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HI Albergue de Olinda Reviews

Rua do Sol, 233, Carmo, Olinda, Brazil

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62 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 77%Security
  • 83%Location
  • 67%Staff
  • 70%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 83%Facilities

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beautiful hostel in welcoming setting central common area around pool with hammocs and open kitchen clean and spacious dorms good breakfast - location not as central (although only 10 mins walk to historic roads)

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Very nice Hostel with a beautiful Swimming pool and nice outdoor area with hammocks and kitchen!


Staff don't all speak English. The woman who is in charge of breakfast became upset with me for entering the kitchen which seems to be her territory even though there were no signs posted. The bathroom door in my room would stick closed and there's no handle on the door so after several moment of panic I had to lie on the floor and pry the door open by sliding my fingers under the crack of the door. The room was fan only but the fan spins so loudly and violently we were afraid to use it.


the hostel is nice, clean, nice pool and great outside area... olinda itself has a beautiful old center but a few hours are enough to see it... would have expected a little more from my stay but i guess thats not the hostels fault...


Nice place with terrasse for dorm and pool Breaskfast could be better Nice staff, thanks


Great common areas including a decent sized pool. Hammocks. Friendly staff. Good location along the beach road, close to the historic centre. Good wifi, although it doesn't work well in the rooms in the front main building (rooms 1-4). Good sized lockers


Very good hostel....good location!


Overall the hostel was in a good location and clean enough. The main issues were security and size. The dorm rooms only had one key which you had to share amongst the rest of the people so the doors were usually left unlocked because you never knew when someone else might need to get in. And the front gate was unlocked and therefore anyone off the streets could enter the rooms. The rooms were also so tiny that there was not enough room for everyones backpacks on the floor.

  • 20th Feb 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The place is really nice just some surprising hicks that might be quite disturbing. In my dorm our toilet blocked every other day and wouldnt flash so we have to use outside toilets, i saw many other people doing it so the system needs definitely some work, same goes for internet. It had a low signal and break constantly. It was enough to switch it on'n'off to make it work but the staff'd never do it. Once i figured out where to do it i was happy and the connection fine. No English spoken.


Ambience, location, rooms, everything is quite nice, the only problem i noticed was a drunk (or stoned) old guy how is always there, maybe he´s the owner, but he's very annoying and bothers everyone


good stuff: good location, good breakfast, clean, small pool, lots of hammocks, staff is pretty helpful downsides: only wi-fi (no computer for use), security is minimal (the gate at the front has a chain that you hook/unhook to get in and out), dorm room could be a bit stuffy overall I enjoyed my stay, and the other travelers I met here were very friendly. However, it was annoying since I didn't have a laptop/smart phone/tablet I had to keep borrowing a friend's or pay for internet at a cafe.


sometimes at nite there were no one at the reception.Hosts used to open the door at any person.There were two girls to help a lot of people in the hostel, and they work as one person, helping togeather one person at a time.Also they didint speak english.One of the bedrooms was hawful, no windows, 50 cm2 per person, 20 cm from my head to the roof fan.Apart form this good commun area and swimming pool.


Thanks! You were very accomodating to my needs. I really appreciated your help the whole time.


It's a really nice Hostel good staff and near of everything at Olinda. The poll is a big one and the breakfast is good too. BRAZIL is the BEST!


One of the best hostel I have always been to. Have you ever seen a hostel with a pool? Here you find it. And also lots of hammocks so you can take that deserved nap after going after the blocos, local huge parties. All the staff were really kind and helpful. Of course, they could speak more of English...


very good breakfast ,staff very very helpfull and nice,really good value for the money! lovely clean swimming pool, great garden with lots of hammocks! really a lovely hostel! :)


Great hostel, 5 mins walk from the heart of Olinda. Clean down rooms and bathrooms. Great outdoor kitchen and sitting area by the pool. Staff not so helpful with giving directions etc, don't really seem bothered. Only 1 room for each room is a bit annoying if someone forgets to leave its at reception


Very nice outside area. Missed cheese and ham for breakfast.


Nice and friendly staff, good location and an excellent breakfast. The sanitary fittings could be cleaner.

  • 11th Jan 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


The hostel was really clean and in a safe location in olinda. The pool is great -- one of the neighbors has a giant mango tree and you can pick mangos and eat them by the poolside --lovely! (Have to ask permission, of course.) Walking to the sights and live music / olinda antiga stuff was really easy and safe. I met a bunch of interesting people and the atmosphere lent itself to making friends, meeting people, etc. Would totally go back!

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