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Lemon Spirit Hostel

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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.

Hostelworld says

Lemon Spirit Hostel is very highly rated here on Hostelworld for its location in the affluent Leblon neighbourhood, just off Ipanema Beach. Guests tell us 'the staff always welcome you with a big smile and a caipirinha' and create a 'relaxed, friendly and fun' atmosphere. The hostel has spacious, clean rooms and individual bathrooms. We like their outdoor area, described by one traveller as a 'cute little terrace where you have breakfast and drinks, with two hammocks'. Several Hostelworld reviewers have said they would 'definitely' stay here again.

Property Description

As the first hostel in Leblon, Lemon Spirit is celebrating 10 years as the best option for Backpackers that want to enjoy a local experience in Rio de Janeiro.

This is the best location in Rio!

We're located just one block from the best beach in Rio, within walking distance of Lagoa, shopping malls and street shops, restaurants and juice stores, great bars and clubs...

With easy transport to everywhere you'll go.

Lemon Spirit Hostel is in a beautifully restored old heritage building situated in Leblon, one of the most beautiful and exclusive neighbourhoods in Rio.

Our many features include comfortable dorms with spacious bunks, air conditioning, individual lockers, a large first-floor common area with a bar, breakfast area, kitchen and lounge and an outdoor area where you can enjoy a drink and relax!

The hotel's various common areas allow you to meet and have fun with your fellow travellers.

Our staff is helpful and will help you have the best experience in Rio de Janeiro with useful tips, information on trips, tours and the best nightclubs and parties.

Don't forget to ask for your free welcome Caipirinha when you check in! View House Rules

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Reviews & Ratings

  • Value For Money 8.4

  • Security 9.0

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 9.0

  • Atmosphere 8.1

  • Cleanliness 7.4

  • Facilities 7.2


Latest Reviews

  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Aug 2019
    Perfect hostel. Clean rooms and facilities, decent beds, nice and open guests and nice staff who all speak English. The hostel bar & restaurant is good and is a great place to meer people to hang out with.
    Netherlands, Male, 25-30
  • 10.0

    Superb

    06 Jul 2019
    The lady working behind the reception every morning was so so helpful. Sorted us out with everything we needed/ tickets/ football tickets/ bus tickets
    England, Male, 18-24
  • 9.7

    Superb

    04 Jul 2019
    My friend and I loved staying at Lemon spirit! Location was close to plenty of bars, restaurants, shopping and beach. Place was plenty clean and good amount of bathrooms, you're given linens when you check in but you have to rent towels and blankets. Blanket isn't totally necessary, without air. (we stayed during the winter) Lockers in the central area and storage for baggage in rooms-both with option to lock. Would definitely stay again.
    USA, Female, 18-24
  • 9.4

    Superb

    30 Aug 2019
    They seemed to always lock several bathrooms (not always the same, so maintenance issues can be ruled out), which created unneccessary waiting times. Bed stability could be improved. Otherwise good.
    Switzerland, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9

    Fabulous

    03 Aug 2019
    Nice place, excellent location, great calpirinhas!!!
    Uruguay, Couple, 31-40
  • 8.3

    Fabulous

    21 Sep 2019
    Great atmosphere (especially the bar) and the staff are all very helpful. My main issues were the AC — it makes a very loud noise all night— and the bathrooms, which were not that clean.
    Canada, Female, 25-30
  • 8.0

    Fabulous

    05 Sep 2019
    The hostel is located in a very safe area of Rio. We stayed here the first night, it was helpful for initial contact with the city and the bar is very nice. Downside: It's not the most convenient place to meet people. When we stayed, the bar was full of people from outside the hostel. Lacks the community part. Also, the breakfast was quite average for Brazilian standards. Mixed feelings about the hostel: convenient but lacks the special vibe.
    Belgium, Female, 25-30
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    24 Aug 2019
    Stayed in a 4 bed mixed dorm room 8. Was full of mould and damp in the room. Air con was put on and sounded like a truck was in the room! Bathroom toilets would block and so would the sinks.
    England, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    30 Jul 2019
    Overall, it was an okay hostel and in hindsight I would not have stayed. The atmosphere was very dead, very little social interaction between guests and the staff did not seem to care about encouraging or fostering a better atmosphere. This was surprising given how the hostel markets itself to solo travellers. The rooms were quite small and the bathrooms were fine (though nice that there was a number of them). I ended up changing hostels after staying here for one night.
    Canada, Male, 25-30
  • 6.9

    Good

    22 Jul 2019
    Only stayed for one night so didn’t get the full experience. I’ve stayed elsewhere in Ipanema and prefer it there. Well run hostel. I just prefer a smaller place.
    Australia, Female, 31-40
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Facilities

Free
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
General
  • Air Conditioning
  • BBQ
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Card Phones
  • Common Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Key Card Access
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
Services
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bicycle Hire
  • Currency Exchange
  • Internet Access
  • Late check-out
  • Luggage Storage
  • Reception (limited hours)
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
Food & Drink
  • Bar
  • Cafe
  • Tea & Coffee Making Facilities


Awards

  • 2015

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

  • 2014

    1st, Most Popular Hostels Rio de Janeiro

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Lemon Spirit Hostel says

I think what puts us ahead of the rest is our prime location on an awesome piece of Leblon Beach, next to Ipanema, two malls, two supermarkets and bus routes going anywhere in the city.
The Botanical Gardens, just 15 minutes away by bus, are an awesome ride.
In this neighbourhood the theatres are very popular, especially on rainy days, since the films are subtitled in Portuguese instead of being dubbed. There's two movie theatres across the block and six cinemas at Shopping Leblon, three blocks from the hostel.
Personally I like to recommend a visit to Parque Lage. If a person doesn't have a deep interest in the Botanical Gardens, at the park the visitor gets a bit of the environment of nature, beyond the artistic atmosphere of the school of visual arts in a beautiful mansion that includes the excellent Cafe du Lage.
For amusement, guests mostly enjoy the beach, one block from the hostel. During the night, depending on the day of the week, they have different options, from the famous Lapa Street Party to the Favela Funk Party.
Our guests are aged between 23 and 30 years - people looking for comfort, but without losing the atmosphere of the hostel, always looking to meet new people and enjoy the maximum of what the city can offer. Andre, Owner

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