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Pousada dos Duendes - Lencois Reviews

Rua do Pires s/n, Chapada Diamantina, Brazil

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74 Total Reviews
  • 95%Value For Money
  • 93%Security
  • 88%Location
  • 90%Staff
  • 100%Atmosphere
  • 95%Cleanliness
  • 93%Facilities

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It was quite hard to find the hostel, even using Google maps. Tip: Look up! Their sign is painted at the top of the building and since it's located at a narrow street you won't find the place by looking straight ahead. Really good breakfast and nice people to talk to, always willing to give info on the touristic spots of the area. Another tip is to contact guides directly with the associations, not the agencies - that's a lot cheaper, specially if you're taking a car there.


The tours (H2O Tours) that are run from the pousada are not competitively priced with the other tour companies down in the centre. They could do with sorting that out. And to their advantage H2O Tours need to produce a pamphlet so that their guests can have an idea of what's on offer without delay regardless of what time they arrive.

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In lencois we met some great people at the hostel which made our stay really enjoyable. We stayed in a three bed dorm and found that the mattresses were filthy. We were happy to leave without catching bed bugs. Breakfast was great; fruit, yoghurt, bread, tea and coffee. The hostel is linked to h2o tour group and they offered something every day. The hostel itself is a bit of a hike from the middle of town (15min uphill). The staff made mistakes with the room we booked on hostel world.


the staff was very helpful with choosing tours for chapada diamantina (eventhough we found the same tour cheaper else where). the lunchbox was poor, but breakfast offered various typical food. the place is hard to find, but let them pick you up from the busstation, it would be only 15 minutes by walking, but uphill and easy to get lost.


staff was very friendly. i can recommend this hostel.


Loved the location - a little secluded and quiet from the city center. Great artwork on the walls and hammocks were great everywhere.


Very little English speaking staff. Made things difficult.

  • 21st Jun 2013
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • USA
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Breakfast was ok. Bagged lunch expensive, but big. Tours are more expensive than offered in other parts of the town. Far walk (relitavley) from the center of town...but it is a safe walk. They have a dog that was chained up for most of the time that I was there (3 nights) which I thought was a bit cruel. Kitchen open for guests did not have supplies for cleaning dishes. Lots of space to hang out during the day/night. Good sized rooms. Computer available for use with good WiFi.


Bit of a walk from the town but well worth it. Lovely hostel with great chill out area and eating space. Fantastic breakfast with lots of variety and pao de queijo!! Hostel has own travel agency and were very helpful in organising our trip. Defo recommend it.


we weren t so impressed with the place and i wonder even why it was a lonley planet tipp. it was ok. we had a few language problems. i ve sent an email beforehand to ask them about tours and the location and if its a save place. they replied in a bad english and said that they will pick us up and we can go on a tour if we want to. at the end nobody picked us up and we had lots of stress the next morning to find a tour for us. but i still guess it s ok u can't expect that everbody speaks english


Pousada dos Duendes is an amazing place for relaxing, I recommend to everyone to stay in this lovely pousada. The breakfast was the best I ever had in Brazil and the stuff is very friendly. Sometimes it was a bit hard to speak to the staff at the reception, because their English was not good enough.


nice hostel who look after you well , puma the guide is the man , would recommend to ask for puma to go on a 3 day hike , was totally awesome


so we stayed there 4 nights and is was really nice and relaxing. breakfast was one of the best. warm showers. hammocks to chill. internet. people even arrived at 5 am and could already have a nap in their bed. staff is awesome and helps with trips. maybe you guys should change the beer to brahma or skol;)


Sfeervolle pousada met vriendelijke personeel. Georganiseerde tochten zijn erg leuk (wij werden begeleid door gids Toni en dat was echt super: ervaren vriendelijke gids die precies aansloot bij onze behoeften)! Lencois is een prachtig dorpje en de omgeving is geweldig. Pousada is prima uitvalsbasis voor tochten door Chapada Diamantina. Heerlijk ontbijt en lekkere lunchpakketten. Detail: ontbijt zou wat eerder geserveerd mogen worden an 8.00u am ivm de dagtochten.

  • 2nd Aug 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Netherlands
  • Couple, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This is a nice place to stay in Lencois. You can walk into town in about 5 minutes so location is not a problem. The rooms were a bit noisy, particularly if other guests are loud in the common area below, but otherwise were good. Having a travel agent at the premises is also convenient if you want to take an organised trip.


Great place but a bit far from the center, although Lencois is a small place so it is not far to get to. The breakfast was delicious and the rooms were good. Overall a good place. If you want to book a trek, I would not book it through the agency of the hostel because they overcharge comparing to other agencies in town.

  • 29th Jul 2012
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Belgium
  • Female, 18-24
  • (1 review)


Great trips organised and the lovely receptionists were very helpful!


The staff were total stars! Friendly, informative and nothing was too much trouble. My room was clean & comfy. The trips available through reception were some of the best yet. Only one tiny critisism, I could have dine with better directions from the bus station. Great!!


great spot. they were fairly helpful arranging trips. slightly outside of town but very close and it was quiter. nice place to chill and read and meet other travelers. i would go back. the breakfast are good as well. Luke - Canada


We had a lovely stay at this very nice pousada. The staff is very helpfull, we made some great trips, which they can organise for you and the breakfast....it's true what every one is saying.....it's the best we had ever had!

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