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R. Pe Jose Marcos Pena, 202, Ouro Preto, Brazil

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27 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 94%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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The place is perfect: absolutely central to the historic city (You have a perfect sight from the eating place to the city and the mountains) but in same time absolutely calm- at the end of a small road, beside a green valley, with birds around - a wonderfull place! Nice atmosphere, Staff is very friendly, understands english, very good and rich breakfast :-) rooms are very small, shower and toilets are very closely spaced (you can't turn yourself) , matress too soft. :-( I would come back !

  • 28th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Couple, 41+
  • (1 review)


Definitively the worst hostel I've ever been. The bunk bed was old and swung so much that I had to sleep on the floor. The room was filthy, with cobwebs and dusty under the bed. My boyfriend had a crisis of sneezing and we could not stay in the room. Also the bathrooms were very dirty and stinky, smelled pee all the time. Finally, someone came in our room (which was locked with key) while we were out, I noticed that some things had been moved. PT: Sujo, inseguro, péssimo, não recomendo!!

  • 10th Jul 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Very nice hostel with friendly staff and a really awesome breakfast! The owner also made us some traditional Maneira food during our stay. It's really close to town (a bit of a hill to conquer) and very easy to access. The accommodation is basic, but exactly what you need when you are exploring a town like Ouro Preto!


Perfect location: less than 5 min walk from the bus station and 10 min walk from the center. Amazing view during breakfast. Nice people.

  • 4th Jun 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great place to stay, we loved it here. Great breakfast and awesome view from the dining room. Wonderful staff.

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The feeling was like in a family. Staff very friendly, with a personal attitude and interested in every guest. Beautiful view from a breakfast terrace to the city. Lots of birds, garden and feeling like in a forest, despite of the city. The main location bonus - city's bus terminal is around the corner, you don't need to carry bags through all city's hills. But main touristic objects is reachable in 10-15 min down the hill.


A nice and calm place a bit outside but still well within walking distance of all you want to see. friendly and calm staff and really friendly monkeys.

  • 30th Dec 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Sweden
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Well signposted from the bus station; turn left and head towards the big church! Very comfortable, slightly basic place to stay in this very quaint city.


Great Hostel, thank you for making me feel like at home!


Great location near the bus station, and around 10 minutes walk to the town centre. Good rooms and facilities with kitchen and a lovely balcony overlooking the town where you have breakfast, which had quite a lot of variety. The staff were friendly and helpful, would stay here again if go back to Ouro Preto.


Great hostel. Beautiful view and location. Staff really helpful and friendly, give you a map and rundown when you arrive ect. Good breakfast. Thanks! I had a lot of fun here, met a lot of people.

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