Hostel Casa Verde Reviews
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Very pleased about my stay at Casa Verde. The hostess, Neia is like a second mum for everyone who's staying there. A very good breakfast and a great place to relax after a long day of walking around Ilha Grande.
The owner doesn't speak english, so it was hard to communicate with her. First thing you notice when she shows you around, is their security system (or lack thereof): the key for each door is attached to a string that hangs beside the door. Though it's inconspicuous, technically anyone could open the doors. The internet was down the whole time. The beddings were changed after every guest, but I think the blankets were not. The toilets are clean enough. We met really nice travelers though.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
Even if the staff is friendly and they have a lot of showers, i would not recommend this hostel. Theres no air-con, the room is like a tent and you wake up sweating as hell with 40 degrees inside. Also the location is really remoted. We changed the hostel after one day to che lagarto which was even cheaper, more comfortable and directly at the beachfront. Its not worth 65 reais a night!
This hostel was excellent and exceeded our expectations. When booking this hostel we had some doubts but our stay here was one of the best hostel experiences we have had. What makes it a great hostel is the staff. Although their English is as bad as our Portuguese they make every effort to be friendly and look after all your needs. My girlfriend cut her toe and the lady that runs the house bandaged her up with a fresh bandage every day. She is like a mom to everybody who stays. Highly recommend.
Pros - Cheap Cons - Too many unecessary rules - Internet does not work all the time - There is no place to leave your luggage after the check-out - Hard to contact the hostel if you need to change your booking - Hostel accepts only cash - Bunk bed is too shaky - Mattress is not that good When leaving the hostel owner told me that didn't like to receive Brazilians because they are to picky...
Unique hostel owner who was very welcoming and very helpful even though she spoke little English. When she couldn't accommodate us for a couple of extra nights we asked (which we hadn't booked) for she went out of her way and found us a room across the street.