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Reviews of Tucano House Backpackers

Hostel | Rua das Araras, 229, Lagoa da Conçeicao, Florianopolis, Brazil 88062-075

91.4% Overall Rating

277 out of 289 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (26/03/2014)

Michael Shawe thinks…

"The staff there are all ridiculously attractive. It's absurd. The food was good when they cooked. The staff was generally friendly. Falling in love with them every day was an added bonus. :D"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 17.85
  • Towel USD 1.56

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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91.4%

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277 out of 289 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Tucano House Backpackers'

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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

10 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Very nice and clean place, totally friendly and helpful staff, good breakfast and amazing dinners for only 12 reais! Probably one of the best hostels I've ever stayed in.

Disliked: No more drinks served after 22.30h!

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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It is such a cozy and welcoming place! Would recommend it any time! The staff is great, the rooms are very nice and clean and the happy hours offers are just amazing!

Disliked: Nothing

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Lisa boyce

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

17 June 2011 Lisa would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice and helpful staff, fun atmosphere, good location, areas to chill out in, organised activities, really cute hostel dog (doona i loved), THE BEST DINNER for only 12R, was delicious, and i am a vegetarian so its hard to find really good food and this was the best meal i have had in Brazil so far, very yummy. The place was great and i think all should stay here.

Disliked: nothing

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Lucy Walker

Alone

Work / volunteering

11 June 2011 Lucy would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are great and so friendly and helpful - the rooms are clean, good breakfast, GREAT dinner, cool activities (loved the beach trip) and delicious caipirinhas - especially in happy hour!

Disliked: It was a bit cold at night (winter) but plenty of blankets were provided!

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mathew copas

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2011 mathew would recommend this property

Liked: this is an exceptional hostel. excellent staff, plenty of things to do, and at no extra charge, which is very unusual. for example, free surfboards, pool table. and superb food, at breakfast and supper. the latter is very unusual.. also, the rooms have plenty of space. again, unusual. the bunks are very comfortable. unusual. they immediatly issue a receipt. unusual. no waiting. what you need is immediately taken care of. and no puffing themselves up, which many inferior hostels do. i have stayed in many hostels over the past 30 years. this one is tops.

Disliked: i liked everything about this place. well, there was en english guest with a most annoying laugh that carried, and most annoying conversation, but hey, it's a hostel. there will be a few annoying guests.

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claire john

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

14 May 2011 claire would recommend this property

Liked: EVERYTHING!! This is the best hostel we have stayed in during our whole 9 month trip. It deserves all the awards it gets! 1) Amazing food - lovely breakfast and good value evening meals (Indian, Thai, Arabic etc). Eating together also makes it a social hostel and everyone gets on well together. Great barman who mixes capiriniahs etc and good value beers. 2) Hostel is spotlessley clean - this is the only communal shower I have ever used without flip flops on! 3) Great Combi van that runs you to beach and bars for free. 4) Staff are so friendly, really make an effort to make you fell at home and are extremely professional. 5) Duna the dog is great.

Disliked: 1) The four bed dorm is much too small. The bigger dorms are more spacious. 2) We were there in low season so there was plenty of room, but in high season, just one toilet (per sex) and two showers for whole upstairs floor wouldn´t be enough. 3) If I was to be really picky, they need a mirror in the dorms.

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Marina Marques

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

04 May 2011 Marina would recommend this property

Liked: Tucano is just the best Hostel in the world. I Had a great time in there. The silence after 11pm works really well as they organize crazy parties everynight in different places and i could sleep when i wanted to go early to the beach.Booked for 2 nights and staying for 5.Thank you all for the hospitality. Best STAFF and very clean

Disliked: nothing, loved everything

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Holly Bishop

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 April 2011 Holly would recommend this property

Liked: This was a really great hostel. The staff are really friendly and helpful. They have day trips organised and evening meals every night which are really yummy and healthy. You have to observe the noise from 11pm onwards so you you do feel like a quiet night you can have one. I can not speak highly enough of Tucano House, they have all bases covered!

Disliked: My only criticism would be that they do not have Visa. Everything else was awesome.

60.0%
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Julie Wilson

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

15 April 2011

Liked: relaxing

Disliked: Far from the beach. It's a 10 min walk and then a bus ride. Lots of little ants crawling on the dinner table. It's in a residential neighborhood so you have lights out at11pm and are not allowed to stay talking with people outside. There are rules for everything ( eating, swimming (pool is tiny), drinking, showering, noise, use of water...) and it makes you feel very unwelcome as they are posted on every possible surface.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

VANESSA PEREIRA

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 April 2011 VANESSA would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is very friendly, caring and helpful. There's a bar area where you can meet fellow travellers. The hostel offers days tours, tickets and discounts to nightclubs, nice dinners, good breakfast and cheap drinks at their bar. There's also a TV/DCD room for a break from the sightseeing and the beaches. Free internet and Wi-fi. I liked too the chill out area with all the hammocks, the pool table, the swimming pool and the fact that they have a free parking (just for one car).

