We are planning to be in Oruro, Bolivia for the 4-6th of March during the Carnaval celebrations, and have been looking into booking accommodation well in advance. The only website that we seem to be able to find any listings is on www.boliviahostels.com, and for the 3 days of carnaval they require a full payment in advance in the form of a money transfer through Western Union. (any other time of year they don't require a full payment in advance)
I am trying to find anyone who has booked with this website before...I'm not usually a skeptic about these kinds of things, but i want to make sure that this is the real deal. it just seems like a strange way of confirming a hostel/hotel booking to me.
If anyone has any experience with this website i would love to hear about it!