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GOL Backpackers Manaus
Rua Barroso, 365 | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil (City Center)   |  
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Ranked #15 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Manaus
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“Best location you can get”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

20 meters from the teatro amazona in a safe part of town, walking distance to the mercado. Friendly staff. Great caipirinhas and fast wifi. Really can't beat 25 reals a night for a dorm bed.

They are also very good at pointing you to the right tour to go on.

  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2012

The location and internet connection can't be beat, but other than that, I was not impressed. The "breakfast" was terrible. I passed on the breakfast and went down the street. The staff was just ok, but I didn't like that they charged $4 to rent a towel. The place looks good when you walk in, but the rooms and facilities were pretty poor.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2012

Very nice and helpful staff and let us hang around there after check-out. Ask them what you need to do to get free caipirinhas ;) good place to stay at if you're planning to go into the jungle, you can book jungle trips at the desk and get free nights and drinks

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012 via mobile


Definitely one of our favourite hostels in Brazil. The hostel has everything you need and a really sociable atmosphere. The facilities are good and the pool is a huge bonus in the Manaus heat! Organising jungle trips couldn't have been easier and were really good value. I thoroughly enjoyed staying here and this was largely due to the incredibly helpful staff and the fun atmosphere they create.
Read another review on here saying the showers were smelly or not working..
we DIDN'T have these problems at all...found it's all really clean and thought breakfast was great! Would HIGHLY recommend this hostel!

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

Judging from all of the great reviews this hostel had received on Hostel World, I was expecting a little more from my experience at GOL backpackers (althought coming from Vila Madalena in Sao Paulo, I guess my expectations were pretty high). First & foremost, the breakfast was a joke. Our room flooded twice within twenty four hours & the staff did nothing to accommodate us/make us feel better about what had happened.

The showers also reeked of urine, so that was another unpleasant aspect. Doesn't really matter anyway though, since I wasn't able to shower due to the backup of the drain which was about to flood the room & ruin all of our expensive electronics.

Finally, I had asked the owner to book my boyfriend and I a shuttle to the airport about 16 hours in advance. If we hadn't asked if it was going to be there the time we needed it to, it wouldn't have been, leaving us out of luck for catching our flight on time.

Needless to say, I was really not impressed with this Hostel. I'd give it a 70 percent...

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about GOL Backpackers Manaus

Address: Rua Barroso, 365 | Centro, Manaus, State of Amazonas, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Amazonas > Amazon River > Manaus > City Center
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 58 Specialty Lodging in Manaus
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 20 steps from the famous Teatro Amazonas, GOL Backpackers is the new concept of hostel in Manaus.You are going to stay 7 days in the jungle, sleeping in a hammock and having your wild experience, right?. So, why not take some days to relax and enjoy a good caipirinha on our whirlpool SPA?We offer air-conditioning at all rooms, an amazing pool/SPA and a special bar with cold beer to help you on the 40ºC of the equatorial climate.We keep the same quality of service from our hostel in São Paulo (Gol Backpackers Paulista).Our staff is prepared to help you on your trip and give you the best tips about the city.Join us! ... more   less 
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