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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

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

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87%

Rating
862 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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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.


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


83%

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.


94%

If you are expecting world class room and wash facilities this is probably not the location for you. The rooms are pretty basic but they do include large locker storage that can easily hold a big backpack and one or two ruck sacks as well. However its location, within a minute walk to Ipanema beach as well as being well connected to the rest of the city by bus etc and the quality of staff, especially Ric and Jonathon make this an excellent place to base yourself in Rio.


94%

location was perfect and all the guys working for the hostel are kind and ready to help at any time. would suggest to go there 100%. see you soon


97%

The staff are great (actually... INCREDIBLE!), the beds are good and the atmosphere is fun. the only hard thing for me is that it is nearly ALL Argentinians and Brazilians!! I stayed here MANY nights and didn't meet a single english-speaking person so I was on my own the whole time... I've been backpacking for six years now and have never had this problem! The breakfasts were fantastic and the staff went out of their way to help and make sure everything was okay. Would recommend if not solo!


91%

Excellent staff - very friendly and super helpful. I would stay here again and recommend it to others.


91%

Had the best time EVER! The staff are amazingly friendly and helpful. Great atmosphere, very sociable even with language barriers you are still able to join in and chat to other travellers. Perfect location. Haven't found a hostel to beat this one! Thanks Ricardo!

  • 17th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


100%

I had an amazing time at this hostel! I've travelled all over the world and stayed in lots of hostels, and this is the type I always look for - great location and great atmosphere for making friends. This hostel ranks as one of the best I've stayed in for those reasons. The staff, especially the manager, are so friendly and helpful. The ensuite bathrooms are super convenient and the beds are very comfortable. There are lockers located conveniently under the beds. All in all, great experience!!


29%

I have had my fair share of hostel experiences in several conteninents but the Che Lagarto in Ipanema is by far the worst. Very rude and unhelpful staff, dirty rooms/showers, tiny and overcrowded dorms, very cold in the rooms because the ac is cranked up to the max, bad value for money, breakfast which would be better if not included. The only thing good about the place that we only had to stay for 1 single night.

  • 9th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


94%

The staff are excellent (especially the manager). The location is really good too. Right by the beach and very close to buses which will bring you all over the city. The breakfast was decent and the bar area was clean and fun in the evening. The rooms was spacious and secure but the bathroom was a bit dirty at times.


97%

Awesome vibe at this hostel, good breakfast and a lot of fun. The hostel is only two blocks away from the Ipanema beach. Would always book again if I'm back in Rio.


97%

Service minded staff beyond anything you can expect. Always helpful and knowledgeable about everything from restaurant recommendations, clubs, tours, safety and transportation. Clean and working kitchen, bathrooms and dorms. The Che Lagarto Ipanema is a role model for hostels around the world. An extra thank you to Jonathan James, always walking the extra mile for the guests.

  • 28th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

It is hard to judge a hostel when you stay at it over NYE. However, this location is AWESOME! One block from the beach and free champagne on NYE. The staff is absolutely amazing and so much fun!!!!! The beds aren't very comfortable and the bathroom REALLY small. Great breakfast. Cool common area and bar. Very helpful staff when it comes to tours and buses and taxis.


74%

Wasn't a bad stary for about a week. Couple of little anooyances like no towel rental. Lockers under beds were a great addition. Rooms could have had more power outlets. Staff are fantastic


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