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Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema

Paul Redfern, 48, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22411-001, Brazil
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7 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We only stayed 1 night and although we'd planned to come back here, we cancelled the second stay and opted for another location. It's not a bad place to stay, but there are much better options in Rio. We stayed in an all female room, we arrived around 8 pm and left at 7 am in the morning for Buzios.... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Hey Sanja ! Thanks for the comments ! I really hope next time you can stay with us more than a couple of hours and realize we are much more than just accommodation ! Cheers More 

Toronto, Canada
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187 reviews
104 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The hostel has a great location and staff were amazing. The only downside was that it got quite noisy on the street outside of our room. Free caipirinas in the evening were great and a fantastic way to meet others

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Hey ! Thanks for the comments !! People are so happy at night that is hard to control the excitment heheh ! Cheers More 

Sydney, Australia
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23 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015 via mobile

We stayed only 1 night there unfortunately but we wish we could have stayed longer there! But since we only booked 1 night and it was around Christmas time they were fully booked. However they tried their hardest to make a plan but we didn't wanted to move so often. Staff was really really friendly and helpful especially compared to... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Hey !!! Please come back and stay longer !!! Cheers More 

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5 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2015 via mobile

I stayed for a couple nights in the 6 person dorm. The rooms are clean and it doesn't feel cramped. It has a/c so you can escape the heat. Breakfast was OK, nothing special. The bathrooms were also cleaned regularly. location is great. Close to the beach and in a very safe area! The free caipirinhas between 18:30-19:00 are a... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments !!! Cheers More 

Atlanta, Georgia
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

Che Lagarto Ipanema is all around quite decent- good location very close to the beach, helpful staff, clean. However not my favorite place to stay, as it lacks a bit of the charm you find in most hostels. It definitely feels like a chain. And it doesn't have a particularly homey feel, nor does it have a good space for... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments ! We hope you come back ! Cheers More 

Portland, Oregon
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

This was a great place to stay for a couple nights. We use it as a base before & after our trip to Ilha Grande & the staff remembered us when we got back for our second stint. It is an easy 2 block walk to the beach, they offer breakfast every morning, and free caipis every night. We stayed... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thanks for the comments !!! Hope you come back !!! Cheers More 

Antigua, Guatemala
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

I arrived a bit early for check in and the guys at reception were great - really friendly people and a fantastic welcome - great first impressions which continued during my stay. Easy to have a laugh with as well. None of this silly pretentiousness which seems to exist in many of the 'popular' hostels nowadays. Home made cakes, great... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thank you very muuuuuch !!!! More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2015

Hostel is close to bus stops and there are always cabs around. Ipanema is a tad quieter than Copacabana (that is why I stayed there), a nicer neighborhood overall. The beach is a short walk away & you are also close to the lagoon (recommend doing a bike tour.) I like that there is an option for private rooms, where... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thanks a lot for the comments !!!! Cheers More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

Hey fellow travellers! if you are looking to book a private room ensuite in Che Lagarto Ipanema I would advise you look elsewhere. For the same price you can get so much better. Unfortunately I was assigned room 001 which was damp and full of mosquitos. The room has no window so there's no airflow. This causes the room to... More 

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Hello fellow traveler !! Thanks for the feedback !!! Based on your comments we are already starting our renovation in that particular rooom !! Cheers More 

Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

A very typical backpackers hostel with great rooms having bunkbeds. The rooms can get very hot during the summer months and they don't have AC or fan! Staff is very friendly and helpful. Great breakfast too. The only bad thing was the cleaning lady entered the room without any notice, and at weird times like 10-10:30pm.

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CheIpanema, Gerente at Che Lagarto Hostel Ipanema, responded to this review

Thanks for the feedback ! Just one consideration, all of our rooms have Air !!! Cheers More 

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Ipanema
Ipanema is considered Rio's crown jewel. It offers the best view of the sunset from Arpoador and is inspiration for the legendary song, “The Girl from Ipanema.” Ipanema is an upscale area, home to many high-end restaurants and luxury shops, many of which can be found on the charming Garcia d'Ávila Avenue. The neighbourhood is very rich culturally, housing many art galleries that show contemporary art. There is also a great variety of nightlife in the neighbourhood, which buzzes with many options for every taste.
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