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Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana Reviews

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

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299 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 87%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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Good location three blocks from the beach and metro. But: the 'bar' is a fridge of drinks at reception, the 'kitchen' is locked at 10pm and only fits about 3 people, and the 'pool' is tiny. The staff are incompetent (one told me I had to pay the full price because 'that 10% is a hostelworld thing,' and another told me hostelworld credits back that deposit)... and they have an exchange rate of 2.6 reals/$ instead of 2.4 and only accept cash, so you pay more than what the hostelworld price shows.


The location is very good, 3-block away from the Copacabana beach! I booked a 6-bed mixed dorm, was giving a bed in a 8-bed dorm - happy with that though as the room is good size & has a small balcony and it wasn't crowded at all! Only it's quite noisy as we're facing the main road - glad I'd brought ear plugs after reading the others' reviews!! Security guards are very strict, you're not allowed to bring a friend to the roof terrace for chats. Apart from that no complaints from me.


La ubicacion es excelente dado a que esta en la zona centrica de Copacabana, pero el hostel tiene muchisimas restricciones absurdas como por ejemplo cerrar con llave la cocina despues de las diez de la noche y no poder sacar tu propia botella de agua aun pidiendolo por favor para tomar un remedio. en las instalaciones hacia muchisimo calor y no hay suficiente lugar para un desayuno comodo, que por cierto es bastante pobre.- El personal que se queda por la noche es muy poco amable.-


cuisine trop petite et sale


L'auberge était chaleureuse, avec à la réception des jeunes qui ont toujours le sourire. Je recommande ce lieux, pour les voyageurs du Monde !

  • 5th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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