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Manga Hostel Lapa – Rio Reviews

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

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134 Total Reviews
  • 84%Value For Money
  • 81%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 85%Staff
  • 82%Atmosphere
  • 79%Cleanliness
  • 79%Facilities

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A good place in the middle of the parties in lapa. That does not mean that it is loud inside the hostel. You could also just chill there. Really appreciated the free caipi hour :D! The wifi was excellent and the breakfast good as well. Recommend!


Nice hostel in Lapa just one block away from the main party street. Nice breakfast. The aircondition in the room works only during the night.


Very dirty restrooms, stinky bedroom, located in a dangerous street, staff was not helpful. I do not recommend this hostel.


Smack in center of Lapa, amazing party scene. Friendly knowledgeable staff (ryan!). Great building with cool atmosphere


Manga Hostel is a nice place to stay!!! The breakfast is very good, people are very helpful and hostel is very clean!!!! I really enjoyed my stay there!

  • 31st Oct 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


A good place to stay if you wanna be near the centre of the city. Even during the night there are some bars where you can drink and eat something. It's near Santos Dumont Airport, if you get a cab it'll cost at about 10 reais. Inside the building it is quiet, at least it was during the 2 days I spent there :D


Great staff that was very knowledgeable and they upgraded us for free when the room smelled funny. We didn't complain. They just did it on their own. Very cool.


I thought the staff there made the stay so different. They are really warm, friendly and helpful people. The number of bathrooms and the fact that it is always clean and tidy made all the difference. I think I spent more time in the hostel than I did outdoors for the first time. I enjoyed it.

  • 28th Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Jamaica
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


i marked the cleanlyness down because the ladies shower room smelt horribly musty and there were old soap wrappers and chunks of hair and stuff in there. i fully understand that this is more a reflection of some of the guests than it is of the hostle, but getting clean is kind of important.

  • 2nd Aug 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • England
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


very good atmosphere! The staff was really friendly. My only complain will be the female bathroom ... super dirty. But a known irrespectful girl was to blame...


Gabriel and Natalia are great; thanks for everyhting. Clean hostel in party zone, but quiet street. You feel like in a B&B or pousada when in a private & cleaner/cheaper than other hostels.

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