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Che Lagarto Hostel Paraty Reviews

Rua Benina Toledo do Prado, 22, Paraty, Brazil

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774 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 93%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 78%Cleanliness
  • 82%Facilities

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One of the best hostels I've ever been. I guess the only thing that border me, were expensive day trips. Afkors they need to have a commission, but if you travel on the low travel budget, you can find cheaper option in the town. just talk with the people. But hostel itself was amazing. positive / travel quotes written on the walls, chilling garden with hammocks, swimming pool (appropriate just for cooling your legs), excellent breakfast and creative pool and table football ;) It inspired me;)


My stay at Che Lagarto was pleasant overall. The staff is friendly, the location ideal - a 5 minute walk to both the bus station and the historic centre - and the general atmosphere is nice. Our dorm was rather damp however (room no. 3) so I would recommend that get fixed. The internet connection was unbearably slow! The hostel was very busy so if you're looking for action it's great but if you're looking for a bit more peace and quiet try somewhere else. And the tours they offer are expensive!


Loved my stay so no complaints at all. Really helpful staff, good facilities, good location. Highly recommend.


Great hostel in a brilliant location. Staff a little unhelpful when we tried to book the rafting experience so we went and booked directly. Would recommend.


Really friendly, energetic and english-speaking (important!) staff. The hostel is very well-organised. Would be perfect if there are more places to hang wet clothes, since it rains often in Paraty and there is a high chance that your belongings get wet. Breakfast is really good by hostel standards. There is a musty smell in the hostel rooms due to the air-condition and the general high humidity. Met many cool people there, has a really good vibe.

  • 8th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Taiwan
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


going to spend a night at che lagarto in paraty is like going to the pub for one drink... you go for one, stay for four and leave after ten. all of which is down to the efforts of the staff - reception, bar, cleaning, cooking staff, all great to interact with. special mention to the argentinian girl at reception, the one that needs to stand on a chair to see over the desk - Laura or Paula or Marcela or something like that I think? - whose enthusiasm for the town is completely infectious. Recomme


this hostel is cosy. everyone is super friendly. staff paula and gabrielle were excellent, always smiling and happy to help. they gave very clear and detailed information on travel options.


Clean bathrooms, good vibe, made some good friends I hung out with throughout my stay, helpful staff, nothing as such to dislike. I was even put in a room with 5 other girls (I'm a guy), so it wasn't too shabby ;-) However, the one and only (albeit trivial) gripe I have is that the lockers are kind of hard to close. I wish they had better lockers.. But that's it basically


One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The common area was great with loads of tables, chairs, a pool and a chill out area with hammocks and cushions. The room was very clean and secure. They had a BBQ one night and the food was outstanding. I also went on the boat trip organised by the hostel which was great. The staff are the best thing about the hostel, one staff member even contacted another hostel for me to help change my booking. the locations is also excellent, very close to the town


Great hostel! For every reason you could think of.


I arrived and I was informed that my reservation had been cancelled (although the status of reservation is OK in HostelWorld). After some discussion with Paula - the staff manager - it was arranged a room. Despite of this unnecessary experience during the check in, the hostel is good.


Very good!


Enjoyed my stay here. Loved the hammocks in the garden area! Staff were very helfpul.


The staff and general vibe here were a dream. Everyone was so welcoming staff were incredibly helpful and there was plenty to do all within the hostel. Great set up. Since having left the hostel I have come up with a few bites which I think are bed bug bites, they definitely aren't mosquito bites, they are much smaller. I wasn't aware of this at the time but I think the mattress I was on maybe needs to be replaced or cleaned just in case. Thanks anyway for a great time Che Lagarto! :)


The staff members are absolutely incredible, and went out of their way to make my stay as fun and comfortable as possible. Breakfast was great, and the atmosphere around the hostel was excellent as well (especially at night). Would highly recommend.


Great hostel with excellent common area and bar, perfect to meet new people . Although Breakfast is poor, they should definitely add some more food.



  • 26th Nov 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff were really helpful and friendly. Great hostel dinners if you can catch one and occasional live music at night too. Hostel organised some tours which aren't bad but might be best to do your own research before booking. Overall, highly recommended.


One of the best hostels we've stayed in. It was clean and comfortable with good common areas. The staff were very friendly and helpful.


Lovely hostel with great atmosphere. Really nice chill out area in the garden/patio with a mini pool and hammocks etc. Staff were super friendly and relaxed. We arrived late at night and the dorm was full so they gave us a free upgrade to private. Cool bar too but not too noisy to keep you awake. Definitely recommend!

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