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Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana Reviews

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

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84%

Rating
392 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 93%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 85%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 76%Facilities

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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)


77%

El hostel muy bien!! El personal le falta un poco mas de cercanía con la gente en los otros che (Ipanema, buzios), el personal es más cercano y por ende mas amable!! A pesar de eso, 100% recomendable experiencia


66%

No WIFI. Average staff. Great location


86%

Personal muy amable.


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!


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)


71%

Tiene un buen ambiente, bien juvenil y con hartas ganas de fiestear. El problema es que las piezas son demasiado chicas y nuestro aire en la pieza estaba malo por lo que dormimos bastante mal. Fuimos solo una noche por lo que no me atrevo a decir nada mas. El staff muy bueno.

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Chile
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


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. 😊


66%

It was a good location but the air con isn't great in the rooms and non-existent everywhere else (the bathroom is boiling) and not all that clean. The staff are helpful and friendly.


86%

The staff were amazing, the beer was always cold and the location and advice about local restaurants and shops were excellent. Only issue was the air con wasnt very cold in my room and there was only one power point to charge phones right next to the door. Otherwise, i really enjoyed my stay!

  • 9th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

Definitely a very pleasant hostel to stay in. The staff was great and helpful and the atmosphere was fantastic. I would definitely return to this hostel or to Che Lagarto at a different locale. Thanks to everybody there!

  • 7th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


91%

So close to Copacabana beach and also ipanema. Cool atmosphere and great to have a few drinks before going out at night. City tour booked at the hostel was good, worth doing! Would stay here again! The dorms and showers were clean. Staff helpful and friendly!


66%

My first hostel I stayed at in Rio. I'm comparing this hostel to another hostel in I stayed at in Rio. It didn't have the backpacker vibe I was looking for. The reception was so busy all the time. They didn't have a good common area to relax in. The rooms were ok, but not worth the money i spent.


83%

Muy buen lugar. Una critica es que no tiene un patio que permita reunirse y conversar. La terraza la cierran a las 22 hs.


83%

La única pega es q fuimos 5 reservando una habitación de 5, y nos pusieron en 3 habitaciones diferentes , por lo demás el hostel es recomendable


63%

A recepção é 24h, um ponto positivo, mas quando cheguei o atendente não foi tão receptivo, fiquei um pouco perdido eles nem me apresentaram o quarto, apenas me deu o kit de lençóis e acenou o caminho. É algo pequeno, mas faz diferença falar um pouco da estrutura do hostel. Descobri que havia um terraço super legal para fumar no ultimo dia, porque meu quarto (nº2) era um pouco isolado. Também nao há guarda volume apos check-out eles permitem guardar atras do balcão da recepção.


91%

Great hostel. Bad breakfast though

  • 4th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The nicest staff I have come across at ANY hostel in ANY country... and I've been backpacking for 6 years now! Awesome crew. Very clean hostel, hot showers, good wifi, INCREDIBLE breakfasts! I had a hard time meeting people though... it's not really the place for solo travellers. Mostly Argentinians in big groups.


89%

I went in new year eves so the price for the night increase a lot, so I could suppose the quality for cleanliness , but my assumption was incorrect.


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