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Lemon Spirit Hostel
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Reviewed July 31, 2013

For sure, this is my favorite hostel in Rio de Janeiro. They have a good breakfast, a friendly staff and they are located one block from the beach. The bar is always full with nice people and the bathrooms are tide and big. The only problem are the beds of the dorms, because sometimes they are hard to climb. All the others make it a perfect stay in Rio de Janeiro.

Room Tip: Say thta you don't wanna stay on the top beds. Otherwise you will have to "climb" it e...
  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

I stayed here for a couple of nights in the spring of 2012. The staff was friendly and helpful when we asked for recommendations for guide tours etc. The name of this hostel is very describing; there is a relaxed and good atmosphere and we meet exclusively kind, open and friendly people here.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

Lemon Spirit is located in a relatively clean, safe area of Rio. It's very close to the beach and within walking distance of a number of good restaurants, a supermarket, ATMs, post office, etc. It's a bit further from the downtown and certain tourist attractions, but nothing was more than a 1/2 hour bus ride away (probably closer if we had taken a cab). Lemon Spirit itself has very friendly staff that speaks English well, great caipirinhas and a simple but nice, free breakfast. Would stay there again!

  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2013

I stayed here on and off for two weeks while i explored the Rio area. Staff were so friendly & helpful even agreeing to last minute date changes to fit in with an impromptu trip. The hostel is kept very lean with really nice bathrooms, it's in a great location close to the beach in a really safe area of Rio. The people we met when we were there were great too & the trips that the hostel put on are worth doing. Definitely a great place to stay.

  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 5, 2013 via mobile

The location is key one block to the beach and one block to shopping and food. They staff are very helpful, especially if you don't know Portuguese, and great to be around. The rooms are small but clean. Also clean sheets upon arrival.

  • Stayed: July 2013
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Reviewed June 19, 2013

We were here for 6 days and thought it was a really friendly hostel, really helpful large storage under beds- (bring padlock), clean bathrooms, always hot water, good wifi and computers to use whenever, good standard of breakfast, helpful staff, good tours organised through hostel (did afternoon Christ the redeemer, sugarloaf etc one which was great and favela tour). Location best thing about hostel- so near beach and in a safe neighbourhood (Leblon) with great restaurants, cafes etc- note Leblon is expensive in general for eating out etc and you will end up going further afield for nights out etc eg Lapa on a Friday night. Overall, great experience!

  • Stayed: June 2013
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

I stayed here for 2 nights in March and it was a lovely little hostel. The staff were nice enough however you can't pay by card which was really inconvenient. The ATM's are really temperamental and don't always let you take money out so it was a bit inconvenient. The hostel was nice and clean and people were friendly. The breakfast was included, it was a very simple breakfast but nice enough. There is a really cute outside area to go and sit in, its especially nice when the sun is on you. There is free wifi which is a massive bonus.
Ipanema/Leblon beach is lovely and there is such a nice chilled out atmosphere however I always found myself making my way back to Copacabana beach which is unbelievable.
I think it was really good value for what it was and they helped me organise my transfer back to the airport and put my luggage round the back of reception for when I had checked out and wanted to go out for the day.
Nice enough but I think I would stay nearer Copacabana next time.

  • Stayed: March 2013, 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 #26 of 815 Specialty Lodging in Rio de Janeiro
Price Range: $16 - $634 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 8
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