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Lapa Hostel Reviews

Rua do Rezende, 43, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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84%

Rating
183 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 90%Location
  • 88%Staff
  • 86%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 77%Facilities

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57%

In addition to the fact that I saw a hooker squat down and pee in the street literally 50 feet from the entrance, the hostel was the worst one I stayed in on my 5 week trip. Spent a week there and never once had hot water, the internet was only available part of the time, and the neighborhood was sketchy. It was great for going out in Lapa however, but that was its only redeeming quality. Also booked a flavela tour through them which was not good at all.

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


77%

Great location for partying in lapa. Hostel is small and basic but great friendly staff especially rose


97%

You can't get much closer to the nights of Lapa than this. Being there for a Brazil World Cup game electrified the atmosphere even more.


83%

I was in town during the world cup so like everything it was overpriced, but normally it would be a good bet for a hostel in the heart of the nightlife.


49%

Average. Showers are rubbish and thr wifi didnt work the entire time we were there. Only good thing was that its in the centre of lapa so good for going out but area is bit dodgy at night...


89%

The staff were really friendly and helpful and spoke good English. The location was great for access to all the bars, clubs and street parties, but it's a noisy place so not for everyone.

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


86%

I've had a great experience staying at the Lapa Hostel at Rio. The staff were friendly, helpful, and knowledgable about the area. It was nice meeting other travellers in the hostel. The staff and the people staying there made me feel at home. I love their free caparihinas Friday and Saturday nights. It's close to the San Dumont airport, the museum, Lapa, and the Ipanema and Copacabana. Just like the area the hostel gives a bohemian and friendly vibe. I would come here again.


100%

I've never seen such a familiar atmosphere in a Hostel. Staff are very nice and like to congregate everybody from the Hostel to go out together, with I had never seen. Amazing place!


63%

Make sure not to stay in the 4 bed dorm downstairs...it's like a prison cell - no window and very little space. The large dormitory under the roof is a much better choice! If you choose this hostel, you will spend a couple of nights in the heart of Lapa in a simple place with a lot of interesting people.


91%

Very good bed, good food and good bathroom..


49%

I was expecting much better from the hostel, and i feel bad having to leave such negative rating, but i want you to be aware of improvements that could be made. Bedding supplied was not clean (pillows and others in the hostel; said about dirty sheets). The attitude of staff was not helpful at all and there was not a feeling of being able to approach them. The A/C issue is crazy - not being able to have it on in the day? And when it is on the door to the room doesn't close, and its too loud.

  • 29th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


66%

We stayed here just for one night because it was close to the airport. In a 12 bed dorm peoples stuff was absolutely everywhere and also empty alcohol bottles. There is also a cat that sleeps on the beds. Small lockers in room (which you should use). Kitchen area is good and pretty good breakfast however Lapa is a rough area and the people staying at this hostel were there to party and not really consider others. Not a nice vibe.


86%

This is a great hostel to spend the weekend. In 7 days in Rio I booked three hostels: Copacabana 3 nights, Lapa 2, Botafogo. Lapa hostel is perfect for anyone interested in partying in Lapa. The FREE CAIPIRINHA is true, goes from 9 to 11pm on fridays and saturdays, and it brings all guests together. So it's easy to meet people while drinking, and then go out to party together in Lapa, be it in a club or just walking the streets. In the street, look for the 750ml caipirinha for 6 reais.


94%

Staff was very friendly and helpful with recommending places and explaining how to use the public transport options. Kitchen was big and very clean with all cooking utensils available (and a microwave, which is not always common). Free caipirinhas on Friday and Saturday nights were delicious. Lapa area is vibrant and not too unsafe at night


74%

Nice hostel in a nice location


100%

The room was spacious, with lots of lockers. breakfast was very nice for the price. Staff was always superfriendly, ready to tell you when and where to go. Besides that I met many friendly people there. Tha caipirinha night was really cool. once in Rio i will be there again.

  • 11th Feb 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


97%

Nice breakfast, perfect location, close to bars, music venues and parties. Met cool people there and staff was very friendly. Never felt unsafe in this area.

  • 30th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


100%

Amazing Free Caipirinha!!! I loved Lapa Hostel!! There are a perfect place when in Rio!! Staff helpfull. Location very nice

  • 27th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)




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