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Lemon Spirit Hostel

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Rua Cupertino Durao, 56, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-030, Brazil
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed here on my own for a week and met lots of people. I wouldn't say it's a crazy party hostel (but I liked that it wasn't) but there is a bar and the option to go out most nights with the hostel so there are options. The rooms I stayed on are on the tad small size but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

To be honest I have travelled a good born in South America and stayed in many hostels. This is by far the best! With many stories about violence and robbery in Rio- this hostel is based in the lovely Leblon - a stones throw from the beach, copious restaurants and shopping heaven either in the more pricey Leblon or Ipanema.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

More of an up-market option when staying in Rio. Leblon is known as a richer area of town and you will pay for this as a 6 bed dorm will set you back £14/night but is worth it in my opinion and I have stayed twice and have recommended it to several people since. Short walk to the beach and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for 8 nights and really enjoyed it. I think the best thing about this place is the vibe and the entire staff, especially Thiago and Lucas. Extremely friendly, helpful and they seemed to love what they do. Most of the other travelers were really cool and Leblon is a nice, safe area to stay, a few blocks from... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 via mobile

While the hostel is in a good location this is the only positive. I found the room to be cramped and dark. You have to make and strip your own bed which I have not encountered in any South American hostel over the past 2 months. Despite this the staff were the biggest disappointment- unhelpful, apathetic and rude with often... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

Pros: Good location and facilities (good security and lockers, free wifi, some stuff to use down the beach available to borrow, bar and nice common area to relax and meet people, bathrooms clean and had hot water) Cons: rude staff at reception and at the bar, wifi didn't work the first day (staff didn't seem to care) and was poor... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

Things didn't get off to a good start and over the few days didn't get any better, we arrived in the hostel at 12:50 and went to check in we were told check in was at 1pm, I thought this was a bit crazy considering how close to check in time we where! We waited until 1pm and went to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

I've stayed in Lemon 10 times, so needless to say I love it there!! It is located just one block from the beach and very close to good restaurants and cariocas bars. The beds and showers are great and clean, thanks to Marlene, Fabi, Jane and Anthonya! The staff is very nice and always happy to help! Nath and Bia,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I stayed at Lemon Spirit for 2 nights as at this point I was only passing through Rio. Staff on reception were friendly and helpful with good English. The hostel is situated 1 block back from Leblon beach and within a few blocks in the other direction are the shops, bars and restaurants of the swanky neighbourhood Leblon. So the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I have stayed there for almost a week with my girlfriend and friend. The staff is super friendly and always willing to help. Location is more than good - only one block from Leblon beach. Leblon is the best beach in whole Rio! Prices are quite low and it's not too overcrowded. At the end of stay my girlfiend left... More 

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