Disliked: The toilets, that don't flush very well, the swimming pool's size (small) and the temperature of its water (very cold).

82.9%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

25 March 2011

Liked: Good food, nice staff

Disliked: Party place, not my kind of people

85.7%
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Michael Sneed

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

23 March 2011 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: The common area, bar and pool were great to meet people and have a good time. Everything is priced reasonably. The staff are all great and friendly people that work hard to make the hostel run well. The dinners are absolutely amazing.

Disliked: For the number of people staying there, it is a little compact. It hard to get time to yourself at times. My room was difficult to sleep in as it would get really hot. The location requires buses to get to beaches.

77.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good, lively atmosphere, the food

Disliked: no plug sockets in dorm, much further from beach than advertised

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

19 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fave hostel!

Disliked: Nothing

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susan baker

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

15 March 2011 susan would recommend this property

Liked: Tucano's staff are truly superb! They are willing to help you in whatever way possible & also organise daily things to do, as well as night time activities too. The Hostel itself is very relaxed & it's the first hostel I feel I can make my own food, come & go as I please & generally feel at home. There's a good crowd, good staff, good food at the Hostel & something to do everyday. It's certainly deserving of it's rating.

Disliked: The only issue is in the other building the ensuite dorm shower is a bit pants. Not much water flow & either burning hot or stone cold. Hence why so many people use the showers downstairs. Also it was pouring with rain & would have been good to have more cover when going up the stairs to our rooms. Two tiny little issues, not really worth mentioning though!

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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Really nice place! Great 14 real dinners, comfortable beds, great hamoks! AMAZING breakfast.. still crave the cakes and the juices... cant really find anything wrong with the hostel. one of the best of the trip

Disliked: The location is nice but floripa is big and it takes forever to get to most places, but the hostel does offer transportation!

97.1%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

04 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: friendly and helpful staff, excellent kitchen and free breakfast

Disliked: nothing

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paul housden

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

21 February 2011 paul would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome hostel - great bar, good activities, cool staff and really nice dinners. Highly recommended

Disliked: Only 1 plug socket in a 10 person dorm

80.0%
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Donald Meulensteen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 February 2011 Donald would recommend this property

Liked: Great friendly staff, lots of activities and good beds.

Disliked: The location is not the best in town regarding the lack of a beach next to the hostel.

94.3%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

20 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location - although when following the directions, the 'Texaco' garage you loom for is actually a big yellow petrol station! Very helpful and fun staff, bit of a party hostel - there's always something on, but they also clear the bar area at 11:00pm if you want a quiet night. Very clean (dorms & bathrooms), well stocked kitchen (if a little small). Good, cheap day trips and amazing food at night. Great place to meet people and nice chill out zone away from the bar too. Great breakfast. Would definitely recommend.

Disliked: Nothing

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Cassie Vanderbeek

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

07 February 2011 Cassie would recommend this property

Liked: Staff is FANTASTIC, location is perfect, and the vibe is amazing. Wish I was still there....

Disliked: No complaints! Everything was perfect.

94.3%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its close to shops and nightlife. The food was really good and its in a quiet area. The hostel staff is really helpful.

Disliked: Everything cots extra.

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Customer review

Alone

Visiting friends or family

21 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good evening meals, great staff

Disliked: NA

94.3%
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Katie Lyons

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

20 January 2011 Katie would recommend this property

Liked: The staff are amazing - run by a brother and sister (I think) who know the area and all things Floripa well, nothing was too much trouble. Don't be put off by the map if you think it's a bit too far from beach life - the Lagoon is a five minute walk away and you can get one of the regular buses to some great beaches. Because it's in a residential area the bar closes (on time) at 11pm BUT they always organise big nights out with transfers for those who want to party... but it also means if you want an early night (I got a bit sick one evening and needed sleep) then you don't have to worry about moaning about noise etc: it's a great balance. Also the food here is great and very reasonably priced so we took advantage of that on quite a few occasions. Thanks Tucano, we had a brilliant stay!

Disliked: It promotes 'free surfboards' but there are only 2 with covers which is compulsory for getting on a bus, (which you have to do to get to the surf beaches). They need more as most people seem to go to Floripa for the surf!

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Lowri Goldsmith

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2011 Lowri would recommend this property

Liked: We had an absolutely fantastic time here. Definitely the best hostel we´ve stayed in so far. Rooms are really clean, staff are great and the pool area is ideal. Food was AMAZING!!! We want to go back!!!

Disliked: NOTHING AT ALL