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Favela Chic Hostel

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Rua Major Raul de Mattos 78, Foz do Iguacu, State of Parana 85853-180, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Naas, Ireland
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 hotel reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived from Rio expecting a chilled vibe hostel to relax in. It didn't exactly meet our expectations. There were only two other people there when we arrived. We had booked a twin room, which turned out to have a full set of toiletries already there as well as one filthy set of bedding! Once we got over this we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop twice at Favela Chic during a little trip around Brasil, Argentina and Paraguay. Nick the owner was very kind and helpful. Always in the mood for small talks or answering my questions. He speaks perfect french which is always nice even if we could speak portuguese or english. The commun areas are great to meet people, with one big... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

This is a great value hostel in a great location - ideally placed to easily see the falls from both sides. Lovely atmosphere and some nice chill out areas, especially the bar. Staff are really friendly and will help with trips / advice on where to eat / picks ups etc. Stayed in the private room with own bathroom, which... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Like any terrible experience staying at Favela Chic leaves its imprint, an indelible mark on your trip that allows an unspoken connection with other travelers and membership to a special group of hardy souls. Emerging from the doors after a troubled sleep you'll forever have a look in your eye, a look that says you've been there, you "watched roaches... More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014 via mobile

Good location for visiting both sides of the waterfalls. Friendly staff that arranged our bus tickets to buenos aires and gave us great tips. The English owner wasn't much around, but the other guys spoke enough English to make themselves clear. Lovely outdoor area where we turned on the BBQ 2 days in a row and also relaxed in the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2014

The owner was very friendly and helpt as with booking our tours there and pointing out some nice restaurants in the neighbourhood. The hostel has a nice hippie vibe to it and is located well, only 20minutes from the falls / airport and the borders of argentina and paraguay. The only negative comments; is was raining when we left, and... More 

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Le Francois, Martinique
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12 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

So this place has a really unique vibe too it, in that it feels kinda roughed up, but still charming at the same time, almost like you're camping, but indoors, hard to describe. Very open air feel to the place. Bathrooms need work, and most things could definitely be newer. That said, the ambiance and atmosphere was one coolest I've... More 

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Campinas, SP
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83 reviews 83 reviews
20 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My husband and I came here and stayed in the converted van (just for the fun of it). I thought we were supposed to have our own bathroom in the back of the lot but it seemed more and more that people would go there to do their business that would take a long time..... Annoyingly people were always in... More 

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Lillehammer, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

With the colourful gate a door opens to step from the random side street into a magical and unique oasis! The mingle of pure nature and art is the perfect surrounding to relax and reflect upon the beautiful adventures of iguacu while the various hammocks, arm chairs and couches as well as the football table and the hostel bar offer... More 

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San Pablo, Costa Rica
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

This hostel has great location especially if you want to experience the diffrent landmarks, such as the iguazu falls.The breakfast is good with yogurt, bread, fruits and sometimes a little extra. The owner is really helpful and goes the extra mile when it comes to service, for example he gave us a ride to the center when needed. Overall a... More 

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