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Reviews of Aquario Hostel

Hostel | Praia da Julia, Abraa, Ilha Grande, Brazil .

72.7% Overall Rating

123 out of 146 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (16/04/2014)

Mark Brown thinks…

"At the time aquario was taken care of by the staff from Che Legarto who were really helpful and nice. The room was good, decent breakfast in the morning and location fantastic. There was always a…"

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Facilities

  • Bar
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Pool table(s)
  • Restaurant
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Towel

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72.7%

Overall Rating

123 out of 146 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Aquario Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.8%
Location
84.8%
Facilities
60.0%
Cleanliness
58.4%
Staff
80.0%
Value
70.4%
Safety
74.4%
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Julia Durston

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Romantic getaway
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

22 July 2012 Julia would recommend this property

Liked: the location - beautiful, the room - perfect, just what we were after and such a bargain, staff, very friendly and helpful.

Disliked: the loud music?party nights every other night (I'm getting a bit old for that now!!!) and Leah - lovely but a mouth like a fog horn that kept us a wake until 2 then woke us up at 6!!! (She works there!)

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

13 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Staff are really friendly and helpful, especially the lady who cleans/serves breakfast! Right on the becach, our room was just a few steps away from the water. BBQ and music some nights.

Disliked: Drinks in the bar are quite expensive. Wifi could be better.

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

20 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: amazing place..nice bbq:-) ..friendly personnel..

Disliked: bring a lock, because there is no place to leave your stuff if you don't bring it..

100.0%
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Luke Morris

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 May 2012 Luke would recommend this property

Liked: Aquario Hostel is one of the best hostels I've stayed at in the whole of South America. The location is excellent, right by the beach in front of the water so you fall asleep to the sound of waves crashing against the beach. The best thing about Aquario though is the atmosphere and the amazing and extremely helpful staff (especially Guadalupe...legend!). Helpful with trekking, transfers, amazing beaches to go too, whatever you want really. Can't recommend this hostel highly enough, great place! Also make sure you sign up for the all you can eat bbq whilst you're there...it's awesome!

Disliked: Luke left no negative feedback.

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

Simon Ringer

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

08 May 2012 Simon would recommend this property

Liked: Nice staff. Good clean rooms. Great spot by the water.

Disliked: Simon left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

23 April 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Friendliness of the staff, the view from the room on the island. Location was near a beach and at the beginning of the trail to Lopes Mendes. To the little village you hadn to walk for about 1km over the beach, but this is a nice evening walk. The hostel has a cooperation with the Che Lagarto hostel. There is a nice BBQ.

Disliked: The quality of the shower and the bed. (Double room)

91.4%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing

19 March 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Rooms look over the water. Great boat party offered. Ferry drops you at the door. Really social and dinners offered most nights. Had a great time, really relaxed and close to everything.

Disliked: Internet didn't work and staff didn't seem to want to fix it.

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

leonard rocha

Alone

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

05 March 2012 leonard would recommend this property

Liked: It´s a great place to meet fellow backpackers and have a great time.

Disliked: leonard left no negative feedback.

100.0%
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Bee O'Callaghan

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Visiting friends or family

28 February 2012 Bee would recommend this property

Liked: I loved the staff and the vibe of the place location is perfect . Honestly I would advise you to book !!!

Disliked: Bee left no negative feedback.

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

Christopher watts

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

10 February 2012 Christopher would recommend this property

Liked: Location was perfect and more often than not it was the place that people ended up at for late night music/party.

Disliked: Dorms are a little cramped but still good value for money.

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

Mino Corsale

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

05 February 2012 Mino would recommend this property

Liked: The staff and the breakfast

Disliked: Not so much but you have to check out every information you'll get from David. He is very nice but not so informated.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

27 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice atmosphere, very friendly and helpful staff

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Adam Popowicz

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

10 December 2011 Adam would recommend this property

Liked: the location for the rooms was perfect, literally 3-4 metres from the sea and the hostel itself is just perfect location wise.our private room was lovely and a good size and cleaned daily.its about a 10 min walk to main town on beach which is fine and town itself is nice but very quiet during the week which is why this hostel is good and next door at che lagarto as it organises evenings of food and drink for a good price. the tues bbq is awesome!!!fully recommended!

