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Stockholm
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Reviewed 22 October 2012

I planned to stay only 1 week in Cali but like many other people, I got stuck here for 2 months! 1 month did I spend at Jovitas and I loved it. The people & atmosphere is great! Excellent location of the hostel, amazing salsa teachers (ended up taking daily private lessons, made my whole trip!) and easy to meet... More 

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Mexico, Missouri
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Reviewed 13 August 2012

stayed here for one night only - pretty average hostal, no salsa classes as it was Sunday, private room was average with only a small window up above the door so no air circulation - got pretty hot in the middle of the night! think we paid COP 40,000 for double private room, no bathroom

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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 12 June 2012

I enjoyed my stay in Jovitas Hostel last July. Love the place,clean,cozy,spacious,safe,and friendly.good location. Miss the salsa classes,people,hammocks........... Go to Cali and must stay in Jovitas Hostel where you can easily learn salsa and meet people:) sarah,Taiwan

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Reviewed 5 June 2012

Jovitas is simply great! A truly friendly and happy staff...Salsa and Yoga classes...and for a price that you just can't beat...all right in the center of Cali! Great restaurants nearby and lots of help to get to other places like the Rio Ponce. They have shared rooms and private rooms with private baths as well. Laundry, kitchen and even a... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

Ok, it can be a bit noisy every now and then, but for us Jovita's was the place to be in Calí. A extremely friendly staff, a gorgeous courtyard, WIFI and and a huge private room for just $45.000,-. And all of this in San Antionio, with the city centre 5 minutes walking away. Did I mention the free yoga... More 

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Tallinn, Estonia
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

I came to Cali for 2 nights to make my bus ride from Bogota to Quito more bearable. Jovita hostel has great location just next to San Antonio but what I like even more is the hostel itself - nice garden with chill out area - hammocks etc. Pretty big kitchen and hot showers which is not so common in... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 30 March 2012

I loved this hotel! It's near one of my favourite parts of Cali, and a park nearby with one of the best views of Cali and nice restaurants even including vegetarian restaurants. Jovita's was a really nice place to hang out, rain or shine and having fun activities like salsa and yoga were great too. I hope to come back... More 

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London
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 September 2011

This hostel needs to update their website. Their website shows photos of a charming building with lovely gardens and comfortable private rooms. When we arrived, we were greeting by a less-than-charming courtyard, inadequate bathrooms, a dirty kitchen and bedroom where the doors did not close and the bed was better suited to a prison. The charming building advertised on their... More 

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london
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Reviewed 18 May 2011

Just spent a fabulous 2 weeks at Jovitas Hostel in Cali.....I would recommend it to anyone who wants to enjoy the energy of Cali. The hostel has a great space for lounging and relaxing....free internet....free salsa....free yoga....(from professionals) I felt welcomed into the hostel and into the nightlife...the owners Carlos and Katy are always interested in taking out guests to... More 

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South America
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5 reviews
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Reviewed 15 December 2009

This place is quaint and provides all the standard things one looks for in a hostel. Clean rooms and bathrooms, hot water, security for your things, laundry service, kitchen, internet and wifi as well as a TV area. What makes it exceptional is the provision of free yoga and salsa classes and the amazing friendly and caring staff who work... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
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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
Region: Colombia > Valle del Cauca Department > Cali
Price Range: ₹ 616 - ₹ 1,983 (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, 10 Nov 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, 5 Apr 2012 | Read review
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