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Overview of Hostal del Sol

Hostal del Sol

2.0 star property
Isla del Sol hostal on lake

7.0/10 Good

28 verified Hotels.com guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Free WiFi
  • 24/7 front desk
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Yumani - Parte Sur (Camino al Mirador), Isla del Sol, 25500
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Room service
  • Ferry terminal shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Garden
  • Tour/ticket assistance
Feel at home
  • Children stay free
  • Garden
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping

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About this area

Getting around

  • El Alto Intl. Airport (LPB) - 72.5 miles/116.6 km
  • Ferry terminal shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Hostal del Sol

Take in the views from the rooftop terrace when you stay at Hostal del Sol. Free breakfast is an added perk, and guests looking to stay active can check out the nearby hiking/biking trails. A terrace and a garden are other highlights. The WiFi and nice bathrooms get good marks from fellow travelers.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 7 rooms

Arriving/Leaving

  • Check-in time starts at 11:00 AM
  • Minimum check-in age - 18
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions.

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the ferry terminal (surcharges may apply); to arrange pick-up, guests must contact the property 48 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Children

  • One child (5 years old and younger) stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding

Internet

  • Free WiFi in public areas

Parking

  • No onsite parking

Transfers

  • Ferry terminal shuttle*

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free breakfast available each morning
  • Room service

Traveling with children

  • Children stay free

What to do

  • Ecotours nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Services

  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Facilities

  • Rooftop terrace
  • Garden

Room amenities

More

  • Daily housekeeping

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All residents of Bolivia may be charged the national value-added tax (13%) upon check-out. Non-residents on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in.

Policies

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Also known as

Hostal Sol Hostel Sun Island
Hostal Sol Sun Island
Del Sol Isla Del Sol
Hostal del Sol Hostal
Hostal del Sol Isla del Sol
Hostal del Sol Hostal Isla del Sol
Hostal del Sol Hostal
Hostal del Sol Isla del Sol
Hostal del Sol Hostal Isla del Sol

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Overall score and ratings

7.0

Good

7.2/10

Cleanliness

6.6/10

Staff & service

6.6/10

Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very Good

Fair price for a budget hotel but poor curtains.
Check-in was quick and easy. The room was clean and comfortable. WiFi was workable. The "curtain" was not as wide as the window, and this should be addressed. Breakfast was adequate. There are plenty of restaurants within a very short walk. I feel that I paid a fair price for our room, and so I would be happy to stay there again.
andrew, 1-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Really nice hostel, view is amazing. Staff is really friendly
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

A very basic but clean and friendly stay. We enjoyed our room and the views were gorgeous. Fair warning, the hostel is a decent walk from the main docks.
Alex, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

I stayed at Hostal del Sol for one night. It is right at the top of Isla del Sol so it is a bit of a trek from the harbor but it was rather easy to find with the help of offline Google maps. The room I had booked had some bugs in it but I was able to change to another room free of charge. The wifi works only in one part of the hostel, not so well in rooms. But the wifi exists nevertheless! The water in the shower is warm but the shower is located sort of outside so be prepared for a bit of a chilly and refreshing experience! The breakfast was very basic, crackers with butter and jam with tea and coffee. All in all the hostel is very basic. It is one of the cheapest ones on the Island, serves well for 1 or 2 nights.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Great hotel. The highest one on the island but definitely worth the hike up with bags. Very close to mirador so great panoramic views for sunrise/sunset. Good breakfast too.
1-night trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Quaint hostal at the top of Isla del Sol
Hostal del Sol is located at the top of Isla del Sol. As we were unaccustomed to the altitude, and because we were travelling with all of our backpacks, it took us a good 45 minutes to reach the hostal from the Yumani port due to the climb. However, the climb was worth it and the hostal was at the foot of a hill that offered amazing views. The hostal was also located close to some great restaurants with fantastic views as well (would recommend the Inti Jalanta restaurant - the grilled trout is fresh and surprisingly tasty). It is a little bit hard to find, but if you ask the locals, they are friendly and will point you in the right direction. Once you reach the restaurant, find the yellow house behind the restaurant, and go to the back through the gate on the right to find the "office". The hostel has bare basics - a place to sleep, a washroom, electricity and some wi-fi. The room was decently comfortable, although the shower can only provide hot water through a heating element. Getting hot water means limiting the water flow in order for the heating element to heat up the water sufficiently before it comes out of the shower head. This means that the water pressure will be low, but having a warm shower on the island wasn't bad at all. The wi-fi was available, but it is certainly better at the restaurant where breakfast was served. Even at the restaurant, the wi-fi wasn't really fast, but one can do some surfing. Overall, a pretty good hostel.
1-night trip with friends
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

Great location
Great location, although be prepared for a long climb to the hostel. Due to the altitude the climb can be quite taxing, especially if you have heavy luggage. Staff member met us at the boat and then took us to the hostel - useful as it would be tricky to find. Recommend paying in full prior to arrival as there are no ATM's on the island. Staff have very limited English. Showers were not hot at our time of stay
Justin, 2-night romance trip
Verified Hotels.com guest review

8/10 Very Good

wonderful staff & location.
wonderful, sweet staff. rooms are simple but serve the purpose. nice breakfast in the mornings. location is great - convenient to both the trail across the island and some nice restaurants.
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

Ok for 1 night
The stay was average. No wifi. Basic room. Barely warm shower. Not worth the price we paid. Had to go up a steep hill for 30 mins. Was very hard. Good breakfast though, fresh bread and cheese, jam and butter, coffee and tea. The host was very pleasant, but we didn't see much of her.
Verified Hotels.com guest review

2/10 Poor

Not worth the price
I stayed for 2 nights in Hostal del Sol. The Hostal was a 45 minute walk uphill, fortunately, they had donkeys for the price of US$3 per bag. The location was great for the views and the good restaurants on the island. However, you should consider whether your fitness level allows you to walk continuously uphill for such a long time. This is the end of the good things I have to say about the hostel. Breakfast was extremely basic and the room hadn´t been cleaned so the floor was dirty. I had a private bathroom and when I switched on the tap for the first time a dead moth floated out of the sink. The toilet also had obviously not been cleaned. The water in the shower was lukewarm and way too cold for the island at night. After catching a chill on my first night, I opted to wait until I got to a better hotel before I showered. The wifi could not be accessed by more than 1 device at a time, so I spent most of my time without wifi and was unable to check or confirm my subsequent trips. While this might be the usual standard of hostels on the island, it was clearly not worth US$39 per night. Find a cheaper hostel or a hostel with more consistently good reviews if you are going to stay on the island.
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