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

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82%

Rating
318 Total Reviews
  • 89%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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86%

Cool hostel. Lockers. Big beds. Chargers on the bed. Good breakfast. Free water. Bathrooms could used some DIY

  • 1st Feb 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • New Zealand
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

Fez is awesome! He makes the caipirinhas and he takes people out to parties, he is the best !:)

  • 25th Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Slovenia
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


91%

Staff were friendly and helpful, facilities were great, excellent fresh juice for breakfast!


49%

Not at all happy with my stay here..!


77%

Overall it was a pleasant stay and loved the location 10 mins walk from Lapa, the party zone! Staff were knowledgeable of the area and gave good direction of places to visit. The downside were the toilets and showers. They were all in the same room and used by men and women. Doors had gaps in between and can get crowded especially with ladies doing their makeup face the only mirror on the floor. If you don't mind that, then you would probably enjoy your stay


57%

Hostel has a lot of potential before I go any further. Good location and security good. Staff hardly talk english. Dorms are absolutely tiny and cramped for the amount of beds in them, showers are also an absolute joke as the cubicles are so small, toilets have see through doors in some of them, there is no kitchen.Being '3 gringos' we felt a bit of bar tension from the male bar staff, atmosphere in the bar doesn't really get going, if your not a local brazilian here your screwed.


97%

One of the best hostels I've stayed in South America! Was only supposed to stay there 2 nights and ended up there a full week! Amazing staff, great location 2 streets from the main street with bars in Lapa, incredible caipirinhas served at their bar and overall, a great hostel, very clean, colourful and lively! i will come back for sure!


89%

A bit hard to find in the evening and the neighbourhood was not the most welcoming, but as soon as you enter the hostel, you feel at home. Nice design and free and cheap caiprinhas for the night. The staff is very chill and there to help you. Would definitely recommend it!


86%

Nice hostel with nice staff. Helped us a lot. Good breakfast and nice bar. The guided tour which they offered was pretty useless. They charged way to much money for it, nothing was included not even transfer to the location and the guide didn't actually tell us anything, just showed us the way.


83%

The good: location, great staff, good breakfast, incredibly welcoming atmosphere, a communal guitar, and a great outdoor plaza for socialising. The bad: the bathrooms are clean only on the surface, no hot water, the outdoor smoking/socialising area opens into the rooms, & it can get pretty cold in the rooms with the air con(which is probably a pro when it's 30°+ degrees). Overall, I wish I hadn't checked out to stay in Copa, I'd book again in a heartbeat.


86%

Great vibe in a trendy part of Rio. For a more authentic, varied experience way better than overly touristy Copacabana and Ipanema areas, and just a stone's throw away from Carioca metro station with access to Sugarloaf, Cristo and all the main attractions. 5 minutes walk from awesome bars in Lapa, staff are cool and helpful - Mike does great Favela tours (highly recommended) and mountain hikes which are an awesome adventure. Fez at reception also social and helpful.

  • 23rd Nov 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


94%

CaipiHostel is fantastic! The staff are amazing, they are really fun, most of them speak great English, they will help you with anything and make this place a very welcoming experience. CaipiHostel is well located in Lapa which is a really cool district for food, bars and live music. The beds are comfy and there is great facilities. This hostel is one of the most fun I've stayed in!!!

  • 15th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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100%

That's an awesome hostel! it's a good place to meet people from all over the world. The hostel is well located in lapa, just a 5 min walk from the crowded bars, near SDU airport. It's easy to go to copacana by bus/train. Very clean, secure, organized. I totally recommend it!


80%

Excellent location for Lapa nightlife, good local experience. However, rooms quite cramped and common area dark with no windows at the front.

  • 15th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


54%

Extremely load partying til 4am with the walls and beds bouncing. No regards for the people sleeping even after being asked to lower the volume. We were given air plugs instead.. Although the day staff were very friendly!


77%

This hostel has an amzing location in the heart of Lapa (there is the stench of trash right outside the door though). Great vibe when you enter with dimmed lighting and music (sometimes a bit loud). The rooms were decently clean. However, we arrived at the beginning of a bedbug infestation. The bathrooms are shared between girls and guys so they were not always so clean. The staff was quite nice and helpful (especially Ingrid), with the exception of one girl. They do not have a communal kitchen.

  • 2nd Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • travelingsisters
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

The atmosphere was poor but I think that was because of low season or something.


66%

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.


91%

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!


57%

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 :)

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