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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

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  • Perfect Location
  • Superb 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 7.9

  • Security 8.9

  • Location 9.6

  • Staff 9.1

  • Atmosphere 7.9

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.3


Latest Reviews

  • 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

    05 Nov 2019
    This was a really safe area and was a good place for me to start in Rio. The facilities are nice and clean. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I loved the free drink half and hour. It was easy to arrange tours, activities and transfers. The area was a little boring at night but you could choose to go out to the nightly party that all the hostels are promoting. Also appreciated the en-suite bathrooms. Would recommend if you want a safe place near the beach.
    USA, Female, 25-30
  • 9.1

    Superb

    15 Nov 2019
    Great place to stay, near to Ipanema beach and easy access to many chill places. Highly recommended!
    Brazil, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    26 Dec 2019
    The hostel is well located in Ipanema in a safe location and just one block from the beach. The staff is very friendly and the facilities are nice. I like the environment and the bar downstairs, which is a good environment to meet other people. I would totally recommend to stay in Che Lagarto, it's a great place to have fun and enjoy vacations.
    Argentina, Male, 31-40
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    25 Nov 2019
    This is a good hostel to meet people without being excessively party. People congregate around the bar at 730 for 30 minutes of free caparinihas. There's always somewhere to go. Location is great for Ipanema beach and a metro. Do note that you are someway from the centre and be prepared for a 45/1 hour commute via either metro or Uber. Only negatives would be that due to the ensuite bathroom in a room that only gets cleaned once daily it quickly gets dirty and wet and covered with sand.
    Germany, Male, 25-30
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    23 Nov 2019
    It has a good location, beach facilities and good facilities, however it feels more like a hotel and doesn't have the backpacking vibe, usually attracts more groups of tourists.
    Mexico, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6

    Fabulous

    04 Nov 2019
    The location and staff were amazing. A couple blocks away from ipanema which is such a beautiful beach. Also tons of restaurants, cafes, and shops in the area. The beds, rooms, and showers left a lot to be desired. It wasn’t that comfortable or clean. They did have a nice happy half hour of free drinks that got people going. The downtown Rio hostel Books is a good choice too, but far from the beach.
    USA, All Male Group, 25-30
  • 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
  • 7.7

    Very Good

    25 Dec 2019
    The room facilities can be improved but great place to have fun!
    Denmark, Male, 31-40
  • 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
  • Cooker
  • 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
  • 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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