Hostel Ecological Expeditions - Bonito Reviews
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Bonito was a good stop, Rio da Prada was a great activity. Hostel was OK, had air con, warm shower (sometimes)
the staff was friendly and did a lot of effort to book the tours. the hostel is close to the center but in a quite area. the room was large. the bathroom was ok but not the most clean bathroom i have seen. We enjoyed our stay there.
Shower is terrible it had zero pressure and only three settings-freezing cold, cold or boiling hot. The staff member there, Douglas is the most unhelpful person we have come across in all of our travels. He lacks complete communication and doesnt care if you enjoy yourself in bonito. Booked the pantanel trip with him then morning of the trip he rings the transfer and says it's not going today now Then he told us how bad the ecological pantanel tour is an you shouldn't book it with them so weird!
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We enjoyed our stay at ecological very much. It was clean and spacious. The staff was very helpful helping to find the tours that we would join. All in all a very pleasant stay!
Nice clean, spacious rooms, great breakfast (although one should be early for it). Appreciated the sincere Pantanal recommendations of staff.
guy at reception is really helpful and will book tours/taxi at fair prices. quite hostel, good location.
I definitily enjoyed my stay at this hostel! The rooms are very nice with aircon, fridge, tv amd own bath. There are hammocks infront of every room. Free internet access! And the breakfast is really tasty! Fruit, bread, cake, cereals, sandwichmaker, juices, coffee, tea, milk... as much you want. The staff is very nice and helps you with your tourbookings. I am a girl that travelled alone and never felt unsafe at any time! There is a huge supermarket just around the corner! Perfect!
Good hostel. Good breakfast. My room was clean and the staff ready to help. What to watch here is setting up your tour to the town's attractions. The hostel's connections with taxi drivers and tour companies is a money sucking business with very low grade tourist structure. They will look for every penny they can take out of you. Everything is highly expensive and when it comes for them to deliver, services are mediocre. Watch your wallet, bargain and if you can do it on your own - even better.
Good staff, they booked us in the wrong room so they found us another hostel where we could stay.
They offer tons of tours witch is good but the transportation for them were unorganized. If there were not enough people to participate, you have to take taxi yourself or you have to find someone traveling with their own car and ask for a ride.Witch is pretty stupid and regarding this ,the tour prices looked expensive. But the stuff were all cool and nice.I'd like to visit there again.
Good hostel to stay at when spending some nights in Bonito. Staff is very friendly and can help you with the tours you want to do. Kitchen has all facilities to do your cooking and supermarket is just around the corner. Recommended
When we were dropped at the hostel, the staff guy was already waiting for us ! The whole staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed in a private room for 3 and our sheets were changed once in every 3 days and the whole room and toilet were cleaned up ! Great location: one block from the supermarket and few blocks from the main street. If you need bikes, you can rent one easily ! Nice breaksfast ! It´s a very safe city, we can actually watch people with their laptops at the city square.
- Novice Nomad
- Female, 25-30
- (1 review)
the toilet was not flushing properly the floor was not relly clean. but the cost benefit was good enough
The dorm room was really good. Big with 4 beds (not bunks), effective aircon and shower. However the toilet doesn´t flush well which is an obvious problem. The staff don´t know much about the excursions around Bonito although I found out later that the person responsible for this had just quit and the new person wasn´t starting till the week after.
Airconditioning makes a lot of noise. We had a lot of muskitos in the room on the first night after killing 30 of them already. Trips from this hostel are ok but dont expect them to be on time, you get no info about what to wear and take with you. Don't wear flip flops to the bleu cave, trips to the pantanal from this hostel are cheap but very basic.
Staff was helpfull and attentive to our group. Since was offseason thera was not much going on at the hostel but nevertheless a good overal experience.
- Novice Nomad
- Male, 41+
- (1 review)
The staff never did clean the room during my staying. I tried to tell something to one of the staffs but it seems to me that he does not have his ears, which means that he never listen to me. Apart from him, hostel is just average and no reason to back to the same hostel if I come back to Bonito.
We had a good stay, and the owner was very helpful, but our room wasn't cleaned once (maybe we should have asked for it?) and the toilet couldn't actually flush.
Great breakfast of fresh baked cake, cereal, coffee, etc! Very close to bus station. Very helpful and friendly staff. Municipal swimming is a nice 20 min bike ride away. Internet is great..there was almost always a computer available. TV with cable in the common room.