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Reviews of Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

Hostel | Calle El Fuerte no 1380, Barrio Los Choferes, Santa Cruz de la Sierra, Bolivia .

86.6% Overall Rating

187 out of 201 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (12/05/2014)

Brooke Jones thinks…

"Clean, nicely decorated and laid out. Helpful and nice staff. Excellent breakfasts. Decent sized swimming pool."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Laundry service
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 16.97
  • Luggage Room USD 1.41
  • Towel USD 1.41

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:



If you plan to arrive LATE IN THE NIGHT (after midnight and before 6.30am) remember to BOOK FOR THE NIGHT BEFORE, our check in time is at 2.00pm.

Ex. Arrival 17/6 at 3am, you must book for the 16/6.



Please inform us about CHANGES in your BOOKING or about CANCELLATIONS at least 48 HOURS BEFORE ARRIVAL via email (free of charges). After this date, charges to your Credit Card will be applied up to the FULL COST OF THE RESERVATION. Cancellations or changes made by phone can not be accepted.



We will verify and preauthorize the full amount to your CREDIT CARD, but we do not charge it! If the card DOESN`T WORK, the BOOKING is NOT VALID.



NO CHECK-IN BEFORE 2PM (we need to clean the rooms first!) You may leave your stuff in the storage room though and use our communal areas or come back later.



PAYMENT IS DUE AT ARRIVAL. We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard.Valid PASSPORT ID REQUIRED ON CHECK-IN.



CHECK OUT is at 11AM



For GROUPS (more than 4 pax) the property will charge the outstanding balance on your credit card. Only if you CANCEL OR CHANGE YOUR RESERVATION UP TO 4 DAYS BEFORE ARRIVAL (local time) the balance will be refunded



FAMILIES TRAVELLING with children under the age of 16 are required to BOOK PRIVATE ROOMS.



CHILDREN under the age of 16 are UNABLE to be accommodated IN SHARED DORMITORIES.



If you need to CHECK OUT LATE IN THE NIGHT (after midnight and before 6.30am) you need to INFORM RECEPTION IN ADVANCE (before 10:30PM) so we can arrange check out.



Hostel Management reserves the right to cancel or amend a booking for anti-social behavior towards hostel staff and/or guests, or non-adherence to our terms and conditions.



Jodanga Backpackers Hostel belongs to Hostelling International but please notice that the HI cards discounts don’t apply to bookings placed on HostelBookers, you can use the HI website.

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86.6%

Overall Rating

187 out of 201 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jodanga Backpackers Hostel'

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91.2%
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69.6%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
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Mattias Engström

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family
Work / volunteering

28 November 2012 Mattias would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great service and friendly staff!

Disliked: Maybe locationwise it was not the best.

100.0%
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Sarah Flynn

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

20 November 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: Really enjoyed our stay, very clean great breakfast, best hostel in SA so far

Disliked: A little outside town so couldnt leave aftet dark

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
City break
Sightseeing & culture

13 October 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Decent breakfast.

Disliked: Loud music played all day.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

matthew Klose

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

22 September 2012 matthew would recommend this property

Liked: Had a problem with bugs in our room after it rained (common problem) Staff at reception were very helpful in getting it fixed asap. The owner of the hostel also apologised even though it wasn't a big deal, but there concern showed they were very efficient in keeping a good service.

Disliked: Constructions were going on in the hostel, so it was a bit noisy!

57.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

31 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pool BBQ area

Disliked: Cold showers, damp patches in the room, bad location for centre of town

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Iona Rennie

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

15 May 2012 Iona would recommend this property

Liked: Nice open common areas, good kitchen, clean rooms (each bed has it's own light and charging point) staff very helpful, nice pool shame it was raining!

Disliked: no lockers in rooms for valuables, not enough bathroom facilities for number of rooms. Location of hostel is about 20min walk from town (but they don't hide this info) They advertise a bar this is a bit of a stretch!!

