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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Reviews

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

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860 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 87%Atmosphere
  • 81%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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The hostel was good. One big con was the room keys. They didn't work so you had to get out of bed in the middle of the night to open the door for the other guests. There could have been more than one bathroom for the 10 people doorm.


Cold showers, cramped metal dormitories and swipe cards that don't work. Not very clean. The location by the beach is great but there are other, nicer places nearby.


Muy buen servicio, los chicos que atienden son excelentes, me pareció deficiente el espacio a la hora del desayuno, tenías que esperar que terminaran de desayunar algunos para poderte sentar, y muchos terminaban pero no desocupaban el lugar, por lo que tenías que comer parado, fuera de eso las instalaciones y el servicio bueno, agradable y buena locación.


One of best hostels in the world. Clean, friendly, rooms and lochers are big, wathever you need receptionists will help you, ther are the best from all the staff In the house. its great spot to move around and meat the people, just a bit far from metro, but buses are just around the coner In the kitchen you even have filterred water and plastic wrap for sandwiches. Really worth of money.


Hola a todos: Les cuento que estuvimos la semana pasada con unas amigas en el Che Lagarto Ipanema. Todo excelente, sobre todo el personal, super atentos con todo, simpáticos y super dispuestos a ayudar con todo. sin duda que de los Hostel que me he quedado el mejor personal por lejos. Saludos Vale

  • 14th Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Uruguay
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)


I choose it for location, which is good, but in my opinion could have been better. It's located between Ipanema and Leblon and yes it is close to mainstreet and beach. But those are quite long so I guess there a better opitions available more closer to the more 'lively' part of Ipanema. What I liked the most, is the staff. Very friendly and welcoming. The rooms are noisy, yet clean. Good bar but not much going on at the time I was there. But overall I enjoyed my stay!


Love this CL. Unbeatable location on Ipanema/Leblon, the staff are SO warm and friendly and the facilities are great. Even an elevator! Only downside is that breakfast is CRAZY. Do not appreciate chaos during breakfast, but ya equally due to the guests staying here.. Really cramped. Also people staying here is 90% Argentinian I'd say, so if you're not spanish speaking it can be quite hard to socialize.. Overall I had a great stay, would stay again.


Buen lugar. Bien ubicado. El personal era genial. El desayuno ok. Faltaba un lugar para comer si querias cocinar. Tenia un buen bar y música hasta hora adecuada para que se pueda dormir.


I only stayed one night but the staff is so nice, the beds are confortable with lockers. The breakfast is good, then even give you a free caïpi on arrival. This is one of the best hostels i stayed in


Can't beat the location at this price.


Excellent location, 1 and a half block from the beach, safe neighborhood at night. 6 bed dorm with en-suite bathroom was ok. Normal breakfast. Elevator only till 4th floor (there is a 5th and 6th floor) This is really a 'party hostel' ,for people who wish to stay at the hostel o to do activities related to the hostel. Not my kind of hostel. Staff was good, but they couldn't recommend pubs o bars different from the hostels schedule. Works better for people in their 20th.


Muy buen lugar, muy tranquilo el sector y muy bueno el staff totalmente recomendable.


Muy bien ubicada la hostal, es ideal para conocer gente y salir de fiesta.


Muy buen ambiente en general del staff, buena gente que se hospeda

  • 22nd Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


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.


Muy buena onda la gente del hostel, lindo el lugar y excelente la ubicación. Aunque podrían dar toallas, que por el clima es difícil que se seque la de uno de un día para el otro. Y el tema de la llave con tarjetas magnéticas que funcionaban 1 de 10 veces y había que estar bajando para que lo solucionen todo el tiempo era un poco incómodo. Pero todo lo demás, más que bien.


Muy buen hostel... bien ubicado, bueno el desayuno y la onda de la gente que atiende es la mejor... Especialmente de Francisco, Laura, Jonatan y Mauro


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.


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.


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.

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