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“Had so much fun at Lemon Spirit!” 5 of 5 stars
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Lemon Spirit Hostel
Rua Cupertino Durao, 56, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-030, Brazil (Lagoa)   |  
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Santa Monica, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Had so much fun at Lemon Spirit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

The best thing about Lemon Spirit is that is a really fun atmosphere, which is what I am looking for in a Hostel, especially if you are travelling by yourself! The Bar is great, the outdoor patio always had lots of people hanging out and the caipirinhas were yummy.
Plus it is right down the street from the beach! The rooms were clean, and the individual bathrooms were great with lots of hot water. The staff were all awesome and it was easy to use public transportation from here. Can not wait to return to Rio and will def stay at Lemon Spirit again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

A brilliant hostel in Ipanema which is an upmarket area. The dorms are great and spacious except for the 4 sleeper on the highest floor which is tiny and more expensive. There are many separate bathroom cubicles which are spotless and each have a toilet, shower and basin. The breakfast is good and the bar is cool and a great place to meet people. The hostel is only a block from the beach and you get a welcome Caipirinha! Not cheap but you get what you pay for. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Belo Horizonte, MG
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43 reviews 43 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

It's quite a nice hostel, great breakfast and pretty close to the beach! They have a good staff always willing to help. Only con was the room that I stayed as it was in the ground floor next to the reception and common area, so you could hear all possible noises...

Room Tip: Ask for the upstairs rooms as it is much more quiet.
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Clean public areas, girls cleaning 12 hrs a day. Rooms are hit or miss depending on your roomies, ac at night in rooms. Ave bfast, good little bar, outdoor patio, big screen TV. Fairly quiet while I was there twice. Best location for best beach - 3 min walk. At night, warm breezy humid sea air. No reason not to recommend unless you'd rather be in ipo or copo?

Stayed December 2013, traveled solo
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Shanghai, China
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2013

This is a hostel which can give an example to other hostels.

It lies on a great location in Leblon near the beach. The hostel has nice dorms and a great common area. Despite the fact that there was no warm water when taking a shower the bathrooms where very clean at all times.

I enjoyed my stay and would really recommend this place.

Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Piracicaba, SP
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91 reviews 91 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

This hostel is really great. It's just one block away from the 2 most beautiful beaches in Rio (Leblon and Ipanema). The rooms and showers are quite small but clean and organized. You can safely keep your belongings in lockers closed to the rooms and your bags under the beds.
tip: bring your own lockers!

Room Tip: There's a balcony in room 1 and room 3 is a little bit noisy.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Really impressed with hostel. It had good atmosphere in the evening and very friendly staff. You can relax with a beer in the outside area. The rooms were small, but clean.

I also arranged several tours and evening events through hostel which allowed me to meet other travellers.

The location on Ipanema is great. I also felt very safe in this area of town.

Not the largest, but that gives it a personable feel. I stayed in CabanaCopa Hostel as well, and this was miles better in my opinon. I would stay here again if I was travelling in South America again.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Rua Cupertino Durao, 56, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Lagoa
Hotel Style:
Ranked #42 of 494 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
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