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Jodanga Backpackers Hostel Reviews

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

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317 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 91%Security
  • 75%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 93%Cleanliness
  • 91%Facilities

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We ended up staying at Jodanga for 3 weeks as we looked for an apartment in Santa Cruz (we are studying here as a group of 6 for three months) the hostel was perfect, the staff are amazing, always happy to help and nothing is too much trouble. If you are eating out go to Factory or Brasargent amazing food and good value, just as close as bk or subway to walk to. Some new plates in the kitchen would be my only suggestion - pretty much a perfect hostel! Thanks for everything guys :) the Scottish x

  • 11th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Scotland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Felt like i was in a resort LOVED IT!!!


There is a swimming pool and cheap caipirinhas. What more do you need?


The hostel perfect. Nice and cheap bar, with great pool, and an amazing vibe. By far the best hostel i've been in bolivia. The only down side is that there are almost anything nearby.


Great hostel! Nice to chill by the pool in the sun. Drinks are a bit pricecy. Don't be fooled by the all you can eat and drink BBQ we bought in and when waiting for round two of food we saw the staff and friends were eating chicken we had asked for! Besides that great place clean a good few day stop over.

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Dear Guest, we are glad you have enjoyed your stay with us. Just to clarify during our all you can eat BBQ, the first round is served by the cooker and for the next ones you just ask again like everyone else does. The first round of food is cooked previously and the second one takes a little bit longer to be ready but there is plenty of time to ask for more. Remember you have to approach to the grill in order to do it. The staff approaches at the end to have a bite but that’s organized.


Exceptionally clean hostel, big kitchen to cook, great DVD room


Great place to chill out around the pool for a few days and catch your breath. Great hostel


Stayed here for only one night. Staff were really helpful and attentive. Good showers, good wifi, a really nice pool and a decent breakfast. The negatives would be the location, not very near the centre at all but the hostel itself is nice and has a nice little bar to meet other travellers in. It's also a bit pricey but think Santa Cruz in general is quite expensive so probably average for the location.


I was booked in to stay 2 nights and ended up staying 4! This hostel was really comfortable and the facilities great! The only down point was the fact that because they had a bar, no alcohol was allowed to be brought in. Prices weren't cheap! It's a really chilled hostel and I could have stayed longer just to sit by the pool and read. There isn't loads to do in Santa Cruz, but many things just outside. Nick's Adventure tours are highly recommended and make sure you don't miss Samaipata!


Great hostel. Lots of fun, great facilities and easy to make friends. The only problem is that it is a bit far away from the city center


Probably is a nice hostel but we were put in a private room in a separate building across the road. So totally isolated from rest of hostel. Outside shower that was freezing cold and no wifi. Every time wanted anything had to cross road to the main hostel. Staff ok but not over friendly.


Really loved! The Staff is really helpful and always were willing to provide support.


Great place. Staff is helpful with tours and transportation and the breakfast and bar (cheap drinks and good food) are great as there is not much close. Rooms are clean and it's a great place to meet other travelers.


Nice hostel with a pool. You can even get scrambled or fried eggs with breakfast. Good location, took me about 15-20 minutes to get to the downtown/ cafe/ bar/ restaurant area on foot. The hostel had a lot of options for tours/ excursions. Staff helped out on a lot of my questions as well.


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.


Very nice hostel with friendly staff, really good location with only being 15 minutes walk to the bus terminal. Taxis on request and also they can order pizza for you to be delivered to the hostel. Good vibe and very clean!


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.


Really enjoyed our stay here, hostel was very well run. Good atmosphere, great place to meet people, great breakfast too!


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)

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