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Cosmopolitan Hostel

Rua Paulo Setubal, 53 | Boa Viagem Beach, Recife, State of Pernambuco 51011-520, Brazil
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  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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London, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 via mobile

We picked this place based on the Lonely Planet's recommendation but I'm afraid it didn't live up to the hype. The staff were fine but not what I would call welcoming (surely you need to be more so in the low season?!), the breakfast was plentiful but didn't taste great and I'm afraid I barely slept because of one main... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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7 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I stayed in The Cosmopolitan Hostel for the carnival of Recife for 5 nights. I had heard that the most cultural and traditional carnival in Brazil was the recife and Olinda, and it really was. Since I arrived I meet incredible people, specially from Brazil, so we create a group to go out every night to the concerts and cultural... More 

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Sao Paulo, SP
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

In my stay, something I consider serious happened: A pest control was held two days before starting the carnival, with the hostel full of guests, without the guests were warned. When I and other guests returned from the beach, all the objects were out of the room, including mattresses and personal items (some were exchanged of the bedrooms and retrieved... More 

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Kranj
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4 reviews 4 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

In August 2014 I spent one month in the hostel because I was doing a student exchange in one of the hospitals in Recife. I was sleeping in a dormitory, sharing my room with five other people. I liked the hostel a lot. A lot. The best place to be in Recife!!!!! Hostel is located in a perfect place -... More 

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New York City, New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

The location is terrible. Taxi drivers will constantly get lost because it is located on a back alley behind a grocery store. The road it's on shares the same name of a popular road more in town which is where we found every taxi driver taking us when given the address. If you do have to stay here print out... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

The hostel wasn't anything extraordinary, it had beds, a descent breakfast, and the location was mais o menos. However the people were very friendly and helpful, no problem in helping you find the right bus, rent bicycles, or accommodating requests. The owner Felipe was very nice and knowledgeable, he gave us tons of info about the city, a lesson in... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2013

Cosmopolitan Hostel is comfy, looks good, feels safe, is well located, has a decent breakfast, and helpful staff. There is a large kitchen, a spacious common room, and a nice courtyard for drinks in the evening. What you make of it is further up to you and the rest of the crowd.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2013

Excellent Service , great location, clean, safe and friendly staff makes u feel welcomed to Brazil with a Pernambuco accent. At THE hostel you can book local trips and u can also enjoy Free wi fi or use their computers. Breakfast was Good with fruits and Cakes local juices , Bread and cheese and bologna and of course THE Brazilian... More 

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London
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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 hotel reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

On arrival I was very impressed. The court yard is lovely and the main reception desk is modern making the feel of the place a breath of fresh air. That breath of fresh air was soon disrupted by the nasty stench of the drains from the kitchen area! The bathrooms and toilets were also quite poor with the toilet seat... More 

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Porto Alegre, RS
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2012

I found this place great! Good accomodation, location and staff. A very good option while in Recife.

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