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Reviews of Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty

Hostel | Rua Orlando Carpinelli, 5, Praia do Pontal (Pontal Beach), Paraty, Brazil 23970-000

86.5% Overall Rating

75 out of 86 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (06/03/2014)

Ekaterina Dracheva thinks…

"First of all am very surprised that Geko don~t have much reviews here, because it was always fully booked . I booked for 3 nights and stayed for 3 weeks! This is my family in Brazil now and I will…"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Currency Exchange
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • Restaurant
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bicycle hire
  • Bar(s)
  • BBQ area
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet café

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

Terms and Conditions for group bookings: - We require a 50% deposit. - The group may have to be split-up with the Hostel Next Door depending on availability, group size and configuration of bedrooms. - 3 nights minimum stay. - Up to 15 persons max. - For group bookings (15 persons max) we require a 30 day notice to process cancellation. - Deposits will not be refundable for cancellations with less than 30 days notice.

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86.5%

Overall Rating

75 out of 86 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Geko Hostel & Pousada Paraty'

Atmosphere
86.4%
Location
98.4%
Facilities
81.6%
Cleanliness
82.4%
Staff
91.2%
Value
87.2%
Safety
78.4%
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57.1%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: The american girl who works there

Disliked: The cleanliness, the beds, too hot at night to sleep

60.0%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 20% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

07 February 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: breakfast on the beach - nice bar, staff were friendly

Disliked: lockers where not in the dorm. room was extremely hot and bathroom, not clean

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

30 January 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GREAT location and breakfast is great, on the beach. they offer a different kind of meal everyday. staff was very helpful

Disliked: the only way to get to the bus station is walking (15 minutes at least) or by taxi (15 reales). there's one bathroom for 10 people in some rooms and the bathroom wasn't cleaned everyday in my opinion.

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

Kali George

With my spouse / partner

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

03 January 2012 Kali would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great breakfast..bathrooms cleaned daily

Disliked: Kitchen really too small to use, but lots of great restaurants nearby

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Partying / nightlife

22 November 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: the breakfast and evening meals on the beach were great, really good location. Edwardo at reception was great - helpfull and friendly. good place 2 meet people on weekends but very quiet during the week.

Disliked: the mattresses are really bad and need replacing. there always seemed to be loads of staff around doin nothing.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 80% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 100%

Nena Logan

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

16 October 2011 Nena would recommend this property

Liked: Loved the beach bar and breakfast on the beach.

Disliked: The en suite bathrooms werent great...

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

Teresa Goncalves

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

29 September 2011 Teresa would recommend this property

Liked: Right on the beach, spacious rooms, clean toilets. They have their own bar as well which offers cheap and tasty dinner, a free caipirinha on arrival and general good vibes. The staff are really friendly and willing to help you in any way they can.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

elanor gilmore

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

19 September 2011 elanor would recommend this property

Liked: Chilled out atmousphere, right on the beach loved the meals at the beach bar and free cocktails lovely touch, really helpful staff did whatever they could for us.

Disliked: nothing

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

Samuel Webster

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 August 2011 Samuel would recommend this property

Liked: Alot, the breakfast is one of the best in South America!! On the beach, its beautiful, Great staff!!

Disliked: Nothing

The property's response is...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

21 July 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Nice and friendly staff, great place on the beach as beautiful place for breakfast.

Disliked: the sheets were dirty and the matrass was not comfortable

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

10 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, rooms nice and clean. Good offers on dinners and drinks and trips too. Very easy. And reception open 24/7.

Disliked: We stayed a 3rd night...didnt receive a receipt for our payment and they tried to make us pay again as the orginal one was not logged into system apparently! Naughty. Bar that all positive.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

04 June 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: super nice staff, great breakfast, right next to the beach!

Disliked: rooms were a little musty

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

Aviv Tahar

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

20 May 2011 Aviv would recommend this property

Liked: really friendly staff, fair and tries to help you with everything you need an amazing location, those guys took me to have fun with them and with the other guests of the hostel it is just so great to wake up near the beach feels safe the bathrooms arnt a blast but they are pretty ok, and they clean your room everyday.

