffering from the excess of the night before? You need a detox and there is no better place then Cabaña Las Lilas!
A relaxing hideaway on the outskirts of the city
Head to the outskirts of the city and enjoy a few days soaking up the chilled vibe at Cabaña Las Lilas. Located in the Tiquipaya area, here you are able to escape the bustle of the city without compromising on amenities.
There are several shops and restaurants located within walking distance and the proximity of the hostel to the outskirts of the city provides some incredible mountain views.
If you fancy heading back into the city for the day, this is easy enough. There are several public transport options which stop close to the hostel and these will take you into Cochabamba centre for the fixed rate of only 2 bolivianos per person.
A kitchen to rival Ramsey’s
An extensive breakfast of fruit, cereal, bread and eggs is provided daily at Las Lilas and included in the room rate. However, with their impressive facilities, they have ensured that you won’t go hungry at lunch and dinner either.
Cabaña Las Lilas boasts perhaps the largest hostel kitchen I’ve ever seen which guests are welcome to use to store and cook their own food. This means that you can prepare your own hearty dishes, something which is sure to save those pennies!
As well as being huge, the kitchen is also incredibly well equipped. There are enough pots and pans to feed the five thousand as well as cheese graters, ladles and spatulas! It may sound like an insignificant detail but if you are familiar with backpacking and using communal kitchens, you will know that this is a rare treat!
Stunning outdoor spaces
As soon as you walk into the garden at Las Lilas, you will see the benefits of being located in the city’s suburbs. Green space is in abundant supply and there are plenty of places to enjoy the beautiful Cochabamba weather.
As well as a huge jungle-gym (better suited for children but I’m sure there are plenty of big kids reading this too), there are also hammocks in which to while away your days with a book.
During your stay I would definitely recommend catching the sunset, it really is a special sight, not to mention incredibly peaceful this far out of the city centre!
Tailored to travellers
The guys at Cabaña Las Lilas know exactly what travellers want and have designed their hostel with this in mind. As well as the massive kitchen, there is also a vending machine selling backpacker necessities, including, of course, beer.
There is a clean and well-maintained pool as well as a place to watch movies. At the hostel, they also have both a ping-pong and pool table for a couple of matches with your new backpacking buddies.
Cabaña Las Lilas Hostel has options to suit everyone. Their cheapest accommodation is in their dorm rooms, which start at 70 bolivianos per night. However, if you are looking to splash out, they also offer both private rooms and small condos.
The superior double option consists of a bedroom, bathroom and a small kitchenette come living room which features a microwave and fridge! At 200 bolivianos per night, it is a splurge for a backpacker but when you consider the cost in your local currency, you’ll probably deem it worth it!