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Praia das Encantadas, s/n, Ilha do Mel, Brazil

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159 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 78%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 86%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 78%Facilities

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Pretty good hostel, a great value. No lockers to lock up your bags however.


Hostel was clean, on a great location, and as far as the owner doesn't speak English, if you make an effort to understand each other it works just fine. Only thing is that the kitchen wasn't really big


i booked and then i read the reviews, i thought i was gonna spent a bad time there, but it wasn't everything was pretty good. and the thing about the breakfast, there is a supermarket right next to the hostel, so its a good idea and cheaper to buy something to eat there


The hostel is simply awesome! The atmosphere is amazing and the location is stunning! The best place to be at Ilha do Mel!


Very good location, near to the two beaches and supermarket. Very relaxed and not noisy atmosphere. all main facilities like kitchen, lockers and internet are available. good value for money.


Positives: - good location, although it's hard not to given that the island is very small. not on the beach front. - decent price Negatives: - the owner is extremely rude and doesn't speak a word of English. When I arrived he was ranting about how annoying foreigners are and basically threw a bunch of sheets at me and told me to go make my bed - the place was very dirty, the bins in the bathrooms were full to the rim and the floors brown with dirt and sand - rooms are tiny and very hot


A hippy haven seconds from the beach, this hostel is perfect if you're looking for a simple and cheap place to stay. There isn't a bar but you can bring your own drinks and the kitchen is tiny but usable. Lockers are available if you bring your own padlock but they are small and located in the communal area. I was lucky enough to have an en-suite bathroom but some other guests said the communal bathrooms were dirty. Breakfast isn't included so I made my own.


It's a good, friendly place to saty. Great location! Some things were not working, though, like the shower. And the kitchen was quite dirty.


This was a really laid back place with a really friendly and helpful host (even though we couldn't communicate with him very well because our Portuguese was terrible). Breakfast isn't included, but is well worth the extra (small) cost for lots of fresh fruit, eggs, toast and coffee. A great location near the boat landings and a short walk from a great beach on the eastern side of the island. Recommended.


Very basic but nice place. Good value for money and the owner is very friendly.


I liked more of Encantadas than Brasília, so the HOSTEL is very good place for me. Pedro is an greqt guy, good energy and very helpful. The Island is very safe despite there is no public lighting. There are no lockers at the rooms and the lockers in reception are too small and the doors dont have keys. It is a very simple and cheap HOSTEL. It was excelent for me

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Great friendly staff in a beautiful location

  • 21st Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Pedro, who runs the hostel was really accommodating when we had to leave early one morning. The breakfast was good, with fresh fruit and bread. Pedro, was helpful and friendly.


Great location very close to 2 beaches, a few shops, a restaurant and bar. Nice chill out area with a few hammocks. Gave us plenty of extra blankets and his sleeping bag when it got a bit chilly in the evening. Fresh breakfast on the first day. The owner was so lovely


Lovely little island hostel with a warm host Pedro! Pedro was lovely


This place is pretty average, internet didn't work, kitchen is very small and pokey and the owner doesn't speak much English. No breakfast but the owner did cut up some fruit for us one day randomly. Not bad, just not great.


Very nice Hostel with excellent host


Pedro was the most wonderful host! He made us a lovely breakfast each morning, and even made us toasted sandwiches and coffee when we arrived late and wet! The hostel is small and nice with a decent kitchen and wifi. The only things I didn't like were the Mosquitos and the damp, neither of which could be helped. Obrigada, pedro!


We had an amazing time here! It is a cozy place with a very welcoming host Pedro. We only wish we spoke better Portuguese so that we could chat with him more. We liked Encantadas more than Brasília - a second town on the island. The surroundings are amazing and everything is walking distance. We definitely recommend this hostel.


Ilha do Mel is an amazing spot. Definitely worth the trip if you need to get away from all the hussle and bussle of the big Brazilian cities. Pedro the owner is very hospitable and a really nice guy.

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