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Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana
Sao Paulo, SP
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107 reviews
64 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Dirty and expensive...”
Reviewed February 14, 2014 via mobile

The hostel was dirty (we had a room with bad smell and shared with cucarachas). The air conditioning was noisy and the crew just don't seem to care. It is not far from the beaches, what is good, but you will have to walk a little bit...

Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 31, 2014 via mobile

It's not as if I haven't been staying in hostels for many of my travels, or haven't slept in a dorm. I just expect a bit more.
The smaller/private rooms are probably ok, but the 12-bed dorm set-up is atrocious. The a/c did not work at all, which could be fine if there were a fan, but it was sweltering all night.
The metal lockers under the bed are SO loud, so any opening/closing wakes up everybody.
The bathrooms are inside the room (instead of down the hall), so everyone has to hear the flushing toilet from 12 drunk people all night.
Cheap, yes, but really not worth it at all.

Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Criciuma, SC
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed November 12, 2013

We loved this hostel. It's friendly and very well located in Copacabana, few blocks away from the famous sidewalk. Great staff working there. Farly good breakfast too. Reasonable price, cheap I'd say. I would definitely go back.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
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Perth, Australia
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162 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed August 30, 2013 via mobile

Close to subway, 3 blocks from the beach. Easily get into centro or ipanema.

Hostel was very clean and was cleaned often throughout the day. Most of the mess is from backpackers who can't cleanup after themselves! Mummy's not here to do it for them!

Very secure with access card locks on doors, 24hr security guard, lockers etc

Pretty good breakfast and cheap drinks. Nice place to sit on the street and meet people or people watch.

Internet was ok and staff were great. Always happy to help. Would recommend any Che lagarto.

Tip book at one and stay at another for 10% discount. They also organize tours, party's and transfers.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Very confined space for so many guests. Kitchen tiny and not enough facilities. No safes in the rooms and had to use lockers on other floors than the one your room was on. Very noisy. No space to sit inside at breakfast. Boy dominated.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Levanger, Norway
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed July 21, 2013

I stayed at this hostel for 6 nights in May in the 12 bed dorm, and I had a really good time. My bed was comfortable and the dorm was clean. The showers were good, breakfast was good with a lot of options. The hostel arrange tours and social things you can sign up for, makes it easy to meet other people. The staff is super friendly and helpful. I met so many nice people during my stay so it was hard for me to leave. The hostel is close to the beach and there are busses going everywhere just outside the door. I would stay here again if I go back and I recommend this hostel to anyone who wants to be in a social and fun environment.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed June 18, 2013

just finished a 3 night stay at this hostel, for sure this place never sleeps.
the pros- clean dorms, hot showers with great pressure, friendly staff who helps with anything we needed, fre pcs with internet, transfer to international airport for 20reais, cheap drinks, great location, not far from the beach.
cons-loud, all the time... if you have an early flight dont count on getting any sleep the night before, people come in and out of the dorm all the time, and dont really consider people sleeping and make lots of noise at 3-5am. this is not the hostels fault but its a party hostel so noisy all the time.
i would still stay here as the pros far out weigh the cons.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana

Property: Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana
Address: Rua Barata Ribeiro 111 | Rua Barata Ribeiro 111, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22011-001, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #47 of 765 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Che Lagarto Hostel Copacabana 2*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Estamos ubicados en la calle "Barata Ribeiro, n° 111" - Copacabana, Rio de Janeiro. Uno de los lugares mas concurridos de Rio de Janeiro, a pocas cuadras de la playa y a una cuadra del metro. ... more   less 
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