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Manga Hostel Lapa – Rio Reviews

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

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171 Total Reviews
  • 81%Value For Money
  • 89%Security
  • 92%Location
  • 80%Staff
  • 71%Atmosphere
  • 71%Cleanliness
  • 75%Facilities

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Had an amazing time at Manga Hostel! Everything was perfect, definitely I would stay there again. The hostel has a great atmosphere, the staff is very very helpful, and is very well located (close to the best of Rio's nightlife). Also the beds are really good hahaha Thanks, Manga!


The hostel is in a good location and the staff is very helpful except that they didn't have a map to give when i asked for another one cuz the 1st one got wet in the rain. The loud compressors of AC outside all the windows will not u sleep. NO wifi in the room or the open area or anywhere except the near the reception downstairs. The breakfast was not hygenic at all. Not an environment to meet people.


You can tell the people that run this hostel have traveled as it's set up very well for Backpackers. You're right in the middle of the action of Lapa, staff are really friendly, great area to chill out and air conditioning is controlled by reception but not an issue as you can get them to change it.


Great location and friendly staff. There weren't many people in the hostel so wasn't much atmosphere but it could have just been that particular weekend. Very close to all the bars and clubs in Lapa.


Great location. Got a private room - was very clean and tidy. Didn't see many others around the hostel but that was fine as its right in the middle of Lapa. Very good and would recommend.


Great hostel. Good free brekky, clean rooms, nice bathroom with warm showers. Wifi throughout, consciencious staff helped me with bus routes and bookings, perfect location to stumble home from Lapa's nightlife.


ok hostel... staff was just average never went out of their way to help but if you asked they would give you info. seem to cater more to locals than travelers.

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Great location in the heart of Lapa, good place to stay if you want to sample the night life on offer. We stayed in a double room, that was great and clean. The staff were friendly and really helpful.


We stayed here on our second time in Rio. The location is fantastic for anybody looking for night life in Rio. You are a stones throw away from all the clubs in Lapa. The hostel is somehow still very quite at night. The showers weren't great tho, With only one really working in our dorm with a small bit of hot water if you are luckly. Would recommend for the location and Staff.


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)


The location is really good and the hostel is great to meet people. The staff were very nice except for one of them, Gabriel. He was really rude and when he checked me in he was also checking his mobile phone and not really listening to me. I have never seen anything like that before. The interior is a bit dark and lacking in windows but the design and outdoor patio are nice. This hostel was not what I expected. It needs a lot more light and good energy :)


Lovely staff and good atmosphere. Great location for nightlife and transport. Breakfast foods ran out a few times and only two toilets in the 23 bed dorm was a bit of a struggle at times.

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