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Lemon Spirit Hostel Reviews

Rua Cupertino Durao #56, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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1795 Total Reviews
  • 86%Value For Money
  • 95%Security
  • 96%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 89%Atmosphere
  • 89%Cleanliness
  • 86%Facilities

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Such a great place in a wonderful location!


Went during Carnival so prices were put up quite significantly. That said, the staff were really friendly and took us to quite a few blocos. Overall a good hostel with great party atmosphere


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.


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!


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!


Great hoste in the best Rio's beach!


Arguably the greatest hostel in Rio, only bad part of our experience was the noise and inconsideration from other guests. Location could not be better!


Surely this must be the best hostel in Rio?! I have just left and am already thinking about when I can go back! Such a great place. The staff are fantastic. I was worried about my swollen feet and ankles but Bia helped me so much. She makes great caipirinhas too. I felt really at home here. The beds are comfy, showers lovely, the cleaning staff do such a good job. It is spotless. It's a well organised, secure, friendly and fun hostel, right by the beach. I highly recommend to everyone.


Lemon Spirit Hostel is probably the best hostel I've ever stayed in. From the second you walk in you see everything is very well kept with modern furniture, TVs, and a kind staff. All the bathrooms are always clean and are big and private for the showers and toilets. We stayed in a 6 bed female room and it was great. The bunk beds weren't scary rickety and there was air conditioning at night. The location in Leblon in prime as well... Only one block from the beach! Definitely recommend!

  • 13th Jan 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • All Female Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Everything was great, the rooms were cleaned every day and the location couldn't be better. Rodrigo was very helpful and the breakfast was quite good! Our only comments would be that the staff on night duty was really unapproachable and at times abbrasive, practically kicking us out at midnight from the commonspaces, which all though may have been him just enforcing a rule, the attitude seemed unnecesarily hostile.

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