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Reviews of Backpackers Sunset

Hostel | Rodovia Jornalista Manoel, de Menezes 631, Florianopolis, Brazil 88061-700

93.8% Overall Rating

97 out of 105 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/02/2014)

"Incredible sunsets and free drinks. Great burgers and breakfast. Fast wifi and really good coffee. It is a quick walk down to the beach."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Car Parking
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Games room
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Laundry service
  • Wake-up calls
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Outside area
  • Television room

Purchasable Extras

  • Airport Pickup USD 24.16
  • Towel USD 2.20

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Please note that the hostel has minimum stay of 5 nights from 8/02/2013 to 13/02/2013

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Group of 15 or more traveling to Florianopolis?

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93.8%

Overall Rating

97 out of 105 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpackers Sunset'

Atmosphere
95.2%
Location
92.8%
Facilities
92.8%
Cleanliness
88.8%
Staff
96.8%
Value
94.4%
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97.1%
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Timo Gerken

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

03 August 2014 Timo would recommend this property

Liked: Location was really nice. Have to go there again during summer.

Disliked: nothing

100.0%
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Shiona Dickson

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Family Holiday

30 May 2014 Shiona would recommend this property

Liked: Staff and cleanliness and location

Disliked: No washing

77.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Incredible sunsets and free drinks. Great burgers and breakfast. Fast wifi and really good coffee. It is a quick walk down to the beach.

Disliked: The pool is tiny and not clean. You could get an infection in there. It was so hot that i couldnt sleep because the fans don't blow on all the beds. There is no alcohol allowed from outside. They will search you at the front enterance and confiscate any alcohol you have if you don't know the rules. Kitchen is tiny. They tried to charge me more than my booking confirmation.

The property's response is...

82.9%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

03 February 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the restaurant, the view

Disliked: the rooms without air-con were too hot

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

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

13 January 2014 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The hostel has a great view over the Lagoa. Its also got a pretty neat bar and restaurant attached to it with cheap food options. Staff were great and friendly. A sociable hostel.

Disliked: If you are lucky enough to get a dorm down the bottom, there is an endless staircase that will make you puff. The rooms are a bit old and need an upgrade but then you are in Floripa and shouldn't really be in your room much.

85.7%
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Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

30 November 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is one of the most luxurious hostels I've ever been to. It's almost unbelievable that you can pay 40R a night to get a view like you do. Great breakfast, incredible facilities. Zealous staff. Lunch buffet is class.

Disliked: Kitchen could use some work (lots of utensils are missing). Not many nightlife options because hostel is so far away from everything (hostel organizes transfers, but you have to conform to their schedule). Unfortunately this hostel seems to attract a lot of loudmouth British/Australian bro-types, so if you're not into that, you probably won't like it.

100.0%
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Jethro Robinson

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

28 November 2013 Jethro would recommend this property

Liked: Backpackers sunset has great atmosphere with common areas that involve everyone and make it easy to meet new people

Disliked: Jethro left no negative feedback.

88.6%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Bruno Cesar Fiorini Amorim

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

20 September 2013 Bruno Cesar would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast is awesome. The view from everyplace in the hostel is a killing one.

Disliked: There's a endless staircase to go up and down to the dorms.

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

08 December 2012

Liked: The Staff is probably the best resource of the hostel except Livia,this girl must be more relaxed and more helpfull with the people as her collegues do.In general everybody was so helpfull and so nice.

Disliked: The hostel is an amazing structure but it could be much better.some rooms are old and look so and so.The kitchen could be offer more opcions of food in the night.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent spot overlooking the bay, next to the beach. Access to the city is a bit time-consuming.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

City break

21 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Awesome staff and totally great location! :) I hope to come back for the summer!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Katina Sommers

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

09 May 2012 Katina would recommend this property

Liked: If you come to Floripa you must stay here! The amazing location, awesome staff and fun vibe turned our 2 day stay into over 2 weeks! The hostel is within walking distance to several wonderful beaches as well as bars and the lagoon. Whether there are ten guests or 50 there is always something going on at backpackers- theme parties, trivia, day trips around the island and even a party bus to take everyone out at night. The property is really well maintained and looks more like a hotel than a hostel. They have everything from private rooms to large dorms as well as a tv/living room area, restaurant and bar. The staff is a fantastic mix of locals and travelers who supply popcorn for futbol games and suggestions for the best bars. This is one hostel you definitely don’t want to miss- thanks for all the memories!

