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Reviews of Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema Rio de Janeiro

Hostel

Rua Paul Redfern N48, Ipanema, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 80%

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • Linen
  • Luggage Room

Facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Lockers
  • Self-Catering Facilities
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • 24 Hour Security
  • Airport Transfers
  • Bar
  • Cable TV
  • Common Room
  • Elevator
  • Free Internet Access
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Key Card Access
  • Linen Included
  • Tours/Travel Desk

Important Information

PLEASE NOTE:
Any bookings with dates within New Years 2010 (mandatory 4 nights package - 28/12-01/01) & Carnaval 2010 (mandatory 6 nights package 11/02/-17/02).
Full prepayment is needed in order to warranty the booking, after booking the Hostel will contact you for the prepayment details. Failure to prepay the booking will result
In the booking being cancelled.Not allowed under 18

During special periods like: CARNIVAL - NEW YEAR’S – HOLIDAYS:
- 100 % payment in advance is required.
- If the reservation is canceled 30 or more days before the check-in date, only 70% of the booking value will be refunded.
- If the reservation is canceled between 29 and 15 days before check-in date, only 50% of the booking value will be refunded.
- If the reservation is canceled 15 days before to the check-in, or less, there will be no refund of the booking value.

Shared Dorm:
Each reservation is for an individual bed, although you book the same number of beds as the room has, this doesn’t guarantee that all people are going to be in the same room.

Underage policy:
Guests under 18 years old are not allowed without their parents or responsible adult and they must stay in a private room.

Exchange Rate:
-Our prices are set in USD. The exchange rate to local currency used is not the official daily one, because of the market variation. The exchange rate used is established by Che Lagarto, the exchange rate shown on the website can change. Please contact us for more information.
-The payment can use Reais or Dollars.
- We accept Visa and Mastercard credit cards for payments over R$ 200.

It´s forbidden to:
- Drink or eat inside the rooms.
- Bring hard liquor into the hostel.
- Smoke or use drugs in the Hostel.

Schedule:
Check-In: from 2pm
Check-Out: until 11am
*Half of the daily rate will be charged for late check out between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. After 2:00 PM a full daily rate will be charged.

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 14:00

Latest Check-out: 11:00

Policies

  • Age Restriction
  • Credit Cards Accepted
  • No Curfew
  • Taxes Included

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rio de Janeiro?

Contact us directly

Atmosphere 86%

Cleanliness 75%

Facilities 78%

Location 91%

Safety 86%

Staff 86%

Value 80%

Showing 1-10 of 14 reviews

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
16 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Great hostel that was located one block from Ipanema Beach and in a safe area. Supermarket and food options close by, as well as easy to get to from the airport by the blue airport bus. The famous lake is about a 10 minute walk and is lovely to walk or run around in the early morning. Rooms were good and swept out cleaned every day, and the breakfast that is included is sufficient - toast, fresh bread rolls, fresh fruits, tea and coffee and freshly baked cakes by the lovely housekeeping staff. The thing that makes this hostel is the staff! So friendly and so helpful, and all speak English very well. Thank you to Ricky, Gabriella, Jonathan, Ariel and the rest of the team it was a great stay and I hope to be back soon!

Disliked: Can get quite noisy at night from the sounds of the street below so make sure you bring earplugs. Also would've liked a blanket or something for the bed as all you are given is a sheet and it did get a bit cold at night (maybe there were blankets available and I just didn't think to ask!)

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Jun 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: it was one block away from Ipanema beach, very good location, staff super friendly!

Disliked: the first night we stayed in floor 6 and they only have elevator to floor 4 not convenient if you have a heavy bag, the room in floor 6 was too small and bathroom outside was not so pretty, then they changed us to floor 5 the next day since our friends were staying there, room was way bigger and bathroom inside was in a better condition.

Customer would recommend this property

97% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
05 May 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Loved the staff, very very friendly and helpfuk. Caio is awesome!

Disliked: Really nothing

Customer would recommend this property

74% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 40%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 60%
  • Value - 60%
74% Overall Rating

Anonymous
10 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: the hostel is really close to the beach of Ipanema, and it is also located in a really nice neighborhood near to a lot of bus stops. The staff was really nice and the atmosphere of the bar during the night was very good.

Disliked: They weren't able to find the reservation that i made through hostel bookers, so they change our first night to a room that had no air condition, and they didn't gave us any discount for the inconvenience.

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Staff were great, really friendly and helpful. The room was a good size, with big lockers and an ensuite bathroom. Also its a fun, socialble hostel, we had a great time

Disliked: nothing

Customer would recommend this property

80% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 60%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 100%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 80%
  • Value - 80%
80% Overall Rating

Anonymous
31 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Partying / nightlife

Liked: everything

Disliked: The fact that there is no ac/fan in the room

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
25 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing

Liked: The staff were SO nice!

Disliked: Wished it was cheaper and breakfast was ok. Could have more local tropical fruits

Customer would recommend this property

91% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
91% Overall Rating

Anonymous
27 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Very nice staff. One block from the beach in one of the beautiful places in Rio.

Disliked: On the first day the bathroom was not clean. The other days were good.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 100%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 80%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 80%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
01 Oct 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Great location - safe and only one block from the beach. Also close to a lot of great shops and restaurants. There isn't a common area in the traditional sense, but the bar is great. Drinks are fairly priced and they organize nights out to all the best areas of the city. Staff is very friendly and helpful. Social atmosphere which makes it easy to meet fellow travelers.

Disliked: Water temperature and pressure was very inconsistent. Rooms were hot. Some security lockers had broken latches and couldn't be locked. Breakfast only runs until 10am so don't count on making it there in time if you go out the night before.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
  • Atmosphere - 80%
  • Cleanliness - 80%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 100%
  • Staff - 100%
  • Value - 100%
89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
03 Sep 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Partying / nightlife, Relaxation / spa, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff was really helpful and spoke good english. The bar was nice and the hostel offers quite some activities. They clean everything twice a day!

Disliked: The kitchen was really small and poorly equiped.

Customer would recommend this property

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