Fodor's Expert Review Hostal Pacha-Mama
North side, Isla del Sol, La Paz, Bolivia
Located at the north end of the island, this low-budget hostel is a bit unkempt, but it's right on Challapampa beach and has elusive hot showers. In 2010, six new rooms were added at the back of the property. Although they lack a view, they're much cleaner and come with private baths. Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are available, along with laundry service.
- cheap as they come
- the hot water is a novelty
- be prepared to rough it in the rooms
- on a very busy road
- endless partying