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Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Ardun recommends, Bolivia, General, Latest Posts, South America | 5 comments

Casarte Takubamba Hostel- Sucre, Bolivia


Ok so you’re heading to Bolivia. Great move! And when you are there you will want to check out the cool colonial style city of Sucre. But where do you stay? Allow me to introduce the best hostel I found during my time in Sucre, Bolivia. Casarte Takubamba.


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Where is it?

Takubamba is located only four blocks from Plaza de Armas (read main square) and is also located close to a supermarket which also acts as a cinema and a nightclub on the floors above. What more could you ask for right?


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Artwork around Takubamba


How about hot showers?

Yes Takubambas has hot showers. They also have comfortable beds and working wi-fi. The private rooms are large and modern too.


Want more?

How about a great breakfast of fresh fruit and yoghurt and some scrambled eggs? Yep that’s right! The legend chef is Marco Antonio and he is always wearing a smile even if you don’t speak spanish.


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casarte takubamba

The man himself. Marco Antonio


But I don’t speak spanish!

No hay problema! That is where Joaquin comes in. He manages all the bookings and day to day running of the hostel and speaks english and can help you with anything from buses to nearby Cochabumba or good places to eat around town. If you are lucky he will even put on a pizza night where the crew at Takubamba fire up the old wood oven.


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Joaquin playing with fire


The hostel has a real social vibe and as we were learning spanish for 4 weeks in Sucre it soon became our home. They have an outdoor kitchen which was really handy for us and plenty of room in the fridge to store your food. The resident mother of the hostel is Charo who is always happy to help you practice your spanish and helped us out most days with our homework. She also loves a dance on fiesta night.


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One of the typical fiestas at Takubamba

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Me and Charo dancing

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Cool artwork can be found all over the hostel


Takubambas has private rooms and dorms with prices as follows:


Single dorm bed $10 US per night

Single private room $18 US per night

Double room $30 US per night


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casarte takubamba

Looking down on the backyard


To book your stay at Castarte Takubamba follow the link here to

Are you also looking to learn spanish while you are in South America? Check out this post on the best places to learn in South America


  1. Hey Ardz and Jen. Notice you are now in Columbia – have you caught up Laura in Bogata yet? xxx

  2. It looks great and seems like good atmosphere. The prices scare me a little though, but that’s probably because I’m used to Asian ones now.

    Have a great fun guys, you rock!

    • Haha yeah I guess so Cez. Bolivia was actually really cheap but this hostel was a bit more pricey, but worth it for a month 🙂

  3. $10 a night is not that much, I love this place already! It’s good to know they speak some English and the breakfast is so nice and healthy! YUMMY! 🙂

    • Yeah maybe more than Asia but still alot cheaper than other countries and places in South America. Most dorms average around $12-14 per night from what we have found and that doesn’t always include breakfast, let alone a good one!

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