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Favela Chic Hostel Reviews

Rua Major Raul de Mattos, 78, Foz do Iguacu, Brazil

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226 Total Reviews
  • 74%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 77%Staff
  • 78%Atmosphere
  • 66%Cleanliness
  • 68%Facilities

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I was really excited about staying at this hostel after reading descriptions on Hostel World and in the Lonely Planet which stated a hot cooked English breakfast would be avilable, this was not the case and the breakfast which was provided was of a low standard wwith very limited choice. Unfortunately the owner was not present T the time we were staying and the man who was covering was rather rude and unpleasant.


Everything seems nice in the hostel, common places are great and people working there too. But the room was dirty, and there were worms in the beds... Definitely not clean. No way I would go back there.

  • 25th Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Spain
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Nicholas and Pablo are very helpful people.


Pleasant hostel with ramshackle decor. Nice open spaces to relax in. Very close to bus to falls. Staff really helpful and informative. Was quiet when I stayed but I don't think there would be enough bathrooms if it was full.


The hostel is beautifully decorated. The common areas are nice and confortable. There are 2 big rooms and 2 small ones. There is no bathroom in the one we stayed and no WiFi signal neither. The place is very well located but there is not much to see besides the waterfalls.


Great chilled out atmosphere, Nick (the owner) has incredible knowledge of the falls and makes organising your trip - to both the Brazilian and Argentinian sides incredibly easy.

  • 27th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great hostel with excellent staff at a steal of a price. Highly recommended.


Upon first arrival I was greeted by a friend of the owner's who was just helping him out, but he was sick (which obviously happens). But, as a traveler, if I get sick then it makes traveling that much more difficult, so I would have preferred that he would've taken into account the people staying at the hostel. The location is perfect. It's very easy to find from the airport or bus station. Also, Nick is very helpful when it comes to booking anything.


not clean, but nice atmosphere


Cheap and cheerful , relaxed atmospshere with a very knowledgeable owner, Nicholas, who will tell you everything you need to know about making the most of the falls. We would reccommend going on a tour to the argentinian side which Nic organised. Nice bar area too :)


Had a great experience at Favela Chic. Nick was a great help in planning tours and the key sights. Convenient location for the bus to main attractions and the main bars in town.


Favela Chic is amazing. We had a number of things we wanted to do in Iguaçu and as soon as we arrived Nick, the English owner, sat us down and talked us through how to approach our visit to the falls, recommended some other things and even organised it for us. He even got our trip to the Pantanal sorted through a friend of his, an ex-guide in the Pantanal. It is close to the bus to the Falls, has a wonderful atmosphere and the staff couldn't be nicer or more knowledgable of the area. Thank you!

  • 4th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The Hostel is located close to the center of Foz do Iguacu and a only few meters from the bus lines heading to the waterfall. You can find restaurants, supermarkets in the neighborhood so the location is perfect. Comparing to other hostels this one is really relaxed, after a tiring day it is easy to take rest and silent enough to have a good sleep.The crew did everything to feel myself comfortable. Highly recommended in price and value ratio!

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