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Geko Hostel Paraty

Orlando Carpinelli, 5. | Praia do Pontal, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970000, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

We loved this place and would highly recommend it. The hostel is in a great location for walking to the main part of town. Our room (6bed female dorm) was really nice, quiet and clean. Room and bathrooms were clean. There's a nice hangout area at the front of the hostel and a clean kitchen for doing your own cooking.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

The owners of the Geko Hostel are nice people and the place is always packed with people from all around the world, most are very cool. They promote some parties and night events which bring some more life to the place as well as good music. The breakfast is simple, non-fancy but well served and tasty. I stayed in a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

This is my second time staying at Geko Hostel in Paraty as I had such a great time the first time, I had to come back. I was welcomed by Ignacio when I first arrived who was super helpful and welcoming. He helped me plan my stay and booked trips that I wanted to do. He also recommended other activities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

When staying at Geko, we stayed in a private room with a private bathroom. It was awesome! The beds were comfortable and clean and we were provided with linens. The room and bathroom was cleaned each day. There was also a fridge in the room. The location can't be beat-- right on the beach! Dinner and breakfast were served at... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Apart from the location the hostel is just and your average hostel.. Nothing to write home about. However, there is a little bar across the road from hostel which is right on the beach.. Which is where you have breakfast.. So if you don't mind average accommodation then I would definitely recommend staying here

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Geko provided me with a very average experience. Breakfast on the beach was lovely, but the hostel felt very formal. The staff were very impersonal and we never got to really know them or interact with them. In the 12 bed dorm some of the mattresses were not mattresses. Remember at school when you had gym and you´d climb on... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I stayed one night in that hostel because the hostel I first wanted to go was full. The Geko hostel is quite nice, the location on the beach with a beach bar, the rooms with ac and also the breakfast is very good (compared to other hostels). The staff was always friendly and helpful. However, the lockers are bad, the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

One of the best breakfasts I have had in Brazil and it is served right on the beach. Stayed in a 12 bed dorm which was actually more like 2 separate 6 beds and private bathroom (2 level bunks). Quite a social hostel so easy to find someone wanting to do the same as you. Staff were helpful with organising... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

We liked this place ap much we came back. Why? The staff. They were welcoming and never stopped working even after the job had finished. Highlights were Leo, Veronica and Natalio who made us laugh, dance and sing. The adhoc and random singing and guitar sessions were the best and unforgetable. Thank you to these guys and y the great... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 via mobile

This hostel is one of the best hostels we have stayed in South America. The atmosphere is amazing and the hostel is clean, that's all that really matters. The main difference between hotels and hostels is that hotels do not have any atmosphere or personality, Geko is managed by Leo a Brazilian guy that speaks perfect English is really a... More 

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