Gran Copacabana Hostal

Photo gallery for Gran Copacabana Hostal

20 bedrooms, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar
43-inch Smart TV with cable channels
20 bedrooms, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar
43-inch Smart TV with cable channels
20 bedrooms, down comforters, pillowtop beds, minibar

Overview of Gran Copacabana Hostal

Gran Copacabana Hostal

2.5 star property
No-frills hostal in El Alto

7,4/10 Good

11 verified guest reviews

Property highlights

  • Free breakfast
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Connecting rooms available
  • 24/7 front desk
Calle 5 Villa Dolores #400, El Alto, La Paz
Main amenities
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport shuttle
  • Terrace
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Front desk safe
  • Snack bar/deli
  • ATM/banking services
  • Microwave in a common area
  • Refrigerator in a common area
  • Water dispenser
For families
  • Children stay free
  • 20 bedrooms
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Private bathroom
  • Terrace
  • Daily housekeeping
Cleaning & safety
  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Hand sanitiser provided
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Social distancing

Choose dates to view prices

About this area

What's nearby

  • Witches' Market - 24 min drive
  • Plaza San Francisco - 25 min drive
  • La Paz Metropolitan Cathedral - 26 min drive
  • Plaza Murillo - 27 min drive
  • Valle de la Luna - 47 min drive
  • Cotapata National Park - 55 min drive

Getting around

  • El Alto Intl. Airport (LPB) - 11 min drive
  • Complejo de Integración Faro Murillo Cable Car Station - 13 min walk
  • Mirador Cable Car Station - 20 min walk
  • 16 de Julio Cable Car Station - 21 min walk
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

About this property

Gran Copacabana Hostal

Gran Copacabana Hostal is just 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from the airport and offers a shuttle (available 24 hours) for USD 12 per room one-way. Free perks include WiFi and buffet breakfast daily between 8:30 AM and 9:30 AM. Other features include a snack bar/deli and a terrace. Fellow travelers say good things about the airport proximity. The property is just a short walk to public transportation: Complejo de Integración Faro Murillo Cable Car Station is 13 minutes away.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Property is disinfected with electrostatic spray
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected

Social distancing

Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
This information is provided by our partners.

At a glance

Hotel size

  • 33 rooms


  • Check-in time from midnight - anytime
  • Minimum check-in age - 17
  • Check-out time is 11:30 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • Check COVID-19 restrictions

Special check-in instructions

  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply); guests must contact the property with arrival details before travel, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
  • Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 17


  • One child stays free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • Free WiFi in rooms


  • Onsite valet parking (USD 10 per day; includes in/out privileges)


  • Airport shuttle (available 24 hours)*

Other information

  • Designated smoking areas

Property amenities

Food and drink

  • Free buffet breakfast each morning 8:30 AM–9:30 AM
  • Shared microwave
  • Shared refrigerator
  • 24-hour room service
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Water dispenser

Taking the kids

  • Children stay free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tour/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry services
  • Luggage storage


  • ATM/banking
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Terrace
  • Television in common areas


  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

Languages spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Room amenities

Be entertained

  • 43-inch Smart TV
  • Cable TV channels

Home comfort

  • Heating
  • Minibar
  • Iron/ironing board (on request)

Sleep well

  • 20 bedrooms
  • Down comforter
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Pillowtop mattress
  • Bed sheets provided

What to enjoy

  • Individually furnished

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Towels

Stay connected

  • Free WiFi
  • Phone

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water


  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available
  • Access via exterior corridors

Fees & policies

Mandatory fees

You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at check-in or check-out:
  • All residents of Bolivia may be charged the national value-added tax (13%) upon check-out. Non-residents on a tourist visa are exempt from this tax. To qualify for a tax exemption, tourists must present a valid passport along with the migration card they received upon arrival in the country at check-in.

Optional extras

  • Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of USD 12 per room (one-way)


You'll be asked to pay the following charges by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out:
  • Valet parking costs USD 10 per day with in/out privileges

Hygiene & cleanliness

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.


The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property does not have elevators.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a fire extinguisher and a first aid kit on site.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards and cash.

Also known as

Gran Copacabana Hostal El Alto
Gran Copacabana El Alto
Gran Copacabana Hostal Hostal
Gran Copacabana Hostal El Alto
Gran Copacabana Hostal Hostal El Alto

Frequently asked questions

Overall score and ratings






Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities

8/10 Very good

Decent stay, good price
Busy hostel in busy part of El Alto. Very convenient for the airport, and the hotel arranged a pick up and also got me a tasty food take away delivered. The bed was also really comfortable. Only downside was check in was a bit clunky until the person with a bit of English rocked up.
Daran, 1-night trip
Verified guest review

4/10 Fair

Fine hostal room, but beware extra fees
We arrived at 4am from the airport as a stop off point. When we got there we were informed there would be a $13 USD fee per night or we couldn't access our room. With no Internet and little information we had no choice, despite this almost doubling the cost of our stay. In the small print it mentions the fee but does not say per night. After finding out there was no 'city tax' and nowhere else charged this fee we challenged the receptionist but were told to contact the booking agent. Still not had a response after over a week of waiting and chasing. The place is fine and functional in general, if a bit cold with a shower that takes ages to heat up. But only stay with eyes wide open to extra fees if you think you're getting a good deal
4-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

Don’t really recommend
Staff very friendly, good hospitality. But beds were not comfortable and too small for 2 European persons. Shower was a disaster: Water heated electrically was extremely hot but with 3 cold beams... very annoying.
1-night trip
Verified guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

The front desk lady was very accommodating to us. She allowed for an early check in, was extremely thoughtful & kind. She organized a taxi to the airport & met us prior to us departing very early in the morning. The room was extremely cold, the procedure of paying & reserving on Expedia seemed unfamiliar upon check in.
1-night romance trip
Verified Expedia guest review

8/10 Very good

1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review

10/10 Exceptional

Les conditions extérieures dans la ville de el alto fu très difficile (véritable guerre civile), impossible de sortir de l’hôtel pour notre sécurité. Le personnel a été incroyable, aux petits soins, j’espère que la situation va se remettre pour eux. Je recommande vivement cet hôtel.
Pauline, 1-night family trip
Verified Expedia guest review

6/10 Good

boulkour, 2-night trip
Verified guest review

6/10 Good

1-night trip
Verified guest review

10/10 Exceptional

El servicio de la señorita de recepción súper amable, te dan té, y pan de cortesía, te piden comida al cuarto si lo deseas y servicio de taxi. La habitación muy cómoda y bonita. Muy cerca del aeropuerto El Alto. Súper recomendable!
1-night trip
Verified Expedia guest review