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Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty Reviews

Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 5, Paraty, Brazil

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188 Total Reviews
  • 80%Value For Money
  • 82%Security
  • 94%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 83%Atmosphere
  • 76%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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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.


Good hostel in a great location next to the beach. Nice to eat your breakfast (which is also great) on the beach! Good rooms with clean bathrooms. Staff were friendly and very helpful when I lost the key to my locker!:/ Would stay here again for sure!


I liked very much the location of the hostel. The beach bar and the night meals were great. It´s a good option if you like the beach and stay there most of the day.


A great hostel with a perfect location, you just need to cross the road to be at the beach. The breakfast included is nice as well. In Paraty, it's the perfect place to meet people. The rooms were cleaned everyday. The staff is really helpful and welcoming. Go for it!


A good place in good location but the bathroom was in a bad state even after cleaner. I was there for World Cup and there was no one there. I still had to pay a premium rate via hostel world even when a friend paid 40% less with no booking.


On the beach. Great location. WIFI doesn't work. Staff is friendly and helpful.

  • 26th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • India
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was very nice and helpful, and our room was cleaned everyday for us. Location is good if your looking to spend most of your time on the beach. It's a bit of a walk to the reastaurant district, and about a 20 min walk to the grocery store. The biggest problem was that the wifi did not work in the hostel. They tried to give us their hostel next doors internet, but it was not much better. We were able to use wifi maybe 25% of the time in the hostel. For that I gave facities "very poor"

  • 23rd Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Lovely hostel in a beautiful location, staff are very friendly and helpful, the transfer from Rio was good value and a stunning journey. Clean, tidy and away from the main town but only by a 5 minute walk, breakfast at the beach bar more than compensates.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • JimboG
  • England
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


great hostel, cool location with breakfast each morning right on the beach. staff are great - Patricia was the best, so much fun and very helpful :)


Breakfast was fabulous on the beach. Shower was cold. wifi was not so good. The rest was good.


Nice hostel, great location. The breakfast on the beach is awesome!


Nice outdoor chill out area for cooking and socialising. Quite a small building and we (12 bed dorm) were actually located outside of the building, round the corner which was a shame. The toilet smelled very bad (I think drainage problems). Staff were friendly and helpful, they let you bring alcohol from outside which was nice.

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