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Che Lagarto Hostel Ilha Grande

Rua Canto da Praia s/n, Ilha Grande, State of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

Check in took a long time and the lady at the reception didn't bother to apologize this or even notice us standing there, she was just talking on the phone in portuguese. I was assigned to a bed and when I came back later someone else was sleeping there - they had given him the same bed. When someone checked... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Hostel was dirty (the kitchen was disgusting) and I saw a large rat near the kitchen area. Cockroaches all over the beautiful deck. There wasn't even any soap in the tiny overheated kitchen and barely any utensils (all of which was dirty - but then there was nothing to clean them with!) Staff were not particularly friendly or helpful (apparently... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We were quite disappointed by Che Lagarto. We spent 3 nights in a private room, which was adequate, relatively clean, and reasonably priced. However, overall the hostel was a disappointment. In our three days there were multiple water outages and almost no wireless internet available. Breakfast was uneven and picked over, food and utensils were often out. Everywhere else we... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2015

I had some bad luck when I visited Ilha Grande - there was a power cut on the entire island (which is apparently not uncommon!). Whilst for most places that meant "closed for business", this hostel was well prepared for this and equipped with a backup generator which saved the day. Aside from this, another outstanding aspect of the hostel... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

The positives are obvious when you see the location.... perfectly situated at the end of the beach which gives it a great view for breakfasts and evening drinks. That sadly is all the place has going for it. Check in was a disaster... assumed that we should have booked in the day before and would be checking out on Christmas... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015 via mobile

We stayed here for 6 nights overall, and I was so glad to be leaving on day 6! We stayed in a double room, and it was just unclean. The shower had grime on it that looked like it had not been cleaned for months. The bed sheets had stains on them. I am really no cleanliness freak and am... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This hostel has a really lovely location at the end of the beach, with an amazing deck where breakfast is served with a beautiful view. There are hammocks for use, and the the rooms are clean and comfortable (although the main building is nicer than the secondary one). The breakfast is good, but the internet is very slow. Staff are... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Location and breakfast are excellent and the chef 'Lady V' is a wonderful lady. However the rest of the staff are really unfriendly, check in/out always took forever as there were never enough staff members and the internet almost never worked. However the worst thing about the stay were the beds. We arrived at the hostel at 4pm and were... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

Che Lagarto Hostel in Ilha Grande is the right place to stay for young travelers willing to meet others and party a bit on Ilha Grande. The location is great - on Vila do Abrao where the few restaurants and bars of Ilha Grande are, and close to the boats. However note that you can't get in the water in... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

- 100 reais have been stolen in my bedroom after cleaning services. Hostel manager did not move a finger, just said she cannot do anything for us. - Reception employees are incredibly unfriendly and lazy. - In addition to the power breakdown that occured on the whole island, Che Largato imposed us a water breakdown for several hours: we had... More 

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