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Av. Gomes Freire, 373, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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256 Total Reviews
  • 85%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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the position is god if you want to enjoy the nightlife in Lapa, is 1 hour far from Copacabana or Ipanema by bus30 min by metro. the staff is friendly and helpfull, there is a friendly atmophere. downside there is no wifi in the room and the signal in the reception came and go. the toilet are too small and unisex, they were blocked and dirty. The AC was setted too high I have to where a jaket during the night.


One of the best hostels I stayed at so far in Brazil. Clean, bar, computers, plugs at each bed, lockers. They thought about everything. Only remark is the weak internet connection. Keep up the good work!


From the moment we arrived the staff we're rude. I understand that working in a hostel environment involves giving away a lot of your energy, but greeting guests with a frown and not responding to their friendly energy is incredible off-putting. I spoke the receptionists native language and asked "Tudo bom?" which was returned with a frown. Very few smiles from the staff which only dampens the experience. Hostel location was good. Easy to find and close to airport.

  • 21st Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi there. Thanks for your review and sorry for your bad experience. We find hard to believe that all of our staff was rude. We completely understand that maybe one day someone is less happy then others, but generally we are a very happy and outgoing bunch of travelers. Hope you can come back and try once more :)


Good place, well located in Lapa. Staff is relaxed but nice. Terrible wifi.


Great location in Lapa, and the air conditioning at night is a dream in Rio. It's a big party hostel, just be prepared for that -sometimes the live music goes until 3am, making sleep impossible.


Helpful staff, not much of an atmosphere when we were there but might have been the timing.


El mejor hostel en el que nos hospedamos en Brasil hasta ahora. Excelente precio y excelente servicio. Muy limpio y organizado, gracias a un review anterior por el dato: fumamos marihuana a destajo! 😜


Great little hostel, although there is no kitchen. Breakfast is good, but finishes at 10am. Great location, right in the centre of Rio. Caipirinhas, caipirinhas, caipirinhas!!


The hostel is comfortable, the breakfast is very good, the location is great! I think the bathroom could be cleaner, but the rest was very good.

  • 16th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Central location, but far away from beaches, ok for going out at night in Lapa and visiting centre, although it may feel a bit dodgy during the day. Staff are very helpful, nice common area for socialising, but rooms a bit cramped and not the cleanest place ever. Good for a night or two.

Owner Comment (Hide)
Hi Man. Thanks for your review :) We agreed with you that we have problems in housekeeping and made serious changes on our cleaning schedules, tasks and staff. We hope that you will see all the improvements next time you come!!! Cheers


rola até instrumentos pra fazer um som. estou falando de batera baixo guitarra viola e percussão. lugar muito massa

  • 28th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I has a great time at Caipi, the people working here are awesome! It is a good place to meet people, a free Caipirihia every eve helps to mix the crowd. Great place to meet Brazilians, passing their WE here. It could not be closer to Lapa, the towns party district, and I walked to the domestic airport in 25 min! The metro is efficient in Rio and you will have no problem getting around to beaches and sights.

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