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Lemon Spirit Hostel Reviews

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

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1400 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 92%Security
  • 97%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 91%Atmosphere
  • 92%Cleanliness
  • 88%Facilities

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Best hostel ever!!!!


Great location right next to the best beach in Rio!


One thing to say about this hostel: WOW!!!! Through my journey around South America, this was by far the best hostel! Nice rooms, atmosphere, staff, LOCATION, breakfast, very safe, a lot of shops and a range of restaurants nearby. Totally recommend and would go back again!


seriously? why can't all hostels be like that?... awesome staff, amazing location, clean and great value for money!!


The Lemon Spirit is excellent. Had everything that I needed. First, the location is excellent, one block from the beach. Leblon is a very safe neighborhood. The staff? MAGNIFICO, Lucas, Nati, Rodrigo and Gaspar are amazing. Always ready to help, and talk. I go out a couple of night with they, and it was wonderful. The Lemon is a very clean hostel, great rooms. important is that you can rest well if you need. I recommend 100%.


Great place, very friendly and definitely worth a stay here.


I can really recommend this hostel! The only thing what was bad was that my towel was gone when I left it on a chair.

  • 28th Mar 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Its location is great but staff is not really helpful and provide enough information so you have to be pushy or they should like you?! Remember they don't give keys, we were told because the security is high with the cameras etc. and there i no need that so you must have your own lockers otherwise will have to buy it from them. Breakfast is OK, atmosphere is good, right near the beach, but I wish the stuff could speak more English, similey and willing to speak up. Thanks for reading.


A really decent hostel kept up to a very high standard. It has a very good vibe. Good breakfast and the hostel was very clean. Special mention to Lucas, one of the hostel workers, who provided a very friendly welcome and excellent service on arrival. To be very very critical the location is not the best in Rio (far from the metro and quieter than Ipanema) though Leblon is very lovely neighbourhood and the hostel is 2mins from the beach. An excellent hostel.


- Organized trips such as soccer games: u ll be ripped off location is excellent!


very very clean hostel! liked the atmosphere. tours are too expensive, better do it on your own.


Amazing hostel! Good breakfast, clean showers, enough storage space, near the beautiful beach. The hostel has a bar, everyone is therefore sitting outside and drinking beers. Bar closed around 11, so there is not much noise and the party just goes on somewhere in the city. Bartender Rodrigo is very nice and makes you feel at home. Very easy to meet people here! Would definitely stay here again. One of the safest neighborhoods, never felt unsafe as a female traveling alone.


Beautiful area of Leblon surrounds this hostel. Plenty of places to eat, go to bars and only one block from the beach. I much preferred staying here than anywhere else in rio as I felt safe even at night walking around Leblon compared to copacabana. Hostel has great beds, good internet and the staff will organise tours for you. Highly recommend, worth the extra money.

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