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Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty Reviews

Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 5, Paraty, Brazil

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217 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 77%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Perfectly situated across from the beach, away from the main town area. Excellent breakfast - fruits and breads. Unfortunately those are the only top things I could mention. The hostel is poorly stocked - no lockers, no soap in bathrooms (which also stinks out the 12 b dorm), kitchen utencils are bare, there wasn't even a kitchen knife to work with. Communal area is pretty small, but again, great views of the water. For the price you pay, don't expect much.


Very clean, good atmosphere, very chilled. Staff didn't speak that much english though which was difficult. But I suppose that's our fault for not speaking Portuguese!


had a one night stop over between trindade & sao paolo, & this place was recommended & did not disappoint. across from the beach with a great bar, had live music at night, close to downtown historic area, free capirinha, & the staff was lovely & helpful. one of the guys who is from sao paolo (sorry don't remember your name!) gave me an entire list of things to do in sao paolo, as well as foz de iguaca which were my next 2 stops. thank you so much geko


NIce hostel at the beach. Some working there are really helpful, some are not. Breakfast is standard. Good location. the common-area is a bit small when the hostel is full...and people are cooking.


Great breakfast, great staff, great atmosphere.


Leo the manager is a legend! Friendly staff, great location - only downside is that the wifi isn't up to much! Really enjoyed myself here


The main difference between a Hostel and Hotel is not just price, a hostel offers atmosphere and personality and a hotel offers privacy. When you are traveling you don't always want privacy you mostly want to connect with people and have a good time. Let me tell you, Geko delivers on atmosphere in spades. The hostel is on the beach and you will have your breakfast actually on the beach. The manager Leo not only managers he is a excellent musician that plays in the bar across the road.


This hostel is in a great location and the bar is on the beach which is fun. Pretty much the only bad thing I would say is they have crammed too many beds in one room. Therefore there's no lockers or space for your bags or walking around in your room. Was a fun stay tho!


Stayed in a double private.


there was a mess up with my reservation but they solved everything very nicely!


Great breakfast and lovely staff. Dorms are a bit small and not enough space to store luggage when every bed is full. But decent overall.


The staff were very helpful and the bathrooms are spacious


Good location right in front of water! Tasty breakfast! Good to stay at for a few days or so!


Great location, awesome breakfast on the beach. Not enough bathrooms for the 12 beds room.


perfect location, friendly staff / almost everybody exept one queen of the bongo from main administration/ beautiful breakfast on the beach, private double room very good, private dorm also OK internet-forget, not working but u have computer on the reception to quick use Generally OK, Paraty beautiful Thank You Geko;)


The staff does not speak very good english, there were no locker to lock my stuff in, and the wifi was terrible. If you say that you have wifi I expect it to work. The breakfast was great, although, it was on the beach were there are a lot of wild dogs. The staff did not try to shase them away, and it is not very nice to eat while three dogs are scratching their balls next to you. I also went on a tour to see the waterfalls, and nobody told me to bring my swimming suit.


Great hostel just by the beach, and only a few minutes walk away from the historic downtown. Perfect place to chill and relax while having beers by the beach.


Staff were helpful, good breakfast and great location. The mixed dorms were not that good though. No plug points at the bed or bins in the room. Kind of dark depressing. The wifi wasn't good and wasn't working on some devices for example iPhone. Bicycles so expensive to rent R$ 50 for the day and they didn't negotiate even though we asked to rent them at 5pm. Having said that we would probably go back for the location and the breakfast.


Great atmosphere, with a great staff always helpful and very good facilites with everything you need. The caipirinha on the arrival and all the things you can book directly on the hostel was a big plus.

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