Disliked: wifi quite variable and bit hit and miss but does work just slow.as ude expect on an island like this though.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

17 October 2011

Liked: It has a great location, only a 10 minute walk along the beach to the town. The views of the beaches are lovely. The staff were willing to help with any questions or queries we had. They organised a lot of trips and transfers at reasonable prices.

Disliked: It was disappointing on arrival as the hostel does not look like the pictures on the hostelbookers website - It was quite run down. The description of the rooms is different to how they actually are. The room was very damp and dated. It was not good value for money.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

07 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The views from the rooms were amazing! Aquario is just off the pier where the ferry drops you so you don't have to walk far with your rucksack. It is also right beside the Che Lagarto hostel so you get to meet the people from there easily. There is a nice breakfast and a cool terrace with hammocks.

Disliked: The room was a bit damp and the shower was cold.

54.3%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 60%

Donncha Walsh

With friends / other travellers

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

25 September 2011 Donncha would recommend this property

Liked: location and bbq were excellent.

Disliked: staff not helpful at all and was quite dirty. had to ask repeatedly for change from paying accomdation cost. one computer for internet which didnt work on a number of accasions and was just told to use the hostel next doors (che lagarto) internet instead and no attempt was made to fix it for a number of hours.

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

anna tribe

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Sightseeing & culture

18 August 2011 anna would recommend this property

Liked: amazing views, so nice to have breakfast right next to the sea and hear it as you went to sleep in the evening too. very fun bbqs, met lots of nice people, staff were friendly and told us how to get to different beaches. lovely time.

Disliked: you have to ask for new towels!

100.0%
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Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

28 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: right on the beach,10min walk to aabrao city,very nice rooms,a beautifull place and the spot is just perfect!! i think the most beautifull of all the hostels ive seen there!

Disliked: none

65.7%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 60% Facilities - 40% Safety - 80%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Robert Branch

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing

12 May 2011 Robert would recommend this property

Liked: Right on the water and rooms with amazing views!

Disliked: No kitchen facilities and for few Reals more you can get hotel off beach but much nicer rooms & breakfast.

48.6%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 40%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 March 2011

Liked: The location ' very near the beaches

Disliked: Room was tiny, toilet didnt work properly, hostel room was very damp and bed clothes were also damp, very uncomfortable to stay in

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

Oliver Hampel

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 February 2011 Oliver would recommend this property

Liked: Lovley and helpful staff

Disliked: none

82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing

22 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: We meet nice people there.

Disliked: A little noisy, because of some guys in the down floor.

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

michiel arnoldus

With my spouse / partner

Sightseeing & culture

16 January 2011 michiel would recommend this property

Liked: Stunning location, very heplfull and friendly staff, nice clean rooms, great barbeque, decent breakfast. Might be one of the nicest and most convenient spots for budget accomodation.

Disliked: It was very hot and most rooms had new aircons, but they did not work because the plugs did not fit. What is that about? And the first room had a very noisy fan, which meant a spleepless night. After we changed it got better. But why not fix it properly? And be carefull with their door-to-door shuttle service to rio, advertised as 2-3 hours. It took us most of the day (6 hours), picking up all the people in rio. You might be quicker off taking the regular bus and boat from Rio.

77.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals

08 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: i met a lot of people from different countries and also brazilians the cleanner lady was really heplful

Disliked: one part of the property is still under construction (was not mention anywhere) acces to the hostel very dirty and moody late at night, doors are closed - the only acces must be done by the hostel next doors

48.6%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 40%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 20%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
City break

14 December 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location as was quite secluded and had good views.

Disliked: Only 1 old slow computer with someone always on it, and it cost to use. Room was very basic for the expensive price. Had no toilet paper our entire stay, despite asking for it 4 times... Sometimes the staff seemed slightly... vacant.