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Big Hostel Brasil

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Av. Sete de Setembro, 1655 | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas 69005141, Brazil
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Cape Canaveral, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

words can not explain the fun I had staying at this hostel, the rooms are clean and have air con, I stayed during the world cup, and pretty much had the dorm to myself. The communal area was super clean, and the staff so helpful and maybe a little crazy. I meet some great people and had some amazing experiences... More 

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Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

I loved my time in Manaus. I really enjoyed staying at Big Hostel Brasil. The people there were wonderful and very friendly. It was a wonderful experience and the hostel became my home in Brazil. It was hard to leave. And if I ever make it back to Manaus. I would definitely stay there again.

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Mandurah, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

First time in Brazil and first time staying at a hostel. It was the start of the World Cup and the place was pretty busy with people from all over the world coming and going. Fair to say it was a great experience even though the majority of the time i was there i had no clothes courtesy of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

The new owners (since 01/08/2014) are highly motivated and organized a special price for a night ride to the airport with a cooperating taxi driver. I recommend this cheap and very clean hostel with a nice and open community area in the backyard, air-conditioning and good location in the center, between the theater and the port, in front of a... More 

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Hanover, CT
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

I really enjoyed this hostel. Very nice people. Bathrooms always spotless. Family atmosphere. Almost all the guests are foreigners. Previous owner (who left a couple days after I arrived) swears nothing has ever been stolen. Good security with someone at the front desk at all times, opening the gate only for people who look worthy. By Brazilian standards, the beds... More 

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New York
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

We stayed there two nights during the World Cup (June 21 & 22, 2014) and the owners gouged us viciously. This was the only room we could find on the internet when we booked accommodations in April and they charged us 960 Reals a night. This room was worth perhaps $20-30 but since the World Cup was going on and... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

Stayed here during the World Cup after our jungle tour. We were planning on just chilling for a few days before we left for Salvador. A few things to note. As stated before the water next the hostel is stagnant and breeds a lot of Mosquitoes! I'm an Australian and it's pretty bad! The first night we were eaten alive... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

I stayed here during the World Cup because hotels were too expensive. Even though the place was packed, the owners did a commendable job of looking after all the guests. They were literally available around the clock to answer questions and address concerns. The cleaning staff managed to keep up with us masses of stinky, sweaty dudes almost all of... More 

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Rome, Italy
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106 reviews 106 reviews
52 hotel reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Well, ok, it is world cup period. but spending almost 80 US$ for a dorm with 20 or more beds and no breakfast it is really incredible, never imagined to see something similar at it. Seen that, location is good

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San Francisco, California, United States
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124 reviews 124 reviews
79 hotel reviews
168 helpful votes 168 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

the good: the owners try really hard and the private rooms are nice. the bad: The 14 bed dorm has one tiny bathroom, with no AC from 8am to 6pm. Someone destroyed the bathroom twice while I was there and I wont elaborate.... Raw sewage floating in the river next door. Mosquitos everywhere! Their laundry service is just washing (not... More 

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