Sucre Gringo's Rincon Hostel
Small info at the beginning, to avoid you guys being disappointed:
We don\'t have lockers, the wireless is not really fast, and we don\'t sell tours / tickets / stuff here.
Finally: We're open!!!
We're Gringo's Rincón, your brand-new hostel in Sucre, Bolivia!
After years of travelling, and working in cool hostels ourselves, we've decided to open our own place here in Sucre, Bolivia.
We were lucky to find a really gorgeous house directly in the middle of town, only two blocks from the central square (Plaza 25 de Mayo), with best public transport connections - that means micros directly to the bus terminal and the airport leaving in front of the door. There're plenty of bathrooms, showers with hot water (most of them gas-heated), a fully equipped guest-kitchen and a big terrace with chairs & tables on top of the roof.
We've got only dorms, no private rooms, ranging from 4 to 8 beds. The price will be 40 Bolivianos per person and night for the first few weeks.
Hope to see you soon!
Lisa y mike
We've got four-, six- and eight bedded dorms. All the beds are bunk beds, especially constructed for us, so they're a bit longer - 2 meters instead of the 1.9 typically sold here in Bolivia. Of course bed sheets are provided.
BY BUS: There're loads of different bus lines (=flotas) going to La Paz (on the way calling at Oruro and El Alto), Cochabamba (frequently written in it's short form, CBBA), Santa Cruz de la Sierra and to the Argentinian border at Villazon / La Quiaca. These busses leave in the evening from about 5pm to 8pm, and arrive in the morning.
Small busses to Potosí leave during the daytime each 2 hours or so and take about 3 hours.
All buses arrive at the terminal; from there you get to the center by micro (small local busses). Just wave to stop one going to the Mercado Central (= central market) and pay 1.50 Bolivianos to the driver. From Mercado Central just walk up Aniceto Arce straight on for two blocks until reaching Plaza 25 de Mayo, the central square. Take a right, follow the street for two blocks and turn left into Loa. We're house #743.
Alternatively you can take a taxi; the price is 4 Bolivianos per person during daytime.
FLYING: Sucre boasts one of the most impressive airports worldwide. Joke. It has one gate, and is pretty tiny... But nevertheless, there're relatively cheap flights daily to Cochabamba, La Paz and Santa Cruz, depending upon the season starting from 50$. Companies flying here are Aerosur, TAM(Transporte Aero Militar, it's not the same as the Brazilian TAM) and BoA. TAM is also going to Tarija and Cobija twice a week.
From the airport you can take a micro to the city center (1.50 Bolivianos per person), or a taxi (30 Bolivianos for the whole car).