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Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

El Fuerte N0 1380 | Barrio Los Choferes, Santa Cruz 1380, Bolivia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hostel looks nice, they even have a swinmingpool. But beware, everything costs money! The private room is already 300 Bolivianos, but you don't have priviliges. When you ask for a phone call, you have to pay. They let you sign to not bring alcohol inside, you just can order crappy cocktails and sweet wine... There's also a video camera... More

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Andres L, Manager at Jodanga Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear guest, we are glad you think our hostel looks nice and you liked the swimming pool. We would like to clarify what you get for the 300 Bs. you paid for your room: Private Room Ensuite with matrimonial bed located in our quiet privet area with security card control access, cable TV, air conditioner, fan, WiFi and continental breakfast... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have mixed feeling about this great place. We stayed in the expensive double suite room. Although the room is indeed a cargo container, it is really comfortable. We cannot believe it is in Bolivia. Has cable TV, hot shower, air conditioner, wooden furniture... Breakfast is served by the staff with your choice of egg, fruit, bread and coffee tea... More

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Kiev, Ukraine
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Of course you can live here, but generally nothing special. There is internet and wi-fi, which periodically breaks. There are a list of strict rules are asked to read and sign on the checking time. The staff tries to do the best. But the fact that prices are too high is the main disadvantage of this hostel. Excuse me, but... More

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Andres L, Manager at Jodanga Backpackers Hostel, responded to this review

Dear Traveler, Thanks for stay with us. We are glad you enjoyed your stay at Jodanga. Strict rules unfortunately are mandatory to avoid future problems, not only "Angels" traveling around. We are sorry to read we are overpriced for Santa Cruz because: 1. Santa Cruz is the most expensive city from Bolivia and one of the fastest growing cities from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was one of the best hostels I have stayed at in South America. The location is great and a short distance from the bus station. It's an easy walk into the town or the markets to eat and the hostel has maps available to get you there. The four person dorm was massive and really clean, with a great... More

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Derry, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

There's not much to do in Santa Cruz so this place is good as its always busy with backpackers. We were there in low season so a lot of their tours weren't running sadly and it was a bit cold for a swim! Dorms are expensive at 100Bs for Bolivia Pros: Great breakfast - seriously huge and worth getting up... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed 2 nights in a 6 bed dorm. This place is definitely one of the better hostels we've stayed in. It was clean, had a great breakfast, nice pool and comfy beds. The bar is really cheap (particularly in happy hour) and the wifi works well. We enjoyed our stay and would stay again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Only stayed one night but awesome place. Clean tidy rooms. Cool little bar near the pool with cheap drinks. Awesome breakfast. Helpful staff! Little bit of a distance to city centee but taxis are so damn cheap. Highly recommended.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Me and my friends only stayed one night. The noise is expected because it's a lively place and it was not an issue for us. Breakfast was good, especially when someone makes you eggs the way you want them. I was given anothers guests bed who was still there and he was a bit upset. The front desk is a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014 via mobile

We had a great time staying at this hostel. The manager was grrat and even asked us to come give our opinion on some new ship container rooms he was building. We stayed in the private rooms across the road and although they are noisy when people are sitting in the courtyard, people went to bed early and then it... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

We enjoyed our time at Jodanga, even with the chilly weather. Although we weren't able to use the pool in the cold weather, there was lots to do. They have a pool table, a TV room, a kitchen where you can prepare your own food, and a bar/restaurant. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The rooms were also very... More

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Address: El Fuerte N0 1380 | Barrio Los Choferes, Santa Cruz 1380, Bolivia
Location: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
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If you want a couple of days chilling in the sun by the pool this is the perfect hostel for you! Come visit our backpacker luxury.The hostel started in 2006 and has established a well-balanced between fun and relaxation. We go according to the guests staying, if you want to have fun and party, we organized BBQ's by the pool “all you can drink and eat” for everyone to meet and have a good time. If you want to rest and relax just watching movies or having a drink at the poolside bar you can also do so. We have years of experience running a confortable, secure and spotlessly clean place with lots of tourist information for your travel. We are not the cheapest place in Santa Cruz, but definitely the best one! ... more   less 
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