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

88.8% Overall Rating

183 out of 196 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (08/12/2013)

"Spotless. The pool was nice. Well equiped kitchen. The staff was very helpful. We had a problem where a staff member accidentally threw out some of our labled food, and they replaced it right away."

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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 17.00
  • Luggage Room USD 1.42
  • Towel USD 1.42

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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88.8%

Overall Rating

183 out of 196 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jodanga Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
92.0%
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72.0%
Facilities
91.2%
Cleanliness
96.0%
Staff
92.8%
Value
84.0%
Safety
93.6%
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71.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

27 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: cleanliness, dvd room

Disliked: quiet, limited breakfast, lack of atmosphere

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

21 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice rooms and lots of activities

Disliked: location and city

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really clean and tidy. Good activities to meet people - the bbq was especially good.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Rebecca Salsbury

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2010 Rebecca would recommend this property

Liked: An AMAZING hostel! The staff were always very friendly & helpful, the rooms were clean and spacious, and the TV room and pool are superb! It is a bit far away from the centre of town but there is not too much to do in Santa Cruz so this does not really matter. We were in Santa Cruz for 3 days and spent most of this time at the hostel as it was such a great place to chill! I would definately recommend this hostel!

Disliked: My only criticism about this hostel was that the water in the bathrooms was a bit tempremental in that sometimes there would be no running water but I think this is an issue in general in Bolivia. However on the plus side when there was water, the showers would be hot and quite powerful.

100.0%
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Maximilian List

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

19 July 2010 Maximilian would recommend this property

Liked: It was realy fantastic.

Disliked: every thing was good

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

POLLYANA ROCHA DA ROSA

With friends / other travellers

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

17 July 2010 POLLYANA would recommend this property

Liked: I really liked this hostel, hot showers, good breakfast, internet and computers, good tv and dvds, they have a book with everything you need to know about tours that are closer to Sta cruz, a walking tour thru the city and nice nights of dinner to get to know everybody!!

Disliked: no towels

94.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Nicole Aigner

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Backpacking / gap year

12 July 2010 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the cosy and relaxed atmosphere at the pool, in the living room, playing pool or just hanging out with other travellers. They offer a good breakfast and fair prices for beverages. Staff is extremly friendly :-)

Disliked: the beds make wired noises when you turn :-/

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

Sean Moch

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 June 2010 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendy staff and guests, has a swimming pool to chill out around.Good TV lounge, comfy beds.Great BBQ night with most of the guests joining in.

Disliked: There was some building work going on at the time of my stay so everyone was using the bathroom in our dorm !!

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 June 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities were very good: lots of places to sit and talk to people, 2 computers with headsets for Skype, strong wifi signal everywhere (better than most hotels), swimming pool, pool table, tv room, kitchen. The breakfast was great and cooked to order right in front of you. Lots of travel information. Very nice place.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

31 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast was super!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a fun hostel and the staff are helpful

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

24 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Spacious, lots of facilities, great breakfasts!! Helpful English speaking staff however more expensive than other hostels in Bolivia.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Leandro Arana

24 May 2010 Leandro would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent facilities, with swimming pool included. The only not so good thing about it is the location. During the night it was also a little bit noisy.

Disliked: Leandro left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Customer review

24 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The pool, movies, relaxing atmosphere, very easy place to spend a few days. Nice pillows!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

23 May 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Describing this hostel as 800m from the bus/train station is a bit of a stretch. Staff were friendly enough - but whenever I asked for any information they didnt seem to know anything about the area - but they did call the bus company for me.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

29 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good to have hot showers and cable tv!!! also the brekky is fresh and good

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

14 April 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sebastian Sutton

25 March 2010 Sebastian would recommend this property

Liked: The rooms were clean, spacious and tidy. The staff, Julia, Andreas, Carlos, Javier, Hose Luis y Ricardo?, were all very sweet and most helpful (Julia in particular is a star!). The facilities, the pool specifically, is a rare and great feature, especially in the heat of Santa Cruz. The only drawback was the intermittent internet connection, but they did their best and I think events were beyond their control. It didn't really bother me because the other elements were so good I didn't feel I could complain! Oh yeah, and they organised group dinners once or twice a week and pay special attention to people getting to know oneanother, which really helps promote shared knowledge and experience.

Disliked: Sebastian left no negative feedback.

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

Tom Narkiss

20 March 2010 Tom would recommend this property

Liked: great hostel, staff is wonderfull, lots of people to meet... nice breakfast, rooms are big and comfi, bathroom is clean!! they got aircon but they put it on only from 10 pm.... so if you plan to sleep at noon...forget about it....

Disliked: Tom left no negative feedback.

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

Nicole Lopes

19 March 2010 Nicole would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, attentive staff

Disliked: Nicole left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Customer review

17 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Typical HI. Run Professionally. Location is nothing special.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

04 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This was a lovely hostel, with a great atmosphere and feel. HOWEVER, we arrived at 1am and the guy on duty enterd the dorm and switched on the lights - and the beds were not made - we had to do this on the top bunks and there was no way to not disturb anyone... Sorry dorm 4, it was not our fault!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 March 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice, clean rooms and facilities. Relaxed atmosphere.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Philip Duval

02 March 2010 Philip would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place, lovely staff, great pool. Was nice to chill here for a few days after a lot of travelling. Pity its not a bit closer to the centre but nowhere is perfect! Recommended

Disliked: Philip left no negative feedback.

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

Vanessa Phillip

22 February 2010 Vanessa would recommend this property

Liked: Great facilities. The pool is really nice and cleaned daily. Its needed when its really hot. The BBQ was great, not too many places to eat nearby so its good they offer that. The only down point was the walk into town...good 30 mins. Good cinema complex nearby however. The air con was great, came on 10pm which is all you need till the mornin. Free internet was a bit on/off. Staff all speak english and very helpful. Great place to meet people. Would very much reccommend.

Disliked: Vanessa left no negative feedback.