Disliked: internet connection was bad

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

Michelle littlejohn

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture
Work / volunteering

20 May 2011 Michelle would recommend this property

Liked: The breakfast! The location was opposite the beach and a walk to the centre!

Disliked: Rooms were a little stuffy

74.3%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

03 March 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location and probably a good place to meet people, with a bar and social meals in the evenings (sometimes in conjunction with the twinned hostel next door).

Disliked: However.... - Charged for internet (on really slow terminals) - Dorm room was cramped with no lockers (can pay for a small security box - another hidden cost) - Dorm room was hot and to add to this, the member of staff who showed us our room said he had put us in the section by the door (as opposed to next to the bathroom) because it was really hot in the other room! Surely a need to sort this out then?! - Not much space to chill out, given the number of people staying there (slightly cramped)

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

malin sorensen

Alone

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

02 March 2011 malin would recommend this property

Liked: Great Hostel! Easy to meet new people if ur travelling alone and great location! Had a great stay and Im stopping by again on my way back from Rio!! Ha a great time in this hostel!

Disliked: nothing

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 60%

Priscilla Rasmussen

With my spouse / partner

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

26 February 2011 Priscilla would recommend this property

Liked: Liked the staff and environment

Disliked: As the hostel offers dinner service, it was not possible for us to cook as we planned .

71.4%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 80% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 60%

Liam Whitley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

22 February 2011 Liam would recommend this property

Liked: Great meals offered each night for a reasonable price (10-15 BRL), excellent breakfast each morning which includes ham,cheese, spreads, bread, fruits, juice, coffee etc and best of all there is a toastie maker!!! Location across from the beach is great for sitting by the beach in one of the many kiosks and downing a few beers or caipirinhas. Staff are all very friendly and helpful, although are often too busy chatting amongst each other to notice that someone is there waiting to ask a question.

Disliked: HOT HOT HOT!! Inadequate ventilation in both the dorm rooms that we stayed in and fans which did little to keep you cool. Air con would be a welcome investment for this hostel. Charging to use the internet on the house computers when Wi-fi was free, although it was only $1BRL for 20mins.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

16 February 2011

Liked: The staff was really nice and the food was good! The tours on offer are worth their money (especially the boat trip) and you are quite close to the city centre. Every Saturday there is a beach party with the El Misti hostel, which is right beside the Geko.

Disliked: One cant go swimming at the beach right in front of the Hostel. You have to take a 40min bus to get to the village beside Paraty, thats where the cool beaches are.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

25 January 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location, friendly staff, all-in-all just a good hostel right next to the beach. Above-average breakfast, eventhough nothing special (get up early for fresh juices!)

Disliked: Wi-Fi is free, but they charge for the use of the PCs, which imo is just ridiculous in this day and age.

97.1%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Rachael Sadler

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

11 January 2011 Rachael would recommend this property

Liked: Breakfast, Beach view.

Disliked: Nothing...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

23 October 2010 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: easy and relaxed

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 100%

Charlotte Moody

With friends / other travellers

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

19 October 2010 Charlotte would recommend this property

Liked: It was a great place to meet new people, lively and fun. Location was great. I really enjoyed the boat trip and also the Jeep Ride to the waterfalls. You should do this if you go there!! Highlight of my stay. Also this hostel is right next to the beach, cross a road and there is a beach. For better beaches its a small bus ride away.

Disliked: I didnt see the cleaners, cleaning the rooms properly, sand on the floor all the time and beds werent the cleanest.

42.9%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 20% Facilities - 20% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 20%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

18 October 2010

Liked: The location was good.

Disliked: We really disliked this hostel. The room, the bathroom and the kitchen were really dirty. The atmosphere wasn't friendly at all.

62.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 40% Safety - 60%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 40% Value - 60%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

15 October 2010

Liked: Had a cool bar area, helpful staff and is right on the beach and just a short walk from the town

Disliked: Not very clean - mouldy pillow. Noisey at night, other travellers staying there were not sociable and they tried to charge us more than was quoted in hostel bookers confirmation.


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