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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

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

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944 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Adorei ficar hospedada no Che lagarto de Ipanema, super bem localizado e seguro. Tem caipirinha a noite, no check in ganhei um vale caipirinha. .Super recomendo!!


I ve been there for the weekend and toilet flush didnt work any day. I told to the staff but nothing was done. Otherwise, it´s a good place with nice people and Ana Laura is the best hostess I ve ever had.


Bathrooms were dirty. Cards stopped working quickly.

  • 14th May 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


I think the most part of staff are really nice, except by one person (a girl who made our check-in) who was ridiculously stupid, spelling bad words and thinking that she was better than anybody.


The staff were fantastic and the location was great. Right next to the beach. Showers could have been a little hotter but overall the place was awesome.


very good hostel! an amazing atmosphere like nowhere. great smiling staff we feel at home !!


Great atmosphere, lots of people in the common area, and lots of activities!


Excelente ubicación, cerca de la playa y en un barrio muy tranquilo. Personal amable.


Auberge avec un emplacement idéal au coeur d'Ipanema. Nous étions en dortoir à 6, pas de bruits dans les étages car les soirées se déroulent au rez de chaussée. L'équipe est accueillante et n'hésite pas à répondre à nos questions. Chambre et SDB relativement propre avec une femme de ménage 3 fois par jour. Le petit dej est tout a fait correct. Emplacement idéal car le quartier ne craint pas du tout, situé à 5 min de la plage et pleins de restaurants au alentour + réseau de bus très important.


We didn't have hot water for the 4 days we were there. Apart from that good hostel, very clean, staff were very friend,y and helpful and it's in a great location.


Most of the staff were very nice and friendly, but there was a particular guy (Brazilian one, working in the morning shift) that wasn't helpful at all. Whatever request or question someone would ask him, he would answer in a very bad mood to go "check online for an answer" or simply to say that the hostel didn't offer a particular service. I understand if the hostel can't offer something (like for example, tours outside the ones they have agreements with) but his attitude was awful.


Staff are excellent. Lockers under the beds for your bags. Plugs are in one group at the end of the room which is a shame. Great breakfast and good location for the beach but a good 20minute walk to the metro, for everything else. though there are buses you can take. Cons: room keys never work and have to be renewed every day it would seem so do this before you climb the 2 sets of stairs!


Buena onda en el Che Lagarto!


Tudo estava muito bom. Lugar limpo, staff simpático e solícito. Localização muito boa perto da praia. Recomendo! All perfect, i recommend!


This hostel has a great upbeat atmosphere, attentive staff, and is super close to the beach! The 10 person mixed dorm is a tight squeeze though, and is the only room with a bathroom located outside of the room. Other than that, no complaints! Breakfast is awesome as well :)


i will always come back to this hostel!


Staff were friendly and helpful. The manager was extremely friendly. Good location - one block from the beach. It has a bar which is good but it's freezing!! We were in rooms across the road and you had to ring a door bell to be let in, we had to wait sometimes which was annoying. The hostel didn't really have a backpacker feel to it because it is mostly Brazilians and Argentinians staying there.


Excellent location, good vibe, super friendly and helpful staff, stayed just to short!!!


Foi tudo ótimo e sem problemas. Única sugestão que tenho a fazer é a praticidade de ter toalhas para os hóspedes. Normalmente em qualquer lugar que hóspede haverá esse serviço. Fui pega desprevenida!

  • 21st Apr 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 31-40
  • (1 review)


We booked a dorm room at Che Lagarto which was large, clean, and v spacious. We then moved to a private room which was unfortunately much smaller, with bad wifi and no natural light. Wifi in main building is good, and the bar is quite cheap. We didn't use kitchen facilities but they looked small, as did the dining area. Glad we visited, would probably go back.

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