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

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233 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 89%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 72%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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El barrio no es tan seguro pero hay policías en frente del hostel permanentemente. La limpieza es muy buena, los colchones son cómodos y las sábanas limpias. El desayuno está muy bueno pero no se puede usar la cocina.


Muy buena atención! Los empleados muy amables, disponibles y buena onda. Las camas cómodas, con cajones para guardar la mochila. Los baños limpios. El desayuno bueno y abundante. En pleno Lapa. Yo estoy viajando sola y encontré muy buena gente acá! Lo recomiendo!

  • 5th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Italy
  • Female, 31-40
  • (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.

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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


Je recommande cette auberge. Les points positifs sont : Le petit déjeuner L'aménagement de la chambre avec grand et petit casier 2 prises électriques /pers La salle de bain pratique Les chambres se fermant avec un badge Le personnel très sympa La caipirinha offerte tous les soirs Les points négatifs sont : Le bruit de la climatisation et de la musique toute la journée Le manque de lumière du jour dans la pièce commune Pas de cuisine La porte de la salle de bain qui claque !!!


Hostel muito bem localizado, ambiente muito legal e aconchegante.


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.


Otima localização, as camas são muito boas, ambiente agradável! O quarto das meninas é super tranquilo a noite, acontecem algumas festas e conversa na area de fumantes, se você esta atrás de silêncio e paz e precisa dormir e acordar cedo para trabalhar, a não ser que tenha um sono pesado, aconselho a ficar em outro lugar, como eu não me incomodo, com certeza voltaria para esse hostel


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.


Really a Nice place !

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Switzerland
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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!


Ensemble du personnel très aceuillant et cool ! Emplacement à lapa idéal pour la fête ! Nous avons passé un très bon moment dans cette auberge de jeunesse. Rencontre de gens cool ! Nous vous conseillons cette auberge !

  • 11th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Male Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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!

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