54.3%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Melanie Davidson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2012 Melanie would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast was delicious...cant complain when you get eggs made to order. Also the pool was very nice if it had been warm enough to swim while i was there. The rooms were spacious (i was in a 10 bed dorm with private bathroom)

Disliked: the bar isn't a proper bar, yes you can buy alcohol in the hostel but there isn't a bar atmosphere here and it was hard to meet people. The location is about a 25 min walk from the centre/atms/$ exchange or anything else you may need. The one computer for internet was lousy. Santa Cruz as a whole does not have much to offer. The price is too expensive for what you get, but there doesnt seem to be many options in Santa Cruz

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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Derek Nielsen

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

13 May 2012 Derek would recommend this property

Liked: Great pool area and living area. Plenty of places for people to hang out. Breakfast was amazing.

Disliked: Derek left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Courtney Fraser

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

12 May 2012 Courtney would recommend this property

Liked: Eggs for breakfast! Nice pool and good bbq dinner.

Disliked: Courtney left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We stayed in a private room and the bed was amazing! The pool was also great for a quick refreshing dip.

Disliked: nothing

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Harald werner

Alone

Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

06 May 2012 Harald would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast is very good...

Disliked: Not enough bathrooms...

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Romantic getaway

05 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The friendly staff, clean rooms and facilities, the delicious breakfast, the pool, everything!!!

Disliked: There could have been more toilets, but it still an awesome place.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Emma Foskett

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 April 2012 Emma would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, great breakfast - best hostel I´stayed in in Bolivia. Bonded with lovely crowd and we went out together in a group. Great social areas.

Disliked: Should sell more food- light lunch options etc as is quite far from town really.. They´d make a fortune! Also my mattress needed turning badly and the bed creaked. NB Exchanging two books for one back?? Com´on, who travels with two books. That needs to change. Otherwise just lovely. Felt like part of a family for 2 days :)

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jonathan Kvium

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 April 2012 Jonathan would recommend this property

Liked: I like the pool, the athmosphere and the BBQ.

Disliked: The Jaquizzi isnt a jaq, its just a small area of the pool where you can sit

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

john grimes

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 April 2012 john would recommend this property

Liked: It is a very clean place, cleaner than many in bolivia. They offer nightly bbqs, given enough people sign up for 70bs. They offer all you can eat bbq and vodka and rum however, the booze sucks and they don't control who drinks it. Bonus it has a pool which is great for relaxing

Disliked: Only one shower for many people to share and it didn't work...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

13 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff especially on reception are extremely helpful and really friendly. They speak both english and spanish which is very much appreciated when spanish is not your first language. The breakfast is also great.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

29 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: They organize activities for the guests, for example they had a bbq when I was there, all you can eat AND drink!

Disliked: They don´t really showcase Bolivian culture at all, very gringoed.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: clean, good people too meet here. location not too bad.

Disliked: couldnt use the bbq!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

22 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It has good facilities and the staff are really friendly and helpful.

Disliked: There are not enough bathrooms.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

David Bishop

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

01 March 2012 David would recommend this property

Liked: Great building and atmosphere

Disliked: Not enough bathrooms!

62.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 60% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

21 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: pool and easy to make friends

Disliked: the location is far from the central plaza

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The place was really Nice! Very clean and comfortable. It looked more like a hotel. Jhanise at the frount desk was very nice and very helpful. She took us out to a bar for some drinks!!

Disliked: The breakfast lady was a little scary. She yelled ´´no´´ at me when I went back to get some extra fruit and would even let you eat anything exactly after 10pm!! Make sure to wake up earlier if you want breakfast otherwise you´ll miss out!

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Pedro Masini

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 February 2012 Pedro would recommend this property

Liked: Very good hostel, good breakfast, nice pool

Disliked: Pedro left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

emma overton

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 January 2012 emma would recommend this property

Liked: excellant hostel to stay at, staff speak perfect english and very helpful, clean rooms, shower well looked after hostel would recommed, close to the bus therminal,

Disliked: nothing, just alittle far from the centre.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

hadas ben moshe

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 January 2012 hadas would recommend this property

Liked: we had a great time in this hostel... amazing stuff and very friendly people

Disliked: the location is a bit far