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Stockholm
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

A cool, clean, and nice place to stay. We were here for one night. Breakfast was fresh. Although a bit difficult to find the hostel so make sure you have good directions if you are going there by taxi.

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Montreal, Canada
Reviewed 10 November 2014 via mobile

We stayed in a private room/container for 3 nights. The location is ok being a 30 minute walk from the main square but still 5-10 minutes from mini markets and restaurants. We thought the container idea was pretty nice and different. The room look good but the bed was awfully hard and the floor got very dusty and dirty after...

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Rotterdam, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 5 November 2014

I was in a large dorm, which had just been renovated. It was spacious, clean and all the bed had their own little light and plug. The bathroom was really big, but at the end of the day not so clean anymore, could use a twice-a-day clean. There were enough toilets in the building. The pool was nice to cool...

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Travelling
Reviewed 29 September 2014

Not the greatest location but the hostel is lovely. The staff speak English and are helpful. You can book taxi's, trips etc. with them. Kitchen is nice and big and has everything needed to cook. We had a private double which wasn't very big but was comfortable. Showers were nice. Had pool but weather was bad when we were there....

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Groningen, The Netherlands
Reviewed 28 September 2014

We stayed both in a private cabin across the road and in a dorm. The rooms are pretty big and clean. Besides there is a nice atmosphere as there are always people in the communal areas. The swimming pool is great with temperatures they have in Santa Cruz. Breakfast is OK and comes with egg any style, which is a...

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Sao Paulo, SP
Reviewed 7 September 2014

Very good facilities and breakfast. The blankets are clean and also the bedrooms. It is a little bit noisy since they have party every weekend. As I have been there for a single night to get a flight in the following day, I could not sleep. However, it is the best option in the city.

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Santa Cruz
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

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...

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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...

Hong Kong, China
Reviewed 28 July 2014

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...

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Kiev, Ukraine
Reviewed 28 July 2014

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...

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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...

Reviewed 22 July 2014 via mobile

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...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Jodanga Backpackers Hostel

Address: El Fuerte N0 1380 | Barrio Los Choferes, Santa Cruz 1380, Bolivia
Region: Bolivia > Santa Cruz Department > Santa Cruz
Price Range: $13 - $40 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Jodanga Backpackers Hostel 2*
Number of rooms: 11
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“Private rooms are great and in a quiet area about 50m from main hostel area”
 of 5 bubbles cwatson18, 5 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go to weekly backpacker parties organised by Jodanga, aka grab a gringo evening.”
 of 5 bubbles N1641LDkeithh, 19 Sep 2016 | Read review
“If you want rooms with better wifi and that are quieter, ask for the any of the rooms across the street from the lobby.”
 of 5 bubbles EileenB3, 19 Apr 2016 | Read review
“We had a private double room that was great for privacy”
 of 5 bubbles Andyandsash, 3 Feb 2016 | Read review
“I think all of the private rooms are across the road from the main areas of the hostel (kitchen, bar, pool)”
 of 5 bubbles Welcomelily, 6 Oct 2015 | Read review
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