Room with full sized bed, wardrobe and desk in amazing flat with views of all over the city. Massive living room, plenty of light, friendly hosts. Amazing location near cafés, restaurants, cultural centres and fun.
Bedroom in spectacular penthouse in the centre of La Paz.
EARLIER CHECK IN/LATER CHECK OUT: please ask in advance.
full sized bed, desk, fitted closet
Is a very large apartment with a fireplace, solarium, sofas and amazing views of the whole city (almost 360 views, large windows out of 3 sides). Belongs to a british sociologist who lives in the UK, who has left many of her possessions as she comes back once a year. Plenty of books to browse in several bookshelves around the flat.
The apartment is in the centre of La Paz, 5 minutes away from Plaza Avaroa (centre of the known universe) and El Prado (La Paz's main artery). The beautiful and cultural neighbourhood of Sopocachi has it all at your doorstep: restaurants, cafes, a supermarket (5 minutes walk), cultural centres, cinemas.
Wi-fi internet, Cable TV, washing machine, fridge freezer, microwave, pans, plates, cutlery, etc - anything you'd need to host a dinner party!
Comes with a fireplace, sofas, dining table and PLENTY of light. Lovely and peaceful place to work, hang out or socialise. It has a PIANO (though we're told it needs to be tuned!) ;-)
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Occupancy varies but the flat tends to house professionals who work as researchers, consultants and journalists (among other things). We aim to create a homely atmosphere and you are more than invited to share in joint meals, gatherings, films, outings. Of course, if you are looking for some peace and quiet, all housemates are active and will be relaxing at home or out and about/travelling, so won't get in your way!
Stocked with all the plates, pans and utensils you could need to host a dinner party. Also a reasonable number of spices and condiments for more elaborate dishes!
Please be gentle with the lift - it is old and rather slow, but pushing the doors won't help! Just be patient ;-)
Earlier check-in and later check-out are available, though please check at the time of booking (in case other people are leaving the flat
Please keep noises to a minimum after 11.00 pm (no dancing, shouting or dragging chairs) as the neighbours downstairs are elderly and are light sleepers!
- The small key is for the glass door before the lifts. This generally open, though if the porters are not around they occasionally keep it shut, especially after 7pm
- There are two keys for the front door of the flat.
- Please make sure to close the door using the bottom lock when entering or exiting the flat (this can be done manually while inside).
- The bottom top round door handle doesn’t need to be locked if there are other people in the flat, though if you are the last person to leave also close this one.
- Please don’t force the locks if you are having trouble opening the door. Try patiently and jiggle the keys gently in the lock, as they should open without much effort. If you get stuck ring the doorbell or phone the other housemates.
- Only the porters have the keys to the front gate of the building. It is open from 7am to midnight. If you need to get in or out between these hours ring the bell by the gate. The on-duty porter may be asleep so please allow up to 2-3 minutes for them to get out of bed. If getting back late at night (especially on your own), phone the porters on ((PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) a couple of minutes before you arrive, as this can be more effective than the bell at getting them to come out quicker. Also recommended to give them a Bs. 2 to Bs. 5 tip whenever you enter or exit between 12.00pm and 07.00 am, as they have to wake up and open the gates.
- There is a $10 charge for losing the keys (individually or collectively), as the locks need to be reset and new keys need to be cut for all housemates (for safety reasons). Please let Amaru or Wilmer know immediately should this happen.
- Please NEVER leave the keys with the porters or anyone else, as it is a security risk for the rest of the flat.
MAIN LIVING AREA
You are welcome to sit around, hang out and use the sofas, TV, tables (if they are not being used by another person), though please be mindful of other people’s possessions and try to leave every area the way you found it.
Please keep noise to a minimum after 10pm. Especially in the area by the main table, avoid dragging chairs and objects as the downstairs neighbours have complained about this several times in the past.
Sugar, salt, washing up liquid, and common essentials etc are bought communally, so if they run out feel free to buy or ask the other housemates to chip in.
The kitchen is equipped with utensils, pans, bowls, cups etc etc- feel free to use anything.
The other housemates leave their things in the fridge and other cupboards, though please ask them first if you need a small bit of milk, etc.
Please clean up after yourself and don’t leave unwashed dishes/plates overnight, as other (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN) might want to use them. Wilmer comes in once a week and performs basic maintenance tasks in common areas, though it is not his responsibility to clear up after other people (while he occasionally does, this is NOT his job!)
Please be gentle with the lift - it is old and rather slow, but please just be patient ;-) If the lift gets stuck (has been known to happen though don’t panic!), first use one of the emergency bells. The doors can be usually be pushed open, though if you have a phone on you it is best to phone the porters.
Extra guests can stay in the room for Bs 50 per night. Please let other housemates know beforehand (so they are not surprised to see someone else walking around the flat!), and leave the sum in an envelope (in $ or Bs.) before you leave.
You are welcome to have people round for meals and hanging out, though please bear in mind that you are responsible for their actions while they are in the flat.
- BUILDING and porters: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
-Amaru: +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
-Wilmer (general maintenance, lightbulbs, etc): +(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN)
Please leave the monkey keyring on the table when you leave.
internet in Bolivia is slow and temperamental. The reception should be best near the chimney and in the main living area.
Wifi password: gata1212
British/Bolivian. I moved back here after living almost a decade abroad, in Bristol, London, Oxford and San Francisco. I love La Paz and through my work I try to discover everything it has to offer.
I founded Bolivian Express, Bolivia's foremost English-language publication
for which I was general editor for some years. I'm now a civil servant and head up a social research centre.