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Lemon Spirit Hostel
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

The hostel is very clean and perfect to meet people. A stone away from the beach, shopping and entertainment areas of this charming district of Leblon. As you can expect from a hostel, not very peaceful in a 6 bed dorm, people in and out during the night, but i suppose if you want peace and quiet you don't look for a hostel. Anyway, I had a great time in my own city, needed a break from the routine life, all worth it. The barman made the best caipirinha I have ever had and the foyer turns into a lovely bar in the evenings! Didnt have to go out at night ;-)

Stayed: November 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

Good things, location, breakfast, cleaning staff, showers
Bad things, street noise, unhelpful staff (apart from the girl and cleaning ladies), bad tours and parties towards other hostels. Ordered a taxi for airport for 7.30am which never showed, only for the cleaning lady who was there early called a friend of hers who brought us.

If you want a quiet non party, non informative but good location hostel, this is for you...

Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
4  Thank Ailish G
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Reviewed October 5, 2012

Every time I go to Rio, I stay there. The rooms are clean, toilets with a nice hot shower and also they give you towels. The staff is very helpful and always good to give you tips and advices. The location is one block away from the beach and you can grab the airport bus and stop very close. Leblon is a nice neighborhood, with several cafes, bars, nighlife and also malls, restaurants very close. So, you can taste the carioca style all on walking distance. The beach is also very clean there as it is an expensive place to live. The breakfast is very tasty and you always will make good friends there to hang out. My place to be in Rio, def recommended it!

Room Tip: I like the ladies room Nr. 6 upstairs.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 22, 2012

I stayed at Lemon Hostel for 5 nights, and thoroughly enjoyed my time in Rio.
The Pros are the location, breakfast, security.. The Cons are the price and loud street noise (bring ear plugs!).
It's also a decent place to meet fellow travellers if they're not constantly on their iPhones / Androids. The beach is only 2min away, and the main high street where all the restaurants, shopping, cafes is also 2min walk!

Room Tip: Bring earplugs if you value your sleep
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled solo
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3  Thank Willy W
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Reviewed September 20, 2012

A hostel with a good vibe. The good: nice breakfast with lots of fruit. Rooms ok, bit of street noise (earplugs may be needed). Bathrooms generally kept clean and plenty of them. Great location, 2 mins to the beach. The Bad: staff unhelpful at times (possible lack of English speaking), quiet enough hostel at night, had to relocate elsewhere for partying at night. High price but due to good location.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank NialB350
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Reviewed September 10, 2012

The "lemon spirit" it's a lovely hostel with great bathrooms and big showers.
Clean and friendly.
The staff speaks english very well.

Really close to the beach (leblon).

We went on saturday and the staff give us free (good taste!) caipirinha :)

Normal breakfast.

Maybe not so cheap...

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2012

This hostel is located one block from the best beach in Rio, Praia Leblon.
Hostels in Rio are generally lower quality, and higher priced than most other places in Brazil. But if you want to enjoy the nightlife, and everything Rio has to offer, you will pay the price.

This is a big hostel, with most rooms holding 6 beds. Lockers under the beds, and extra lockers located in the hallway. Only 2 computers, so don't expect to get any use out of them. Towels are old and dingy, and they charge for use. They have alot of bathrooms so you don't have to wait, but as the day goes on they get dirtier and dirtier. Breakfast is decent, with a bit of fruit and ham n cheese toasties provided.

Overall the hostels in Rio are crap, but this is much better. You pay a high price, but it's all about Location, Location, Location.

also staff are nice. Gabrielle, Nino, Lukas, keep up the goood work!

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled solo
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Address: Rua Cupertino Durao 56, Rio de Janeiro, State of Rio de Janeiro 22441-030, Brazil
Location: Brazil > State of Rio de Janeiro > Rio de Janeiro > Leblon , Lagoa
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Ranked #28 of 835 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $14 - $559 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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