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Historic Centre Hostel

Rua Dona Geralda 211 | Centro Histórico, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Leeds, England
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013 via mobile

We booked this hostel based entirely on its location which was fantastic- in the centre of the historic area of Paraty. When we got to the hostel we were shown to our room which was essentially, beds in an attic. My bed was 2 extremely thin mattresses put together which dropped in the middle with a horrible lumpy pillow. There... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013

This is definitely the best deal for backpackers coming to Paraty--central location, less than a 10 minute walk from the bus station, not expensive The staff is very helpful and i would highly recommend taking a boat or jeep trip to the nearby waterfalls and beaches, they are excellent day trips that you should not miss out on!! Overall a... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

Arriving at night... we arranged transport from the airport to the hostel, through the hostel (safe to say that they knew we were coming). The manager had fallen asleep (took 30 minutes to locate him) never apologized, and then it turned out that one of the 3 4person-rooms we had asked for (and booked, months before!), was in fact a... More 

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Historic Centre... P, Proprietário at Historic Centre Hostel, responded to this review

this is not a reliable comment , the information is not true I even attended this group , and I should clarify : * Not more than 10 minutes they had to wait , ( I have videos that can prove this ) I actually fell asleep , and apologized for that , the arribal time was scheduled for 11... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We stayed at the hostel this Easter and were pleasantly surprised. We'd read some of the bad reviews so were a bit worried, but found the hostel pleasant and clean. The rooms are basic, but the staff are friendly, breakfast is simple but tasty, the courtyard is lovely and the bar is cheap! Definitely very good value for the money... More 

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Bursa, Turkey
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2013

This was a perfectly situated hostel in the middle of Paraty historic center. Staff was very helpful. The only low point was for the out of date tech facilities. Other than that everything was perfect. Btw, do not touch the dog.

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Durham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

When the sun shines this is a very basic hostel with adequate breakfast and facilities and staff who do as well as they can. However when it rains, ( which it does on a regular and sustained basis in Paraty) then look out. The rain pours down the walls, through the ceiling and blows through the door. This happend to... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012 via mobile

On the whole it was fine. Nothing to write home about though. The location, directly in the old town, is its main pulling point. The rooms really need to be completely refurbished and updated. The bathrooms are damp and on the dirty side. Room cleanliness was the main problem for us. The hostel could be so much more with some... More 

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Munich, Germany
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

I stayed at the hostel from December 23, 2011, until January 02, 2012. I booked directly with the owner Glaucio, which was the first mistake. He made me pay half of the price (250 Real - ca. 140 US$) in advance. Upon arrival I paid the other half, which was the next mistake (never pay anything in advance in Brazil... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2011

We selected this hostel because of it awesome location, right in the historic center of Paraty. Upon arrival we were pleased to see it really was in a great place, right in the center of everything. The staff was friendly, too. However, the hostel itself leaves much to be desired. The shared room is essentially an attic. The beds are... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2011

Its a shame that this hostel has ruined my time in Paraty. The city is beautiful, colorful, and has a wonderful personality of its own. The hostel was putrid. Disgusting bathroom that isnt cleaned and is often broken, Lack of locker availability, precarious stairway entrance/exit to dorms making any use of the facilities at night a hassle and chore, aggravating... More 

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