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CaipiHostel

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Av. Gomes Freire, 373 | Lapa, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 20231-012, Brazil
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a few weeks i've been in Rio and have been to quite some hostels in Rio. The Caipi Hostal is definitely the best you can find. Super friendly staff, great services and an awesome location. Lapa is the best place to get a taste of nightlife in this wonderful city. During my stay the staff were like friends to... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed 5 days and celebrated New Year's eve while we were in Rio. Our stay at Caipi Hostel was perfect for this. very well located in Lapa, we enjoyed the very friendly, casual and simple life style at Caipi Hostel. You feel welcome, it's a popular place and you can always be sure something interesting is going on in... More 

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CassioUCastro, Owner at CaipiHostel, responded to this review

Hi Girls, Thanks for the awesome Carnival. It was a blast :) See you next year!!! Cheers More 

Melbourne, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed at Caipi for Carnival and for a few days after and were really happy there. The staff were friendly and helpful, rooms were big enough (although very hot!) and the single sex bathrooms were clean (avoid the same sex ones if you are more picky). During carnival prices throughout rio skyrocket and Caipi was no exception. The price... More 

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CassioUCastro, Proprietário at CaipiHostel, responded to this review

Hi Girls. Thanks for your review. We had an amazing time this carnival :) Hope you can come back again!!! More 

Hoi An, Vietnam
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dorm rooms are decent. 12 bed dorm was a comfortable size. Beds are comfortable. Each bed has 2 plug sockets. Storage is excellent - although the smaller storage space on my bunk was missing the metal piece enabling one to lock it. Curtains or blinds should be put on the window. Air con is decent and was on in the... More 

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CassioUCastro, Proprietário at CaipiHostel, responded to this review

Hi there. Thanks for your review and all the good things you saw. Lets try to see also the problems. All of our showers have hot water. All the time. They are checked weekly. What happen is that you need to click a switch. Internet was really bad during carnival, but this is something we can´t do nothing about. The... More 

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20 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014 via mobile

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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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
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7 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 via mobile

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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Tallahassee, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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
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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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