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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

Rua Paul Redfern N�48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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86%

Rating
888 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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86%

Amazing location and great staff! Our dorm was a little cramped and there was sometimes a funny smell in the lobby, but overall a good place to stay.


86%

Spacious room, large lockable lockers for all your stuff, actually clean sheets, affective air conditioning, very friendly and helpful staff. Great location if you want ipanema beach...probably a bit further out if you want access to metro and the rest of the city.


97%

One of your top hostels in Rio. Staff were helpful and almost like friends. It's definitely your party hostel, with a bar pumping music all day and night. Clean, well organised rooms with en-suites. Location couldn't be better, can see the beach within seconds. Issues with WiFi in rooms across the road from the main building, the only gripe. Recommended.


89%

really nice/clean hostel - was greeted by Ricki, who was one of the friendliest Hostel managers we had come across on our travels. Room was clean and tidy, did exactly what it needed to.


94%

I stayed here for a week after carnival and it was like carnival never ended! I'm travelling on my own so it was a great place to meet people and have a good time, and the staff were a laugh too. Great location (one block from Ipanema, in my opinion the best beach in Rio) and they also provide a fab city tour that covers a lot of the city's sights in just half a day, so if you're in a hurry it's perfect! I had an amazing time here and would recommend it to anyone, especially solo travellers!

  • 18th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

Great hostel to meet others-staff are so friendly and know everyone's name! Couldn't be nearer the beach! Also great bar to chill out at night!


89%

This hostel was a great place to stay for the party atmosphere during Carnival. The location is great because it's walking distance from Ipanema Beach and the main shopping strip of Ipanema. Our main issue was that our air con didn't work which made sleeping uncomfortable whereas other rooms had great air con. The other issue was that the kitchen was a bit unclean and inadequately stocked with equipment meaning we probably spent more than we planned by eating out.


100%

The location of the Hostel was perfect! 2 blocks from the beach, and seconds away from a variety of restaurants and shops. The staff were very entertaining and welcoming. They threw different events every night to get everyone to socialize, and they were a blast! Ricardo is the manager, and is extremely hilarious! Would definitely stay again!

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


77%

Over all a good hostel. Friendly staff, good vibe when there's good people. It's a party hostel without the drunks on the floor from mid day👍 Internet was mostly good as well. Downers - there was no hot water even when they said they would fix it. They over charge for things e.g. Airport pickup 100r, taxi costs 74r. Handgliding 500r, I went to the company directly at peak time and it cost 400r. And then Drinks also are expensive. They should be for travellers not try and rip them off.


74%

Stayed here for one night, which was good. Stayed at the upperfloor with good wifi! Hostel is not to big


94%

As Hostels go, it doesn't get too much better. Amazing location, amazing staff, great atmosphere, perfect for a solo traveller or a group!

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


97%

We stayed at Che Lagarto during the whole 2015 carnaval time. We feel that we got VIP service! In the hostel and its surroundings we felt safe. It is very secured and the hostel is very clean with good atmosphere. The staff was welcoming and helpful! Special thanks to Kai, Laura, Juliana and Ricardo for doing above and beyond for helping with any question/issue. For sure we will recommend the hostel for anyone that comes to Brazil! Love you guys, Doron


100%

The staff were amazing and made me feel at home and introduced me to new friends. Thanks for letting me make pancakes too!

  • 10th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


97%

Ricky and his team are second to none and will always help with a smile. Amazing location a block from Ipanema beach and easy access to all major attractions. We stayed in a 6 person dorm over carnival and it was big with full sized lockers to hold all your stuff and cleaned regularly. Overall vibe was amazing and would stay here again.


86%

Nice, modern hostel with excellent location in Ipanema. This is a typical party hostel, so would stay another place if you look for a place more quiet to sleep.


86%

Overall it is a very good hostel in a very good location. There is a good atmosphere. The lobby/bar gets very crowded at nights as it is definitely on the small-side and the party spilled out on the street. The rooms had good air conditioning and a lot of space. Big lockers under the bed are nice. The power went out one night there, but was fixed quickly. They organize a lot of good outings. The staff did not speak very good English, but enough to get by.


89%

I've spent 2 weeks in this hostel during the carnival period and i've got no problem, staff was amazing and the people i've met make my staying there crazy ;D ! it is a little expensive but the people you meet and the absolutely PERFECT POSITION will change your holiday in THE HOLIDAY! Miss you guyssss


89%

Nice big dorms, very clean, good wi fi and great breakfast. It's so close to the beach and the staff are very helpful and friendly. Recommended.


71%

Great location, but the space was tight. common areas were always too tight with not enough seating. Good kitchen, wonderful staff. Not for someone who isn't into a party atmosphere. Very party oriented. To give an idea of what it was like, they blast Top 40's in the common room starting about 8am-2am. good tour options


83%

Great staff, great hostel, rooms a little cramped


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