Accommodation in Cochabamba: Where to find hotels, hostels and cheap places to stay
Cochabamba does not have a very good range of budget accommodation options compared to other locations in Bolivia and doesn't service the backpacker market very well. There are a number of cheaper hotels in Cochabamba concentrated between the bus terminal and the Plaza 14 de Septiembre in the center of the city. This area is not particularly safe after dark and caution is advised.
Below is a list of places where one can get decent budget accommodation:
Hostal Bonairense is located towards the north of Av Heroinas just half a block from Plaza Colon between Calles Ecuador and Venezuela on Calle 25 de Mayo 329. The place has 3 spacious bed rooms, clean bathrooms with hot showers and a fairly big common area. They also provide free access to Wi-Fi.
Hostal Maria de Los Angeles
Hostal Maria de Los Angeles is located between Jordán and Sucre on Ave. Esteban Arze 345. It is a decent budget hotel in a good location with a good décor and breakfast is included in the room tariff.
Naupa House Hostel
Naupa House Hostel is centrally located between Ecuador and Colombia on Calle España 250 with a green courtyard and a vegetarian restaurant.
Residencial Cristo de Concordia
Residencial Cristo de Concordia is located between the Main Plaza and the Bus Terminal on Av. Aroma E-437 casi San Martin. They provide laundry service and free access to Wi-Fi.
Residencial Familiar is located just 2 blocks away from Avenida Heroinas and 3 blocks away from Plaza 14 de Septiembre on Calle Sucre E-554.
Hostal Jardin is located between Ecuador and Colombia on Calle Hamiraya N-0258 and has a little garden as well as parking facility.
Apart Hostal Elisa
Apart Hostal Elisa is a small place located on Lopez S-834. It has clean rooms and a cozy little courtyard.
Running Chaski Hostel
Running Chaski Hostel is located between Mexico and Mayor Rocha on España 449 right in the center of Cochabamba. The hostel is housed in a beautiful colonial style building with a great yard where one can enjoy a bonfire or prepare barbeque or just relax in the open air. It has private rooms with TV as well as dorms. There is a common TV-room with cable, private bathrooms with hot showers, a fully equipped kitchen as well as free access to Wi-Fi and computers. The staff here speaks English and the place is quite clean. A complimentary breakfast is also served to the guests.
Most of the higher end hotels are found within a block or two from Plaza Colon or in Recoleta. One can contemplate the below options if a hotel with a higher tariff is desirable:
Apart Hotel Regina
Apart Hotel Regina is located close to El Prado between Calle Reza and Calle La Paz on Calle España Nro. 636. The hotel has both rooms as well as apartments with kitchens. There are many popular night spots in close proximity to the hotel. Facilities include free access to Wi-Fi in all the rooms and on-site parking is available as well as a buffet breakfast from 7:00 am. to 10:00 am.
Agarthan Hideout offers accommodation in private furnished apartments of a 8 storied building just 3 blocks away from the bus terminal on Aroma y Junin. They offer free access to Wi-Fi and the rooftop can be used for barbeques or to relax in the open air with great views of the city.
Gran Hotel Cochabamba
Gran Hotel Cochabamba has a swimming pool, a bar and a nice restaurant and is quite popular among the business class.