Lapa Astral Hostel Reviews
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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....
- Novice Nomad
- 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!
I liked this hostel, stayed for 4-5 nights, don't remember, I would definitely recommend to a friend!
Although Lapa is the place for nightlife, staying there didnt feel very safe. The hostel is right of the middle of a very sketchy street, full of men drinking alcohol and many lying down unconscious on the street (maybe due to drugs). Inside the hostel was ok. Its also next to a communal house (like a "conventillo") and you can hear people screaming and fighting from certain rooms. The cleanliness is ok. The staff didnt speak much english. Breakfast could improve with jelly and fruits.