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Reviews of Backpackers Ceará Hostel

Hostel | Av. Dom Manoel, 89, Fortaleza, Brazil .

79.4% Overall Rating

69 out of 87 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/11/2012)

Sarah Sharp thinks…

"The room was spacious and clean. Maria is very helpful and there's a notice board with information on where to go and how to get there. The kitchen is well equipped. The common areas were really good…"

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Facilities

  • Car Parking
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Safety deposit
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Linen

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79.4%

Overall Rating

69 out of 87 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Backpackers Ceará Hostel'

Atmosphere
81.6%
Location
81.6%
Facilities
68.8%
Cleanliness
71.2%
Staff
84.0%
Value
85.6%
Safety
83.2%
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68.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

11 February 2013 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: very helpfulness and friendly!

Disliked: nothing

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

Clarissa Ferrario

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

29 January 2013 Clarissa would recommend this property

Liked: We liked the athmosphere but the garden and the kitchen were a bit shabby .

Disliked: We didn't like the aspect that they don't allow you to stay in the common area after 10 PM, and there is no other place to chill out at night and chatting.

74.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Sarah Sharp

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 November 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: The room was spacious and clean. Maria is very helpful and there's a notice board with information on where to go and how to get there. The kitchen is well equipped. The common areas were really good for meeting other travelers. Overall, I really enjoyed my stay there and felt very safe in the hostel and found it had a relaxing vibe.

Disliked: The area was not so great for a female solo traveler as it is not safe to go out alone after dark. However, there were lots of people there when I stayed and so you should be OK to go out in groups. Also, the lack of safety at night is not uncommon in large Brazilian cities!

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

12 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: O hostel possui um ambiente muito acolhedor e D. Maria é uma querida e super atenciosa.

Disliked: As instalações, apesar de possuir muita personalidade, poderiam ser melhores.

51.4%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 February 2012

Liked: Close proximity to the bus station

Disliked: Where to begin? Beds aren't comfortable & extremely rickety. There are no window panes or curtains on the doors thus you are woken by sunshine/noise at dawn. Toilet paper isn't included. Dorm is left open. Wifi is temperamental. The "garden area"/kitchen is shabby with rats running around. This place is cheap, yes, but there's a reason for that

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

10 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good value at Ceara. we had a private double room with bathroom. clean. with fan and access to kitchen facilities. helpful staff

Disliked: there are three doors to enter the hostel which is a measure for security. it is not the greatest location, and you have to walk to get to the the seafront and the market. again, for what you pay,

85.7%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 20%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

celio de sousa

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

25 July 2011 celio would recommend this property

Liked: good location and very cheap

Disliked: All rooms left open, bathrooms and showers are a long distance plus a steep step to the lower floor to get to it....

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

01 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is very close to Dragao do Mar, and center of the city. Price I paid was super good for this city.

Disliked: Weird vibe, nothing really going on, reception does not really exist, when you arrive it takes time for someone to come and open the door for you. Man bathroom has motion sensor that turns off in the worst time... than you have to get out of the stall and wave in the dark...

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

christopher jones

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 May 2011 christopher would recommend this property

Liked: very safe. nice staff. clean bathrooms.

Disliked: no breakfast, unless u have your own room amongst friends you cant lock ur dorm as it locks with a padlock. the staircase to the second floor is a bit of a struggle with your bags

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Family Holiday

26 April 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: basic, secure, friendly and well located..cooking facilities a bonus as fortaleza is an expensive city to eat out in

Disliked: the not so wide spiral staircase to reach the upper floor.......steep and could be quite dangerous on the way down

42.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 20% Facilities - 40% Safety - 20%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2011

Liked: cheap. good place to meet people. internet. BEST pizzaplace right around the corner!

Disliked: they didn't find our reservation even though I had it on my e-mail. "luckily" we got a room anyway. It was dirty and filthy, the doors had no locks which made it a risk to leave the room, no toilet paper or soap, not very friendly staff - we felt that we annoyed them when we asked a couple of question. the gardener, who didn't speak english, was more helpful than the owners themselves. we left after one night.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 60% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Maria Jose Fuentealba Rojas

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

27 January 2011

Liked: nothing

Disliked: all

51.4%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 40%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 January 2011

Liked: the price. very cheap.

Disliked: had to bring your own toilet paper. There was a rat in the garden. no breakfast which was probably a good thing considering the state of the kitchen.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference

15 September 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: good people to meet. Good ubication. Bedrooms may be better in other place...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Relaxation/spa

16 August 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: nice

Disliked: it doesn't offer breakfast.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 80%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

16 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The location was perfect! Nice atmosphere. If you are looking for a simple room and cheap, this is perfect.

Disliked: Don't expect more for this money and than it's perfect. The supermarket is not close.

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

Customer review

Alone

Work / volunteering

12 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The staff was great, the people there were totally fun. It was super relaxing, and I felt very secure.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

05 July 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a good place to stay in Fortaleza which I would go back to - if going that way again. It's very chilled and and the main common area is in a lovely shaded garden and has a TV and Wifi access (I didn't spot a computer terminal, but there may have been one). The beds aren't the best, having only foam mattresses, but the turbo fans keeping you cool and comfortable will likely make you forget this. The toilets and (cold) showers are always clean, but unfortunately no toilet paper in the gents, so source your own if you're a bloke like me. There's no breakfast, but there is a fridge and gas stove other cooking equipment for guest use. Giselle is kind, friendly and helpful and speaks english if you need her to - and will advise on all local information that you need. If you need a decent and cheap place to stay in Fortaleza, make this your first choice.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

100.0%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

28 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: its a really nce place to stay, and ake frends.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

25 January 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: I enjoyed the relaxed vibes created by the hammocks and the lawn that hugs the kitchen and a various rooms. It is well located because their are plenty of dangerous places in fortaleza at night and it helps that its easy to access buses to the rodoviaria and the airplane.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Kim Leuzinger

23 January 2010

Liked: It's realy cheap, but it's the only good point of this hostel.

Disliked: Kim left no negative feedback.

57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

09 December 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: price, had a kitchen. Lady running it was lovely. Didn't like lack of working ceiling fan and general heat...

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

94.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rob Bateman

03 December 2009 Rob would recommend this property

Liked: All good, Great hosts - very helpful

Disliked: Rob left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

25 October 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Allways happy and easy! Good place for lonely traveller!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

80.0%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Customer review

24 August 2009 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: it's a nice hostel with a very friendly and helpful owner. She was always ready to answer all our questions. She told us where to go and which areas to avoid. Overall it was a nice place to stay!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.