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Overnativa Green Hostel Reviews

Rua Getulio Vargas 517 Ilha Grande, Vila do Abra�o Rio de Janeiro, Ilha Grande, Brazil

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847 Total Reviews
  • 73%Value For Money
  • 75%Security
  • 77%Location
  • 72%Staff
  • 73%Atmosphere
  • 73%Cleanliness
  • 71%Facilities

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We had a 3 bed room with private bathroom next to the lobby. The bathroom was really dirty, please look at the shelf there! The room has no real window and therefore hardly any fresh air can come in. It is loud as people sit right outside. So, considering all this, the price is much too high!

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Austria
  • Mixed Group, 31-40
  • (1 review)


"Customer Service" is VERY bad. The hostel manager(s) is rude most of the time. Poor WIFI service. The beds are not very dangerous (it sways) to sleep in specially if your in a bunk bed.

  • 10th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Australia
  • Male, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Friendly staff but unfortunately the hostel is not very well maintained (they could do much better). On high session is overpriced for the quality of the rooms. Garden is abandoned not taken care of. A bit disappointed with the place. Much better service in other hostels&pousadas on the island.


We stayed in a very expensive small private room, which was never cleaned as it should, relation quality/price is really bad , but we could not move because it was high season . Staff is completely unprofesional , Mr Marcio at the recepcion is a violent man ,shouting the whole time . I had to go to the police to tell them about the way this man treats travellers ,discriminating Latinamerican people . Terrible, scaring place. The worst place I ever been Scaring place to stay

  • 6th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Argentina
  • Female, 41+
  • (1 review)


The staff team was amazing...super friendly and very helpful. We spent Christmas eve & Christmas at this hostel and really appreciated the comfortable family-like atmosphere. The special Christmas dinner was delicious & had many vegetarian options...and the breakfasts were great with so many options. Thanks for a lovely stay. :)


Nice clean hostel. The Kitchen was a bit awkward to use as meals were cooked by staff each evening, so getting a spot in the kitchen was difficult. Staff very nice. Hostel a bit quiet for meeting people unfortunately although there is a good area for socialising with a pool table and drinks available.


Pretty, clean and nice hostel, safety systems not very convencing but at Ilja Grande you don't need to worry about safety issues (if your roommates are trustworthy). You will surely enjoy the island so much that you won't even care where you are staying

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16 cmeras and lockers , door closed after 11 ´pm 24 h reception , what else ?


Had a problem with the air con the first night, managed to fix for the second. The staff don´t speak english very well so it´s not possible to ask for advise. But they´re welcoming and cook fantastic meals for 15 real.


just the facts: 1.the Fan and the AC in the room didn't worked 2.No Power outlet to charge your phone in the room (didn't worked as well) 3.Toilet had some problem 4.reduced my stay from 4 nights to 2


The hostel was good but the lady that runs it is mean and grumpy all the time. There is supposed to be a communal kitchen but she wouldn't let me use it cause she cooked dinners you can buy in there and you weren't allowed in. Also not allowed to use the fridge at all either. Not happy with her getting mad at me a three days for wanting to use the "communal" kitchen


Great hostel, lovely staff, the breakfast is HUGE with bread, cheese, ham, cakes, fruit, jam, fresh juice . I recommend the dinner in the evening too. It's not just about the food though, there's also a pool table and large common area great for meeting people. Very good value for money.


The staff was excellent--very kind and helpful. They let us stash our luggage before and after checkout, even letting us take showers before our ferry ride off the island! The only major problem were bugs--there were several dead mosquitoes on everyone's beds. As such, we had to kill them nightly and keep our window closed=hot room.


We had a great time, the hostel is close to everything in this beautiful village!! Try the dinner, when the owner is cooking! If you stick to the rules everyone is very friendly!!


The private room was really nice and had a balcony. Christine the owner was very welcoming and the breakfast was lovely. Would stay again!


Its a great place to stay in all the ways, Good for couple, groups, alone traveller... clean, staff great and the rooms are verryyyy very good.


Alright hostel but nothing special, lots of bugs! Met some nice people there though and it was pretty cheap! Use of the kitchen is really annoying as you can only use it a few hours a day and if the staff are cooking within those hours you can´t use it then either!


the owner are very nice, christina is also cooking for everybody sometimes. very good and cheap dinner! there were a lot of other backpackers you can get in contact with. it was nice to hang out in the living room. it's close to the beach and village center. we stayed in the 6 bed female dorm. i can't really recommend that room, it's was bit smelly and very small. the 4 bed dorms are much better!! make sure you get one of these.


amazing island, really not important where you stay. BUT staff was very nicely, have nothing to complain about :)

  • 11th Nov 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Croatia
  • Mixed Group, 18-24
  • (1 review)


The hostel is amazing. You pay a fair price, you get a good room, good breakfast, good atmosphere. Thinking about cost and benefits. Green Hostel rocks!!! Thanks for the nice time and I ll definatelly be back ;-)


Friendly and Clean hostel, Rosa is a lovely lady and her food is delicious. The Island is a paradise, plenty of things to do, day and night.

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