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Lapa Astral Hostel Reviews

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

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7 Total Reviews
  • 77%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 86%Location
  • 83%Staff
  • 77%Atmosphere
  • 74%Cleanliness
  • 80%Facilities

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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.


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


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)


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)


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.


The location is really cool its right by the lapa arches and the Escadaria Selarón. The hostel was really clean and the staff were really friendly and helpful

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