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Rua das Amendoeiras, 160, Ubatuba, Brazil

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28 Total Reviews
  • 40%Value For Money
  • 80%Security
  • 80%Location
  • 20%Staff
  • 80%Atmosphere
  • 80%Cleanliness
  • 40%Facilities

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A very nice house made into a hostel. The staff is super helpful and speak very well english. It's a 10-15 min bus ride from the centre of Ubatuba, by the beach Itamambuca. It is the perfect place if you are looking for a tranquil and idyllic place to stay.


I had such lovely time, thank you so much!


The hotel is away from the center but it's only a 15 min walk to the best surf beach in Ubatuba or just a short drive. There are several other nice beaches close by heading North Shore.(best part of Ubatuba)


I spent three days at this lovely hostel and I can recommend it, especially because the owners are so nice and it felt more like a stay at a friend´s place. It´s not so easy to find so if it´s hot and you have a big backpack it´s maybe better to take a taxi. The beach (10 to 15min. walk) is amazing and much more nicer than the beaches directly in Ubatuba. They also have a very nice and big garden and a bar to relax. So if you would like to spent some relaxed beachdays go there!

  • 23rd Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Germany
  • Female, 25-30
  • (1 review)


This was the most horrible hostel I ever stayed in my life. Everything is dirty and smelly, mattress and linen are old, full of holes, the fans doesn't work, the lockers are really small and don't work, the bathroom is impossible to enter, the kitchen's stuff are old and dirty in a point you can't wash it.

  • 11th Jan 2014
  • Novice Nomad
  • Anonymous
  • Brazil
  • Female, 31-40
  • (1 review)

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Karen, you are the first to give us a bad review in 2 years. You have every right to complain, but be fair. The fan is working ok, we even put an extra one in the dorm for you. The lockers are pretty much standard size and to work properly you only need a padlock, which we have at the reception. The bathrooms are cleaned every day and we make cleaning rounds after everyone has used. Cheers.


Great chilled hostel


The owner of the surfers garden hostel is very lovely. They have a huge garden where you can do nice BBQ ! Lovely place close to the beach!


Such a lovely clean hostel, and the owner was really friendly. The location is quite difficult to get to using public transport, especially having to carry your rucksack approx 1km down a dirt track - make sure you are wearing the right footwear! Not much to do in the area apart from the local beach.


If you’re a surfer or a non-surfer, this is a great hostel! The staff is amazing and the hostel is equally the same! They also provided the best hostel breakfast that I have had in a long time!!! if i could give the hostel a 110% rating i would!!


Thanks for everything, we had a great stay at the hostel. Praia de Itamambuca is awesome, there was a surfing competition there and we had a blast. Will return soon! Aline is super friendly and helpful! :)


A very nice hostel a little bit outside the centre. If you can't find the hostel, call the staff and they will help you. The hostel was very cosy and the staff was great! They took us out to a bar and we had barbeque! I can really recommend this place if you are going to Ubatuba.


Excellent hostel! Aline and Fabio are really good hosts and would help you with anything. Really clean, and the kitchen is nice. It´s a bit hard to get there though, but it´s certainly worth it! They also have a wonderful dog called Olivia.


This Hostel was awesome. The House was crazy, it felt like being at someones home and the atmosphere was really really friendliy. It was very clean and the kitchen was also very clean. The guys working there were super friendly. The took us surfing, visiting a waterfall, we had a barbecue. Even when one of us was sick they brought us medicine. They have pingpongtable and the garden is huuuuge. I can really recommend this for everyone. For surfing its just perceft!!!

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