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Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana Reviews

Rua Barata Ribeiro 111 - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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82%

Rating
436 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 73%Facilities

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71%

Good hostel just a 5 minute walk from copacabana hostel & great breakfast


20%

Horrible hostel. Our flight got cancelled and we emailed the hostel right away telling them and asking them to hold our reservation until the next day. We emailed them three times before the finally responded saying they had canceled it. God forbid anything happens to your travel plans, they will cancel yours too. Avoid at all costs. Ended up going to El Misti which was fantastic.


80%

The stairs are too narrow and small


83%

Great atmosphere and good place to meet new peaople


74%

Staff were fab and friendly.

  • 1st May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

We went on a city tour that we booked directly with the Hostel ... It was the worst "tour" I had ever been on , he just dropped us off and said " you have 10 ,20,or 30 minutes for pictures " . The hostel was great itself but money and time wasted booking a tour through them .


89%

I really had a great time there, the staff was very helpful and nice to us, the atmosphere in the hostel feels awesome, I'm definitely staying there or at any other Che lagarto whenever I go to rio or another location where they have a branch.

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


91%

Lacks personal touch, especially the parties they promote. No towel rental. But only a couple of blocks from the beach and big lockers under the bed were great!


83%

I really enjoyed my stay at Che lagarto, the staff are so friendly and helpful, the breakie was nice, the rooms are simple and clean. Although there is a bar it's very quiet at night. Good location, close to the beach and super easy to catch buses to all the main attractions. Only downs are the toilet/showers are old and in need of redoing but no worries and there's no laundry facilities.


80%

This hostel has a good location in Copacabana and is clean. The wifi can be hit or miss, and the hostel is quite popular with other South Americans, so if you don't speak Spanish the atmosphere might miss something.


49%

Big hostel franchise with no caracter feels a little bit like the McDonalds of hostels. They cramped way too many people into the small rooms.the kitchen has the size of a 2 Bed apartment, not even a filtered water tab for guests. The rooms have one electricity plug for 12 people. The staff is not authorized to handle any complains as managers are rarely there. Internet very bad. One positive is the location, then also depending on which room you are staying it can be noisy. Enjoy your stay :)

  • 2nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

it is fantastic location you can detect right away


86%

A fun hostel very close to the beach. Fun atmosphere and friendly staff. Definitely a party hostel but not over the top. Good free breakfast. WiFi is hit or miss.


66%

No WIFI. Average staff. Great location


60%

Easy to get to from central bus station and Copacabana beach is 5mins away.Room was in the basement,no window and tiny.Beds are good.Showers and toilets on separate floors.Breakfast is served at reception area and quality is not very good.Staff party with guests.Lower value for money than expected.


100%

I had the most amazing time at Che Lagarto during Rio carnivale. The staff are very friendly and the atmosphere was great!


80%

Good hostel at Copacabana. Great location, clean rooms/toilets and friendly staff. Security was good and lockers in the room. Unfortunately I could only stay one night so book in advance.


100%

I stayed here for Carnaval and i had one of the best experiences, it is very close to Copacabana beach great neighbourhood good transport links great people TOP STAFF!! Thanks will definitely visit again next year great job guys ***** experience.

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

We booked in a 6 bed dorm for 8 days during Carnival for €900. Lost extra €80 on scam exchange rate the hostel operate but were put in a 4 bed which made up for it. A lot of our opinions are due to sheer volumes of people. Internet never worked, b/rooms could be cleaner. Breakfast was very good but remove the stupid tables&chairs which clutter lobby. Great atmosphere but staff could be more organised with taking groups of people to Blocos. Difficult task but lacked organisation. Perfect location


91%

CheLagarto was amazing during Carnival! I highly recommend staying here. You may pay a little more money than other hostels but it is worth it if you have the money. During Carnival all prices go up anyway. The staff was amazing, they are so helpful and fun. The atmosphere here was so lively. You won't go wrong choosing this hostel. 😊


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