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HI Lua Cheia Reviews

Rua Dr. Manoel A.B. de Ara�jo 500, Ponta Negra, Natal, Brazil

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32 Total Reviews
  • 75%Value For Money
  • 85%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 75%Cleanliness
  • 70%Facilities

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O Hi Lua Cheia possui a estrutura mais diferente que já vi em um hostel. É realmente igual a um castelo! Possui uma balada ao lado, a "Taverna", o que pode ser muito bom para uns (devido à facilidade para se divertir a noite) e muito ruim para outros (devido ao barulho intenso, que pode atrapalhar aqueles que querem descansar). No mais, o hostel possui uma boa estrutura e um bom café da manhã. Recomendo!


Very noisy and staff were not very helpful in regards to tours or advice on things to do in Natal. Quite an impersonal hostel compared to others that I have stayed at. Noise from nearby pubs is also very noisy. Despite looking like a castle from the outside this hostel offers very few other attractions. This is one hostel that I won't be revisiting or recommending.

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It was a huge Castle in a fun area. I went to go see Mexico vs. Cameroon during the world cup and it was as though I was in Mexico the night before. The hostel is clean, has a creative atmosphere, and close to the party spots. I would go back.


Muy buenas instalaciones y el Staff siempre dispuesto a ayudar



  • 9th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


Foi tudo muito bom! Em especial destaco o atendimento da funcionária Shirleide Lima que foi atenciosíssima e muito solícita. Estão de parabéns!

  • 15th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Mixed Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Possivelmente devido à localização central do hostel, entra muito barulho nos quartos (vindo dos bares vizinhos). Talvez fosse interessante tentar alguma forma de isolar os quartos (por exemplo, há janelas nos quartos, que dão para corredores internos, que não têm vidros - caso fossem colocados vidros, talvez ajudassem a isolar o barulho).


Location very good. better, only if it had a view to the sea, but dont know if any hostel have. nice breakfast, staff, sound! drawback is the lack of air conditioner, some hostels have, it's necessary almost all year. If u can sleep well with a fan, the castle-like building is among the most interesting I´ve ever stayed! Frustrated they weren´t any flexible in their cancelation policy, as I ended sleeping on a friend but still had to pay for 1,5 unused days, even that it wasnt nearly full.


Atendimento excepcional, ótima localização.


They could have a comum enviroment to watch tv and games.


i was really excited to stay in the this hostel, and ended up being very disappointed. the staff was RIDICULOUSLY slow and not friendly when they finally got around to helping you. they acted like every question one asked was stupid and that the customer was a hassle. also, the environment and atmosphere was very fake - it did not seem authentic at all. no one seemed happy to be there. i would never recommend this hostel, i was extremely disappointed.


Todo excelente, la ubicacion es la mejor en Natal, cerca de la playa principal y en donde hay movimiento nocturno. Esta muy bien ambientado, todo muy limpio y comodo. Lo unico que no es facil comunicarse, porque si no tenes movil en brasil no se pueden hacer llamadas ni venden tarjetas para poder llamar. Fuera de eso todo Excelente. Muy buena onda el satff tambien, super serviciales!


Gostei do hostel! Muito bonito, temático e MUITO bem localizado. Também gostei do Taverna Pub, o barzinho/balada que fica embaixo. Mas os quartos são muitooo quentes. É impossível ficar no quarto com ventilador durante a tarde, é melhor reservar o quarto com ar condicionado.


Great location, very good breakfast, nice staff and good tours arranged by the Hostel.


Just the fact that this place is a real life replica of a castle makes it worth it. That said, unfortunately it isn't all that functional as a backpacker hostel. There really isn't a common area, there aren't any plugs for your laptop, and the rooms can get pretty hot in the summer. It's not the best place to meet other travellers and they make you wear ridiculous security bracelets. But the location is amazing, close to the best nightlife and the beach. It's also super clean.


The good about this property: the location! It is right in the middle of the party neighborhood in Ponta Negra, so you can crawl back to your castle if necessary. The location can also be seen as a bad thing, since there is a lot of noise at night, which is only emphasized by the lack of sound isolation. It's not that the sound isolation is poor, there just isn't any. Windows without glass can't stop any noise, so if you do care about your night rest, BRING EAR PLUGS (top tip!)


Cool place, nice breakfast, great Forró dance club near by.


This is the prettiest hostel I've stayed in so far. It's a castle!!! Everything was very nice, just a little bit noisy at night, as you can hear the people from the bar in your room.


Nice place to stay in an excellent location. The Ponta Negra beach is 5 minutes from the hostel. There are a lot of bars very close to the hostel. This also means that at night it can be really loud in the rooms. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Tours (buggyrides) offered by the hostel seem to be a little overpriced. What I did not like is that guests are not allowed to use the kitchen. There are also no computers, but there is free WiFi. Breakfast is ok for South American standards.


Excellent breakfast and cleanliness, but fairly expensive. No common areas, guest kitchen or hang out spots. Dorms are comfortable, but noisy, wall and roof are not entirely connected, menaing you can hear people in the dorms besides yours as well. Staff is helpful though, and the location is perfect.

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