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Location is by the beach, if it is what you are looking for travelling to Joao Pessao.if you want to have more cultural dip, you ahve to sacrifice from beach. The actual city center is hassle to go, since the busses that pass are quite rare (though you can have some 10 min walk to catch bus from more frequent street).
I came to this place for a long stay already for the third time. Because it's really the best hostel in South America. It's already like my second home. I love these people! Thank you Marina and Maria Jose!!!
Had a very nice stay here. Nice and very friendly staff. The owner actually invited me to go out with her and her friends during carnaval, as I was a solo traveller. Really appreciated that! Best breakfast experience in South America so far! Her mum makes the best cakes. ;) It was a very good location right next to the beach, and close to shops. A bit of a walk to the closest supermarket, but thats OK. Would recommend it!
This family-run hostel has nice installations (mattresses too thin, though) and staff (specially, Maria José - she prepares great breakfast). Only they're too strict with their policies. For ex., after check-out at 12 pm, you cannot use the bathroom, so, even though you're meters away from the beach, you cannot get a shower afterwards, not even on the yard. When I try to suggest a change in policy, I was called rispid to other guests who weren't even listening before. Not professional at all.
This hostel was a perfect place to relax and enjoy João Pessoa. The owner is as helpful as adorable, the breakfast was delicious, the atmosphere was cozy and its location very close to the beach makes it an even more comfortable stay.