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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

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

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773 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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Hmm this was not (by far) one of the best hostels we've stayed in! The staff were really friendly and the atmosphere at the bar was good. But the 10 person dorm had terrible air conditioning which barely worked let alone reached the beds far away from it. They say the bathroom is cleaned 3 times a day but it looked as if it was less than one, always unclean! Kitchen was small and only a tiny table to eat at unless you use the bar. Overall layout of the hostel isn't comfy.


Just amazing !!!!! Many thanks to everybody.... Staff so Great !!!!!! I miss you all... Hope to be back soon !!!!! Nico


Very nice hostel!! Great staff!!


Wifi a bit poor in the rooms


Che Lagarto Ipanema was an awesome hostel to stay in. The rooms were cleaned everyday & the bed was comfy. The staff are very super friendly & extremely helpful with booking tours & giving tips on things to do. Each night there was always abit of a party too! highly recommended :) & Ricardo is the man!!!


great hostel.. great atmosphere, the breakfast was good but not great.. the loctation is very good if you want to stay in ipanema.. nice staff, the manager is a very friendly guy.. i had a really nice time there.. thank you


Great location, small kitchen and very hot, friendly staff (Rickie is the man!!) Good place to meet people if you travel by yourself. The 35brs deal for Caipis are really good, thanks Cesar. Most deft go back when im in Rio.


Noisy beds, who ever invented metal lockers and beds!!! Bathroom could of been cleaner, wifi ok and you could sometimes pick it up in to rooms. However the staff were exceptional... We had a smelly, noisy guy in our dorm and they didn't hesitate when we asked if it would be possible to move... They moved us to a lovely little dorm over the road and it was bliss! They helped us with everything we needed, and were so polite! Che Largarto you should be proud, of your Ipenema staff!!!


Um dos melhores hostels que já fiquei; já fiquei em outros da mesma rede (Montevidéu, Trindade, Salvador, etc.) mas o de Ipanema com certeza foi o melhor. Além da localização, segurança e bons preços (dormitórios principalmente), os funcionários são ótimos, prestativos, educados, comunicativos e preocupados em oferecer o melhor aos hóspedes. Com certeza voltarei outras vezes, sempre vou ao Rio para assistir aos jogos do Flamengo e já tenho o lugar certo pra ficar agora!


everything was very great. I would just recommend to offer toals.


Hostel aceptable.


Muy bueno el lugar es la segunda vez y volveria a repetir. saludos


Che Lagarto Ipanema tem uma localização excelente, um super astral e uma equipe muito solícita.




In general I didn't like the atmosphere in the common room (except the terrace area and the street itself) and the fact that the reception is just next to the bar made it very crowded and loud around the staff people. Also the few sharing toilets on first floor were small and smelly.


The hostel should accept cards for everyithing ( bar, tours, ...) and the ligth adaptors need to be exactly one type in orden to work.

  • 22nd Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




Good hostel and great staff! Breakfast was good. Room (10 bed dorm) was very tiny so not a lot of space to walk. Only 4 sockets too! Distance to city center is huge. If you come for the Ipanema beach, then this hostel is great (just two blocks away) , if not then you'd better take a hostel nearer to the center. There was only one bathroom for our 10 people dorm so in the morning and evening this meant rush hour, since both toilet, sink and shower were in this bathroom.


The room standard is pretty poor, bathroom really ugly.

  • 14th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Poland
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The location is great, just one block from Ipanema (and a few meters more to Leblon) beach. However this is a big hostel and sadly doesn't feel like one of those place which are truly made with love. My dorm room was in a building across the street from the main place with ugly dirty walls, steel-frame bunks with unfitting mattress and dirty shower. Staff is friendly and helpful with advice and knows all the bus numbers to get anywhere! Great breakfast!

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