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Jodanga Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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430 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 73%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Probably the best hostel the world has ever seen. Staff genuinely cares about everything. Bbq bar and pool are amazing. Breakfast is out of this world. Cleanest facilities I've encountered in all of south America. Bit on the pricey side but worth every cent...didn't want to leave.

  • 22nd Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Israel
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great facilities, dorm and bathroom very well-cleaned. Very good breakfast. Complete kitchen to be used for cooking. Very comfortable. Not much of a party hostel, better for relaxing by the swimming pool.


The staff were awesome, in particular Maya and Alex - give them a pay rise!


Amazing hostel! Be such a good place when it's full, travelled through just before Christmas and I think most people were home with families. But I would happily stay at this place again.


This hostel has everything you can ask for. A really nice pool area, kitchen, good breakfast with fresh juice, coffee, eggs and fruits and nice staff. It's just unfortunate that it's located in Santa Cruz...


We stayed here for one night and we did not want to leave! The hostel has great facilities - the pool is fantastic and a great place to relax especially with the heat and humidity of Santa Cruz. The rooms were very clean and the beds comfortable too. The also have a bar selling cheap beers and cocktails at happy hour. The only downside would be the location of the hostel - it is approx 20/25 mins walk from the centre which is not pleasant in such hot weather. I would definitely stay here again!


Awesome Place : Swimming Pool as well, Great Breakfast for South America


Really good facilities (read: pool), nice staff, ample toilets/showers, bar, billiards, books. This hostal seems to have all the things and appears quite well managed. The location isn't quite in the centre but you can easily get there walking, bus or taxi.


This is by far one of the best and nicest hostels I've ever stayed at. Unfortunately it's in Santa Cruz. While the hostel in itself is awesome, there wasn't really anyone there and so the atmosphere were pretty terrible, and there is also not a lot to do around Santa Cruz. But if you're ever around he area, I would recommend this hostel.


Great hostel, we ended up extending a few nights because of the nice pool and bar area :) Breakfast is great, they have a pool table and the hostel is cleaned many times a day. So maybe the cleanest hostel I have ever been too! Bar closes at 22:30 which is a shame cause this hostel have potential to be a great hostel for drinking and doing a little bit of partying ;) Great tv area and kitchen.


Really great hostel! The wifi is fast, it's SUPER clean, and the pool is mad refreshing. Definitely an atmosphere but the bar closes around 10ish so still quiet if you need a snooze. Also right across from a lovely park, but about a 25 minute walk from the main square (which really isn't much anyway). Great staff too!


Great hostel! Very clean and nice! Amazing HUGE breakfast! The best that I had in 3 weeks in Bolivia! Only negative side is that it is a bit isolated. But, if you arrive at Trompillo, it's a 15 min walk away only! Too bad the weather wash't nice while I was there, so I couldn't enjoy that pretty pool!


Day Staff were rude, pool was covered with leaves. The same music is repetitively played and there weren't ingredients for many of the cocktails.

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We feel very sorry about the mojitos and we are glad you enjoyed the other cocktails you took. At this time it is very windy and it is almost impossible to keep the pool without leaves. Dear guests you can choose the music that you like or even be our DJ at Jodanga.

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