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Lapa Astral Hostel Reviews

Rua Joaquim Silva, 123 Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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80%

Rating
11 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 88%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 74%Facilities

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89%

I was there for only a night as I was in Rio to get my US visa done. The staff was super friendly, they were the best!! Always willing to help me with whatever I needed. Zé knows Rio like the palm of his hand. The hotel is in the heart of Lapa, super close to Santos Dumont Airport (5 dolars taxi ride) and 3 minutes away from a bus stop where you'll find buses to wherever you need to be. Nice hot shower, good matress. Breakfest was ok.


66%

They should clearly advertise this as a party hostel for being in the middle of the Lapa craziness. Cant say I enjoyed not sleeping for 3 days and I don´t understand why the hostel played club level music starting at 7 when people were just trying to chill and talk; my friends and I had to scream to be heard. Other than that: it had a sad breakfast, see through bathroom stalls w/broken doors, relatively hot showers, fast wifi, and didn´t overcharge for the World Cup.


71%

If you are looking for a place with a night life this is the spot. If you are looking for a place to relax and get a good night sleep at night, this is not the place. Toilets are tinny. I've see airplane toilets that are bigger and more privacy. Definitely have the chance to meet friendly travelers at Lapa Astral. Make sure to take a lock for your valueables. They just installed big metal lockers which is a plus.

  • 11th Jul 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


77%

Several of the storage cabinets were broken and my drawer was blocked by one of them, but I had enough room. Would be nice to have those replaced


83%

Lapa Astral is in the middle of an all night party, so be prepared for the noise. The staff were helpful and accommodating.

  • 16th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


97%

It was just amazing right between the lapa steps and archs, staff really friendly, happy hours, music, the best time of my life, also really close to transportation to every single point, in the best city I ever been to, Rio!!!

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 31-40
  • (1 review)


77%

The blonde woman who worked at reception is extremely rude and unhelpful - everyone I spoke to said this to me! She did not show us around the hostel, explain about the water being safe to drink or make us welcome. Everyone else working there was great.




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