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Lisetonga Hostel Reviews

Rua Ary Barroso casa 15, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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314 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 84%Security
  • 82%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 84%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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Really nice homely feeling place. Would stay again without a doubt. I loved cat and parrot ;-)


Unfortunately the worst experience I've had in 3 months travelling. On arrival the female on reception basically grunted with no smile, and the male was grumpy/snappy most of the time. Staff stay in the 8 bedroom dorms and take over rooms during the day. You feel like an intruder in your own room. The kitchen was horrendously dirty the first day (got a little better). Fridge smelt and ruined my food. Location is good but didn't feel super safe in the neighbourhood. I moved on quickly

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Hello Ashley. We do remember you and wanted to say sorry for your frustrated stay but also explain what happen in this week., 1 - That was busy weekend. i think you got a wrong impression from our recepcionist because she was busy. maybe you tough you deserve more attention. if you check other reviews our staff is always compliment. 2 - The other staff who was walking trought the room was sick in that weekend and working. maybe that why he sounded grumpy and snappy. he worked in the night period so basically he need to get into the room for sleep since he worked all night long. 3 - The other recepcionist offer you the option of change room for you dont feel bother or annoyed anymore but at that point sounded that you were already with the closed mind about the hostel and dindt want to take it per the two days you stayed. 4 - Our staff cleans the hostel every single day in very especific places but we cant control 24 hours the mess that other guests do. we just can ask them kindlly for try to keep their space and other ppl clean. The same as frigde. we check frigdes constantly but we cant control when this is the guests frigde. all we can do is see if something is ruined and trow away as we always do 5 - If you check other reviews you will see that we never had security problems. this area is really safe even staying in the beginning of the favela. i think again you were close mind about stayed in diferent area. wich still is awesome since you are 7 min from the beach. And finally we wanted to invite you to get back anytime and take all the bad impressions that you have from our hostel. Best wishes for you. Thanks, Lisetonga Staff


Amazing place, the location is perfect. Bars restarants and the beach really near! The rooms and the bathroom are survivable and the staff is extremely nice.

  • 1st Jan 2016
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Some tips about this hostel: 1. Book it online to have better price 2. Breakfast included not for everybody, check it when book 3. Kitchen sometimes is not evaliable for cocking because of problems with water in favela the hostel located in 4. Wi-Fi is slow 5. Across the road there is a party hall and they have some days loud music 6. Watch your money, we missed 100 R$ that were in our room in backpack. It's totally our mistake, but anyway unpleasantly 7. Staff live there own life, were not nic


One of the best hostels I have stayed in. The staff are super friendly and helpful, the hostel itself is well located and safe. People that stay there are easy going good people. I would stay there again for sure, in fact Iwish I had never left. Loved it! Drunky x

  • 5th Sep 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)

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