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5 of 5 bubbles Review of Lisetonga Hostel

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Lisetonga Hostel
Rio de Janeiro, RJ
1 review
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“Great vibe”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2013

I had never stayed in a hostel before but needed somewhere for a couple of weeks and it was initially quite daunting moving into a place alone with 7 other people in your dormitory. But the staff are all excellent and really go out of their way to help you and make you feel at home. I made some really good friends there and had a fantastic couple of weeks and was sad to go!

I enjoyed my stay there so much the following weekend I went back to say hello to the staff have a couple of beers and a bite to eat (the food I had at the local restaurant is the best I've had in 6 weeks in Rio) and ended up staying the night!

Location is excellent besides the great food close by the beach is very close, and the hostel is cleaned everyday throughly.

Thanks to Rick, Elba, Bruno and all the other staff for a great stay... and see you soon!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great location, friendly staff, good breakfast, really informative. All round a great hostel to stay at. If you are concerned about being slightly out of Copacabana or being away from Ipanema then my advice is don't be... Leme is really close to the best transport links to get basically everywhere you want to go. Anyway it's a fun walk along the beach to Copacabana or even Ipanema if you don't mind a bit of a trek... It's worth it for the people watching alone!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Puerto Iguazu, Argentina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2013

Great place to stay and feel at home. I extended my stay 3 times :) Make friends and enjoy a great breakfast in relaxed atmosphere in the courtyard of the hostel.
It is a short walk up a small hill, Leme beach is at the foot of the hill. The bus station going to the main attractions is about 15 mins walk from the hostel, the nearest metro station is 20 mins away. A supermarket, bakery and other shops are in walking distance as well.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled solo
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Bratislava, Slovakia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2013

First of all a big thank you to the owner and the staff and to Ester ( the parrot) of the hostel!
We have spent 4 nights in the hostel Lisetonga. We were really impressed by the atmosphere and the great stuff. Besides you can observe the daily life of the "cariocas" because they are your neighbors :-)

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Location: the hostel is actually very close to the beach Copacabana - part Leme! Its very convenient when you like to enjoy the beach. The Bus and even Metro station is in walking distance! We recommend to print a map before going to the hostel for the first time... Its not easy to find. When you have luggage ... Its better to take a cab because you have to climb a hill ! You can also enjoy the ride by a mototaxi.. Which is cheap and the guys are friendly.

Staff and service: they are really great! Ready to serve and to help you with anything. In the morning you are starting with a nice and rich breakfast! We recommend to try their home made caipirinhas in the bar in the evening :-) the prices are very reasonable! The bar is very cozy and a good option when you don't like to go out in the evening ...or when its raining.

If you like to read... There are plenty interesting books also for exchange! :-)

Security: they have got lockers in the rooms, 24 hrs reception. The neighborhood is controlled by police and it seems safe and locals are friendly. Once in Latin America, one has to be conscious all the time.

During our stay we felt like at home :-) like in an oases. Its a place you will enjoy!

Dovidenia!

Room Tip: The room next to the bar can be noisy :-(
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 27, 2013 via mobile

First we only would stay 5 days, but then we stayed 3 weeks there and if we had more time, we would stay longer(:
The people in the neighboorhood are very friendly and 5minutes walking up is a great bar with a wonderful view.
All rooms are different but very nice and you have enough space for the luggage.
Everything is clean( Obrigada Angelica)
The Breakfast was varied and it has fresh fruits, sometimes eggs, Cheese and Jam and more..
The Hostel has some great different lounges so everyone can find a good place to stay.
From 7 to 8PM is happy-hour and we drunk there the best Caipirinhas(Gracias Alba)
The Stuff was great and we felt so familiary(Gracias a Petra, Rick, Luis and Julian)

Nosotros las queremos mucho, besos y abrazos grande de las dos suizas Leana y Rahel (:

Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Konstanz, Deutschland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2013

We stayed there for 5 nights in November and it was really great! Not fare away from the beach and with a great and friendly atmosphere. Really good deals in the happy hour and compared with the rest of south america a really good and varied breakfast. But the best thing was the really helpful staff (Rick!). They always had a open ear for everybody, had a lot of helpful information and just answered you every question!
We travelled for 3 months in south america and it was actually the best hostel where we´ve stayed! So, just go for it if you are in Rio!

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 22, 2013

The hostel was cool, the building that its in is very nice. The staff was generally fantastic, especially Rick, who was extremely helpful and informative. It's a shame we weren't able to get one of the private room. Nonetheless, we really enjoyed our 3 nights there.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Lisetonga Hostel

Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #38 of 762 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
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 
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