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Switzerland
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15 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed 5 nights at the Onkel Inn. The location is perfect 10 a minutes walk to the historic center and 15 minutes to the Sopocachi neighbourhood. For the price (we are in the capital, the capitals are always a bit more expensive) you get a great location, a nice breakfast and a quiet night and good sleep! We recommend... More 

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4 reviews
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Reviewed 6 June 2016

The bedsheets looked dirty and I found a lot of foreign hairs in my bed. When we told the service employe that the toilet paper ran out she told us to use the other bathroom. Things for the breakfast often were gone or refilled very late. The sign with "Bar and Happy Hour" was outdated. The staff knew nothing about... More 

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7 reviews
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Reviewed 7 March 2016 via mobile

The bedrooms are clean and light. The prices are very good for people with a smaller travelling budget. Breakfast is included and the service is good. In this hostal you live very central and everything can be reached by foot. You should try the red cap walking tours!

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Staines, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

This is a pretty low key hostel, and there is not much 'happening' in terms of social activity. It is a good place to relax and utilize as a pass-through hostel whilst going on large excursions. Wi-Fi is pretty good, and it is quiet, so good for detox.

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El Paso, Texas
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38 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 August 2015

We stayed here 12 hours as we only needed a place to sleep. It was in the back of what seemed like a small indoor mall which seemed strange but once we got to the hostel itself we were quite content. It was a cold night but there were plenty of blankets. Good wifi. Lots of young travelers who were... More 

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Sligo, Ireland
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2015

Not sure how this place made it into lonely planet. See the pros and cons below and decide for yourself. Pros. -This is a really quiet hostel if that's what your going for so you can get a good night's sleep. - there is a a good breakfast provided albeit only from 7 - 10am and most of the food... More 

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København
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22 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 July 2015 via mobile

The hostel is with a boring breakfast, that only lasts for max 2 hours. It is recommended that you buy some extra eggs or fruits from the local market for subsidiary. The beds are not all equally good, some are good and hard, and some are like holes you lay down in. The WiFi is good in the hotspots. They... More 

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La Paz, Bolivia
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I have stayed at Onkel inn at several occasions during my studies and travels in Bolivia, mayby in total 3 weeks. The main draw of this hostel is its quietness, something that is very hard to find in La Paz with all its trafic. I have sleeping problems and wake up very easily and because of that I stayed at... More 

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Perth
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Onkel Inn is a perfect example of why one should only ever take LP recommendations when their plans change suddenly and one finds themselves without wifi and in need of a room! We were not surprised to see it rated at 2.5stars once we had checked in and got wifi access. Expensive for questionable hot water without any pressure, beds... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2015

Too expensive for what it offers, just the basics, and with the typical behaviour to the tourist ''pay a lot for nothing''. The breakfast was disappointing and the general impression as well. The location is ok but the place had nothing to do with what we expected.

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Address: Calle Colombia 257, La Paz 2000, Bolivia (Formerly HI Hostel Onkel Inn 1886)
Region: Bolivia > La Paz Department > La Paz
Price Range: $16 - $51 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Onkel Inn 1886 2*
Number of rooms: 40
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“Our room was up two flights of stairs which was tricky with all of our luggage, so if you have some bags, ask for a lower room!”
 of 5 bubbles 577julietm, 29 Aug 2015 | Read review
“Don't stay here!”
 of 5 bubbles backpackerm2014, 26 Jan 2015 | Read review
“The Double Private room with shared bathroom is not a private room. It is a loft area in the 8 bed dorm and simply has a shutter to pull over to separate it. You have to go up a ladder to access it and there is very little space in it.”
 of 5 bubbles X3779TEtomk, 9 Jan 2015 | Read review
“I stayed in the dorm, like most people do in hostels. :)”
 of 5 bubbles sironside, 28 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Choose an upstairs room where the internet is stronger and it's a lot warmer. Downstairs has gaps under the doors and weak signal. Avoid room number 8. Box room for 9 people with three storey bunk beds.”
 of 5 bubbles Yexadlek, 9 Apr 2014 | Read review
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