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Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana Reviews

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

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82%

Rating
480 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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51%

This hostel is well located and the staff is really helpful that's for the pros. The cons are quite a drawback : they stack way too many people in this hostel. You always feel you don't have the room to do anything. No atmosphere whatsoever. Really dirty, from used condoms on the shower floor, no toilet paper at times, no hot water, clogged sinks... the showers are also toilets so you enter with your dirty shoes and leave mud where you'll shower later. No blanket despite cold AC. Expensive too.


91%

Great place for a couple of nights, people is awesome, breakfast is not that good but it will do the work, the terrace bar is great and has a great wifi signal, but wifi signal in the lobby it was kind of weird and kind of a pain. The location of the hostel is great, couple of blocks from the Copacabana beach, couple of blocks from the Cristo Redentor tickets and bus stop, and one block away from the metro which it will take you to Ipanema, Maracana and really close to SDU airport.


77%

Che Lagarto was in the perfect location. I felt safe and I enjoyed my time there. It was very easy to meet people!

  • 29th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

L'internet marche très mal dans les chambres et l'espace commun (là où internet fonctionne ) est très petit... Par contre c'est très bien situé.


83%

Stayed at a 10bed dorm. It was ok. Had 2 bathrooms, which was great, but needed more cleaning than usual. The location is very good. In general it was a great experience. Good hostel, indeed.

  • 22nd Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


46%

The room was small, it was really smelly. Certain staff members were helpful, suggesting places to visit. Other staff seemed too busy for you. Both my friend and I had broken lockers in our room. We told the front desk, and they sent the maintenance guy to fix it. He came and fixed one, and walked away. I told the front desk there was another one still broken, but the maintenance guy never came back. The bathrooms on the 3rd floor are tiny.


77%

2 maal geweest. Het ontbijt is wat mager in keuze. Verder waren de tweede keer de douches elke keer erg koud. De informatie bij het hostel was erg goed, ze zijn hulpvaardig en met voldoende personeel aanwezig. De kamers werden goed schoongehouden. De locatie was ook perfect, dichtbij de Copacabana en bij een metro station. Verder was het jammer dat er geen water was.


89%

As meninas da Recepção me receberam muito bem, Evelin, Carol foram muito legais comigo, apesar de eu encomodar um pouco. Também adorei as caipirinhas do Luis no open bar! Gostei muito desse hostel.


74%

Spent my first night in Rio here, it was ok. Quite expensive (you pay for the location, but you can pay half the price somewhere else and get a taxi for not much here) There were no hot showers on my floor, which meant if I wanted a shower I would have had to walk through reception, and there are a lot of low ceilings, so if you are more than 6 ft tall you had better remember to duck!


89%

Passei uma semana incrível neste Hostel e fui muito bem recebido por todos, a Evelin que fez meu check-in foi muito atenciosa e simpática e estava sempre preocupada se estava tudo bem, adorei realmente recomendo, e com certeza vou retornar.


83%

Merci beaucoup à Johanna, Alice, Edu et Carol pour leur aide et leur gentillesse. Personnel très à l'écoute et maîtrisant parfaitement l'anglais. Le wifi à l'hôtel est quasi inexistant, un réel problème !! Dans les dortoirs, les prises électriques ne sont pas individuelles mais au milieu de la chambre...pas du tout pratique donc. Hormis le personnel adorable, l'hôtel nécessite quelques améliorations.


91%

Great hostel with n amazing atmosphere- the staff retention friendly and very knowledgeable, hostel offers loads of tours for a good price and has boat/roof parties. The kitchen is small nd doesn't have a lot of utensils but we got by. Close to the copacabana beach and to the main bus stops


91%

Ambiente amigable, la gente del servicio muy atenta y servicial.

  • 23rd Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


80%

Had a wonderful stay. I had 1 cold shower but maintenance was scheduled for the following day which fixed the issue. Kind and friendly staff. Wifi worked well downstairs but didn't work the best for me in my room. Breakfast was nice. In a great location close to Copacabana beach. Only criticism was on my 1st night. At 4am there was confusion over the bed placements. 2 staff members entered our room with a guest & debated the scenario with each other instead of working through it at reception.


69%

Beds are ok. Staff is awesome. Showers are terrible. Emplacement is really good. I recommend this hostel without hesitation.


86%

Todo muy bien... Pueden mejorar los baños

  • 20th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Colombia
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


89%

O lugar é ótimo, os funcionários todos são muito simpáticos, receptivos e prestativos! Tivemos um pequeno problema com a água do local que isso foi bastante inconveniente e o quarto que ficamos é muito apertado para 6 pessoas mas na medida do possível foi tudo tranquilo! Recomendo!

  • 18th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


51%

Nothing was great about my stay. The staff, breakfast, and beds were good enough. The bathrooms could have been cleaner. Other patrons mainly spoke Spanish. The thing that ruined it for me was that the water went out. For half a day. After a night dancing, I returned to find no water to wash with, and all the toilets are stagnant. Staff could have done a better job communicating about it. Also all activities through the hostel cost about 30% more than at neighboring hostels.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

I enjoyed the hostel set up and the friendliness of the staff. I wish there had been more information on the tours and other events (actual details). I would definitively go back again.

  • 16th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


74%

Pretty good hostel, great location, beds were clean and comfortable, lockers secure (with own padlock) and they had a nice selection of fruits bread cereal juice etc at breakfast. Staff was helpful most of the time and there were plenty of events through out the week on the roof terrace for everyone to socialise. Main negatives were cold showers on our first 2 nights (they fixed them in time for the end of our stay), cramped 4 bed dorm and lack of plugs but overall would recommend


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