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Jodanga Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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293 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 89%Facilities

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Great, basic hostel. Nothing extraordinary but has hot showers, clean rooms, friendly staff, and a nice common area where it is easy to meet people. Would stay again.


On the whole a good hostel, but too many rules for me to recommend it. For example, you cannot bring in your own alcohol and the cheapest available at the bar is not that cheap. Staff were helpful and friendly and the eggs for breakfast were good. Overpriced for Bolivia.


Great place to stay while in Santa Cruz.


Awesome young and hip hostel! Best hostel I have been to til date

  • 22nd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Singapore
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


good place to stay, but they sell things expensive like drinks and foods. You buy instant noodle outside is only 2BS, they sell to you 10Bs and u have to cook yourself. Mojito, super small plastic cup is 30Bs.

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Dear guest, we are glad you like our hostel and thanks for stay with us. Just to clarify we use only plastic cups because the bar is next to the pool and they are 300ml size and the price of 30Bs is for two mojitos at the happy hour. Maybe this little price will increase soon because the current inflation we have in Bolivia. Noodles for 2Bs? :o)


HOT showers were excellent! Not much to do in Santa Cruz and was meant to be a short stop, we stayed two extra nights here. Played football at the local park (5mins walk) a couple of days with others staying here. Really friendly and welcoming. Felt safe all the time we were there, no problems! The pool is cold, although that didn't stop us from going in everyday!! Highly recommend this hostel!


Excellent breakfast, excellent hot showers, pool area is really good though unfortunately it rained the whole time I was there. It's a bit on the pricey side, and the location isn't ideal, about a 20 minute walk to the centre. One slight gripe: they have handy little shelves for each bed with a light and power socket, but the socket faces downwards, This means if you use an adaptor (common) it won't stay in the socket! And there are no alternate power points. Wifi was very slow but this is BO


Cold showers in the provate room area. Thoughtful staff about this. Location is close to fast food restaurants and cinema and about a 20min walk to the centre of town. Well equipped kitchen and nearby market and stores. We were memeber of HI but because we didn't book directly, we did not get to use our discount


Super friendly staff, super clean and monder with a nice pool and breakfast!


Very decent hostel. Especially if the weather is nice. Cool outside pool area. They have a nice BBQ. Breakfast was decent. Can definitely recommend it!


Nothing to complain. Excelent staff.


Good breakfast, nice swimmingpool, 2 times happy hour! Good times, great hostel


Great Hostel with a big pool, very well located and friendly staff!!


Good breakfast and a very nice nd necessary pool, as it is so hot. They say they have air cond but its only one fan in a 8 bed dorm and it is fixed so doesnt move, so was hard to sleep well.


I felt safe and comfortable at this hostel. The location wasn't the best but it was great that all cab drivers knew exactly where to go when I asked. The hostel can be kind of loud! Usually I am fine with this but during my very brief stay I was sick and jetlagged so it wasn't that great. Just keep that in mind. Staff were very helpful!


Only stayed here as a stopper in Santa Cruz between flights - 24 hour check-in was useful and the staff were friendly. Very basic breakfast but free!


Great when the sun is shining and you can relax by the pool


Great hostel with awesome facilities! We arrived when they were booked out but accommodated for us by making beds in the tv room!

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