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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.
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.
Nice hostel with good location, great caipirinhas, the guys are helpful and willing to recommend good stuff or even join the party. However, the space requires modernization. In the bathrooms I just found it a bit untidy.
Chose this as a party hostel well located in Lapa area. Low cleanliness score is because it had BED BUGS! I woke up, brushed a black dot and it turned into a blood splat. Have since learned the pattern of the 6 bites on my right calf (in two lines) indicates bed bugs not mosquitoes. Also, smallest kitchen I have ever used. Plus points are: friendly reception staff, free Capirinha 8-9pm, secure rooms, standard Brazilian style breakfast. If they cleaned this could be an awesome hostel!
Absolutely Great Breakfast!!! Some of the staff member doesn't speak english very well. Charlie was a great help though - speak to him if you need help! Great Guy! =)
This place was definitely one of the better hostels. The free caipirinhas bring people together at nighttime, and they organise nights out everyday! The lockers under the beds didn't really function and the kitchen is really small - but other than that it's great there! Can definitely recommend it!