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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 16.92
  • 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'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
69.6%
Facilities
88.8%
Cleanliness
93.6%
Staff
92.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
91.2%
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82.9%
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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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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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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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%
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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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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%
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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%
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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%
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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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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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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%
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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%
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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.

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

Georgina Pawley

22 July 2009 Georgina would recommend this property

Liked: It is very modern and has great shared areas such as swimmin pool area and TV room with a slection of DVD's. There is also a kitchen where you can cook however there is a lack of plates and pots and pans.

Disliked: Georgina left no negative feedback.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

David Dubas-Fisher

07 June 2009

Liked: Locatio is pretty poor but the hostel is clean and friendly. Santa Cruz isn´t the best city, spend more time in La Paz or Potosi.

Disliked: David left no negative feedback.

80.0%
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Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

04 June 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel. Loads to do despite Santa Cruz not being the most exciting place in Bolivia. Stayed in the hostel for too long because we were having such a good time.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

09 May 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great hostel and as a previous person noted the fact its not in the centre of twon is not much of an issue because 10 Bol for a cab makes it reasonable! Would defo come back and stay again.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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Ellen Stantschew

26 February 2009 Ellen would recommend this property

Liked: I loved everything!

Disliked: Ellen left no negative feedback.

82.9%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

maria del rosario fernandz

30 August 2008 maria del rosario would recommend this property

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Disliked: maria del rosario left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Ely-Anna Hidalgo

14 August 2008 Ely-Anna would recommend this property

Liked: the staff spoke perfect English. It was so clean and everyone was really helpful.

Disliked: Ely-Anna left no negative feedback.

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

Eva Mizer

28 July 2008 Eva would recommend this property

Liked: It was like a home away from home! Friendly staff, connectivity to tours and projects was stellar, and set-up, activities, games, free wifi and location were great! Storage was good, but you needed a lock (or buy one there) for lockers, or you had to put your things in a separate locked room (which needed a staff person to open for you)... But the security is great there, I never felt bad about leaving my things on top or to the side of my bed in the dorms. Overall, it was a great place, I would recommend it to anyone! ^^

Disliked: Eva left no negative feedback.

97.1%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Mieke Willemsen

15 June 2008 Mieke would recommend this property

Liked: Friendly staff, kick-ass breakfast, nice atmosphere...and a swimming pool! One of the greatest hostels I´ve ever been to!

Disliked: Mieke left no negative feedback.