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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 7.9

  • Security 8.6

  • Location 9.4

  • Staff 8.7

  • Atmosphere 8.2

  • Cleanliness 7.8

  • Facilities 7.4

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    08 Jul 2019
    This place is amazing. The vibe, location, places to go. People to see.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.7


    25 Jun 2019
    Great hostel. Great atmosphere. Great staff!
    Colombia, Male, 25-30
  • 9.4


    09 Jul 2019
    Would definitely recommend. The best part was that the staff was extremely friendly and helpful. Fantastic location only one minute walk from Ipanema beach. Free caipirinhas daily, and a bar downstairs was a great bonus. Ability to book city tours and evening activities at local bars through the hostel was amazing as well. Only complaint would be that the building I stayed in didn't have an elevator for luggage, and the beds and walls looked a bit worn down. Everything was very clean though.
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 9.1


    17 Aug 2019
    Awesome location just one block from Ipanema beach and in a really safe neighbourhood. I felt totally comfortable as a solo female traveller exploring the area by myself. Rooms were cleaned everyday, bathrooms were nice. The only downside for me was that most other guests spoke Spanish or Portuguese only and were travelling in groups which made it hard to meet people to hangout with. Free caipirinhas every night was a great incentive to get people together. Overall would definitely stay again :)
    Canada, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    14 Jul 2019
    Even though I got a bad first impression due to a stressed out expeditor, I really enjoyed my stay and had a lot of fun at this hostel. Especially how they make an effort to get parties started with beer pong etc.
    Sweden, Male, 31-40
  • 8.3


    25 Jun 2019
    Pros: great location, amazing staff, amazing vibe. Cons: unfortunately not really a hostel for an English speaking traveler. Majority of travelers were Spanish or Portuguese speaking. Staff were very accomodating
    South Africa, Male, 31-40
  • 8.0


    12 Jun 2019
    super nice and helpful staff, cool vibe especially during happy hour and the location was perfect. Only downside was the uncomfortable beds and lack of toilets. In a 10 bed dorm we had 1 combined shower and toilet which meant getting out in the morning almost impossible with everyone taking showers.
    Switzerland, Female, 25-30
  • 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
  • 5.7


    26 Jun 2019
    The sleepingrooms where awful! Bad and noisy beds, we couldn't lock the bathroom door and overall nearly no space. The staff and location was great though.
    Germany, Male, 31-40
  • 3.1


    03 Jul 2019
    I found the room in a bad condition and it's not clean. the reception give me a blanket to lay it on the bed i found it is not clean :(. pillow of the bed was dirty too. when i open the room locker to my baggage , there is bad smell which let me close it directly. I already paid the 2 nights in this hostel and make check out after 20 minutes of entering the hostel. :( i made another reservation in another place to stay. To be honest it's one of the worst hostels i have ever seen.😢
    Egypt, 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


  • 2017

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

  • 2016

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

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