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“Good choice!!!” 4 of 5 stars
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Lisetonga Hostel
Ladeira Ary Barroso, 15 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060, Brazil (Leme)   |  
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Milan, Italy
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“Good choice!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

The Hostel is really nice, The position is ok(just 6 minute up to a little hill and 10 from the beach) and totally safe!
The nearest metro station si a bit far (20 minutes) but the bus is closer.
There was a good atmosphere even if in low season and the bathrooms were always clean.
What I didnt like was the bed because of the "plastic" that cover the mattress(every time u wake up u are wet of sweat!!!), maybe just ask for more than one blanket!
The guys of The Hostel are awesome even if sometimes they are travellers like u And they cant give u The info that u need because dont know the city so good.

Stayed August 2014, traveled with friends
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2014

Nice staff, good location, good prices :D My friends and I really enjoyed our stay at Lisetonga and Rio. The hostel has everything you would expect in a hostel, it is pretty near to Copacabana beach, you can meet a lot of people there and have a lot of fun ;)

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

I was at Lisetonga for the month of May during my stay in Rio. The location is great, at the start of favela just up the hill from Leme beach (good to have a bit of a hill for a workout!) The building is charming and obviously maintained with love. I especially liked the rooftop patio with hammocks overlooking the beach. There is a kitchen and at night a fun bar with drink specials. The receptionists and owners are all very friendly and helpful. I would definetly recommend this cozy place to fellow travellers :)

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bradford, United Kingdom
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

The hostel has everything you would expect in a hostel, except this hostel is in a fantastic location, literally 5 minutes from Copacabana Beach and is very close to the local amenities.

The hostel itself is clean, free breakfast is served every morning and is a great feasts - yogurt, cereal, fruit, toasted sandwiches, there is a breakfast for everyone, this along with free coffee and tea - oh and the obligatory free Wi-Fi.

The staff who work morning, noon and night are (in my eyes) exceptional and it's these people who make the stay more enjoyable than ever.

I left in July with nothing more but fond memories of the place.

Matthew
Leeds - UK

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

It has a great location near copacabana beach. Also it is very clean and the people who works there are really friendly. You can meet a lot of people and the caipirinhas from the bar are nice. See you soon!!!

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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Calgary, Canada
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

This hostel is great. Amazing staff, clean rooms and bathrooms, and a great location only a few minutes away from the beach. There is a clean kitchen you can use to cook, and there is a social area where you can meet fellow travellers. Don't hesitate to book here! If you need a ride to the airport they will call you a cab and negotiate a much better fair then catching a street cab!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

Agreeing with the previous reviews of it being a fun hostel in a great location, our stay began great. But in the end We felt really let down by the staff during our stay (apart from Arnya, who was amazing to deal with), but the male staff were rude and made us feel really unwelcome. There were also stringent rules around breakfast- which begins only at 8.30 meaning we often missed it being out sightseeing. There were also no keys to the separate dorms and stuff of ours went missing from our room, just little things like headphones etc but still frustrating. We were also charged a different rate for each night we stayed, and no one could tell us why. We'd also booked on hostel bookers and that special rate was void for some reason. The beds are also covered in plastic so every time you move you wake up the whole room. Regardless, the hostel is good if you want something basic in a good place, we just feel quite let down by the service for the price we paid.

  • Stayed July 2014
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Lisetonga Hoste... R, Director General at Lisetonga Hostel, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Hello and thank you for staying with us. Our staff and owners are pretty friendly crowd so we are surprised with your statement. As it is obvious from hundreds of other reviews, most guests do not have such issue and we truly wonder where we went wrong in your case.
We have few rules that we believe are very useful for well-being of all guests, such as limit noise after 11pm, or everyone washing his/her dishes, or breakfast start and finish time. You always have coffee and bread available free of charge if you need to leave early. Note, that as you will travel more you will find places where coffee bread and butter is the only thing you get. In Lisetonga we serve full breakfast and it is ready every morning at 8.30 with fresh bread and often freshly baked cakes.

When you share dorms it makes really no sense to have key to the room, because other people will also have key to that room. Most people use lockers, and ours are very big, to keep away their valuable items. It is frustrating that you blame us for you not keeping your stuff in the locker.
The prices for the worldcup were the same as during Carnival period. Our boss is very easy to talk to and she would gladly explain you everything if you have actually asked.
The beds are covered in plastic in order to avoid bedbugs. Have you ever tried to sleep in bed with bedbugs? Some travelers did and they appreciate the fact that our beds are easy to clean with no bugs.
Safe travels,
Lisetonga
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Additional Information about Lisetonga Hostel

Address: Ladeira Ary Barroso, 15 | Leme, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060, Brazil
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Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leme
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 468 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A newly renovated, chalet-style house, just three blocks from the beach. We have spacious dorms and private rooms and four beautiful social areas. Come and join us for breakfast on the terrace or chill out in a hammock in the tower lounge with a spectacular view of the sea. ... more   less 
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