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2.0 of 5 Hostel   |   Av. Gomes Freire, 373 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20231-012, Brazil (Centro)
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

I spent 5 nights at Caipihostel and could confirm what I had heard before: it's a great value with an amazing staff. Friendly atmosphere with a common area where travellers can interact. FREE caipirinhas for happy hours. The breakfast is impressive with choice of fruits, juice, coffee, milk, bread, ham, cheese, cereal, cookies and dulce de leche. I liked it... More 

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13 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

We stayed here one night before catching an early flight and had one of the worst hostel experiences so far in SA. Cons - BEDBUGS munching on you while you are trying to sleep. - The really loud Brazilian rock band playing until really late. I'm normally the last person to complain about music, but considering there were about 10... More 

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CassioUCastro, Proprietário at CaipiHostel, responded to this review

Hello guys. Thanks for your comments. Most of them we already took care of. Cleaning and night shift training where improved. Bands stop playing at 1am as well. But I must say that we don't have bed bugs. Our metal beds, mattresses covers and constant cleaning where always enough to prevent us from them so far. And yes, I´ve been... More 

Puerto Jimenez, Costa Rica
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The rooms are very clean, excellent hot water, water filter, and free caipirinhas. The staff was incredibly helpful and friendly. They are accommodating and employ English, Portuguese, and Spanish speakers. If interested in a calmer hostel than what's in Copacabana.. ten times over I recommend this place.

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4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

This place is all of the good things that have been said about it and none of the bad (so far). I am writing this review from the free computer in the lobby. Great music is playing in the background. My caipirinha is by my side and it feels great. Gente boa (great folks) are all around and lively Lapa... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Pro's Cocktails - the cocktails are bloody good Location - the location isnt bad only a few blocks away from Lapa and Centro and 15 min metro ride to the copacabana Guest - As it was during the world cup we met some great people from Chile, Australia and USA Con's Arrival - We stayed at the Caipi Hostel during... More 

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CassioUCastro, Owner at CaipiHostel, responded to this review

Hey, thanks for your review :) Most of the problems you are relating there really happened and I'm truly sorry for these events. Most of them happened without our knowledge and there nothing we could do about besides fixing the broken door and asking nicely to other guest respect the hostel rules. Staff members have been changed in housekeeping and... More 

Brighton, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

All staff extremely helpful and very accommodating, and speak perfect english. Helped us book trips, told us the best places to visit, and made sure everything was ok. Great location if you want to party! Lapa parties are the best! Free breakfast every morning! A free caipirinha every night! Rooms are clean and have lockers to keep your valuables safe.... More 

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Brasilia, DF
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Caipihostel is a place to meet a good friends, but still have a problems. My friend was stolen in his locker, the bathrooms were not clean. Apart from that, I had good experience there with my friends.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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44 reviews 44 reviews
5 hotel reviews
163 helpful votes 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Technically, I wasn't a guest, but I was definitely treated like one! Having arrived in Rio on the first day of Carnival, the staff (very kindly) held my luggage, to save me the inconvenience of having to drop off my stuff at my own hostel. They even let me and my friend sleep in their lobby after our night out... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

If you are looking to stay in Lapa, this is definitely the place. Always playing good music, good breakfast, clean, comfortable and close to everything. The staff is awesome (Thea, Pedro, Sita and Gita) and its a great place to be social and meet people. Thanks Caipi! :)

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

If Jesus himself created a hostel, he couldn´t have done it better himself. The best hostel in Rio with amazing staff, live music, and overall a great culture and vibe. I would recommend this hostel for anyone passing through. Centrally located to many bars and restaurants in the heart of Lapa there is always something to do here. If you... More 

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Address: Av. Gomes Freire, 373 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20231-012, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Centro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — CaipiHostel 2*
Number of rooms: 6
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