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La Paz, Bolivia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is a small Hostel with very attentive staff. Its owners are always ready to give you lots of information about Tarija and many other places that they know. The rooms are comfortable, they have good WiFi, but the air conditioning is an extra that you can ask for if the day is very hot.

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Yorktown, Virginia
Reviewed 17 June 2016

My wife and I were with a group of school mates who mostly had not seen each other for thirty years. Th staff were accommodating to most of our needs and the lobby allowed gathering before excursions. Some of the rooms were hard to get to with luggage (no elevator) because of narrow outdoor staircase. Not for those with limited...

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Utrecht Province, The Netherlands
Reviewed 30 September 2015 via mobile

My friend and I booked a room together. It was very clean and big and even though we arrived WAY too early (7.30h), they let us enter and use the room without any extra costs. Not everyone at the reception was speaking english, but they tried very hard to help you. There was a woman that took a lot of...

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Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Reviewed 28 February 2015 via mobile

I was for a couple days and my stay was enjoyable. No problems with Wi-Fi, hot water and smells. Good buffet breakfast. The hostal is close to the center of the city, churches and markets. Also they provide city tour. Restaurants are close.

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Reviewed 7 October 2014

After a lousy night in a nearby guidebook-recommended hotel that was in desperate need of a thorough facelift, we were happy to find Hostel Carmen (I agree that "hostel" does not necessarily apply to this place) for the same price as the previous dingy option. The staff was very friendly and thoroughly helpful, the breakfast spread was solid, and though...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 23 February 2014

We stayed in Tarija just before Christmas. It is worth noting this is probably not a good time to visit, particularly if you are wanting to visit the vineyards in the area, as they all seemed to have closed early for Christmas. We spent two nights at Hostal Carmen, which is more of a budget hotel than a hostel. We...

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Moorea, French Polynesia
Reviewed 30 January 2014

The hostel is more like a hotel and located close to the city center. The room was well appointed and the mattress very good (room 212). My room had only a window on the atrium side which eliminated the traffic noise, but not the noise from people coming back drunk on the second night. Staff was friendly and breakfast very...

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Buenos Aires
Reviewed 13 August 2013

So you are a backpacker but for once you want to feel pampered. Instead of staying in the Lonely Planet recommended place, you cross the street and asks how much. And it is not so much more, considering the big breakfast, private bathroom, TV and free wifi. So you stay. Apart from some pushing to contract wine tours, the people...

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Chicago
Reviewed 11 July 2013

Came upon the hotel by accident. We actually meant to stay across the street based on Lonely Planet... but very glad the other one was full. Hostal Carmen has super friendly staff that wouldn't be out of place at a high-end hotel. I woke up a bit late for breakfast, but they were ever so accommodating. When we asked for...

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Boca Raton
Reviewed 10 July 2013

We moved here after spending an overpriced night at Hostal Granny. We had a room with a very small kitchenette with no kitchenware - the hotel had no problems giving us minimum utensils which worked out OK. The rooms are dated but clean enough, although the mattress definitely needs renewing! Breakfast was very hit and miss, where maybe eggs and...

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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hostal Carmen*** is located in the traditional district of Tarija, Barrio El Molino, a few blocks from the main square of the city. It has 30 rooms spread over 4 floors with single, double, suite, semi suite, double, triple and family. We also have additional services VTB! Incoming tourism in Tarija, inbound tour operating company. VTB! Is a pioneer in Tarija, with over 18 years of experience providing quality service with professionalism and managed by its owners, creators and discoverers of several tourist circuits. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hostal Carmen

Address: Ingavi Street 0784 | 0784 Ingavi Street, Corner Ramon Rojas, Tarija, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Tarija Department > Tarija
Price Range: $51 - $80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Carmen 3*
Number of rooms: 25
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Rooms at the left side are cooler, better for the hot season.”
 of 5 bubbles scriales, 20 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Check accessibility of the room chosen.”
 of 5 bubbles clemansp2016, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“There are rooms all over the place (some towards the street, some away from the street, some near an outdoor patio…), so ask to see a few before deciding.”
 of 5 bubbles lw519, 6 Oct 2014 | Read review
“I read the commentary concerning the bad mattress. Room 212 had a very good one”
 of 5 bubbles IsaMooreaW, 29 Jan 2014 | Read review
“Go to the upper floor, there you have a small living room and nice rooms which are cheaper, so it is like staying in your own place and you can share the "living room" with your friends staying in the other rooms. It is a long way down though.”
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 of 5 bubbles marksoc, 13 Aug 2013 | Read review
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