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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
752 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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89%

Very good breakfast, very caring staff and a beautiful breakfast area/lounge. The rooms are clean and big enough for the number of people sleeping in there. No additional equipment like pool, billard, books etc. Too expensive in my opinion.


89%

It's a good Hostel. Great location. 1.5 block from the Ipanema beach and very near Copacabana (by bike, bus, taxi, etc). At relative wkg distance to the subway (~ 15 minutes) and in a apparently very safe area from Rio. Cleanliness is also a strong point. It's very tidy (specially for hostel's standards). It seems a bit expensive for what it offers, though. The two upper levels are not that convenient, as the elevator only reaches to the 4th floor (not at 5th and 6th). Kitchen closes at 9pm.


80%

Great! The staff is really good.


80%

Very close to ipanema beach, however the a bit of a walk to the metro and was quite expensive getting to and from nights out in lapa.


46%

Che Lagarto tried with its location in Ipanema. After being in Brazil for 3 weeks prior to arriving in Rio I expected Rio to be the highlight, instead it was my lowlight. The Ipanema location seemed to focus a little to much on being 'the cool' hostel and the people in my room seemed unfriendly compared to my stays at other hostel.


94%

I had a great time staying at Che Lagarto in Ipanema. The location is literally one block from some of the beaches in Rio and the neighborhood is a lot more upscale and enjoyable than Copacabana. The hotel staff were super fun, helpful and very accomodating. It was obvious they wanted everyone staying there to have a great time, whether it be suggesting great tours of the favelas or parties in the lobby or whatever. I would highly recommend staying here and can´t wait to come back myself.

  • 17th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Iceland
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

Well located hostel, good facilities, but convenient only for party people, music was out loud till 1am....imposible to get early to bed..


83%

Overall very satisfied. Just call a cab yourself. Its much cheaper! Staff very friendly and helpful =) Great location!


80%

A good hostel in a safe area of Rio. This is a bit of a party hostel; super if that is what you are looking for. Good clean facilities, though WiFi is not strong in rooms.

  • 8th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Ireland
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


69%

The hostel has a good position and nice people staying there, but common spaces are extremely small. The only common area is the bar. So although it has a kitchen, there's not really a space where to eat or chill out... Also, services are pretty basic, they do not have an hairdryer or towels so you must bring everything with you (I fell ill while I was staying there so this may have influence my opinion in a bad way...) Apart from this, my staying there was ok!


89%

Great place to stay, near the beach, in a safe location. Staff is sympathic and always try to help!


83%

Richard, the manager, was very attentive and informative. The favela tour that was booked through the hostel was one of the highlights of the trip. The rooms were small but clean. Wonderful location.


80%

The hostel is well located near ipanema beach only a few blocks walk away. The staff are brilliant in this hostel, they make you feel welcome as soon as you step foot in the hostel and they make an effort to remember your name. The dorms are clean and comfortable and the lockers are big enough for all your gear. I would defiantly stay here again.

  • 19th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

One of the best hostels I have been to in South America hands down

  • 16th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Best staff ever! I love this place and the location! I would love to stay here again!

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


80%

Staff is great, fun hostel for sure! A block from ipanema beach, it's perfect. Definitely check out this hostel.


100%

Great staff! really realy friendly and always happy and wanting to help! GO THERE!!!

  • 14th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Great staff. Good location. Not super clean in the 10 person mix dorm. Sooo many people there during the World Cup claustrophobic.

  • 8th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Excellent location right near the beach, comfy beds and decent shower. Breakfast was pretty tasty too. My only problem was I booked a taxi with the hostel to the airport which never turned up and had to share with another couple from the hostel. Problem was we had all pre paid the for the taxi so effectively the hostel made money out of it. This slightly soured my experience of the hostel


100%

Wow! Some of the friendliest and most helpful people in the world work at this hostel. Atmosphere, staff and good dorms make this place a great place to stay. Ipanema beach is one block away and you can actually see it from outside the hostel. They have a party every night so if that might bother you, maybe look elsewhere but when you're upstairs you're not really affected by it.


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