If you read the reviews posted from those who stayed prior to us, it may sound like a place you don't want to visit. But, you shouldn't go based off of those reviews.
Pierre & Giovana reply very quickly via (SENSITIVE CONTENTS HIDDEN). Also, those who are there working for them are very helpful. I reached out to Giovana about the hairdryer being missing, she had one sent over immediately. We had also inquired about an early check-in because the flota was arriving very early and our immigration appt was postponed; we were delighted to be able to check in to a clean apartment and crash immediately. Not to mention, we had to stay an extra 10 min past check-out while we waited for our Uber driver to arrive, and this was no problem either.
The mattress is very firm. It was perfect for me, but not for my spouse. It was sufficient enough for him to get a good night's rest through the week, though.
The shower has great hot water and pressure. It does take time, but that's normal.
We, personally, wouldn't use any Airbnb host's condiments, so it didn't matter there were none in the home. We usually bring our own spices and so-forth, when suitable. This is what we did on this occasion. The grocery store is not very far from the home. Taxis are very cheap, Uber is now in La Paz, and trufi's are cheaper than all of them. There are tons of places to eat down on the main road. (Not far from the apartment.) It's not a bad walk down the hill, but I don't recommend the walk up unless you're in shape or a glutton for punishment.
Unfortunately, the internet was not as fast as we had hoped, based on other guest's reviews. Coming from a smaller town in Bolivia, I had expected La Paz to have faster internet than where we currently reside. This wasn't the end of the world.
We rented the apartment to cook our meals (since we were there for a week) and to rest. We weren't looking to entertain ourselves or others. That being said, considering the apartment is in Bolivia, and the price is extremely cheap - I'm not sure how much anyone is really expecting from the place.
It's clean, it's comfortable, it's private. There's hot water, cooking amenities, wifi. Stores nearby, the teleferico is a great way to commute across the city - cheap, fast, and quiet - and it's very close to the apartment.
Give Pierre and Giovana a try the next time you consider visiting La Paz. I know we will stay with them again on our next visit!