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CaipiHostel Reviews

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

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229 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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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!


Good facilities, and really awesome staff!


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!


The hostel is so much fun!!!! Especially on the weekend when the street party is on. Free Caipirinha's, good music, really friendly staff who went out with all the guests almost every night and became friends with them! Rooms are really clean and the beds are so comfortable with lockers in the headboards and underneath and individual power outlets.. The breakfast was great as well with a lot of choice and all really fresh. Staff knew a lot about the city as well..Would definitely recommend Caipi


I really liked the hostel during my stay in Rio. Every night has a Caipirinha moment that I loved because it's time to meet peopple inside the hostel. Congratulations!


Don't ask for them to arrange you a cab at the main desk, better get it yourself in the street. Had to pay for the service 2 times. That was the only bad experience I had in my 4 day stay.


I really liked this hostel, but due to the fact it is in a neighborhood surrounded by prostitution I chose to leave. Otherwise this is probably one of the cleanest hostels I've stayed in all of South America.

  • 13th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


TERRIFIC, hospitable staff. Will be recommending to every friend and family member who plan to ever find themselves in this beautiful city.

  • 12th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


This one is tough to review. On the one hand, it was extremely modern, secure, clean, well-equipped...and yet, it was missing something. It started with a somewhat ambivalent attitude from the staff and continued through to a rather quiet and lazy crowd at the hostel (though, in fairness, this is not entirely the hostel's fault). While on the surface this hostel is 100%, it was simply missing...something. Hard to place. Still, a great place to lay your head right beside Lapa!

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