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Tarabuco - HI Cej-Tarabuco

Centro Ecológico Juvenil, Tarabuco, Bolivia

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Overall Rating 70%

From 3 Reviews

Hostel rating (3)

Rating category Satisfaction percentage
Staff 70%
Cleanliness 65%
Location 90%
Security 80%
Service 55%
Comfort 60%
Green rating 70%

Great location, right in the middle of the well-know indigenous Tarabuco Sunday Market 70km out of Sucre - great beds !

  • Dorm
    From €4.00
  • Private
    From €7.39
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Tarabuco Hostel

Hostel Tarabuco

Hostelling International

Welcome to our hostel

The new HI Tarabuco gives travelers the opportunity to immerse in the ancient indigenous Culture of Tarabuco, rather than just superficially experiencing it on a short visit to the famous Sunday market! An old, completely remodeled colonial building, the HI features traditional characteristics like a grand, light-flooded patio, a well and a rustic clay oven, as well as modern amenities like hot water 24/7 and beds especially tailored to comfortably fit even the tallest travelers.

The hostel is run by Balbino, a kind old man from a village community near Tarabuco, and his wife Martha. While Martha cooks delicious local dishes for her guests, Balbino will be only too happy to show travelers around, explain the local culture, teach a few basics of the Andes’ most-spoken indigenous language Quechua, organize a Pujllay demonstration (local dance) or take you to rural communities where people still live exactly the same way their ancestors used to 500 years ago. Augustina, an indigenous lady who lives within the HI premises, works in the patio weaving the famous textiles that can be bought on the traditional Sunday market and will be happy to demonstrate how the same are produced.

From Tarabuco one can undertake fascinating trips to Icla (30kms), where Balbino can take you virtually unknown sites with fossils and remains of ancient cultures, such as painted pre-Colombian ceramics; furthermore there are spectacular canyons and a waterfall to be discovered. Tours can be booked with Juan-Carlos at the HI in Sucre, located in Calle Guillermo Loayza Nª 119, Tel. 6457217 (hi.tours@yahoo.com).

Prices

Prices are non-member prices

Dorms - Per guest per night

Beds

Private - Per room per night

Rooms

Important info

  • Government-issued photo ID is required to check in.
  • Children under the age of are unable to be accommodated under all circumstances.
  • Children under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Unaccompanied children under the age of 18 can be accommodated only with a letter from a parent or legal guardian providing permission for the child's unsupervised stay.
  • Children under the age of 16 are unable to be accommodated in shared dormitories unless accompanied by a parent or legal guardian.
  • Children under the age of 5 stay free.
  • Membership can be purchased on arrival at hostel.
  • Rates quoted assume guests are not members of Hostelling International or a National Youth Hostel Association
  • Prices and product availability is as accurate as possible but may be subject to change during checkout

Facilities

Facilities

Leisure & Fitness

  • Common room
  • Games room
  • TV room
  • Terrace / patio

Accessibility

  • Not suitable for wheelchair users

Food & Drink

  • Restaurant onsite
  • Café/Bistro

Facilities - Internet Access

  • Internet Cafe Nearby - Less than 500 m

Facilities - In-Hostel Services

  • Cycle Storage
  • Library / Book Swap
  • Smoking Area
Opening times

Opening times

Open all year

Reception:
Check-in:
Open 24 hours

Get in touch

Get in touch

Main attractions

Main attractions

  • Sunday Indigenous Market (Less than 500 m)
  • Historic village-indigenous style-work experience (Less than 500 m)
  • ICLA - Canyon - Inca ruins (More than 10km)

See the full list of attractions

Reviews

Reviews

Quando il sole cala il freddo si fa sentire anche in camera, quindi consiglio una stufa

90%

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antonella,

Wed 14 Sep 2016

Worst hostel in 3 months of traveling South America. Booking process was convoluted and time-consuming. No one was there upon arrival despite email stating "we are waiting for you." Standing alone in this small town with our backpacks on for 2 hours was extraordinarily uncomfortable. Room was cold, shower was colder. Host was coldest. She quoted us a price for our room and the next morning was told the price had increased 25%. Just do a day trip from Sucre for the town's wonderful textiles.

40%

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James,

Thu 09 Jun 2016

I was sent a confirmation, then arrived and was told the hostel was full. I was quoted one price, then told for the holiday the one room available would be much more expensive. I was finally given a floor with a mattress to sleep on at a reduced rate. I under stand the festival created an unusual circumstance but the accommodations were not acceptable. The one toilet was stopped up and non functional. Water was on and off intermittently. Overall not a comfortable environment.

70%

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Sandra,

Sun 17 Apr 2016

an excellent hostel - right in the middle of Tarabuco

93%

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Pia - Julia - German Red Cross,

Sun 07 Sep 2014

Location

Location
Around the hostel

Around the hostel

Nearby attractions

  • City Centre (At or next to the hostel)
  • Cycle trails (More than 10km)
  • Hiking / Walking trails (1 to 2km)
  • Local market (At or next to the hostel)
  • Mountainous Area (1 to 2km)
  • Museums / Art Galleries (500m - 1km)
  • Restaurants (At or next to the hostel)
  • River / Harbour / Lake (More than 10km)
Getting to us

Getting to us

Airport
Sucre 78 km
Bus
From Sucre to Tarabuco 1 hour; minibus to Tarabuco (0 79€)
Alternate Transport
In the center one block down the main square

Sustainability initiatives

Air

  • Low carbon activities
  • Public transportation is promoted
  • Environmental cleaning

Energy

  • Energy saving lights
  • Energy efficiency appliances

People

  • Working with local community
  • Mission-based activities
  • Educational programs

Waste

  • Recycling areas
  • Growing own vegetables
  • Fairtrade food served
  • Local and seasonal food

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