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Reviews of Lemon Spirit Hostel

Hostel | Rua Cupertino Durão 56, Leblon, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 22441-030

90.9% Overall Rating

50 out of 53 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (04/01/2013)

Gemma Weir thinks…

"Great location, great atmosphere, great showers, lots of chill out space, safe and secure. Luca was really helpful, so was niño. Others not so!"

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Safety deposit
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

Important Information

For New Years Eve and Carnaval bookings: To confirm the reservation you must answer the hostel in 48 hours with all the information required. Please note that it will charged the full balance due from your credit card. If the hostel isn't able to charge the credit cards, the hostel will contact you with other options of payment (PayPal, Money Transfer, Western Union). It's agreed that in case of Cancellation or No Show there’s no refunds. For both cases, If you do not contact the hostel in 48 hours they will cancel your reservation. We work with check-out time until 11AM and after that we charge late check-out until 4pm. After 4pm, an integral rate will be charged (80,00 BRL per person).

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90.9%

Overall Rating

50 out of 53 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lemon Spirit Hostel'

Atmosphere
91.2%
Location
96.0%
Facilities
87.2%
Cleanliness
91.2%
Staff
90.4%
Value
88.8%
Safety
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91.4%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 60% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 80%

Gemma Weir

With friends / other travellers

Work / volunteering

04 January 2013 Gemma would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, great atmosphere, great showers, lots of chill out space, safe and secure. Luca was really helpful, so was niño. Others not so!

Disliked: Bar didn't open til 5 and shuts at midnight. Apart from that great hostel

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

27 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good location

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Michael Cotton

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

23 December 2012 Michael would recommend this property

Liked: the location of the property is really good and you feel safe too, the staff were friendly and spoke good english. i would re-book this hostel in a heart beat. the tours they provide were at a good price too and we would recommend to anyone staying here.

Disliked: nothing to do with the hostel but the traffic outside kept me awake but my girlfriend slept like a baby and we stayed in a 6 mix dorm and there was a girl who at 5am decided to have a full convo on the phone to a friend she also was banging cupboards and just being really inconsiderate. other than that we really liked this hostel.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

18 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff, two of them really friendly Nino and Julia especially! Good bar area. You get a free Caprinia as well!

Disliked: Air con could be better!

100.0%
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Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

13 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fab location, really friendly and clean hostel!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

09 December 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Great location, easy to meet people, friendly staff.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Sarah Sharp

Alone

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

03 December 2012 Sarah would recommend this property

Liked: I had great fun at this sociable hostel - a great place to meet other travellers. Also, they arrange a lot of tours which are easy to book and a good price. The location was very close to the ipanema beaches and also to the restaurants and shopping of leblon/ipanema.

Disliked: !The beds were a little uncomfortable and our air conditioning leaked and so had to be turned off, which isn't too much fun with sun burn and a temperature of about 30C! Also, bare in mind that this is a centrally located hostel and so the traffic noise can be quite loud, plus you're in Rio and so people are partying all night - this is not a quiet hostel!

100.0%
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Richard Horn

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

27 November 2012 Richard would recommend this property

Liked: What's not to like? Great atmosphere, excellent staff from the desk to the bar to the ladies who work all day to keep everything clean. Great location and facilities very highly recommended.

Disliked: Richard left no negative feedback.

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

Caoimhe Clarke

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

04 November 2012 Caoimhe would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful staff, great communal spaces, cool atmosphere. Lots of bathrooms! Room at the top was great, plenty of privacy.

Disliked: Nothing.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture
Sports, adventure or outdoor activities
Work / volunteering

29 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This hostel is so close to the beach and in a great part of the city. This was my first stay in a hostel and I loved it! This is a great way to meet other people from all over the world.

Disliked: nothing at all... the night guard/watchman could be a little friendlier...

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

samantha mason

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 September 2012 samantha would recommend this property

Liked: I liked the chilled out atmosphere, the cool bean bags in the tv room, the nice outside area, and big beds.

Disliked: doors to rooms are not locked, but there are massive lockers for your bags so its not a problem. Only some rooms get the wifi.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 September 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: This is a great hostel, the staff are friendly and helpful and there is a good atmosphere amongst the guests. The location is perfect, Leblon is such a nice neighborhood.

Disliked: Bathrooms were sometimes not in the best condition, but still decent enough

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

21 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Its location is great and it was always busy so good to meet friends.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

02 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location - block from Leblon beach and close to supermarkets, restaurants, banks etc

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

emeline lhermite

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

23 July 2012 emeline would recommend this property

Liked: free capirihna :)

Disliked: nothing

94.3%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 100%
Location - 100% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

20 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Probably the cleanest hostel I've been to in brazil

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

City break

15 July 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Amazing location. Very clean. The staff are very friendly and helpful and both the bartenders make incredible Caipirinhas and are lovely people.

Disliked: Nothing...

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

05 June 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: It was a beautiful building, perfect location (although a bit expensive) and they offered some really cool day trips.

Disliked: The staff picks favorites. It happend to me (and I hear similar stories from others) that I asked to stay an extra night, they said it was full, but it turns out there were many open beds, and after they told me it was full they allowed someone they ´liked´ to stay an extra night. They are not on their game when it comes to organizing the trips they offer as well, very last minute and disorganized.

100.0%
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Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

21 May 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Clean, great staff, lots of neat other travelers, fantastic vibe and location.

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

elizabeth buncher

With friends / other travellers

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

06 May 2012 elizabeth would recommend this property

Liked: excellent location and friendly staff. good environment - clean sheets and pillowcases provided to every guest upon check-in. ample locker space (bring your own lock) for suitcases and backpacks.

Disliked: would be convenient if : 1. hostel provided towels 2. hostel provided locks to guests for lockers

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

12 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: 6 bed dorms are nice - comfortable 2-tier bunk beds, clean and spacious. Plenty of bathrooms. Nice bar - indoor and outdoor. Friendly and helpful staff.

Disliked: 9 bed dorms are cramped, with wobbly 3-tier bunk beds. We had to use lockers on another floor as there were none on our floor. However, hostel is great apart from this so well worth paying the extra for a 6-bed dorm. Kitchen could do with a few more pans.

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

Customer review

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Sightseeing & culture

01 December 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: all

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

20 October 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Hostel is clean, location is great and so is the breakfast.

Disliked: Nothing.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

06 October 2011

Liked: security lockers, plug socket by each bed, good location. Staff are helpful, wifi works well.

Disliked: because the bunk beds are three bunks high they fit 9 people into what would normally be a 6 bed dorm. We were there in low season so dorm was never full but it was cramped enough with just 5 of us in. Also there are two computers but only the keyboard for one works so if you don't have your own laptop you could be waiting a while. We were there for a few days of bad weather and there was no proper table to sit n eat at because the only ones are outside. Ended up sat on floor in tv room to eat.

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

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

24 September 2011 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: what a gem! only a block from the beach. very clean and comfortable. loads of bathrooms with hot water, we never had to wait. its quiet in the rooms, but has a cute bar and tv room and outside area. great wifi!! and there are powerpoints next to each bed. the staff are really helpful with great english.

Disliked: the nearest tube stop is about 25 min walk away. but you can get a bus easily.