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CaipiHostel Reviews

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

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245 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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)


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


very nice hostel, the team is great and friendly. a lots of bar's and restaurants in the near, great hostel for beautiful party nights. the air conditioner is don't working sometimes and the WiFi ist very slow...


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.


A minha permanência foi muita curta no local. mas deu para perceber que o local é excelente.

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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)


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

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