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Ginga Hostel Reviews

Rua Gabriel Santos, 165, Serra, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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48 Total Reviews
  • 67%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 71%Location
  • 76%Staff
  • 79%Atmosphere
  • 69%Cleanliness
  • 69%Facilities

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This is a great hostel with all amenities, easy access to the rest of the city, and great common areas. Only negatives are that there is only one shower for most of the dorms. I heard that one of the dorms had a shower inside, but ours did not, and there were many others that did not, so we had to wait in line for the one shower. We also had our laundry done, but it took days and we were missing some of our clothes. But this was due to the influx of guests during world cup.


There were 2 bathrooms for the whole hostel and no taxi drivers seemed to know where it was.


Very noisy! The rooms aren't well isolated. Ideal if you're looking for a place to party but not to rest.


Poor service, crappy rooms with 3 bunk beds on 15 sq m. Toilet seemed like it was cleaned weekly. Stay somewhere else

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


I like the fact that by the time I was staying there, the hostel made efforts to have the local TV station - Record Minas- come over for interviews relating to the FIFA World Cup.


The hostel was very expensive R$200 for the night, it took an hour to check-in even though we were the only ones waiting to check-in. It was completely full because of the world cup and yet they only had one staff member working which was ridiculous, there were only two bathrooms we had to wait an hour just to shower!! They couldn't have cared less, they just wanted the money. The next night we found a 3 star hotel for less money!!


Enjoyed myself a lot. Very functional hostel with friendly staff. Thank you so much!


some bunk beds broke while people were sleeping


According to many people we spoke to, the hostel is not located in a safe area, however, we (or knew of anybody) who had a problem. The hostel is far from downtown and the metro which makes it a little inconvenient. The staff is great but it looks like the place is never cleaned! the washrooms were always dirty.

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