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Excellent hostel. By the side of the Dragão do Mar cultural center, very cheap, bathrooms are clean, and the owner is a very helpful lady. We had a great stay. But as most cheap places in Ceara, there is not hot showers, and this is because the cold water, is actually pretty warm- so its really ok.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
No atmosphere. Dirty. No help for tours/information...one staff member, a nice lady, but no one on reception to helpwith anything...bathroom smelled, bed was broken :-(
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It's a nice hostel. The staff is friendly and tries to help you. Two things that should be improved: the bed sheets and the location of the dogs: there were acouple of dogs which produced , with the humidity of the air, a certain smell very unpleasant because they were near the window of one of the rooms.
It's the worst hostel I have ever stayed.The lady was very unfriendly and impolite. We arrived at late evening so she was quite angry about that (we didn't have too much choise because of our flight). We have booked hostel for two nights, however we got to leave after the first night. I showed an e-mail confirmation from hostelworld.com but nobody cared."I have rented the rooms to other people, so you have to leave now" - that was the response. You can find much better place for the same price
A basic hostel but you can't expect much for such a low price. Everything was clean but the room was very hot and lot of mosquitoes. Staff speaks only portuguese but was helpful enough to book us in advance a transfer to jericoacoara.
Just stayed there one night on my way back from Jeri. It's very basic, and it doesn't even offer toilet paper, but you can't beat the price. The location is great, close to Beira Mar and Dragao do Mar, and the hostel is walled, barbwired, and has an electronic lock. It doesn't look nice, but it's required as the city is dangerous. Clean toilets and rooms, and the owner, Dona Maria, is very kind and lend us the phone to request a cab on check out. I recommend it. Great value for money.
Wonderful! The true expression of an hostel! Small rooms but colorfull, shared toilet but very cleaned, shared kitchen. For the position it is according to us the best part of the city.
Good place to stay at. Location is relatively close if you are willing to walk a good 15 minutes or so. Enjoyed my time.
Its a very basic place and good value for your money if you dont expect anything. Staff is helpful but sometimes a bit strange and not that relaxed. I missed some hammocks to spend the time. Toilets are clean, but they dont provide any paper, so bring your own
It is a cosy place to stay. We have had a double room but as the place was not booked out and the dorms are upstairs (the double rooms are downstairs), the dorm might even be a better deal. No breakfast but you can use the kitchen area which is well equiped. The old woman is funny and speaks basic English. She is around all the time, cleaning or talking to guests. There is a younger woman which speaks very good English but we just saw her one time. We felt save. Close to center and beach.
It was great to stay here, the hostel is clean , well located, , they are very nice and helpful people I loved it! thank you so much!
A great place to stay. Very helpful staff. We went with our son, who is 8 months old, and he also loved the place.
Nice Place to stay , Dona Maria its just Amazing , good balance beetween price / quality . '
Unfortunately we only stayed a night, but we loved the hostel. It was nice and cosy and there's nothing to complain about. The value for money is fantastic!
Este hostel é ideal para quem não se importa muito com alguns luxos. Não tem chuveiro quente, os lockers são pequenos e ficam na área pública. Mas fora isso, a localização é muito boa, o staff é atencioso e o valor é imbatível, o que torna o hostel um bom custo benefício.
It's a great place to stay while in Fortaleza - the staff are friendly, helpful, and very knowledgeable about the city and things going on. The facilities are good, and its really nice to have so many trees and plants inside the hostel - in the common area - and hammocks, of course. Also, you'll find it easy to make some new friends while cooking dinner, or out exploring the city, its beaches, and nightlife. I recommend it.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 25-30
- (1 review)
Absolutely the best value in Fortaleza for accommodations. Perhaps the best value in Brazil. Central location makes it a walk, quick bus, or quick taxi to anywhere. Beach very close. Property is constantly improving; practically a new kitchen area while we were here and new paving being placed in the driveway.