Overall probably the best hostel in Rio. Leblon/Ipanema are the best districts especially as far as safety is concerned. (I was mugged at knife point, staying in Santa Teresa). This is one of the very few hostels with its own bar, Beach House replaced theirs with crummy private rooms, zbra has a bar but it is not as friendly. The lighthouse and others in the hostel alley in Ipanema are too grungy imo and not as sociable.Lemon does not seem to attract as many idiots as some other hostels.