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“Small 6 Bed Dorm, but Good Location”

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La Rocca Porto De Galinhas Beach Hostel
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Level 5 Contributor
66 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Small 6 Bed Dorm, but Good Location”
Reviewed January 23, 2013

For the price, I expected a little better, but just a little. The location is great being right near the beach. The staff is helpful. We planned a trip to a local island for my girlfriends birthday through one of the staff members. The 6 person dorm should not be allowed with the size of the room. It was definitely pushing the number of bunk beds they could fit. The size combined with 1 oscillating fan made it very uncomfortable for sleep. They have organized food nights, which is pretty much a flat fee for all-you-can-eat. The kitchen(s), there are 2, are usually crowded and supermarket is not close by. We stocked up on 1 trip. The pool looked nice, but decided not to take a chance not knowing if it had chlorine or not. Overall, I say spend a couple more bucks and go elsewhere, but keep in mind the price is hard to beat.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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martinmiguel, Gerente de relações públicas at La Rocca Porto De Galinhas Beach Hostel, responded to this review, January 28, 2013
Hi! Thanks for your review. I have to tell you.. the 6 bed dorm become in a double room with private bathroom.


We hope to have it back again :)
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Brattleboro, Vermont, United States
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

LaRocca is the best! The staff is awesome, the location is awesome... perfect for budget travelers, you'll meet tons passing through from all over the world. They do big meals sometimes for everyone with a set price, and its pretty much an all-you-can-eat plus a drink or two, and there is also a complimentary breakfast every morning with coffee, tea, fresh fruits, cake, and bread and jam. I see some other reviews complaining about the cleanliness, which to be fair has some truth, but not bad enough to take away from the place. Someone comes in the morning and at night to clean the whole hostel (remember it IS a hostel and not a Holiday Inn or something). The water is a bit yellow and funky smelling, but I'm pretty sure its like that everywhere in Porto. They have both private rooms and dorm rooms, so if you're picky about cleanliness, privacy, and getting lots of sleep, then (obviously) don't get a dorm! Overall LaRocca is a great place and I would recommend it to almost anyone (except maybe my 90 year old grandmother) and will hopefully be returning some day.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed July 19, 2011

This is the cheapest option in pg. Much better value then the always overpriced HI. The dorms are clean and comfy. There is a pool. Free wifi and communal kitchen. The private room is more of an apt and has its own kitchen and balcony. But its not newly furnished and the old piping leaves a constant nasty smell throughout the rooms. Bargain the price down or opt to spent around 90$R at somewhere that offers more comforts and cleanliness.

The breafast is meager, pay to eat at another pousada and get the pricr down at rocca.

Location is great and staff is super nice and helpful... And speak english

  • Stayed July 2011
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Odense, Dinamarca
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Reviewed May 5, 2011

It have been a very pleasure time to be in Porto and stay at "La Rocca" !
Porto is a great place, and the hostel´s spot is perfect,near to the beautifull beach,near to the city center, where there is a lot of small shops anch places to eat.The hostel is not a huge, busy place, so the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly, and so are the staff.
Recently open, the hostel has many years in front....No doubt about that!....one of those places you cannot miss.I can really recommend to visit it.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled on business
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italy
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Reviewed February 28, 2011

Just go. You will meet nice people, you will have a great stay, the staff is really friendly, usually hosts are funny and pleasant. I've stayed here 3 days ^while I was travelling for the whole Brazil and a night togheter with staff and hosts have been one of the best nights of my trip.
The location is good but consider that you should walk around 15/20 minutes (depends of your rythm) from the bus station to the hostel. If you have a baggage consider ask to a buggy to bring you and the baggage to the hostel. The location is really good if you want to go to the beach or restaurants or shops, because is really near this stuffs.
I advise (if you want to book a room there) to contact directly the hostel by mail or telephone, they are fast and kinds. There s a little kitchen and wifi and swimmingpool. Is really nice.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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Property: La Rocca Porto De Galinhas Beach Hostel
Address: Praca 10, s/n, Porto de Galinhas, Ipojuca, State of Pernambuco 559000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Pernambuco > Ipojuca > Porto de Galinhas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #25 of 84 Specialty Lodging in Porto de Galinhas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:1.5 star — La Rocca Porto De Galinhas Beach Hostel 1.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The only hostel with swimming pool in the city. Also, the best located, in the center and just 2 blocks from the beach and the famous natural pools. ... more   less 
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