Disliked: Katina left no negative feedback.

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

28 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its a cool hostel,it´s reputation for being a party hostel is true, but its still pretty chilled during the day. They are very helpful and have lots going on. Close to the beach and for trips to various parts of the island. Recommended.

Disliked: The Bathrooms! Not enough for the amount of people and they get messed up very quickly - mainly due to the abuse by others. Leave it how you´d like to find it people!!

97.1%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Karen Beker

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
City break
Partying / nightlife

16 November 2011 Karen would recommend this property

Liked: Atmosphere, staff, easy to make friends and talk to people, beautiful landscape, lots of activities.

Disliked: Nothing

82.9%
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Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 80%

Raphael Mattoso Victor

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

10 November 2011 Raphael would recommend this property

Liked: The staff is friendly. The room's view are really nice and the hostel is close of the beach.

Disliked: the cleaning of the rooms are not performed very well (there's a lot of dirt under beds and other furniture). The staff responsible for cleaning that does not respect the host is sleeping, talking on high volume inside the rooms!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Relaxation/spa

13 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: BEST HOSTEL IN MY HOLE TRIP! I arrived to stay only 2 nights and Istay over 4 weeks, amazing hostel, a lot of fun , unbeliveable view from the lake with awesome sunset, nuce parties, good surfing only 5 minutes walkink from mole and joaquina beach, nice track, helpfull staffs, definelly come back for summer iraaaaa

Disliked: nothinh

37.1%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

13 May 2011

Liked: it was close to the beach

Disliked: This hosel was VERY DIRTY! I didn't see a cleaning lady throughout the common ground the entire time we were there. Furthermore the rooms were disgusting and the bed and the pillows stink! The pictures look good but the hostel is disgusting! DO NOT LET THE PICTURES FOOL YOU!

The property's response is...

100.0%
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Eva van der Pluijm

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

01 May 2011 Eva would recommend this property

Liked: Almost too many things to mention. We were only supposed to be here for 3 nights and ended up staying for 8. They were so helpful and the breakfast was just amazing. Everytime you needed something they would take care of it. 29th of April is queensnight (a national holiday in the Netherlands) and we were kinda sad to miss it and we mentioned this to the staff, and the immediately organized a huge party (even though we only mentioned it a day before). They bought loads of orange stuff, and threw an amazing party together. Really didnt want to leave, and definitely will be back!!!!!!

Disliked: that I had to leave....

100.0%
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maria popson

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa
Sightseeing & culture

27 April 2011 maria would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing amazing!!!!!

Disliked: Nothing

68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 20%

Customer review

Alone

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

24 April 2011

Liked: to expensive for just staying in a 10bed dorm.

Disliked: If you feel confortable to stay with other rich traveller, which affort every night going out parties (offert from the hostel) for arround 70Reais And want to join the not too cheap daily food (arround 14Reais) you are on the right place, otherwise there are better hostels arround which are better...

The property's response is...

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Work / volunteering

15 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Location to Praia Mole

Disliked: Dinners were bad value and our room flooded when it rained.

68.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

11 March 2011

Liked: Clean , nice Atmosphere ...

Disliked: Location ... close only to the beach ...

100.0%
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Charlie Cumbrae-Stewart

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

24 February 2011 Charlie would recommend this property

Liked: Best place that I have stayed on a 4 month tour of South America. Staff are amazing, food is good, parties are awesome. Highly, highly recommend!!

Disliked: Nothing. It was fantastic!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was the nicest hostel I have ever stayed at! It had the prettiest view, the most gorgeous property. The staff are loads of fun, organizing lots of activities! The bar is perfect, as is the outdoor tv room they have to chill in. I love love loved it, and can't wait to go back, because I never wanted to leave in the first place.

Disliked: nothing at alL!

88.6%
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Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

ashley twamley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

17 January 2011 ashley would recommend this property

Liked: Good place to meet other people, close to the beach and bus stop, things on offer to do during the day, swimming pool, nights out including transfer to and from nightclubs organised, and good meals put on at night - especially the BBQ!

Disliked: pretty far from the night life and any decent supermarkets, you could only use the kitchen before 6pm and after 9pm which was a bit annoying. fairly expensive hostel to stay at.