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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

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  • Perfect Location
  • Marvellous Staff
  • Awesome Cleanliness
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We love this Hostel!

It gets our thumbs up for consistently high guest reviews.

Property Description

Our location is perfect for you to enjoy the sunny and warm days of the Marvelous City. We are just one block from Ipanema beach, next to Posto 10 and on the border with Leblon. Lagoa Rodrigo de Freitas is a five-minute walk away. In addition to the large number of bus lines that serve this region, we are still one block from the Jardim de Alah subway. Restaurants, bars, shops, malls, banks and art gallery ... You find all this and much more here!
We have shared rooms and private suites with all the comfort that our guests deserve! All of our rooms have air conditioning and a bathroom. The private rooms also have a TV and a safe.

CAIPIRINHAS FREE! That's right! Every day, for half an hour, we offer free caipirinhas to start the night 

Che Lagarto Hostels is the largest chain of private hostels in South America, present at the best tourist destinations in Brazil, Argentina, Chile, Uruguay and Peru and we are determined to make your trip an incredible experience.

Services included:
• Shared kitchen with guests (open between 11am and 11pm)
• Free WiFi
•Computer with Internet access
• Lockers on all beds
• Bedding
• Safety deposit box in all private rooms
• Cleaning three times a day
•Air conditioning
• Tourist information
Services with surcharge:
• Breakfast (served from 8 am to 10 am)
• Transfer in and out
• Excursions, tours and parties
• Rent / sale of towels View House Rules

Overview

Did someone say free caipirinhas at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema? Yep, that's right: we hand these Brazilian cocktails out to our guests for half an hour every day. When you're not sipping yours at the bar, you can make the most of our awesome location – you'll be just a block away from the famous beach we're named after. Make sure to catch an epic sunset on the beach, dance till dawn at the lively samba bars in Lapa, and jump on a cable car to Sugarloaf Mountain for unforgettable views. We also put on tours, trips and parties in the city – just drop by our 24-hour reception to see what's going on.

Location

You'll find us near stylish Leblon, about a 5-minute walk away from the Rodrigo de Freitas Lagoon and right by art galleries and cheap pay-by-weight buffet restaurants. You can hop on the bus or head to the Jardim de Alah subway, a 4-minute walk away, to explore other parts of Rio. This is also where you'll arrive from Santos Dumont Airport (the journey, with a change from the VLT train, takes about half an hour).

Rooms and Dorms

Check into a shared mixed or female-only dorm to meet other travellers. Or book out a private suite – with a TV and safe for your valuables – if you want a little space to yourself. All rooms and dorms have en-suites, meaning fewer lines for the hot showers in the mornings. You'll also have free linen and an under-bed locker for your stuff.

Extras and activities

We clean three times a day to make sure everything feels fresh, and we also rent or sell towels if yours is out of action. If you're recovering from all those Caipirinhas, our elevator should help. As part of South America's biggest hostel chain, we don't slack in the detail department either, with free Wi-Fi and air con everywhere from the common room to the kitchen.

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 7.7

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.9

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.3

  • Facilities 7.1


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    05 Feb 2020
    Che, Ipanema is the most amazing hostel I ever been.The staff here is just amazing and made my stay very comfortable. Especially Priscilla and Jhonny deserve a special shout out. They are just lovely human beings.Jhonny runs a really tight ship here and go out of his way to make your stay comfortable and safe. You can always count on them to help you out with your stay and your trip and they do it with a big smile.Thank you so much for an amazing stay! I will stay here without thinking twice.
    India, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    27 Dec 2019
    They are very friendly and the atmosfer is perfect for know new people!
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.7

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    Great hostel, although: Not for the people who want a silence (all the time music at the reception and in the evening the music is played very loud till late plus the guests are loud). Also the kitchen doesnt have basic equipment (for example glasses/mugs for the coffee) plus is opened only since 11:00-23:00. The rest is just great!
    Poland, All Female Group, 25-30
  • 9.4

    Superb

    26 Jan 2020
    Really liked it here, stayed for a week and a half and then came back for carnival. The staff are lovely and really helpful and the bedrooms are comfy and cleaned twice a day. The only downfall is that my food kept getting stolen from the kitchen but it's hard to avoid that in big hostels. THANK YOU
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    03 Mar 2020
    Amazing staff, extremely friendly and helpful! Perfect location just a block away from Ipanema beach. And if you like a little exercise you’re a 1.5km jog away from Pedra do Aporador (beautiful scenic point) that has a free public gym right next to it.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    10 Feb 2020
    The staff were great created atmosphere to get you in the groove of being in Rio. Met some amazing people who I’ve managed to continue my travels with. Room was basic but well worth what you get for the price
    England, Male, 25-30
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Feb 2020
    negatives would be that someone comes into clean the room at about 11pm so wakes you up if your sleeping, 1 night poured bleach on the floors gave it a quick mop and left - the smell of bleach after this was horrific and gave us all a headache. The doors were very temperamental and would choose when they worked so would make a lot of noise. Great staff, great location only a few mins away from metro and comfy beds. Free to use Beach bar was FAB and provided everything needed for a relaxing day.
    England, Female, 31-40
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    11 Jan 2020
    Che Lagarto é sempre uma boa escolha se você procura um hostel limpo, com camas confortáveis, um staff simpático e café da manhã bom . Em Ipanema não foi diferente. A localização é ótima, bem perto da praia, uma quadra e você chega lá. Na praia há um quiosque do hostel, é bem bonitinho. Vale a pena se hospedar lá.
    Brazil, Mixed Group, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    18 Feb 2020
    Staff were great. Breakfast nice. Free "Sunbeds" or deck chairs as they are known to us is a bonus. 241 cocktails on beach was good. Free cocktail at 730-8pm good. Next to beach and shops is great. 8 bed room quiet small and one bathroom between all, not ideal when everyone wants to get ready. Wifi kept dropping. Saw cockroach in corridor of rooms. Very much a party hostel, wasnt for us in that sense. FYI: The bus to ilha Grande, you can get cheaper via easy bus website than hostel.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.0

    Good

    13 Jan 2020
    Good Place if you come with friends and want to party a lot. Not suitable for solo Travellers, the place is just lacking atmosphere. Good thing is that you get beach chairs and umbrellas for free.
    Germany, Female, 18-24
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Laundry Facilities
  • Luggage Storage
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Vending Machines
Entertainment
  • Foosball
  • Nightclub
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


Awards

  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

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