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Lemon Spirit Hostel

Book more than 14 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.

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 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 7.8

  • Security 8.5

  • Location 9.7

  • Staff 8.4

  • Atmosphere 7.7

  • Cleanliness 7.6

  • Facilities 7.1

Latest Reviews

  • 10.0


    23 Jan 2020
    The Staff at this hostel were more like an interim family. The kindness, generosity and love they give to the residents is outstanding. Brilliant facilities, charming smiles on everyone. Tainá i will miss your infectious smile and lovely conversations over coffee in the mornings. Catarina ever so helpful and kindness just oozes. Beatriz the cheeky brazilian red head! Araújo best bbq and smile. Yuri makes a mean Caipirinha i hear! Mariano-The Argentinian with a heart of gold. Love from Áine x
    Ireland, Female, 25-30
  • 9.4


    15 Jan 2020
    Amazing staff who go an above and beyond to help with any query. Great location, you can reach Leblon beach in under 2 minutes! Lovely energy and vibes all round. This is THE place to stay if you want to explore Rio from a beachside hostel in the city’s nicest neighbourhood. Easy to arrange tours of all the sites, breakfast is great and a really nice outside bar to sit and enjoy a drink or two.
    Ireland, Male, 31-40
  • 9.1


    20 Feb 2020
    I stayed here during the Carnival. It was definitely too expensive, but all of the hostels raise their prices a ton. The experience though was great! It is in a good, relatively safe location. Near the beach. And the staff were very friendly!
    USA, Male, 18-24
  • 9.1


    31 Jan 2020
    The staff were amazing and so much fun and the atmosphere is really relaxed and friendly in the whole place. Plus it’s a two minute walk from the beach and dozens of restaurants
    British Indian Ocean Territory, Female, 18-24
  • 8.9


    20 Feb 2020
    Room was nice showers were clean no facilities beyond a microwave and sink so you can't cook
    USA, Male, 25-30
  • 8.6


    22 Feb 2020
    I really enjoyed my stay here! The location was perfect, really lively, vibrant area and close to other areas across Rio. The staff were great, very personable as they remembered my name every time. It was average hostel cleanliness standards, it’s not the Ritz at the end of the day, but you get value for money. Super social, especially as my stay was during carnaval. Recommend.
    England, Female, 25-30
  • 8.3


    26 Feb 2020
    Really nice hostel, great location, staff really helpful and nice atmosphere of like minded travellers. States self catering facilities but just a microwave and fridge so pretty impossible to actually cook your own food!
    England, All Female Group, 18-24
  • 7.1

    Very Good

    08 Jan 2020
    Overall the place is fine but definitely more of a bar with rooms above it than a hostel. Locals take over the terrace pretty much every night & there's no other social areas so atmosphere is a bit awkward at times. Staff are all friendly & beer is cheap (for Leblon prices). Location is also excellent less than 5 mins from beach & metro. Word of warning for anyone staying soon (Jan 2020): building opposite is having construction work done so expect a loud wake up call most weekdays @ 7am!
    England, Couple, 31-40
  • 6.6


    28 Feb 2020
    Wifi doesn't reach every room, showers often cold and theres no real common room.
    Australia, Couple, 25-30
  • 6.6


    26 Jan 2020
    The included breakfast is better than usual, and the staff was friendly, though only 1 person I interacted with spoke English so communication was difficult at times. But the only real problem was that the air conditioning did not work through my stay. The staff was responsive, tried to repair it, and brought in a small movable AC unit, but it didn't improve the temperature. It might it quite unbearable in the room and difficult to sleep. Compared to other Rio hostels, this one is just so so.
    USA, Female, 31-40
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  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Free WiFi
  • Linen Included
  • Air Conditioning
  • Book Exchange
  • Cable TV
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Common Room
  • Fridge/Freezer
  • Hair Dryers
  • Hot Showers
  • Iron / Ironing Board
  • Microwave
  • Outdoor Terrace
  • Security Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 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
  • Restaurant
  • Wi-Fi


  • 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