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Lapa Astral Hostel Reviews

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

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41 Total Reviews
  • 76%Value For Money
  • 76%Security
  • 81%Location
  • 68%Staff
  • 62%Atmosphere
  • 67%Cleanliness
  • 67%Facilities

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Worst hostel ever. Very badly managed, there was no organisation at all and some staff members were very rude to us. One of them was sleeping in the dorm and he woke us up by playing loud music at 9am. They gave away our 6 bed room that we had paid for and had to stay in a 14 bed dorm. No toilet paper in the toilets all day. And was noisy all night. Don't stay here.


Only stayed here for a night. It was quite noisy because of party on the streets. Room was fully air-conditioned and bathroom big.


So far on of the best hostel I have been in Rio (I changed three) is big and the rooms are wide, toilettes are clean and wi fi work well. the position is really good if you want to go out in Lapa. Downside brekfast is almost nothing, in front of the hostel there is a dodgy street with drunk people shouting in the street till the early mornig. The stuff is friendly but don't speak english.


Wasn't shower curtains when we arrived Toilet doors didn't lock Breakfast was bread bananas cereal (stale) Right next to selaron steps which is so cool Local restaurants are decent and cheap


Street it's on is horrible! Drunken people and dog fights outside....

  • 27th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We were there during Carnival, and Lapa seemed to be where it all happened, so the location for going out was perfect. The Hostel itself is on quite a rough street, but you don't feel in danger its just a bit dirty. Inside the Hostel was really nice and spacious with good facilities and space to chill. Staff spoke good English and were very helpful!

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