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Manga Hostel Lapa – Rio Reviews

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

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96 Total Reviews
  • 82%Value For Money
  • 87%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 89%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 82%Cleanliness
  • 84%Facilities

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A rocking hostel in a great location! Staff were very helpful and there's a great vibe in this hostel. The shower did catch fire, but that's Brazil for you! Thanks for having me, hope to stay again!


I had a blast at Manga Hostel. Hostels can be super hit or miss, but the people staying at the hostel, as well as the great staff, were awesome. Location is great and Lapa is fun. Bathrooms were pretty cramped, but aside from that i'd definitely recommend.


Great vibe at this hostel. Really funky setup too. Super close to Lapa night life. My only complaint was that the girls dorm (7 ppl) only had one bathroom (shower and toilet in one).


The staff is fantastic. They help you with anything you need. Very good party atmosphere. Easy to meet people. I would definitely stay here again.


Great staff who always tried to show everyone a good time. It's an awesome place to meet people from all over the world and party with them. Dorms were a bit crowded when trying to get ready the morning.

  • 12th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


around the corner from the party so maybe best to stay just for a few days and not too long ha


This was by far the best hostel i ever stayed in. The staff were superb. You could taste the good vibes in the air in the place. I'll be back there next year. Situated perfectly in party LApa, see you again soon my good friends :)

  • 11th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Best hostel in rio, staff were an absolute pleasure and the atmosphere was unbeatable, made our whole trip!!!


Very clean. Not great for partying and stay away from the 23 people room. Aside from that, it's a nice place.


Nice, but there was a lot of noise and poor control of it by staff


Best hostel we have stayed at! Friendly, fun, helpful, multi-lingual staff; Location steps away from restaurants/bars, sights, transit, and Saturday street market; Chill atmosphere; Great security; Common areas to relax, meet people, have a good time; Good wifi in all areas; Breakfast; Bar and free caipirinhas!; Clean and spacious suites

  • 7th Jun 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Hostel is cool and newly done. My only complaint is how cramped the toilets are upstairs.


Good location if you want to party in Lapa, but not for general sightseeing, good happy half hour and friendly staff. Pool table was a bonus but a little run down, photos give it more credit. Room (double) was a bit cramped but had a TV and great private bathroom. As a couple maybe not the best place for us but perfect if you're a party animal. A although, the market held right outside on a Saturday was incredible.


Excellent location if you want to explore Lapa - downtown bars area, Santa Tereza neighborhood and not far from museums. It was cloudy and raining, no beach friendly weather, so it was perfect to visit museums. I stayed right after Carnival so it was quiet/great to sleep, although I booked a big dorm room, it was basically 3 to 5 of us in the room. It is a very clean hostel too, comparing to the average ones in Copa and Ipanema, decent breakfast too. Shirl, Brazil


Very good location and staff very nice and helpfull

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