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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
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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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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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair access
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Jovita’s is a positively energizing experience. In fact, you won’t want to leave and you’ll most definitely want to return.Why? Because Jovita’s hostel welcomes you into the caleño culture. It’s the best place to enjoy the caleño spirit with the kindness and friendship of caleños , salsa culture and latin fiesta.Jovita’s Hostel is a huge house with very comfortable space, gardens, internet and TV lounge with 24-hour home theatre, game room, mini bar, and many more surprises!!!JOVITA’S HOSTEL, THE BEST PLACE TO ENJOY THE CALEÑO SPIRIT WITH FRIENDLY CALEÑOS, SALSA CULTURE AND LATIN FIESTA!ADRIANA, CECILIA, DIDIER, KATY and CARLOS are always willing to share the great Caleño heart and show our guests the most important salsa bars, the fantastic local food, the Caleño-salsa culture, the permanent and unique culturalevents for free as well as other outdoor activities in beautiful and natural settings. Most important of these being the Caleño people.We are the only hostel in Colombia that offers professional SALSA and LATIN DANCE classes with world champion salsa instruction (SON DE LUZ) and also professional yoga classes (ISHKA YOGA), FOR FREE!!But we still have more FOR FREE!!!!:Mini Bar; Gym, Games Zone, 24 hours Internet and Wi-Fi, 24 hours 42″ TV with Home Theatre!!!, Conferences about salsa culture and Guided tours to the best salsa bars.Jovita’s Hostel is centrally located in the quiet, safe, historic BARRIO SAN ANTONIO, recognized as one of the most diverse areas in Cali. It is the perfect place to chill out while meeting the warm and friendly local people in its parks, restaurants and at the best cafés.We are within walking distance from Cali’s hottest night life: Barrio El Peñon, Alameda, Granada and La Sexta (Zona Rosa), plus numerous bars like TIN TIN DEO, cafés and restaurants.Jovita´s Hostel is a few blocks from Cali’s historical centre, with museums, churches, cultural attractions and places for leisure. Close by is the trail to “El Cerro de Las Tres Cruces” (the hill with the three crosses), a challenging and popular climb, with a summit which offers a spectacular view of Cali. We are located only one block from the famous “Calle Quinta” (Fifth Street) and very close to thePASCUAL GUERRERO SOCCER STADIUM.Jovita’s Hostel is comfortable, clean and safe with a friendly and relaxed atmosphere.WHY GUESTS LOVE TO STAY AT JOVITA’S HOSTEL…..BECAUSE*. Katy and Carlos, the owners, are from Cali and personally attend to offering anauthentic experience in Cali.*. We love our city and we love sharing its culture with tourists, which is the reason we opened the hostel.*. We love to serve our guests as if they were our own family.*. If you have just arrived in Colombia we can help you plan your travel to optimize your time and expenses!!!*. We are located in San Antonio, the traditional, central and preferred neighborhood in Cali which is only a few steps from the best restaurants, cafés and salsa bars.*. Sandra, Cecilia and Didier, our staff, pamper, care for and treat our guests as if they were in their own homes.*. We love “salsa” culture and want to share it with you.*. We have agreements with some of the best schools of salsa and yoga in Colombia for the benefit of our guests.*. We offer the best and most complete service for our guests.*. and we definitely have the best prices!!!!! ... more   less 

Additional Information about Jovitas Hostel

Address: Carrera 5 # 4-56 Barrio San Antonio, Cali, Colombia
Location: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: $9 - $29 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“If you're going for a private room, try to get the one on the end so that you can get cross-ventilation between the window above the door and the one on the wall. The other private rooms only have one small window above the door.”
 of 5 bubbles ChendyArts, Nov 10, 2012 | Read review
“i stayed in 9 dorm, bunk beds are ok and locker is just on front of your bed, take your lock!”
 of 5 bubbles Andra079, Apr 5, 2012 | Read review
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