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Che Lagarto hostel Ipanema Reviews

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

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88%

Rating
717 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 95%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 81%Facilities

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100%

IT WAS FANTASTIC


80%

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.


69%

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!


94%

I Spent a wonderful week at Che Lagarto Ipanema. Its staff is by far the most friendly and effective I have ever seen. Everything you need from a single tip to some problems with bookings and all they will help you out. Everyday there is something going on such as happy hours, parties and so on. Awesome atmosphere though. The hostel is one block from the beach, breakfast also includes fresh fruit and the kitchen is good as well. All in all the hostel is great. Highly recommend. Geraldo, Brazil.


86%

Muy buena atención, son unos capos! siempre que necesité información para manejarme en Río, supieron explicarme sin problemas. Tienen un google Map en la cabeza. gracias!


69%

Small kitchen. They don't offer towels. Dorm rooms are over priced. In our dorm, the power points had leakage stains on the walls. Breakfast was fresh and delicious. You are basically paying for the service, which is great.


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.


100%

Me trataron super bien!! y todo fue como excelente como esperaba!


100%

El hostel esta buenísimo!! La próxima vuelvo y me quedo mas dias!

  • 26th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


89%

Excelente Hostel!!! Fomos muito bem atendidos, ótimas instalações e excelente público!!!

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


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.


100%

Localização muito boa! Equipe muito atenciosos. Muita diversão. Altamente recomendado!


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..


91%

Achei um local ótimo para quem assim como eu estava a passeio e queria um local com preço acessível e bem localizado.

  • 10th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


83%

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


94%

Un lugar excelente, con excelente ubicación y de los mejores Hostel que he visitado en todo el mundo. La seguridad, el personal todo es de maravilla. Lo único malo que se puede decir, es que como es tan cerca de la avenida principal de Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro el ruido de los autos es muy fuerte y por las mañanas ya no deja dormir. Pero está bien, para levantarse temprano y disfrutar del día..

  • 9th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


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