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The remainder of the amount due will be charged to your credit card ???? Should numbers or room selection change, the per person deposit times the number of people who actually travelled will be deducted from the total accommodation charge levvied by the hostel.

The following group types are not accepted by this hostel: Holiday with Friends, Junior / Primary School, High / Secondary School, College / University, Business Trip, Stag/Hen/Bachelor Party, Sports Group, Cultural Group If you have misrepresented the type of group you are booking for, your booking may be cancelled by the hostel."

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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

Book more than 7 days in advance for Free Cancellation.
  • 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


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.


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 8.0

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.5

  • Staff 8.8

  • Atmosphere 8.4

  • Cleanliness 7.9

  • Facilities 7.7

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 May 2019
    Mi primer Che, y ya no he cambiado de cadena en lo que llebo viajando. Parabens a tudos! lo mejor... la media hora loca de free caipis! A dos calles de la playa, muyy buen ambiente, pocos espacios comunes pero la onda es reeebuena
    Spain, Female, 25-30
  • 10.0


    30 Apr 2019
    From the clean rooms to the professional AND friendly staff, our stay at Che Lagarto in Ipanema was fantastic! Anything we needed the staff was there to help. Shoutout to Ohana, Yuri, Johnny and Laura who really contributed our wonderful experience in Rio.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0


    28 Apr 2019
    Perfect location, good prices, nice breakfast, atmosphere for young backpacker who enjoy parties!
    France, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    12 May 2019
    I've stayed at che lagarto's hostels before in other cities and as well at the ipanema one. It's kinda lost its identity. I was a bit disappointed specially with staff. They used to be fun, very organised and fair, but still fun. The blond girl at reception was rude and it seemed she hated being there. Já fiquei em outros hostels do Che e em Ipanema tbm. Me decepcionei com staff, eram divertidos e profissionais , agora parece que odeiam estar lá! A moça loira da recepção que o diga ! Hehe
    Brazil, Female, 31-40
  • 9.1


    07 May 2019
    I extend my stay till one week, is a pretty party hostel but I found an amazing stuff and pack-packer. Close to the beach and shopping/restaurant streets. I really like it. The only thing is the kitchen, no salt no Oli nothing really good for cooking. The rest was good, bed pretty comfy and clean
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1


    30 Apr 2019
    It was a nice stay for 2 nights. A fun and party hostel.
    Sweden, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    29 Apr 2019
    Very nice hostel, with a good location. I don’t like the plastic mattresses.
    Denmark, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 8.0


    27 May 2019
    Great location and party hostel. Free caipirinhas from 19:30 to 20:00 is a great social Incentive to meet other travellers and people. Breakfast was okay, and you are close to plenty of restaurants, shops, the beach and metro station Jardim de Allah. A fun hostel to stay at but of course depends on the company.
    New Zealand, Male, 25-30
  • 8.0


    05 May 2019
    The stay was nice, and the rooms were clean regularly. Staff also friendly
    Australia, Male, 18-24
  • 6.6


    06 Jun 2019
    Felt very commercial and was way too big and overall wasn't made to feel at home. Pillows are plastic/synthetic. Location perfect by the beach however payoff is that you are far from Lapa
    England, Male, 25-30
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Breakfast Not Included
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Cooker
  • Elevator
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • Towels Not Included
  • 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
  • Foosball
  • Pool Table
  • Wi-Fi


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    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

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