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Che Lagarto Suites Copacabana Santa Clara
London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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“Clean, Safe and good Value”
Reviewed December 3, 2013

Room
Small private twin was clean, well furnished and came with flat screen TV.
Wifi only available in reception.
Towels could be hired.

Shared bathroom
Clean

Service
Very helpful staff made a room available after Hotels.com failed to communicate our booking.
Fantastic photographic memory of bus routes which proved very helpful.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2013

We had no idea we'd be staying during the Rock In Rio festival. Obviously when we looked for hostels a day before getting to rio, the city was packed. We could find only one hostel called casa6ipanema for the first night and then 3 more nights we found at che lagarto santa clara. The reviews were fine but not great so we were not excited to stay there. Casa6ipanema turned out to be horrible, and more expensive than che lagarto. We thought "oh well it can't get worse at che lagarto", but we knew in the hostel world, everything is possible.
When we got there, this really nice girl, Natalia, welcomed us warmly. The reception is very pretty. You can pay in reals or dollars and with credit card. We stayed in a double bed room.
The room was amazing, it has a tv with cable, so channels like warner, fox, etc. It is very clean. Unlimited wifi (free, I don't know why some reviews say they charge you). The bathroom is small but nice. There is a locker in the room as well. I think the thing is the hostel got completely remodeled and it used to be bad, otherwise I can't explain the reviews. It is excellent. Location is close to all sorts of stuff like restaurants, shops, and places to change you dollars. It is also quite safe. Great first time in Rio. Stayed at hostels in Chile, Peru, Argentina and Brazil, and this was the best one!

  • Stayed September 2013
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed March 27, 2013

These rooms have been recently remodelled and are clean and tidy. We stayed on the ground floor beside the kitchen which was ridiculously noisy, at least it was only for a night! The breakfast was nothing but the staff were friendly! Very small rooms but close to the beach. The shower is difficult to navigate and I had a cold one the first night, make sure you don't turn tap on very far to get a hot shower!!

Room Tip: Not next to the kitchen!!
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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Reviewed January 18, 2013

I've already staied three times at this hostel! This last time was definetely the best!

They made some makeover and it looks a lot nicer !

The staff is always wonderful ! The rooms are really comfortable and quiet ! I go to Rio at least once per month and I've tried other bed and breakfast like CLSuites, but none of them is as good as this one!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled on business
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Newcastle, England, United Kingdom
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

Che Lagarto Suites is a great place to stay if you are traveling on a budget. It is a bit like a youth hostel, in that there is shared kitchen and communal area for the guests. The reception staff were generally helpful. The breakfast was ok, but nothing to write home about. The room was clean, but the toilet/shower was tiny, and I mean really tiny. A over-weight person would not be able to get in the door! The real problem for us though was the noise. The cleaning staff were very noisy, from the early morning until the mid afternoon, constantly chatting away. Our ground floor room was right next their staff room, which was not ideal. So, if you'd like to stay here, then do so but request a room not on the ground floor!

Room Tip: Do not stay on the ground floor
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Warsaw, Poland
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Reviewed October 26, 2012

Avoid this place. We stayed at this hostel for 3 nights, and we were robbed the last day. Our clothes were searched and cleaning lady grabbed some 40 euros she found in my jacket - leaving a 10 euro note alone. She couldn't get anything else as it was locked in the luggage. Sure, my mistake that the money was in the pocket instead of my wallet. What made me even more angry was the fact that I didn't heard a simple apologise after I informed the staff about the whole situation.
As for the location, it's uphill from the Copacabana - app. 15-20 walk from the beach on a one way street that goes down the road.

Room Tip: Choose another place and run away from this.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Oslo
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

We stayed at the Che Lagarto Copacabana Suited for a week, and loved it. The price is right, the neighbourhood is nice and safe, the rooms are clean - and well beyond normal hostel standard. The staff is very helpful and kind. I warmly recommend it to couples or people traveling who want a clean, safe and fairly simple hotel/hostel in Rio.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Che Lagarto Suites Copacabana Santa Clara

Property: Che Lagarto Suites Copacabana Santa Clara
Address: Rua Santa Clara 304, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22041-012, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Copacabana
Amenities:
Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Suites Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #89 of 783 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Che Lagarto Suites Copacabana Santa Clara 2.5*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Comfortable facilities and rooms with LED TV and A/C. breakfast, internet and computers with Wi-Fi, transfers, excursions and more. The Best location! A few meters from the amazing Copacabana beach, one of the most visited for the tourists. In one of the classic neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro, surrounded by elegant restaurants and bars, that results in a privileged night life, as well as beautiful landscapes from carioca beach. Next to everything that you are looking for to have some unique vacations! Che Lagarto Suites Santa Clara is perfect to relax and enjoy while you visit Rio de Janeiro. To make your stay complete, we offer transfer services and excursions in order to you do not miss anything that this city offers. And as always, the Che Lagarto Hostels team expects to give you tourist information and expert advice. Come live a unforgettable experience! There are two types of room there. The ensuite, with private bathroom or the one with shared bathroom, which bathroom is outside the room. Both types have LED TV, air-conditioning and breakfast included. Che Lagarto Hostels is the largest chain of private hostels in South America, present in the best tourist destinations and always looking for our guests to have the best experience on each of our Hostels. We are currently present in 5 countries: Argentina, Brazil, Peru, Uruguay and Chile; over 30 Hostels and Suites in different cities. We have a history of over 18 years in the market, growing every year. Facilities - Breakfast Buffet Included (from 8 to 10am) - Shared kitchen for guests (open from 15h to 22h) - Computers with Internet access - Free Wi-Fi - Cleaning Service - Towels (private rooms only) - 24 hour hot water - Air conditioning (in all bedrooms) - Tourist Information Facilities with extra charge: - Transfer in & out (To book a transfer, contact the Hostel) - Tours: City Tour; Favela Tour. TAKE INTO CONSIDERATION During special periods like: CARNIVAL - NEW YEAR’S – HOLIDAYS: - 100 % payment in advance is required. - If the reservation is canceled 30 or more days before the check-in date, only 70% of the booking value will be refunded. - If the reservation is canceled between 29 and 15 days before check-in date, only 50% of the booking value will be refunded. - If the reservation is canceled 15 days before to the check-in, or less, there will be no refund of the booking value. Exchange Rate: - Our prices are set in USD. The exchange rate to local currency used is not the official daily one, because of the market variation. The exchange rate used is established by Che Lagarto, the exchange rate shown on the website can change. Please contact us for more information. -The payment can use Reais or Dollars -We accept Visa and Mastercard. Schedule: Check-In: from 2pm Check-Out: until 11am Half of the daily rate will be charged for late check out between 11:00 AM and 2:00 PM. After 2:00 PM a full daily rate will be charged. ... more   less 
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