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Lisetonga Hostel

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A nice little hostel in Rio's Leme neighborhood, close to Copacabana, Pão de Açúcar and about 30min to downtown by subway. The hostel is located at the entrance to a favela, BUT it is one of Rio's pacified favelas and is perfectly safe (police presence and plenty of people). In fact, the character of the neighborhood is one of the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2016

Hostel located in 10 min from Copacabana. Its like home. Clean and comfortable. Very friendly and helful staff. May be its not the best brekfast in Rio but okay. And you can rent motorcycle or scooter right in the hostel. And so nice kitten lives here! Wish you were here!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Really nice atmosphere where gain loads of friends and get in touch with people all over the world. Located in a really safe favela where police is literaly just in front of the house 24/7. Would go their anytime again!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2016 via mobile

We had a nice stay at the hostel, very close to Copacabana beach however we felt less welcome than in other hostels. Breakfast was simple and bathrooms were clean. Short but very steep walk uphill to reach the hostel, lovely hostel pets! Good for long term stayers but less so for short term as reaching the main attractions and the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I spent 3 nights at Lisetonga, 2 nights at nearby Babilonia Rio Hostel. I liked Lisetonga better as Babilonia was renovating a shared washroom. Lisetonga is the better set-up, as well. But in both it’s difficult to get away from smokers. Staff and young Brazilian guests tend to chain smoke. Both have superb location and very good prices for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

A picturesque hostel that has some of the most amazing decoration I have seen. There are so many little details from little toys on top of the showers to beautiful murals in the ceiling. The hostel is located on top of a hill, It is a steep climb up the hill, but its worth the effort. The staff is young... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

If you are looking for a place to meet some new people while traveling this is the place! It's a small hostel so you have a better chance to get to know each other. The staff are super friendly and helpful. Located just a few min walk from the copacabana beach. Facilities pretty basic but everything you'll need. Wifi worked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

The staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. Rooms vere clean and had big lockers (bring ur own padlock). There were few bathrooms/toilets in good condition. Breakfast was nice. It was located close to the Copacabana beach but unfortunately on a quite steep hill. Overall location was safe and would recommend it to young people.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

Let me just start by saying you need to stay here!! Beautiful architecture and art, rich with history. The place is clean and well-kempt. Staff is friendly, accommodating and English speaking. The owner helped us out financially when our wallets were stolen on the beach. Breakfast is served in the AM along with coffee. There's a bar in the kitchen.... More 

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Rio de Janeiro, RJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016 via mobile

For me, this hostel is my second home in the world. I found the best place to stay, in a great favela like is Babilonia, safe and clean. Just go down the hill and you can found grocerys, laundrys, restaurants and the great beach in Rio: LEME. This hostel have a great breakfast with fruits and a lot of coffee... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Shuttle Bus Service
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 

Additional Information about Lisetonga Hostel

Address: Ladeira Ari Barroso, 15, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22010-060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leme
Price Range: $13 - $122 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
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