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Reviews of Jodanga Backpackers Hostel Santa Cruz

Hostel

Barrio Los Choferes, Calle El Fuerte # 1380, Santa Cruz, Bolivia

Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 93%

Location 76%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • BBQ
  • Bar
  • Bicycle Parking
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling fan
  • Common Room
  • DVDs
  • Foosball
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Internet Access
  • Jobs Board
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Parking
  • Pool Table
  • Reading Light
  • Restaurant
  • Safe Deposit Box
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wheelchair Friendly

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup 19.11USD
  • Luggage Room 1.59USD
  • Towel 1.59USD

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE: <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /> Ex. Arrival 17/6 at 3am, you must book for the 16/6. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> PAYMENT IS DUE AT ARRIVAL. We accept cash, Visa and MasterCard.Valid PASSPORT ID REQUIRED ON CHECK-IN. <br /><br /><br /><br /> CHECK OUT is at 11AM <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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 <br /><br /><br /><br /> FAMILIES TRAVELLING with children under the age of 16 are required to BOOK PRIVATE ROOMS. <br /><br /><br /><br /> CHILDREN under the age of 16 are UNABLE to be accommodated IN SHARED DORMITORIES. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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. <br /><br /><br /><br /> 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.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Santa Cruz?

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Atmosphere 96%

Cleanliness 96%

Facilities 93%

Location 76%

Safety 94%

Staff 94%

Value 90%

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89% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean and spacious with decent wifi for Bolivian standards. Bathrooms clean and newish. Breakfast is good. Staff and information available are/is very helpful. Great facilities.

Disliked: Location!

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 60%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
21 Jun 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the BBQ!

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Stayed in the ensuite private twin/double bed room- room was amazing- it was spotless, spacious, had a double bunk bed AND a double bed, the receptionist explained it is sometimes used to accomodate 4 people and so for us 2 it was like luxury compared to other rooms we had stayed in in Brazil and Peru. The receptionist was always available and very kind, speak English too. The breakfast is very good, there is a person who cooks up eggs in front of you and makes them the way you want, you can also squeeze your own fresh orange juice. It is good value for money, we paid £12 per person per night to stay in our room however those staying in dormitories said theirs was only £7 or £8 which is pretty decent for what you are getting. Had a great stay, mainly because of the people we met at the hostel and all the partying we did with them! Loved it!

Disliked: The hostel is situated about 25 minutes walk from the city centre, however taxis are very cheap and the hostel receptionist is always available to call a taxi for you. The breakfast has some silly rules such as only 2 eggs per person, only 5 pieces of fruit, only 5 slices of bread.

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
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  • Value - 80%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 May 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa, Visiting friends or family

Liked: Very nice common spaces with a wonderful swimming pool.

Disliked: The breakfast was very simple and not very tasty.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 May 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: It had a good sized pool, and everything was well-organized (the kitchen was VERY organized and clean).

Disliked: Location, but Santa Cruz is laid out strangely. Staying here requires a bit more walking.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 60%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: What a wonderful hostel in Santa cruz!!! Lovely pool, spotlessly clean twin room and dorms and the best showers in South America!! Awesome breakfast, Good tv room and plenty of movies watch!The bilingual staff were the best we have encountered in many months on the road! A real joy of a hostel and an unexpected find in Bolivia!

Disliked: Just the location? Its a long walk to town but if you want a couple of days chilling in the sun by the pool this is the perfect hostel for you!

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Clean bright hostel with great pool and bar.

Customer would recommend this property

63% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 40%
  • Safety - 40%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 80%
63% Overall Rating

Anonymous
28 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Clean, good facilities

Disliked: Their strict rules seem silly at times. It's a party hostel so music is played loud all afternoon and evening. No quiet chill out area. Santa Cruz is not safe at night and people at our hostel were robbed (and worse) by dodgy taxi/ fake police scam and the hostel owner didnt care at all and said "that's what happens". More awareness on safety needs to be made here!

Customer would recommend this property

86% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 40%
86% Overall Rating

Anonymous
19 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Nice kitchen, good pool. Breakfast was okay

Disliked: They charge for storage

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: The atmospher

Disliked: Nothing

Customer would recommend this property

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