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O Sorriso do Lagarto Reviews

Calle Cristina 791, Savassi Region, Belo Horizonte, Brazil

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63 Total Reviews
  • 65%Value For Money
  • 90%Security
  • 85%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 90%Atmosphere
  • 70%Cleanliness
  • 65%Facilities

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A great part of the Staff (all the people in charge) are very gentle and helpful

  • 13th Sep 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Mexico
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Es un albergue con buena ubicación, presta buenos servicios y hay personal atento a los visitantes.


O lugar é muito sujo , inclusive os quartos têm um cheiro não muito agradável . No anuncio do hostel, ele diz que tem acesso a internet incluso contudo se o hospede não tiver um computador será a pagar o usar o computador do hostel. Observei uma galinha viva na cozinha comendo lixo que estava no chão e um funcionário do lugar viu e não fez nada para retirar o animal de lá . Também apresenta camas em péssimo estado de conservação .


The place was absurdly clean and organized. The locations is also great; 10 min walk from a huge mall, a few pubs and Belo Horizonte biggest concert place 'Chevrolet Hall'. Staff was helpful and friendly. Great place to stay.


Certamente é um dos melhores localizados em Belo Horizonte (bem próximo a região da Savassi). Contudo, em relação a atmosfera e clima, simpatia e vontade de ajudar do pessoal e instalações em geral, o albergue deixa muito a desejar. Nada que me impeça de voltar, mas vou analisar outras opções da próxima vez.


Incompetent staff who tried to make me pay more than I should. I've never seen an hostel so dirty, and with so few bathrooms (the greatest number didn't close). The aera itself has nothing exceptional: it's not in Savassi as written, but in Sao Pedro.

  • 23rd Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • France
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


ambiente sem carater, quartos basicos. por dentro, tem cara de favelinha. o pessoal da albergue ajuda o minimo e nao põe regras para os viajantes.


Hello, The staff was nice. But I think it is important that one of them can speak another language than portugees. Everybody of the staff speaks only portugees. They try to explain everything very well but it is difficult for people who don't understand portugees. The breakfast was from 7u-10u, which is good. But when I came at breakfast at 9u. All the juice and cheese was left and they only had meat. I am a vegetarian and don't eat meat. For drinking was only cafe and leite. I don't drink.


I am staying here because there are very few options in Belo, a city which I have come to love. There is nothing exceptional about this place, unfortunately-everything is just average or below. The hostel is in a very safe, beautiful neighborhood, but far from the main part of the city for walkers like me. NO ONE SPEAKS ENGISH, which i find absurd. I speak Portuguese fluently, but half the people here don't speak a word and I have translated several times already. It could be much better.


Apesar da boa localização, o albergue deixa a desejar principalmente na limpeza. Havia bichos na recepção, a cozinha tinha um aspecto imundo. O quarto com 8 camas é minúsculo, sem lockers, chave e apenas um ventilador, além da fiação a mostra. No entanto, as pessoas foram atenciosas e prestativas.


The location is great, pretty close from everything. And the staff is the highlight for sure. The hostel is clean, but nothing remarkable. And the worst part, for me, was the security. They open the door for everyone, doesn't even checks who is it. And there's no padlock on the locker. You have to buy one in the city.

  • 10th Nov 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel was a real disappointment. Despite its excellent location, the hostel had no record of my reservation with Hostelworld for which I paid a deposit. As a result, we ended up with an inferior room which we did not request. The communication between Hostelworld and the hostel needs to be improved. When we left, the debit card machine was not working (apparently for several days) which left us tight for time since we had to get money from a distant bank machine.

  • 6th Aug 2011
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Canada
  • Male, 41+
  • (1 review)


Generally a good hostel but there's room for improvement ;-) good: location, staff, breakfast, cleanliness (they clean often) not so good: some rooms are very cramped, with no lockers in the room and bunk beds for 3 people! (never seen before); no lockers for all!!! that's really not so good for security; the door of some toilet doesn't lock!!


Very quiet during the week, picked up a bit more on the weekend. Nice mix of long-termers and people just in for a day or two. The porch is the perfect place to just chill for a while and enjoy the city.


Warning! suitable for emergency accommodation only! The staff were ignorant and rude. The front door was never locked, and there are no lockers in the rooms, just in the small comunal area. My room was tiny, with 3 triple bunks and no room for bags, peeling paint and dirty. Its not even in Savassi, but a fairly long walk along a main road to get to Patio Savassi (good food court). Go to Inhotim, near BH, but a


Good for 1 or 2 day no more!


Very good place! Nice people in the lobby! a taxi from the center till there about 12 r$ not expensive. nearby the savassi.

  • 3rd Nov 2010
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


Staff was very nice and accomodating!


Superou minhas expectativas, pessoal nota 10!! Me senti em casa...galera muito animada, ambiente traquiilo, bem decorados, aconchegantes. Muito bem localizado, perto de TUDO! A família o sorriso do lagarto esta de Parabéns!! Recomendo!


A VERY basic hostel indeed. The rooms were barely tolerable, the place wasn't very clean and there was no hot water (apart from the pathetic showers). It was only saved by the cost, the location and the nice balcony where you could sit out and eat. I coudn't recommend this place to anyone.

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