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Reviews of Lapa Hostel Rio de Janeiro Hostel

Rua do Rezende, 43, Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 88%

Location 87%

Safety 86%

Staff 85%

Value 82%

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
  • Adaptors
  • Bar
  • Board Games
  • Book Exchange
  • Cafe
  • Common Room
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free City Maps
  • Free Internet Access
  • Games Room
  • Hot Showers
  • Housekeeping
  • Internet Access
  • Linen Included
  • Luggage Storage
  • Meeting Room
  • Tea/Coffee Making Facilities
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Towels for hire
  • Wii

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel 1.56USD

Important Information

Special Event Booking for: Reveillon 2015

**Conditions: A minimum of 4 nights is required (between 29th Dec – 4th of Jan).

**Payment Method: Credit Card or paypal invoice

** Payment policy: Payment of 50% in advance of your total bill is required. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, You will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 72 hours will result in cancellation of your booking.

**Cancellation Policy: A minimum of 20 days prior to check in date is required. 50% paid is Non Refundable

Special Event Booking for: Carnival 2015

**Conditions: A minimum of 5 nights is required (between 12th February – 18th of February).

**Payment Method: Credit Card or paypal invoice

** Payment policy for Carnival: Payment of 50% in advance of your total bill is required. After your booking is confirmed by hostelworld.com, You will be contacted to proceed and arrange the payment method. Failure to complete the payment in 72 hours will result in cancellation of your booking.

**Cancellation Policy for Carnival: A minimum of 10 days prior to check in date is required. 50% paid is Non Refundable

Check-in / Check-out

Earliest check-in: 00:00

Policies

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

Group booking?

Group of 15 or more traveling to Rio de Janeiro?

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Atmosphere 82%

Cleanliness 85%

Facilities 88%

Location 87%

Safety 86%

Staff 85%

Value 82%

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97% Overall Rating
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97% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jan 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing, City break, Partying / nightlife, Romantic getaway, Sightseeing & culture

Liked: The staff was very friendly and gave us a lot of good advices, presented us to a dj on a party that we loved.

Customer would recommend this property

83% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 100%
  • Facilities - 80%
  • Location - 60%
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  • Value - 100%
83% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Liked: Yes - the breakfast is great...& location is right in the heart of Lapa (as long as you dont mind the late night noise & transvestite prostitutes out the front!)....

Disliked: BUT - after that.... it really is worth finding ANOTHER Hostel in Rio.1 - The rooms are stinking hot...advertise as "with AC"...but a joke. Wont turn AC on until 10pm... & it makes no difference.2 - Minimal Security - flimsy, small lockers, nowhere to sore your bag, many people had items stolen3 - Dangerous Electrical....exposed wires galore!4 - Bathrooms are run down & grotty. In one bathroom a resident CAT lived in it!&5 - You book a specific room, eg I booked a 4-bed dorm...but are pushed into what ever was available - a 14 bed dorm for the same price. Hmmmm.

94% Overall Rating
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94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
17 Jun 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Beach / sunbathing, Events / festivals, Partying / nightlife, Sightseeing & culture, Sports, adventure or outdoor activities

Liked: Friendly staff and clean. Breakfast is pretty good too.compared to most hostels.

Customer would recommend this property

46% Overall Rating
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  • Cleanliness - 60%
  • Facilities - 60%
  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 20%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 20%
46% Overall Rating

Anonymous
24 Feb 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year, Partying / nightlife

Liked: Good locationHas PCs

Disliked: Where do I start- Some staff were nice but a lot of the time they would ignore you while you are waiting to ask a question to chat amongst themselves- No internet for 2 days. Told to go to an internet cafe, no offer to compensate for the incovenience - No water for half a day- Two breaks ins, people lost their entire bags! (which dont fit into lockers)- Some rooms dont have enough lockers for the number of beds

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
11 Dec 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

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

Liked: Nice breakfast there. Great location, very close to the touristic spots and the gorgeous beaches of Rio.

Customer would recommend this property

94% Overall Rating
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  • Value - 80%
94% Overall Rating

Anonymous
09 Jul 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: It is right in the city center, (personally i dont like the city center or rio) breakfast is good and the staff is helpfull. Also the beds are stable and confortable. I would recomend this hostel

Disliked: Nothing really, I just didnt like Lapa in General

Customer would recommend this property

57% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 80%
  • Safety - 80%
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  • Value - 40%
57% Overall Rating

Anonymous
23 May 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Liked: Location was good, free internet and breakfast was okay and beds were comfy.

Disliked: There was no door on the bathrooms and the shower curtains were see through! The room was a bit stuffy as one of the fans was broken.

66% Overall Rating
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  • Location - 100%
  • Safety - 60%
  • Staff - 40%
  • Value - 80%
66% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Liked: The Hostel is located on Lapa, with a lot of places to go out at night and drink. Rooms are okay with power plugs on all the beds, lockers and they are quite big. A/C is turned on only during the night so it may be very hot during summer. Kitchen could be better, the oven only had one side working and it was way slow to cook anything there. The Hostel itself is a good place to meet other travelers but lacks a bit on fun. Party-goers will probably be disappointed.

Disliked: They had problems to find my booking when I arrived, but they eventually found it.

Customer would recommend this property

89% Overall Rating
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89% Overall Rating

Anonymous
12 Apr 2013

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

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

Liked: Awesome friendly and helpful staff who are there 24/7. Free Caiprianas on the weekend was a great way to meet the other hostel stayers. Lapa is a colorful area which has some sights to see and good access to buses although can be a bit dodgy at night. (Then again it is Rio). Reasonably clean with the bathrooms being cleaned regularly

Customer would recommend this property

100% Overall Rating
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100% Overall Rating

Anonymous
26 Mar 2013

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing

Liked: The facilities and services on offer.

Customer would recommend this property

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