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Che Lagarto hostel Paraty Reviews

Rua Benina Toledo do Prado, 22, Paraty, Brazil

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631 Total Reviews
  • 83%Value For Money
  • 86%Security
  • 91%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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Great atmosphere, very sociable hostel in a good location.


We had a great stay. Great location and very helpful staff. Would of been perfect but one day the staff threw our food out when they deep cleaned the kitchen, it was our own fault as it wasn't labeled (no signage) but had no idea the whole fridge was going to come out either. Kitchen didn't have a frying pan of oil and was quite small. These are the only negatives from our whole stay and we did really enjoy it. Anna was very helpful on the front desk and we sorted our a great transfer as well.

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


The place has a nice outdoor terrace and bar. I was only there 1 night but the toilets were absoultely disgusting and for that reason I would not recommend. Plus the cutlery at breakfast was dirty.


Wifi was awful, so so so many Mosquitos was horrific!! Room was an odd shape meaning top bunks were so hot with no AC reaching them. Breakfast was ok. Kitchen was awful, not even one mug with a teeny old fridge. Not nice


Great hostel, clean and friendly staff. Most hotel like hostel ive stayed in. Key cards for rooms. Good atmosphere at night with a DJ. Shame about Paraty, overrated - need a max of 3 days


Water stopped working regularly. Wifi very poor. Cooker unusable without own lighter (didn't have one so maybe not usable even then). Nice bar area but drinks fairly expensive. Meal offers but insufficient for all guests. Get early to breakfast otherwise many things run out (maybe this is fairly standard but wasn't the case at my previous hostel). Security fairly good as need to buzz at main door and keycards for rooms but many of the lockers under beds can't be locked as catches are broken.


Double room is 2 single beds of slightly different height pushed together. Air conditioner doesnt blow out cool air or make a difference to temperature in room. Window open=mosquito infestation. Walls and roof dotted with squashed mosquito marks. Hallways echo with slaming doors every few seconds. 2 Girls at front dest very helpful and welcoming. A short walk from downtown, beach, bus station, supermarket etc. Activities they provide are value for money.


It's pretty near the old city, has a good atmosphere and the staff is helpfull and atencious. On the other hand, I would say it's not so clean, the breakfast is really poor and it's kind of expensive for what they offer. But overall it was okay.

  • 27th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Friendly hostel with helpful staff and a convenient location - walking distance to the centre of town. Would not use the Easy Transfer service that they recommend to travel onwards towards Rio which has very poor service.


Very nice place to stay in Paraty, very close to the city center. The staff is very friendly, and they organize transfers to Ilha Grande. I recommend to stay in this hostel. The only negative point concerns the cleanliness of the room that was not very good but it is perhaps not the case for all the rooms.


Nice hostel. Location a bit off, neither in the old center nor at the beach. Staff very friendly and great atmosphere. Good place to meet other backpackers. Breakfast was very good with many choices. Would recommend this hostel further.


Facilities and common area are good but the staff is not as profesional as we though. A lot of people working there with no many knowledge about reservations. We made a booking for 1 night and we extended our reservation for 3 days more, in the morning the reservation was not made, we wait for the linen till 11pm, room was small and not very clean and the kitchen is tiny. Hostel could be very good if the managment would be better.Smile you are travelling!!!!!! I say: Good service, I am paying


Very good hostel with nice atmosphere and good staff. The garden is very peaceful and the bar is very cool and pleasant. Rooms are cleans et beds are confortables.


The staff at the hostel were very friendly and gave us some good advice on things to do in Paraty and getting to Sao Paulo (our next destination after Paraty). The rooms were spacious (we had a 6 man dorm) and what you would expect from a hostel. Good atmosphere in the social area - hamocks were great for relaxing in. Lockers were available but you had to bring your own pad lock which we didn't have and weren't aware at the time of booking.


Great hostel, friendly staff, good location. Very poor breakfast though. We had some cornflakes with milk, and immediately got sick in the stomache. Now, 5 days later, we're on anti biotics. Very unhappy about that.


Staff were friendly informative and happy to do what they could to make the stay enjoyable. Good breakfast, nice social atmosphere, wish I could have stayed longer


Good hostel in a great location. Had everything we needed and staff were very friendly and helpful, some trips are provided through the hostel if you are travelling alone and theo hostel is a great way of making friends. Only downfall was the limited breakfast selection and cold shower.


Good vibe in the hostel, nice music and bar! Good place for all kind of travellers Lockers in the room would be nice! Didnt had always warm water. Would defenitely recommend this hostel! Had a great time!


Great hostel


Good hostel, in a nice location in the city. The common areas are very big and the garden is nice. The rooms are big with very nice showers. The only bad points were that the wi-fi didnt always work, and the breakfast was fine, but not as good as other hostels in brazil!

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