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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 via mobile

The guy in the reception is really friendly and knowledgeable. Location is good if you rather be close to Lagoa and all the restaurants, bars and shops rather than the beach. Nonetheless Praia da Joaquina and Praia Mole are a short bus (or walk if you like being active) ride away. However the bed was the most uncomfortable one I've... More 

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GeckosHostelFloripa, Proprietário at Geckos Hostel, responded to this review

Good moorning and thanks for staying with us. It is ben a pleasure to receive you here.We are so sorry for the inconvenience. I ve been to check that bed and we replace the matress that had been damaged before and unfortunatly we had not realized. If you had informed us during your stay we would have chenged your bed... More 

Puerto Escondido, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Geckos Hostel a place u call home before u leave! Close to everything you need to have te best time ever in floripa... one of the cleanest hostels ive ever been... trust me... Im gonna miss the breakfast ready every morning and and not just a toast and coffee... Also a very friendly staff, beautiful human beings porra ... except... More 

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Hanoi, Vietnam
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2016 via mobile

This hostel is Perfect to chill out ! The hamacs hang on the balcony where my must ! People are very cool as well, particularly Marta, the housekeeper whose as been like a mother for us 😜 We spend most of our time next to the pool, drinking fabulous Caipirinhas made by Juliana. Very clean and fonctionnal, one of the... More 

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Nottingham
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in for 6 nights backpacking with 4 friends last week. It was one of the best experiences ever- the people make this place!! But there were a few issues so just be prepared. Location is great near to shops, supermarket and food places bars etc for night time, and bus routes! Pool lovely and clean but small. The people... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2016 via mobile

I loved my time here at Geckos. The staff where incredibly friendly and helpful. They have a huge whiteboard on which they write all the activities for the day and best parties that night. The lounge area has plenty of seating as well as a hammock outside. The rooms are abit on the small side but manageable. Breakfast is the... More 

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Bern, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2016 via mobile

Defo under my top three Hostels: The staff is amazing, welcoming and helpful. The hostel is clean and the breakfast one of the best i had so far. Location is top as well, walking distance to supermarket, laundry, bus-station, restaurants, ... The common area is comfy with hammocks and a nice pool. Planned to stay for three nights, endet up... More 

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Paris, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

I stayed there 5 days and it was a nice place to stay. The breakfast is good (even if "real" juice instead of "powder and water" would be great!) and the bathrooms are REALLY clean! I was staying in a 4 beds dorm and it was spacious even when the dorm was full. Lots of hammocks to chill. Good internet.... More 

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Istanbul Province, Turkey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2015 via mobile

Wonderful chill out place, with lot of space. Big kitchen where you can cook easly. Big and clean pool. Good breakfast. The common area is really nice ..as the outdoor area as well, with a garden and an indipendent bbq covered area. Then a super professional and helpful staff.Definitly recomended...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 via mobile

I've been there for some days and I really liked everything! The owner Max is friendly and always tries to help. The trips that the hostel offers and the caipirinha are really nice! It's near the Lagoa da Conceição center with many restaurants and stores.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have spent 5 nights at Geckos Hostel and I really enjoyed the experience. I was looking for a base-camp to start Florianopolis exploration and I ended up spending loads of time at the hostel. The environment, managed by an italian guy, is clean and cozy. The place is crowded with international travellers but never noisy.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Geckos Hostel is powered by solar panels, much of our furniture has been made with recycled wood. We make a separate collection of waste materials in order to run our property in an eco-friendly way. In order to book, we ask the payment of the 50% in advance , the other 50% is paid at the check in in cash , debit or credit card.You can check in anytime, just remind that the room access on the day of arrival is allowed only from 2PM on. On the check out day, it is compulsary to leave the room within midday to allow our cleaner service to prepare the room for the next guests, but you can stay and use the hostel services also after the check out time. There are 4 mixed dorms, one female dorm and one double private room. Most of which are air conditioned. We have a very large common area with many facilities: satellite TV, DVD, playstation, computer, books, travel guides. Additionally there is nice patio, balcony, garden with a clean pool, a bar/bbq area and many hammocks for recovery after a long day at the beach! Rates include linens, fast free WIFI, beach toys and a delicious breakfast made with local fresh produce. During the day we do amazing trips all over the island and in the night we prepare typical Brazilian bbq's and many other dishes. We rent bikes, motos, cars, surf boards and sand boards. We organize airport and bus station transfers. We arrange special prices for activities such as surfing, kitesurfing, windsurfing, paddleboarding, rafting and paragliding classes. We are located on a safe and quite street in Lagoa da Conceicao, a high vibe Floripa neighboured close to the famous Joaquina and Mole beaches. We are beside the lagoon and only 2 minutes on foot from banks, ATMs, pharmacies, medical centre, supermarkets, bars, restaurants and night clubs. There is a bus stop in front of our gate, a mini market 10 metres away and a marina 100 metres away from where you can take boats to reach the most scenic points of the lagoon and small fisherman villages. Resuming , the perfect place to stay for visiting the beauties and the attractions of Floripa, staying in a really comfortable and efficient property. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Geckos Hostel

Address: Rua Rita Lourenco da Silveira, 325 - Lagoa da Conceicao, Florianopolis, State of Santa Catarina 88062-060, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Santa Catarina > Florianopolis
Price Range: $18 - $65 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Geckos Hostel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
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