I had my reservations about this hostel after reading the comment left on this site. But now it just baffles me! I stayed in Hercus for 2 weeks, and its was class. We had come from a hostel with no air conditioning so to find our rooms with the fresh cool air was a plus from the off. The staff were unbelievable from day one and I became great friends with all of them during my stay, not speaking portuguese wasn´t a hinderence, as they spoke English very well. Ok so you get to Lapa and it can seem a little strange, but Lapa is where the night is, full of bars with live Samba bars and some of the most famous clubs and bars in Brazil. For me the location was perfect, a 10 minute minibus from the famous beaches and a ten minute walk to the more beautiful flamengo and botafogo beaches (in my opinion....although the water is not quite as clean) then at night you have the lively Lapa a few minutes walk away. trust me...with the Caipirinhas they have out here (lethal) you do not want to be travelling far on your way home! The hostel was clean, cheap and friendly. They helped organise parties and we would all go together, the place was all in all quality! my memories of Rio will stay with me forever!
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- Hercus Lapa Hostel Rio De Janeiro, Brazil