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Reviews of Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

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

84.8% Overall Rating

195 out of 209 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/03/2015)

"Good location. Close to a nice park and within walking distance of the city center. Property clean and safe, along with helpful staff."

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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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84.8%

Overall Rating

195 out of 209 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Jodanga Backpackers Hostel'

Atmosphere
89.6%
Location
71.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
90.4%
Staff
88.8%
Value
80.0%
Safety
88.0%
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88.6%
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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.

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

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%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
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.

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

Sean Mullarkey

15 June 2008 Sean would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, homely, good place to stay

Disliked: Sean left no negative feedback.

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

sarah harris

24 May 2008 sarah would recommend this property

Liked: layout,facilities,decor

Disliked: sarah left no negative feedback.

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

Katy Isherwood

20 May 2008 Katy would recommend this property

Liked: Lovely staff - really helpful. Nice atmosphere - great pool! BUT it is quite a long way from the town centre.

Disliked: Katy left no negative feedback.

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

Lisa Sweeney

13 May 2008 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Pool and the people we met.

Disliked: Lisa left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 May 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Was a great place BUT they charge extra for tons of things. Renting DVDS, using headphones for Skype, calling for food delivery. Also they didn´t have enough lockers for everyone so you were out of luck storing your valuables if you didn´t get one. Other than those things it was a nice place, clean and friendly

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

82.9%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

DAVID FINNIGAN

02 May 2008 DAVID would recommend this property

Liked: wi-fi, cheep beer, very helpful staff

Disliked: DAVID left no negative feedback.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

14 April 2008

Liked: The Building itself was nice, and pool.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

10 April 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great place and taxis are so cheap in Santa Cruz (7 Bs or so) you really don't need to worry about location. Loved the pool and cleanliness!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Martha Hammond

20 March 2008 Martha would recommend this property

Liked: This really is a wonderful hostel. It is spotlessly clean, with lovely spacious rooms, even in the dorms. The breakfast and swimming pool are fantastic and staff go out of their way to make you welcome. Highly recommended

Disliked: Martha left no negative feedback.

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

Kristoffer Lottrup

14 March 2008 Kristoffer would recommend this property

Liked: Very friendly staffmembers!

Disliked: Kristoffer left no negative feedback.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 40%

Customer review

11 March 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: There´s apparently no alternative to it in Santa Cruz.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

22 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff, swimming pool, movie collection, good beds, breakfast

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

John Moore

21 February 2008 John would recommend this property

Liked: One of the best hostels i have stayed in on my 10 month trip. Secure and friendly. The staff are helpful, the pool was clean and cool, comfy beds, deadly tv room and the guide book at reception to local activities is good.

Disliked: John left no negative feedback.

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

Natalie Benson

12 February 2008 Natalie would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean, very helpful and friendly staff and hostel looks more like a white washed villa.

Disliked: Natalie left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

04 February 2008 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Pool. Staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Selina Chenhalls

14 December 2007 Selina would recommend this property

Liked: Very clean place with lots to offer

Disliked: Selina left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

13 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the hostel itself is magnificent. the rooms are clean, the showers are great and the pool is perfect - a very serene escape in what can be quite an intense city.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Moses Mattar

04 December 2007 Moses would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is great the staff is really helpful, the hostel itself is really clean and the pool what can i say about the pool. all in all a great couple of days

Disliked: Moses left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

01 December 2007 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very relaxed atmosphere, nice pool and good facilities inc clean and spacious rooms. 15 mins walk to the centre, all in all definitely one to recommend.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.