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Backpacker's House Hostel
Ranked #50 of 260 Specialty Lodging in Paraty
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Level 6 Contributor
98 reviews
54 hotel reviews
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“Great location and breakfast”
Reviewed June 10, 2013

When you arrive in Paraty by bus you will find Backpackers House just around the corner of the busstation, with some nice snack outlets and a supermarket as neighbours. So the location is great, the breakfast -as others mentioned- as well with lots of fruit and cakes and decent cheese and ham.

The place itself is rather old and eventhough it is very clean, it always looks a bit dirty. But the rooms and bathrooms and kitchen are all kept very clean. And relaxing in the hammocks was great.

Not only travellers like this place, mosquitos love it here as well. And too bad that the provided mosquitonets contain even more holes than there are mosquitos, so just bring your mosquitospray.

The staff was very friendly and helpfull (Adriano is great!) though at night you could feel like being with a family that you are not a member of. Luckily i´s not a partyplace so you can get your nightrest. All in all a great place if you want good breakfast and a convenient location.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed April 16, 2013 via mobile

Lovely hostel, nice atmosphere and good communal areas.
Located just 50m or so from main bus station is very convenient for arriving/leaving Paraty and also for going on day trips.
Owner Pablo is very friendly and also very helpful.
Breakfast had a lot to live up to from reviews and word of mouth recommendations, but possibly exceeded these!!!


Stayed in 8 bed dorm, April 2013, as a couple.

  • Stayed April 2013
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Reviewed April 12, 2013 via mobile

Great location close to the bus station and next to the supermarket, though a 15 min walk from the beach. Great common areas and facilities but only one bathroom for everyone to share which works but is a bit frustrating if you really have to go..
Pablo, the owner, is fantastic - he makes amazing food (breakfast is fantastic!!), know all the ins and outs if Paraty and its surroundings. Ask him anything and he will help you have the best experience :)
A trip to Penha is recommended (sliding down a waterfall) and an all-day boat tour!
We stayed 5 days and it rained on all except one and we still had an amazing time, much thanks to staying at this place :)

  • Stayed March 2013
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Sydney
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Reviewed April 7, 2013 via mobile

Fantastic hostel, with friendly staff and homely feel. Breakfast is worth staying for alone! Dorm room was fine, with under bed lockers and windows although there are some triple bunks. Lovely outdoor patio terrace to sit out on and they have a small pool although I didn't use it. Paraty is beautiful and there is so much to do, backpackers house is a great base with friendly knowledgeable staff to point you in the right direction. Pablo & staff gave us free homemade lemonade and caipihirinas when they made them for themselves and the hostel did a BBQ which was delicious, with so much amazing food! Great value for money. Highly recommend!!!

  • Stayed February 2013
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London, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed April 2, 2013

The hostel is about 2 minutes walk from the bus station, very convenient. It's 5 minutes walk away from the historic centre, there is a supermarket literally next door which makes it very easy to cook a meal if you want to.

It has a very nice comfortable living space with hamacs and sofas, you can chill out in the garden next to the pool or watch TV inside. The guys there were very welcoming, very friendly and very easy to chat too. I would return there anytime. The beds have mosquito nets which are very welcome (although some do have holes in them). The layout of the place makes it feel like a friend's home.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled solo
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed March 21, 2013

We stayed at Backpackers House for 3 nights in February and had an absolutely fantastic time. Its in a great location, just around the corner from the bus station and, at the most, a ten minute walk into the centre. What really makes this such a great hostel is the owner, Pablo, who treats the hostel like his home. Breakfast is absolutely fantastic: fresh fruit, eggs, cake, tomato, avocado... He even offered to take us to the waterfalls on our last day free of charge as he was going with his daughter.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled with friends
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Montreal, Quebe
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Reviewed March 18, 2013

Last july I travelled around Brazil and without a doubt one of my best stays was at Backpacker's house in Paraty. First of all, as a woman travelling alone, I really appreciated the fact that the owner came to get me at the bus stop at 4ham despite having warned about my late arrival only a few hour before as I was leaving the bus station in Sao Paulo. Its was only a 2min walk, but at that ungodly hour I would not have found the place by myself. The next morning I wake up to one of the most amazing breakfast and immediately make friends at the common table. The staff was really friendly and helpful, bike rental was great to go to the waterfalls (quite a ride though, bring water!). All in all, I highly recommend. The atmosphere was great and I have very fond memories of that hostel. Can't wait to go back! xx

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
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Property: Backpacker's House Hostel
Address: Rua Adelmar Coelho, 20 | Corner With Manoel Torres, Paraty, State of Rio de Janeiro 23970-000, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Paraty
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #50 of 260 Specialty Lodging in Paraty
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Homely hostel with good breakfast included, 2 shared rooms and to suites; kitchen for guests, and many common areas including terrace, deck and swimming pool, bbq, tv room etc. We organice pizza nights, bbqs, and other common dinners, and also day trips including our waterfalls trip, boats tours and kayaks day. English spoken, and helpful staff. ... more   less 
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