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Reviews of Lapa Hostel

Hostel | Rua do Rezende 43, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 20231-094

83.2% Overall Rating

36 out of 49 customers would recommend this property

Recent review (30/07/2014)

"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!)...."

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Facilities

  • Air Conditioning
  • Bar
  • Credit cards accepted
  • Self-catering Facilities
  • No curfew
  • Secure lockers
  • Lounge area
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • 24 hour reception
  • 24 hour hot showers
  • Tours/Travel Desk
  • Bar(s)
  • Café
  • Common area / room
  • Communal kitchen
  • Internet access in public areas

Purchasable Extras

  • Towel USD 2.04

What's Included

  • Luggage Room
  • Breakfast
  • Linen

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

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83.2%

Overall Rating

36 out of 49 HostelBookers customers said that they would recommend 'Lapa Hostel'

Atmosphere
80.0%
Location
87.2%
Facilities
85.6%
Cleanliness
81.6%
Staff
84.0%
Value
80.0%
Safety
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82.9%
Atmosphere - 60% Staff - 80% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 100% Value - 100%

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Sightseeing & culture

30 July 2014

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 stolen 3 - 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.

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

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

27 June 2014 Customer would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

45.7%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 20%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 60% Value - 20%

Victoria Iaroslavski

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

09 March 2014

Liked: Good location Has 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

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

Roberta Espinoza

Alone

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

17 December 2013 Roberta would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Roberta left no negative feedback.

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

Johnny Abreu

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

07 August 2013 Johnny would recommend this property

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

57.1%
Atmosphere - 20% Staff - 40% Facilities - 60% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 40%

Michelle Riley

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

28 May 2013

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.

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

Patrick Claudino

With friends / other travellers

Events / festivals

29 April 2013 Patrick would recommend this property

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.

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 100% Safety - 80%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 80%

Gemma Milne

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

22 April 2013 Gemma would recommend this property

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

Disliked: Gemma left no negative feedback.

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

ALAN LINKKO

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

28 March 2013 ALAN would recommend this property

Liked: The facilities and services on offer.

Disliked: ALAN left no negative feedback.

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

ALAN FREITAS

Alone

Beach / sunbathing

28 March 2013 ALAN would recommend this property

Liked: Good staff and atmosphere.

Disliked: ALAN left no negative feedback.

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

GEORGE HUMBERTO

Alone

Beach / sunbathing
Business / conference
City break
Events / festivals
Partying / nightlife
Romantic getaway
Shopping
Work / volunteering

25 March 2013 GEORGE would recommend this property

Liked: very cool

Disliked: god

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

MAURICIO LEITE

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

21 March 2013 MAURICIO would recommend this property

Liked: Love the location and helpful staff

Disliked: nothing

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife
Sightseeing & culture

03 March 2013

Liked: .good location, nearby bars, airport, restaurants, sights. .cooled drinks for less money. .free WiFi.

Disliked: see above

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Partying / nightlife

19 February 2013

Liked: Nice and helpfulness staffs

Disliked: The bedroom has no window. The air condicionator is of 10am to 10pm.

40.0%
Atmosphere - 40% Staff - 20% Facilities - 60% Safety - 60%
Location - 40% Cleanliness - 20% Value - 40%

Customer review

With my spouse / partner

Backpacking / gap year

15 February 2013

Liked: You can easily walk to the Sambadrome in 10-15 minutes even though the staff tell you to take a cab. It's very quiet considering its location to the bars.

Disliked: Worst hostel in South America. A guy in our room got bit by bed bugs and a number of us in the room had some bites.They don't turn the AC on until 11 pm and its incredibly hot and uncomfortable unless you have the two beds next to the AC. They ran out of pillowcases so we just didn't get one. Most staff are rude and unhelpful or they don't speak English and it is hard to communicate. The common areas are small and uncomfortable. The hostel is 10-15 min walk from the metro with a 15 min ride to the beach.stay somewhere else!

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

Khader Vali Syed

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

27 January 2013 Khader Vali would recommend this property

Liked: The staff were friendly and relaxed and there was a good ambience at the hostel, in general.

Disliked: Khader Vali left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Sightseeing & culture

28 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Helpful,friendly

Disliked: nothing

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

aline regis

Alone

Sightseeing & culture
Visiting friends or family

25 November 2012 aline would recommend this property

Liked: Friendy staff, always available to help. The hostel is in a quiet street, close to bars, restaurants and transportation. The place was always clean and they got a nice kitchen and meeting area.

Disliked: aline left no negative feedback.

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year
Partying / nightlife

16 November 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: GOOD LOCATION , AWESOME STAFF!!

Disliked: NOTHING

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

Customer review

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year
Sightseeing & culture

06 August 2012

Liked: In the middle of the lapa district, quite clean.

Disliked: Ok to start with: we had a reservation for three days, on arrival they told us the hostel is overbooked and we can just stay one night (it seemed like it happened more often) Further on the price was different as shown on hostelbookers and even after showing the reservation there was no chance. The 4 bed dorm (50 reales) is actually not a 4 bed dorm because its just fenced by a 2,5 wall to all the other rooms, its a little bit stinky and the clima didnt work..... so far worst stay in Brazil......

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

Customer review

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

06 August 2012 Customer would recommend this property

Liked: Fantastic location and atmosphere!! Thanks for all guys!!

Disliked: Customer left no negative feedback.

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

richard winterbourn

Alone

Visiting friends or family

04 July 2012 richard would recommend this property

Liked: Excellent hostel and a great place to meet other travellers right in the heart of Lapa Rio's centre for restaurants, bars etc. An excellent breakfast prepared by the young Chilean wo,man who is in day-to-day control will easily get you through to lunch. But be warned, after breakfast you must wash your own cups and plate.....

Disliked: Nothing, except that it does not have a bar. But that will not be a problem for much longer, they are building one downstairs

88.6%
Atmosphere - 100% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 60% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Anja Vujnovic

With friends / other travellers

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

23 June 2012 Anja would recommend this property

Liked: Nice location, close to all the best party spots in Lapa and yet it rarely gets noisy in hostel. Hostel is run by very welcoming, friendly and helpful staff and has a really nice homey, laid back atmosphere. Great place to meet other travellers. Bathroom was cleaned several times a day. And of course... THE CAT...we loved the cat!

Disliked: Dirty area near hostel.

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

Markus Merz

With friends / other travellers

Backpacking / gap year

20 June 2012

Liked: the breakfast was good and the stuff very friendly

Disliked: no space in the room, the bathrooms not that clean, very noisy

88.6%
Atmosphere - 80% Staff - 100% Facilities - 80% Safety - 100%
Location - 80% Cleanliness - 80% Value - 100%

Marie Louise Henriksen

Alone

Backpacking / gap year

10 June 2012 Marie Louise would recommend this property

Liked: The Hostel was good value for the money. I stayed in the 20 bed dorm, but it didn't feel crowded, and I did not have problems sleeping. Their cat is really nice :-)

Disliked: Marie Louise left no negative feedback.