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Bananas Hostel Reviews

Rua Pedro Longo, 169, Pituba, Itacare, Brazil

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91%

Rating
173 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 99%Location
  • 99%Staff
  • 94%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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69%

Staff were awesome, great location & a good breakfast. Dorm rooms were very hot with only one fan blowing onto two of the five beds. It didn't work one of the nights at all. No mosquito mesh on some parts so got bitten a lot in the night. Locker doors were broken & you couldn't shut the toilet door in our room. Could do with a bit of maintenance and with the energy of the staff would be an epic hostel!


69%

We had a problem with our reservation, but it was hostelworld's fault. the guys were supper helpful, they let us leave our bags and go to the beach till they fix it. they even gave us a beer for free while we were waiting. we took the private suite for two, and it was really ugly. the bed was awful. the bathroom was ugly and the water on the shower was verry little. if you are looking for cheap, rent the doorms but i will not recomend the suite, it looks like they dont rent it often.

  • 14th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Thanks for your review. We're glad that you found our staff helpful and enjoyed the beer. We're sorry you found the private suite ugly. It is a popular suite normally. It had a 2 week old mattress, pillows and fan when you stayed, but we take any criticism seriously and will improvements where we can. For the shower, there were water shortages throughout the town and we were lucky enough to still have water when others had none. We know it's inconvenient and did our best, making sure everyone could shower multiple times per day.

89%

Really fun hostel to stay. Some of the friendliest staff we have come across on our trip. Lots of different events organised during the week at the hostel such as Jam nights, taco nights and live music. This all takes place down the bottom of the garden. There is also the option to pitch a tent if you are wanting to save money. The main thing that I think would improve the place is to put air conditioners in the room. Fans don't do the job. Otherwise, thanks for an awesome stay!!!!

  • 12th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


80%

The first room they gave us was very warm and not ventilated at all ( without any window) but after the first night they moved us for a better room. The hostel atmosphere is great and so is the staff.

  • 28th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

The host is nearby everything, the people are very receptive and the owners are very attentive with your needs. I liked my stay at banana's hostel.


100%

The best hostel ever! I had time of my life, met loads of amazing people (including friendly, welcoming and open-minded staff)! There is definitely no better way to enjoy your time in Itacaré than to stay at Banana's.


100%

Best hostel I have been in Brazil! I booked 1 night and stayed 10. Amazing place, highly recommended! Thanks to Peter, Dickie and all the staff!

  • 13th Dec 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


89%

Great place with amazing staff, no exactly what travellers are looking for. Highlight was opening a beer bottle with a machete and a dickie. Really cool vibe. Perfect location. Top hostel


100%

The staff and all the people staying there are just amazing and make your hostel so special! Good vibes and atmosphere all the time. Thank you for doing such a great job and keep it up. klara


100%

Amazing place! Bananas is great, the staff are extremely friendly and accommodating. Feels like one big family. Perfect location, 5 min walk to some beautiful beaches. I will be back there in a dickie!!

  • 5th Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

What a fantastic hostel! Pete and Dicky go out of their way to help you all the time. The breakfast was amazing, was different everyday and the hostel was beautiful. Fantastic location right on the strip and near the beach. They arranged evenings all the time and day tours for the hostel guests to deserted beaches. We stayed 3 nights longer than anticipated and could have easily stayed 3 weeks. Pete thank you so much we had a brilliant time staying with you. Charlie x


94%

Nice hostel with a fantastic atmosphere, there's something happening near enough every night. Owned and well maintained by Peter. However the true brains of the operation lie with a dicky Irishman, who will work courageously to ensure your stay is memorable. Came for two nights, stayed a week.


86%

Good value for money. The staff are very laid-back and the atmosphere is great for meeting people. However the rooms are a bit small and the bathrooms are not that clean. But did not expect much better due to the low price.


100%

A great atmosphere of laid back travellers, lead by owner Pete. The hostel has a real 'outdoorsy' feel as all of the common areas are outdoors (although many are under cover). There's the big breakfast table, the pool table, bar, chill out zone, garden and a small but nice camping area. Dickie's always around too. Thursday night is charcoal barbeque and live music night. Rooms are cleaned daily, which is nice. Pete's looking to install new wooden toilet seats ;)


100%

If you are traveling to Itacare for surf, sun, and relaxation then Bananas hostel is the place you need to book. I originally intended to stay 10 days but enjoyed my experience so much that I ended up staying for 3 weeks. The rooms had daily housekeeping service and the daily breakfast was great as well. Most of all, the vibe is what makes this place special. Peter, Dicky, and the rest of the staff really know how to welcome weary travelers. BOOK THIS HOSTEL! You won't regret it!


94%

GreAt vibe at this hostel. Staff is really cool And helpful. Really close to the beaches. The hostel also organizes a lot of dinners to bring everyone together at night.


100%

Our stay at bananas was more than we ever expected. We planned on staying four nights but we ended up living at this cosy and super friendly vibed hostel for a week. Loved the staff -Pete, Debbie, Dickie and the others made our stay splendid together with the other guests. Thank you so much for everything guys. And whenever you come to Malmö we got room for you! 😉 Tons of love / support your local feminist Sara and Sebastian

  • 12th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Bananas hostel is one of a kind! The garden/bar area is spectacular! The owner Peter and his wife are super friendly and laid back. They are happy to host any party and were glad to host our friends 22th birthday. It is a bit hard to understand who live there "permanently" and who is just stopping by, but they are all really nice! Especially Dicky who spent his day off showing us a fantastic remote beach. Best breakfast in Brazil and perhaps best value for money as well. Love from Norway :)


100%

I came back to Itercare following an awesome stay at Bananas last year. The atmosphere and staff really made it feel like home and bent over backwards to help me with arranging activities. I was travelling on my own but it was a great place to meet other travellers. Despite renovation work being carried out (it was low season), it didn't interfere with my chilling time one bit. Awesome bar and very reasonably priced drinks. Fantastic and generous breakfast too in a lush tropical garden!!




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