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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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Arequipa Region, Peru
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked 4 nights here before arriving but left after one. The 6 bed dorm was COVERED in thick black mould and so smelt and felt incredibly damp and musty. All four walls were affected and behind one bed it looked like tar. When we checked in the girl on reception spoke no english at all (our fault for not... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I really regret staying in this hostel... Awful service, extremely loud the whole day til night, rotten food under our bed, careless staff, wifi never working. Ilha Grande became the paradise for Argentinians searching for the summer dream, and this hostel is their headquarters. The staff is there to party among them and absolutely doesn't care about the guests. They... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The view is amazing and the staff were friendly to me and gave me some food but if you want nice rooms etc get a pousada in Ilha grande. They are not that expensive. Good place to stay for one night. The price is reasonable too.

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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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Sydney, Australia
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
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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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London, United Kingdom
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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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London, United Kingdom
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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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