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Lemon Spirit Hostel Reviews

Rua Cupertino Dur�o #56, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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1604 Total Reviews
  • 88%Value For Money
  • 94%Security
  • 95%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 88%Atmosphere
  • 91%Cleanliness
  • 87%Facilities

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This Hostel is the best one i've ever been. Very clean, organized and the staff is very friendly. I highly recommend it! I'll be back, for sure!


Great staff, really helpful, friendly and funny. Air-conditioner in every room, a storage for luggage under the beds which is lockable, bathrooms are clean all the time, the serv breakfast with two kinds of fruits every morning. One negativ point: Leblon is a little bit far from everything, minimum 45min to go everywhere.


Wonderful hostel close to Leblon beach. Staff very helpful and even led a free hike to the top of Dois Irmãos. It is a bit on the pricey side, but you most certainly get what you pay for as the location is tops and the facility, staff, and atmosphere are all around excellent! Would definitely recommend Lemon Spirit to others!

  • 24th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Couple, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Volvi despues de un año y sigue siendo excelente. Lo volveria a elegir mil veces mas.


Such a great place in a wonderful location!


Great little hostel! Friendly staff, young crowd, good atmosphere


What can I say, first ever time staying in a hostel. Even the cleaners were lovely and they couldn't understand a word I was saying half the time. Recommend to anyone going rio!! Right next to the beach and as well.

  • 11th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • British Virgin Islands
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


We stayed here for one night and then left. The atmosphere is terrible and the whole place seemed very stuck up for a hostel. Basically it had no backpackers party vibe. On the other side the staff were very very helpful and the beds, showers, toilets and other facility's are more than sufficient for the money you spend.


The staff were very friendly and made this one of the liveliest and fun hostels I stayed in during my stay in Brazil.


There were lots of bathrooms and the water was always hot which was good. The beds were comfy with big lockers underneath to store your bags. Breakfast was fine and the location is right in the middle of Leblon/Ipanema which felt safe but the staff weren't particuarly helpful or friendly


Superb location and good atmosphere, friendly vibe.


Muy buena ubicación, personal agradable y atento, muy limpio, buena cantidad de baños, todos separados y limpios... Un Hostel para volver!

  • 6th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • All Male Group, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Most of the reception staff are all moody except for Rodrigo who is spot on allot of fun and polite. Tip for the staff at Lemon Spirit. It's not out fault that we have big notes that the cash machines spit out, getting annoyed because we want to buy a bottle of water and with only have a 100real note is not cool. I have an idea, how about you make it a daily routine to go down to the bank once a day and get change. Problem solved...


Fantastic hostel - great atmosphere, amazing and helpful staff, excellent location close to the beach as well as shops, restaurants etc. All areas are very clean at all times. The hostel is small enough to feel personal and has a good mix of guests. Only small negative is that the air con is off during the day which makes sleeping after a night out impossible. Still, in short Lemon Spirit is all you want a hostel to be and I would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Rio!


To be honest. Nicest hostel I've been at so far. It has an amazing breakfast, awesome staff and cleaning ladies. Really nice people. Felt like home after 4 days. Everything is always clean. Bathrooms are always clean. I am definitly gonna go back right before my flight home! Special thanks to Bia and Rodrigo!


One of the best hostels ever. The staff was amazing and everyone that stayed there were equally amazing. Breakfast was excellent and AC worked very well in the rooms.


I've stayed in Lemon 7 times, so needless to say I love it there!! It is located just one block from the beach and very close to good restaurants and cariocas bars. The beds and showers are great and clean, thanks to Marlene and her crew! The staff is very nice and always happy to help! Nath and Lucas are absolutelly awesome! And Rodrigo makes the best caipirinha ever!! The hostel has a nice chill out area where I always meet nice people! This is for sure the best hostel in Rio!


Fiquei por 1 semana com uma amiga no Hostel e adoramos, todos os funcionários são muito gente boa, atenciosos e souberam dar todas as informações que pedimos. Com certeza, voltarei a ficar no Lemon! Conheci pessoas do mundo inteiro e fiz várias amizades!


Great location, slightly cold staff, atmosphere is aloof, good beds/linen and bathrooms. Overall, good stay.


The staff was the best, location better imposible. Thank you so much Lemon Spirit for these days. It was home to me. And I felt very confortable, and it was also fun! The perfect balance between relaxing and party. Quiet place at night if you want to sleep early, but party and friends if you want to go out. Privacy and excellent facilities. Loved it! Will come back!

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