There’s been an explosion in the La Paz accommodation scene in recent years, even if prices have likewise risen steeply and there now seems to be a real dearth of rooms at lower mid-range. Budget accommodation – from around Bs50 – tends to be pretty spartan and chilly; ask for a room that gets some sunlight, as this makes a big difference in temperature. Heating is only available in the top-range hotels, though most places have 24hr hot water; it’s worth checking to make sure it’s not merely lukewarm – if it is you’ll freeze.

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