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Manga Hostel Lapa – Rio Reviews

Rua do Lavradio 186, Lapa, RJ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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152 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 83%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 87%Staff
  • 84%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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Granted we were there in low season, but the hostel was completely dead. Prime prime location, and friendly staff. Really small kitchen with no oven though, and not very creative breakfast. But it's in party Central so most likely you won't be up for breakfast. About 1 minute walk from the lapa arches (best street party in rio).


It could be a bit more silent (I wish...) , but it's a hostel in Lapa after all. I couldn't expect to sleep well in such location...


We stayed in manga hostel for 6 nights or so, and it was wunderfull! The Best part was for sure the staff!! So kind and helpfull! It really made you feel comfortable! The tv-room was great for crashing after a Night out in the vibrant lapa! The location is great if you like going out and have a good time (great to stay in weekends) In total just a good experience!

  • 22nd Mar 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Denmark
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Awesome location, very close to bars and restaurants, with easy access to Cristo and Maracanã by bus or subway. They offer free caipirinhas on Friday nights, which were the best caipirinhas I had in Rio. Private rooms are great, so I would definitely go back there. The only issues were some annoying cracks in the windows and the electric stove (it was hard to cook on it). In their website they warn you about the noise from the street, however, I bought some earplugs and could sleep soundly.


Had 3 nights here with 1st night vision expensive but it was last night of carnival so understandable. Location is very central to the vibrant bars felt safe enough to go drinking and get back ok. Staff were mostly fine except one grumpy night shift guy! would recommend the tours like favela etc from front desk.


Stayed during carnival. Great atmosphere. Breakfast good and staff really helpful and took us on great nights out. Downsides= Wifi was a bit temperamental and the heat of the rooms were unbearable. For the price we payed, longer hours with aircon would have been nice.


The theme of the hostel was a packaged exp of Rio, drinking games and directed to parties/clubs. Myself and friends preferred to see Rio ourselves joining in when we were back. One member of staff called Ryan, seemed to take offence that we didnt join in in all of the activities. One night there was a party and he said we werent allowed to go lol we had plans, but still it showed his character. Also i got an electric shock from the shower,locks didnt work and the kitchen smelt of vomit.


Ryan and Gabs and all the staff were brilliant!


Manga was unreal to stay at!! We were there for carnival, and the location couldn't have been better for that time of year!! We were less than a block away from nightly blocas (street parties) and never more than 20 minutes walk from ones in different areas. The staff was great at getting us involved, and even took us out to local samba clubs and various blocas. If you are looking to be near the beach this is not the place for you (although you are only 15 minutes by metro). Bad AC is a negative

  • 12th Feb 2015
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)

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