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Jovitas Hostel

Carrera 5 # 4-56 Barrio San Antonio, Cali, Colombia
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2013

I have been at Jovitas, in july 2011. Great free Salsa's lesson! Great free yoga's lesson! Great staff!!! Great atmosphere!!! Carlos and Katy, the owners are amazing!!! One sunday they took us out of the city and we been in their parents house also, their were really friendly and lovely! I felt like home!!! The best hostel in South America!!!... More 

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Cali, Colombia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I saw a poster for Jovitas in another hostel and then checked out the reviews. Other than a few negatives, this place looked amazing, so I called and reserved a dorm bed. I arrived, checked in, and then it was all downhill from there. They forgot to mention that the whole place is undergoing renovations except for the entrance garden... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

I was expecting to stay here a couple of days, but thanks to all the fun activities that Jovitas organises (salsa lessons, yoga, and nights full of laughter and friends) I made this my new home for about 3 months. The hostel has been renovated completely recently, so the quality of dorms and communal areas is great. If you are... More 

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Groningen, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great hostel, people are very friendly and helpfull and they speak english very well. You will really feel at home here! There are free salsa clases every day, free yoga classes and you can take private salsa classes with really good and nice salsateachers. The neighbourhood is nice and safe as well. For me this was the best hostel in... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2013

The Good Is near downtown The bad The place is pretty dingy. Atmosphere ???? Where here? lol They pack people into rooms by having 3 story bunkbeds, the beds are soft, the sheets are really old and there is no fan. The kitchen is small but do-able. Staff are ignorant and don´t seem to make the connection between guests and... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2013 via mobile

The good: Nice and friendly staff Great place to meet people Surrounding area is safe to walk around Rooms are dark (good for sleeping in the day after spending the night enjoying the salsa in Cali). Good Wifi The bad: The place is not that clean and looks a little run down.... Beds are not that comfy Bathrooms are not... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2013

Please forgive me, but I must tell the truth, we stayed at this hostel and without telling anyone they raised the prices and told us that if we did not like it we could go some place else. Without any reservation we were forced to pay 5 times more than we were quoted when we made our reservation. The bathrooms... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

I stayed here two nights in a dorm. The place is absolutely disgusting, the toilets are pretty far from the rooms, there is neither soap or toilet paper in the bathrooms, there is hardly warm water coming from an old fashion electricity system in the shower. You get only a bed in this place and nothing further. The common area... More 

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Slovenia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2012

I've stayed in Cali 3 times and every time I've chosen Jovitas. It's right in the center, offers a patio to chill, a kitchen, bathrooms outside the rooms and what's most important - free salsa lessons. Dorms are quite big, especially those with extra high bunk beds. Staff is nice, but could use at least some english knowledge, as they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

We stayed for two nights at this hostel. We lucked out with a private room on the end, which had a small cut-out window on the wall that allowed for cross-ventilation with the window above the door. The great: -The hostel took us out to the salsa club at night. There were about 5 or 6 guys associated with the... More 

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