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Reviews of Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

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

88.9% Overall Rating

200 out of 214 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (15/08/2015)

elizabeth harvey thinks…

"Very friendly and helpful staff. Great ideas on day trips. Nice pool and a really hearty breakfast."

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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 16.93
  • 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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88.9%

Overall Rating

200 out of 214 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jodanga Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
93.6%
Location
74.4%
Facilities
89.6%
Cleanliness
92.8%
Staff
93.6%
Value
87.2%
Safety
91.2%
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88.6%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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.

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

Wilfredo Cazón Arraya

16 February 2010 Wilfredo would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoy too much our stay at the Jodanga. I recommend to another travelers of the world!

Disliked: Wilfredo left no negative feedback.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 60%

Andrew Readman

08 February 2010 Andrew would recommend this property

Liked: Not a bad hostel, but it seems to think its better than it is. the location is really bad....30min walk to the central square is too far when its that hot! But, the dorms were clean, breakfast is good and the staff are really helpful.

Disliked: Andrew left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

03 February 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: really clean and great atmosphere, the BBQ was excellent. Everything that the hostel sold seemed to be more expensive than elsewhere is Bolivia such as laundry and the beer but the services on offer were good.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

29 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice hostel with large pool, big tv room and other facilities. Nice breakfast. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend it.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Jessica Howard

10 January 2010 Jessica would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were excellent, nothing was too much trouble. This is the only hostel in Santa Cruz with a pool and wow you need it, if you´ve just come from La Paz. They do really cheap all you can eat bbq nights. Good DVD collection too!!

Disliked: Jessica left no negative feedback.

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

Helen Turnbull

12 December 2009 Helen would recommend this property

Liked: It´s quite expensive here for Bolivia, but the hostel is really nice so you get what you pay for. Everything is very clean, including the pool. There seems to be quite a lot going on and a good communal TV area so it would probably be a good place to meet people. The only downside is that it´s quite far from town and not many taxis seem to know how to find it.

Disliked: Helen left no negative feedback.

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

Mags Falsey

05 December 2009 Mags would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great place to stay. The facilities are great, the best free breakfast in South America by far and the pool is amazing especially as it is so hot. The staff are really friendly and there is a park near by if you wanted to chill out there.

Disliked: Mags left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 20% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

02 November 2009

Liked: the pool is okay

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Perry

18 October 2009 John would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean. Very helpful staff

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

SCOTT BARRETT

30 August 2009 SCOTT would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed everthing about this hostel and would definitely recommend however the location isnt perfect and is a good 25 minute walk to the main plaza area.

Disliked: SCOTT left no negative feedback.

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

ADRIANO OLIVEIRA

06 August 2009 ADRIANO would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean and good atmosphere!

Disliked: ADRIANO left no negative feedback.

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

Paul van Herk

24 July 2009 Paul would recommend this property

Liked: Definetely the way to go in Santa Cruz de la Sierra. But that is it's problem- no competition to keep it moving

Disliked: Paul left no negative feedback.